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The White Mountain Research Station (WMRS), a multi-disciplinary and Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) within the University of California, is located in the vicinity of Bishop, California. WMRS was established in 1950 to provide high-altitude laboratory facilities to scientific researchers in the areas of astronomy, ecology, and physiology who needed a high-altitude site and to serve as a teaching facility for field courses offered at the UC campuses.

Currently, the research station comprises four separate laboratories: 1) the Owens Valley Laboratory (elevation 4,050 ft), 3 miles east of Bishop; 2) the Crooked Creek Laboratory (elevation 10,150 ft.) on White Mountain northeast of Bishop; 3) the Barcroft Laboratory (elevation 12,470); and, 4) the Summit Laboratory (elevation 14,250 ft.), which is the third highest point in California.

Oversight of the facility is assigned to a Director and the UC President's Advisory Committee for WMRS, which is comprised of faculty representatives from every UC campus. Directors have been Nello Pace (1950-1977) from UCB, William J. Welch (1977-1979) from UCB, Clarence A. Hall., Jr. (1980-1995) from UCLA, and Frank Powell (1995-present) from UCSD. The Director's Advisory Committee for Astronomy provides guidance for administration of research activities in the field of astronomy.

From the guide to the White Mountain Research Station. Administrative Files, 1949 - 1996, (University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.)

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associatedWith Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962 person
correspondedWith Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936 person
correspondedWith Baird, Spencer F. person
associatedWith Bernice Resnick Sandler person
associatedWith Bingham, Woodbridge. person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 person
associatedWith California Academy Of Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith California State Parks corporateBody
associatedWith Clements, George P. person
correspondedWith Condliffe, J. B. (John Bell), 1891-1981 person
correspondedWith Cooper, James G. person
associatedWith Dill, David Bruce, 1891- person
correspondedWith Domar, Evsey D. person
associatedWith Du Bois, Cora Alice, 1903- person
correspondedWith Edwards, W. H. person
associatedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
associatedWith Federated Colleges. Board of Regents. corporateBody
correspondedWith Floyd, R. S. person
associatedWith Fuller, Lon L., 1902- person
correspondedWith Hager, John Sharpenstein person
associatedWith Hall, Clarence A person
associatedWith Hardy, Mary McLean, 1831-1927 person
associatedWith Hays, William Charles, 1873-1963. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967 person
associatedWith Hugh G. Hansen person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Khairallah, Edward A. person
correspondedWith Leach, W. Barton (Walter Barton), 1900- person
correspondedWith Leconte, John person
associatedWith Leconte, John Lawrence person
associatedWith LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 person
correspondedWith Leconte, Joseph person
associatedWith Lehmer, Derrick Norman. person
correspondedWith Long, E. B. (Everette Beach), 1919-1981 person
associatedWith Lourie, Richard Elliot. person
associatedWith Magruder, Calvert, 1893-1968 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
correspondedWith McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Meier, Deborah person
associatedWith Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund corporateBody
associatedWith Milton Caniff person
correspondedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Oke, J. Beverley, 1928-2004. person
associatedWith Outdoor Advertising Association of America corporateBody
associatedWith Pace, Nello person
associatedWith Phleger, Herman, 1890-1984. person
associatedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Powell, Frank Ludwig person
associatedWith Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges) person
associatedWith Rawls, John, 1921-2002 person
correspondedWith Rebecca Hourwich Reyher person
associatedWith Rees, Albert, 1921- person
associatedWith Reid, William Thomas, b. 1842 person
associatedWith Rising, Willard B. person
associatedWith Rockport Redwood Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
correspondedWith Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998 person
associatedWith Schacht, Henry. person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smith, Arthur Clayton, 1916- person
associatedWith Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950 person
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Stiern, Walter W., 1914-1988. person
associatedWith Stolz, Herbert Rowell, b. 1886 person
associatedWith Stolz, Lois Meek person
associatedWith Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973 person
associatedWith Tappan, Henry Philip, 1805-1881. person
associatedWith Taylor, Paul Schuster, 1895-1984. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California (System). corporateBody
associatedWith Veysey, Victor, 1915- person
associatedWith Vinogradoff, Paul, 1854-1925 person
associatedWith Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Welch, William J person
associatedWith White Mountain Research Station corporateBody
associatedWith White Mountain Research Station (University of California, Los Angeles). corporateBody
associatedWith Zeligs, Meyer Aaron, 1909-1978 person
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Owens River Valley Region (Calif.)
White Mountains (Calif. and Nev)
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Geology--California--Owens River Valley Region
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Ecology--California--Owens River Valley Region
Smithsonian Publications
Laboratories--California--Design and construction
Research--White Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
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Botany--California--Owens River Valley Region
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