Records of William A. Nierenberg, 1904-1992, (bulk 1955-1986).


Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records of William A. Nierenberg, 1904-1992, (bulk 1955-1986).

Records of William A. Nierenberg, 1904-1992, (bulk 1955-1986).

Most of the records generated during the administration of William A. Nierenberg (1965-1986), a considerable number are from the administration of Roger Randell Dougan Revelle (1951-1964) and Fred Noel Spiess (1964-1965), Acting Director (1961-1963). A few records date back to 1904, but these are generally copies of original documents housed in SIO archives and are kept in the Director's office files for reference. These records consist primarily of the SIO Director's office central files generated by William A. Nierenberg, Asst. Directors George L. Matson and Jeffery D. Frautschy and other staff members. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes and other documents relating to daily administration of SIO and its interactions with other institutions and agencies. The collection includes material on all Scripps administrative units, including extensive files on the Deep Sea Drilling Project. The collection includes files on conferences and symposia held at Scripps, files on distinguished visitors, and files documenting the development of the Scripps campus. There is also material on gifs and endowments, international cooperation, personel issues, institution financial affairs and relationship with the State of California. Committee files include material documenting internal Scripps committees. Large groups of records document the relations between Scripps and federal and international agencies, as well as cooperation with other University of California institutions.

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (corporateBody)

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, ...

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Library. Archives. (corporateBody)

Deep sea drilling project (corporateBody)

As early as 1957 earth scientists discussed the possiblity of drilling a hole through oceanic crust to the Mohorovicic discontinuity. The project became known as the Mohole Project and was supported by the National Science Foundation. The first hole was drilled in 1961. The Mohole Project was terminated in 1966. In 1964, a consortium of oceanographic institutions, the Joint Oceanographic Institutions Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) was formed, and in 1965 the group submitted a proposal to NSF to dr...

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

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000 (person)

Died 2000. From the description of Oral history interview with William Aaron Nierenberg, 1986 February 6 to 30 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79005537 Physicist and oceanographer. Nierenberg received his B.S. from the City College of New York in 1939 and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in physics from Columbia in 1942 and 1947. He was a research scientist with the Manhattan Project from 1942 to 1945. He was an instructor in physics at Columbia, 1946-1948, and assistant pro...

Spiess, Fred Noel, 1919-2006 (person)

Marine physicist, born Oakland, CA December 25, 1919; University of California, Berkeley AB 1941, Ph.D. (physics) 1951; Harvard University, MS, 1946. Submariner, U.S. Navy, 1941-1956, Deputy Oceanographer of the Navy,1969-1974; Nuclear Engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Lab, Schenectady, NY, 1951-1952; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD: Associate Research Physicist to Research Geophysicist University of California Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL), 1952-1961; Director MPL, 1958-1980; Professor...