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Scope and Content Note

From the Record Group:

The papers of John Brackett Hersey consist of 18 boxes of documents dating from 1940 to 1989 (7.5 linear feet). These contain departmental records, correspondence, memorandum, committee minutes, proposals, reports, reviews, patent information, drafts of papers, book chapters and speeches, notebooks, cruise journals, daily logs, data, charts, news clippings, drawings, 8 rolls of film, 63 photos of instruments, and over 100 other photographs. The bulk of his papers span the years 1960-1970 and encompass Hersey’s role as Chairman of Geology and Geophysics at WHOI and his work for the Office of Naval Research.


  • 1940-1989

Language of Materials

From the Record Group:

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


From the Record Group: 18 boxes (9 lin. ft.)

Repository Details

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