Papers, 1944-1988.


Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Papers, 1944-1988.

Papers, 1944-1988.

This collection has been divided into the following series: Biographical Series, Correspondence Series, Calendar Series, People Series, Subject Series, Travel Series, and Photograph Series. It consists of Munk's conferences and symposiums, travel itineraries, correspondence, and scientific papers and speeches. The collection includes significant documentation of JASON Conferences, the Heard Island Experiment, expeditions to the Arctic (1949) and Bikini Island (Operation Crossroads, 1946), and correspondence with Sir Edward Bullard, Cecil H. Green, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup. It also includes chronological correspondence files (1979-1992), office calendars (1986-1990), subject files, and committee files.

25.3 linear ft.

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