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  1. Collection

    Leo Szilard Letters to Gertrud Weiss

    • The Leo Szilard Letters to Gertrud Weiss contains documents written between 1937 and 1959 from Szilard to Weiss.
    • Date: 1937-1959
  2. Collection

    Pauline Oliveros Papers

    • Papers of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), American experimental musician, composer and key figure in the development of contemporary electronic music.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: 1937-1983
  3. Collection

    Sam Hinton Papers

    • Images from the University of California Division of War Research, Sam Hinton’s caricatures and sketches of SIO faculty, and original drawings of ocean plants and animals.
    • Date: 1937-2006
  4. Collection

    California Historic Landmark Project Collection

    • Historical essays, research notes, and a small number of photographs created between 1936 and 1940 on California landmarks, monuments and state parks.
    • Date: 1936-1940
  5. Collection

    H. Lee Hansen Collection

    • Travel films by traveler and filmmaker, H. Lee Hansen.
    • Date: 1936-1980
  6. Collection

    Milo Woodbridge Williams Photographs

    • Photographs from the collection of Milo Woodbridge Williams, a professional photographer who attended the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a graduate student between 1947 and 1948.
    • Date: between 1936 and 1980
  7. Collection

    Roger Revelle Papers

    • A selection of photographs and slides from the Roger Revelle Papers, including portraits and images documenting scientific expeditions and Scripps Institution of Oceanography colleagues.
    • Date: 1936-1976
  8. Collection

    Spanish Civil War Collection

    • Collection of propaganda posters, newspaper photographs, postcards, drawings made by Spanish children in colonias, and more.
    • Date: 1936-1940
  9. Collection

    Spanish Civil War Communist Ephemera

    • Ephemera printed by the Communist Party of Spain, Partido Comunista de España (PCE), or groups affiliated with the PCE in Madrid during the years of the Spanish Civil War.
    • Date: circa 1936-1939
  10. Collection

    Spanish Civil War News Photos

    • Photographs, taken for various news agencies, documenting events during the Spanish Civil War.
    • Date: 1936-1940
  11. Collection

    Spanish Civil War Postage Stamps

    • Collection of different adhesive stamps issued by a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations throughout Republican Spain.
    • Date: 1936-1939
  12. Collection

    Spanish Civil War Posters

    • Propaganda posters produced during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) by a variety of Spanish political parties and labor organizations.
    • Date: 1936-1940
  13. Collection

    Travelogue Collection

    • Collection of home movies and travel films shot mainly in the United States. Includes extensive footage of Europe and Asia as well.
    • Date: 1936-1980
  14. Collection

    Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers

    • Photographs from the Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers, documenting early Scripps Institution of Oceanography personnel, equipment and the campus in the 1930s.
    • Date: 1934-1940
  15. Collection

    Kelco Aerial Photograph Collection

    • A selection of Kelco's scanned black and white, color, and infrared aerial photographs and slides. The images document kelp beds and coastline primarily from Central and Southern California, and the Channel Islands.
    • Access: Restricted to UC San Diego use only
    • Date: circa 1931-1992
  16. Collection

    Peveril Meigs Baja California Research Materials

    • Photographs, journals, and an album documenting Peveril Meigs's field research in northern Baja California, Mexico, between 1925 and 1936.
    • Date: between 1925 and 1936
  17. Collection

    Dr. Seuss Advertising Artwork

    • Advertising artwork created by Theodor Seuss Geisel, author and illustrator known internationally as Dr. Seuss.
    • Date: 1920s-1950s
  18. Collection

    J. Edward Hoffmeister Films

    • Sixteen films documenting the cultural life in Fiji and Tonga by geologist J.E. Hoffmeister.
    • Date: 1920-1939
  19. