University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1929-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington. School of Oceanography
Title
University of Washington, School of Oceanography records
Dates
1929-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 140.2 cubic ft
Collection Number
UW Resource No. 00450
Summary
Records of the School.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The UW Oceanographic Laboratories, founded in 1930 and directed by Professor Thomas G. Thompson, were the precursor of the School. The School of Oceanography was organized formally in 1951, under the directorship of Richard Fleming. It hosts the oldest undergraduate program in the nation, graduating its first student, Alyn Duxbury, in 1955, who went on to become one of the founding figures of oceanography science and education.

The School of Oceanography offers courses and conducts basic research in oceanography, the science that examines physical, geological, chemical, and biological processes in the oceans and interactions of the ocean with the earth, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. It forms a core unit of the College of the Environment.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports, historical features, correspondence, minutes, speeches and writings, subject files, materials related to the Fog Dispersal Project, publications, directories, ship logs, blueprints, contracts and maintenance files, statistics, films, photographs, data, list of degrees granted, financial records, maps, committee files, and other records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 20 accessions.

  • Accession No. 71-018, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1948-1959
  • Accession No. 71-019, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1929-1966
  • Accession No. 72-025, Oceanographic Data Archives records, 1946-1949
  • Accession No. 78-137, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1969
  • Accession No. 78-138, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1952-1964
  • Accession No. 82-015, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1953-1967
  • Accession No. 87-083, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1952-1981
  • Accession No. 89-153, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1947-1988
  • Accession No. 89-162, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1980
  • Accession No. 90-009, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1970
  • Accession No. 90-105, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1972-1981
  • Accession No. 90-110, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1932-1968
  • Accession No. 92-161, University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1980
  • Accession No. 93-053, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, circa 1957
  • Accession No. 93-082, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1964-1991
  • Accession No. 93-166, University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1978-1989
  • Accession No. 94-061, University of Washington School of Oceanography records, 1943-1994
  • Accession No. 95-355, University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1986-1992
  • Accession No. 95-411, University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1985-1992
  • Accession No. 96-121, University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1976-1992

Preservation Note

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Related Materials

The UW College of the Environment website has been regularly captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine since 2016. The snapshots can be viewed here: https://wayback.archive-it.org/4366/*/https://environment.uw.edu/

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 71-018: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1948-1959Return to Top

5.87 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Fishery reports, miscellaneous reports (1948-52), "Brown Bear" Cruise reports (1952-59), Special reports (1954-59), technical reports (1950-58); 1948-1959

Restrictions on Access: Departmental records are public records (Public disclosure laws may restrict access to some records)

Restrictions on Use: Departmental records are public records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Published materials, copyright governed by copyrigt law.

Acquisition Info: Clifford A. Barnes, 1971-06-02

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 71-019: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1929-1966Return to Top

29 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches and writings, subject series; 1929-1966

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Maurice Rattray, Jr., 1971-05-26

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 72-025: Oceanographic Data Archives records, 1946-1949Return to Top

1 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Materials regarding Fog Dispersal Project, 1946-1949, including completed reports and subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Eugene E. Collins, 1972-07-29

Description
Oceanographic Data Archives records

Accession No. 78-137: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1969Return to Top

1 vertical file (2 items)

Scope and Content: Publication "Investigations of Turbulent Boundary Layers and Sediment - Transport Phenomena as Related to Shallow Marine Environments" (2 parts), 1969.

Appendix III of this report has been published.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: This is all published material governed by copyright law.

Acquisition Info: Richard W. Sternberg, Assoc. Prof., 1971-05-14

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 78-138: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1952-1964Return to Top

.21 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Annual reports (1952-54, 1962-63), reports (1961-63), directories (1960-64), miscellany (1960, n.d.)

