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Visiting Committees records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-46

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the Scientific Visiting Committees’ correspondence, information, and reports.


  • 1962-1987

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.

Historical Information

In 1962, Scientific Visiting Committees were charged with evaluating all aspects of the scientific program at WHOI including any administrative or support activities which contribute to our scientific productivity. They were also charged with evaluating the balance of scientific effort within the Institution and to make recommendations concerning areas which appear to be neglected or overemphasized. In addition to this, they were to discuss with individual scientists their research programs, their plans and hopes for the future, and their support and cooperation within the laboratory; to evaluate the newly formed departmental organization; and to consider the sources of financial support of our research and to evaluate whether different sources are more or less valuable for our scientific development.


3 boxes (1.5 lin. ft.)


The Visiting Committees records consists of Scientific Visiting Committees’ correspondence, information, and reports.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

Records were stored in boxes 415 and 416 in the Archives prior to processing.

Acquisitions Information

The acquisition of the records is undocumented.

Processing Information

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

A Guide to the Visiting Committees records, 1962-1987
Colleen Hurter and Marisa Hudspeth
February 2, 2004
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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