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Carl O. Bowin papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-27

Scope and Content Note

The Carl O. Bowin papers consist of materials relating to Bowin's work at WHOI from 1958-1999.


  • 1958-1999

Language of Materials

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


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

Biographical Information

Carl O. Bowin was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1934. He did his undergraduate work at the California Institute of Technology, and received his M.A. in geology at Northwestern University in 1957, and his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1960.

Bowin was an instructor at Princeton in the geology department until he was named as a research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1961, doing geophysical work under J.B. Hersey.


21 boxes plus oversized material (27.375 lin. ft.)


The Carl O. Bowin papers consist of materials relating to Bowin's work at WHOI from 1958-1999.

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The papers were donated by Carl Bowin in several accessions dating from 1981 to 2009, including acc. 1998-10, 1999-02, 1999-05 and 2002-05. Accessions 2009-40 and 2009-41 were received from Carl Bowin's office in the Clark building on September 16, 21 and 23, 2009. Accession 2009-48 was received on November 12, 2009.

Related Material

See Carl Bowin's biographical file for several news clippings on his work, and Bowin's oral history interviews.

Processing Information

Second-level processing completed in September 2006 by Beverly Woods.

A Guide to the the Carl O. Bowin papers, 1958-1999
Beverly Woods and David Sherman
September 2006
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

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