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College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records, 1960-1979

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
Title
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records
Dates
1960-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.33 cubic feet
Collection Number
RG 173
Summary
These records document the administration of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and the operation of OSU's research vessels Yaquina and Cayuse.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

OSU's oceanography program began in 1954 with a small research grant from the Office of Naval Research. It was established as a department in 1959 to fulfill the need for trained oceanographers and basic oceanographic research in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The department became the School of Oceanography in 1972 and the College of Oceanography in 1983. When the Atmospheric Sciences Department was transferred to the college in 1993, Oceanography was renamed the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.

The college's first research vessel, the Acona, was commissioned in 1961. Other research vessels have included the Yaquina, the Cayuse, and the Wecoma. The college's coastal research facility, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, opened in 1965.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1 documents the administration of the college and its research vessels in the 1960s and 1970s. Records include program proposals, reports, 5 year plans, correspondence and dedication materials pertaining to the college's research vessels, and materials pertaining to other oceanographic research organizations. Subgroup 2 documents the operations of the research vessels Yaquina and Cayuse. It includes deck log books and cruise reports from 1964-1979, and ship operations grant records from 1960-1967.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records (RG 173), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  Dean's OfficeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Research Vessels
1972-1976
Box
1
SISU correspondence
1973-1975
Wecoma
Box
1
Correspondence
1972-1976
1
Launching
1975
1
Dedication
July 23, 1976
Series II: Organizations
1975-1976
Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.
Box
1
Bylaws
1975-1976
1
Deep Earth Sampling Executive and Planning Committees
1975-1976
Box
1
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS)
1975-1976
Series III: Reports and Plans
1968-1972
Box
1
" Oceanography in Oregon: 1959-1968"
1968
1
Biennial reports
1968/70-1970/72
1
Supplemental report
August 1972
1
Annual report
1970/71
1
Five year plan (preliminary), FY69-FY73
March 1968
1
Development Plan, FY71-FY75
December 1970
Series IV: Program Proposals
1961-1975
Box
1
Oceanography buildings & equipment: National Science Foundation proposals and correspondence
2 folders
1962-1968
Box
8
Oceanography buildings plans, OSU campus
apx 20x24 in.
1961-1966
1
Student support proposal/grants
3 folders
1962-1970
1
Traineeship proposed program for minorities
1974-1975

Subgroup 2:  Ship OperationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Research Vessel Deck Log Books
1964-1979
Yaquina
Box
2
Sept. 8, 1964 - Sept. 14, 1968
3
Sept. 15, 1968 - Sept. 11, 1974
4
Sept. 12, 1974 - Nov. 20, 1975
Cayuse
Box
4
May 22, 1968 - Jan. 18, 1972
5
Jan. 19, 1972 - Oct. 5, 1976; Sept. 14, 1977 - Jan. 6, 1978
6
Jan. 10, 1977 - May 17, 1979
Series II: Cruise Reports
1968-1979
Box
6
Yaquina
7 folders
Jan. 2, 1970 - Oct. 31, 1975
Cayuse
Box
6
6 folders
May 22, 1968 - June 27, 1969; June 30, 1971 - Dec. 19, 1973
7
8 folders
Jan. 3, 1974 - May 3, 1979
Box
7
Series III: Vessel Operations Grants
2 folders
1960-1967