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Frederick deWolf Pingree collection of air-sea survival materials

Identifier: MC-54

Scope and Content Note

The Air-Sea Survival Collection consists of materials collected by Pingree related to the subject of air-sea survival and rescue. Materials include books, articles, clippings, magazines, reports, and manuals.


  • Majority of material found within 1942-1961

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

Frederick deWolf Pingree was born in Woburn, Massachusetts in 1902. He attended Harvard University, and received his A.B. from Ohio State University in 1940.

Pingree was a research associate in engineering at WHOI.


1 box (1.25 lin. ft.)


The Frederick deWolf Pingree collection of air-sea survival materials consists of books, articles, and other material collected by Pingree relating to issues of air-sea survival.

Custodial History

The custodial history of the collection is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was received from Mrs. F. Pingree in November 1967.

Related Material

See also Pingree's publications in the library catalog, including High watermarks in American oceanography (WHOI 1957 .P5). The collection contains draft chapters from the book in series 1.

Also see the Records of the Office of the Director (AC-09) for records relating to the Flight Safety Foundation.

Separated Material

A group of life raft charts were discarded because they had become brittle and the pages had fused together, making the charts unreadable.

Several books were also removed from the collection. See control file for complete list.

Processing Information

Processed by David Sherman in December 2009.

A Guide to the Frederick deWolf Pingree collection of air-sea survival materials, 1942-1961
David Sherman
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Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

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