Records, 1943-1955.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records, 1943-1955.

Records, 1943-1955.

The collection includes five linear inches of correspondence, minutes, budgetary material, grant applications, and notes dated May 1943 to June 1955. The material was generated and received by SIO Directors Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (1943-1948), Carl Eckart (1948-1950), and Roger Randall Dougan Revelle (1950-1955). Early files document the move to establish an Institute of Geophysics at the University of California and the selection of staff members, a director, and an advisory board. Later files include research grant applications, agendas and minutes of Advisory Board meetings, records of Annual Conferences of the Institute, and documentation of the unsuccessful 1952 attempt to move the Institute to La Jolla. Principal correspondents include: Jacob Bjerknes, Sir Edward Crisp Bullard, Cark Eckart, Denis L. Fox, Jörgen Holmboe, Joseph Kaplan, Vern C. Knudsen, Leonard C. Loeb, Walter H. Munk, Roger Randall Dougan Revelle, Carl-Gustav Rossby, Louis B. Slichter, Robert Gordon Sproul, Harald Ukrik Sverdrup.

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University of California Institute of Geophysics (corporateBody)

University of California Institute of Geophysics (corporateBody)

Sverdrup, H. U. 1888-1957. (person)

Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917- (person)

Geophysicist and oceanographer. Munk received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1939 and 1940 and his Ph. D. in 1947. Munk served as assistant and associate professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1947 to 1954 when he became professor of geophysics in the University of California Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Munk founded the Instittue and served as its director from 1959 to 1984. He is a member of the Nation...

Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991 (person)

Revelle (1909-1991). Research oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From the description of Sound recordings, 1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82028116 From the description of Oral history interview with Roger Revelle: Observations on the Office of Naval Research and International Science, 1945-1960 1984 November. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 83494102 American oceanographer. From the description of Papers, ...

Holmboe, Jörgen 1902-... (person)

Norwegian-American meteorologist. From the description of Papers, 1929-1972 1934-1945. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 78925223 ...

Loeb, Leonard B. (person)

Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley for 36 years and Professor Emeritus for 20 more. From the description of Supplement to Autobiography : typescript, 1970 February. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214932738 Leonard Benedict Loeb (1891-1978), physicist. From the description of Oral history interview with Leonard B. Loeb, 1962 August 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83622721 Physicist (electrical pheno...

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975 (person)

Sproul was at this time the president of the University of California; according to Alma's letter, he was a personal acquaintance of General Mark Clark, the U.S. high commissioner in Austria in the immediate postwar period. Ida was Robert's wife. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1943-1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864521 Personal correspondence and papers as President and President Emeritus of the U...

Fox, Denis Llewellyn, 1901- (person)

Fox (1901-1983). Biochemist and physiologist (chemical and toxic properties of nitrogen bases from petroleum; narcotic effects of carbon dioxide upon protoplasm; physiology, nutrition, enzymes, osmosis and growth of marine organisms; physiological and biochemical studies of carotenoids and other natural pigments). A. B., University of California, 1925; Royall Victor fellow, Stanford University, 1930-1931; Chemist, research labs, Standard Oil Compnay of California, Richmond, 1925-1929; taught at ...

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973 (person)

Physicist and oceanographer (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, underwater acoustics, geophysical hydrodynamics); professor of geophysics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD); first director of the UCSD Marine Physical Laboratory; director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1948-1950). Died 1973. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306129 Physicist, oceanographer, and educator. Died 1973. From the description of Papers of...

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978 (person)

Bjerknes, Jacob Aall Bonnevie, 1897-1975. (person)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. (corporateBody)

Bullard, Edward Crisp, Sir, 1907-1980 (person)

British geophysicist born in Norwick, England, on September 21, 1907, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge University. Bullard spent most of his career at the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics at Madingley Rise in Cambridge, named Bullard Laboratories in his honor, and as director of the National Physical Laboratory. In 1949, Bullard visited the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he designed, built, tested, and used the heat probe. From 1966 until his death he had an appointment as...

Kaplan, Joseph A., 1902-1991 (person)

Kaplan was born in Tapolcza, Hungary on Sept. 8, 1902; arrived in Baltimore, MD in 1910; BS in chemistry (1924) and MA (1926) and Ph. D (1927) in physics, Johns Hopkins Univ.; National Research Council fellow at Princeton Univ. (1927-28); asst. professor (1928-35), assoc. professor (1935-40), then professor, UCLA; chairman, Dept. of Physics (1938-44); director, Institute of Geophysics (1946-47); research centered on diatomic molecule spectra; nitrogen, oxygen, and mixture afterglows; upper atmos...

Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974 (person)

Physicist. From the description of Papers, 1922-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82998070 From the description of Oral history interview with Vern Oliver Knudsen 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82908057 Vern Oliver Knudsen was born December 27, 1893 in Provo, Utah. As a young adult, Knudsen was taught mathematics and physics by Harvery Fletcher, a renowned American physicist. Following his graduation from Brigham Young University in 1915, Knudsen followed t...

Rossby, Carl-Gustav Arvid, 1898-1957. (person)