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Richard E. Payne papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-100

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of research materials from a number of Payne's projects, as well as material from his Ph.D. thesis.


  • 1962-2012

Language of Materials

The records are in English.


Open: materials are available for research.


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

Biographical Information

Richard E. Payne is an Oceanographer Emeritus in the WHOI Physical Oceanography department. He received his B.S. in Physics from Bowdoin College (1958), an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland (1962) and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island (1971). His research interests include the design, use and calibration of meteorological and oceanographic sensors on moored buoys.


6 boxes (7.5 lin. ft.)


The Richard E. Payne papers consist of research materials from various projects worked on by Payne from 1962-2012.


The papers are arranged in two series:

Custodial History

The papers were stored in Payne's office in Clark South 178B prior to their donation to the archives.

Acquisitions Information

The papers were received from Richard E. Payne as acc2013-10 on August 21, 2013.

Separated Material

One box of publications, including copies of Oceanus and Woods Hole Notes, were removed from the papers and used to fill in other collections or discarded.

Processing Information

First-level processing and a folder list was completed by David Sherman in September 2013.

A Guide to the Richard E. Payne papers, 1962-2012
David Sherman
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