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: David M. Damkaer, Affiliate Asst. Prof., 1978-11-01

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 82-015: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1953-1967Return to Top

1 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Technical reports; 1953-67 (incomplete)

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: from University Imprints, 1982-02-01

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 87-083: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1952-1981Return to Top

.83 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Cruise reports; 1952-81

Reports are for the following research vessels: Betty A.; Brown Bear; Chuckchi Sea; Hoh; Onar; Oshawa; Tenas; and Thomas Thompson.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Pamela Mofjeld, 1987-10-28

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 89-153: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1947-1988Return to Top

63 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Cruise reports, ship utilization files, ship logs, correspondence, blueprints, contracts and maintenance files; 1947-88

Research vessels represented in these records are: Brown Bear; Kestrel; Paragon; Tenas; Waher; Hoh; Onar; Staten Island; Thomas Thompson.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: William Jeffers, 1989-11-30

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 89-162: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1980Return to Top

18 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, and statistics, ca. 1960-80

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Oceanography Barge, 1989-12-27

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 90-009: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1970Return to Top

7 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, motion picture film, notebooks, and photographs; ca. 1960-1970

All of the materials in the accession pertain to the Puget Sound model constructed by Oceanography to study the dynamics of Puget Sound in a controlled environment.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Kathy Newell, 1990-01-18

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 90-105: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1972-1981Return to Top

.21 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Chronological correspondence; 1972-81

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Susan Fagerberg (Tipple), 1990-05-15

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 90-110: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, 1932-1968Return to Top

2.83 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Cruise reports and early publications; 1932-1968

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Sue Fagerberg, 1990-07-12

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 92-161: University of Washington Department of Oceanography records, circa 1960-1980Return to Top

9 cu.ft.

Scope and Content: Tidal data from Puget Sound; ca. 1960-1980

Baseline information for a great many scientific studies, legal questions, and public policy involving water levels and tidal activity. Special projects found in this accession include but are not limited to the study of the Swinomish Channel (Box 1) and for METRO (Boxes 2 and 3).

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Kathy Newell, 1992-09-03

Description
University of Washington Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 93-053: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, circa 1957Return to Top

.17 cu.ft. (1 film)

Scope and Content: 16mm. motion picture film "Tidal Currents in Puget Sound: A Model Study of Mixing and Exchange"; ca. 1957

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: BDS notes: Located during move., but "Not true" pencilled in by Gary L., 1990-01-01

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 93-082: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1964-1991Return to Top

.83 cu.ft. (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Ship files; 1964-1991

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Sue Tipple, 1992-09-22

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 93-166: University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records, 1978-1989Return to Top

.42 cu.ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Minutes of faculty meetings (1981-1989), subject file on the visit of a delegation from the People's Republic of China (1978), folder of chronological correspondence (1982-1983) of Brian T.R. Lewis, Associate Director for Research.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Anita Whitney, 1993-09-24

Description
University of Washington, Department of Oceanography records

Accession No. 94-061: University of Washington School of Oceanography records, 1943-1994Return to Top

1 vertical file.

Scope and Content: List of degrees granted (1951-1994), list of Master's degrees granted including research project titles (1954-1994), list of Ph.D. degrees granted including dissertation titles (1943-1994)

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Della Rogers, 1994-08-09

Description
University of Washington School of Oceanography records

Accession No. 95-355: University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1986-1992Return to Top

1 cu. ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Sea Grant correspondence, financial materials, conference files and other series; ca. 1986-1992.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Records stored offsite; advanced notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Susan Hefter, 1995-08-28

Description
University of Washington, School of Oceanography records

Accession No. 95-411: University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1985-1992Return to Top

3 cu. ft. (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, subject series and maps pertaining to the research vessels, Barnes and Thompson (AGOR 9 and 23); 1985-1992.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Sue Tipple, 1995-11-14

Description
University of Washington, School of Oceanography records

Accession No. 96-121: University of Washington, School of Oceanography records, 1976-1992Return to Top

.83 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes of Executive Council meetings (1988-1992), Ad Hoc Committee on Research, Faculty Concerns (1987), Ad Hoc Committee for New Faculty Positions (1986), policies, procedures, and correspondence regarding setting salaries, summer appointments, promotions, Walker-Ames Professorships (1983-1988), and various other issues; also includes "White Papers" regarding the areas of excellence members of the faculty thought the School should aim for, as well as space needs and the sale of the Barge, and proposals for outside funding including material relating to the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority (1985-1986). This material covers the period 1976-1992 with the bulk of material covering 1986-1992.

Restrictions on Access: Public records, but advance notice is required to allow for screening of materials protected from disclosure by law. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Tracie Watkins, 1996-03-12

Description
University of Washington, School of Oceanography records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • University of Washington. Dept. of Oceanography (creator)
    • University of Washington. School of Oceanography (creator)
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives