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Department of Biology records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-37

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of a report, Biology Department: Research Interests and Initiatives, Structure, Space Requirements, and Education, as well as a logbook of proposals for the Biology Department.


  • 1975-1990

Language of Materials

The records are in



Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

Research in the Biology Department at WHOI continues to be very broad in the subjects studied and the approaches employed to identify and understand the diversity of organisms and their functions. WHOI biologists study organisms from the smallest scale (marine viruses and bacteria) to the largest (whales). At each of these levels Department members address questions from genetic make-up and biochemistry to population structure and ecology. Aspects of oceanic life are investigated using powerful techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, sophisticated acoustic and optical methods, and informatics applied to modeling molecular, behavioral and population structures.


1 box (.25 lin. ft.)


The Department of Biology records consist of a proposal logbook and a folder on the research interests and initiatives of the WHOI Department of Biology.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The acquisition of the records by the Data Library and Archives is undocumented.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Marisa Hudspeth in February 2004.

A Guide to the Department of Biology records, 1975-1990
Marisa Hudspeth
February 2, 2004
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository