Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1965-1986.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1965-1986.

Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1965-1986.

The records consist of the Director's central files, a file containing material generated by Director William A. Nierenberg, Assistant Director George L. Matson, Assistant Director Jeffery D. Frautschy, and their office staffs. The records include correspondence, memoranda, scientific reports, financial records, proposals, minutes of meetings and other materials that document the planning, administration, and daily operation at SIO. The collection includes material on all SIO administrative units, including the Deep Sea Drilling Project. The records include files on conferences and symposia held at SIO, files on distinguished visitors, and files documenting the development of the Scripps Campus. There is also material on gifts and endowments, international cooperation, personnel, and committees. Committee files include material documenting internal SIO committees. Large groups of records document the relationship between SIO and federal and international agencies, as well as cooperation with other University of California institutions.

76.25 linear ft.

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (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...

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...

Matson, George Leonard, 1922- (person)

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

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

Frautschy, Jeffrey Dean. (person)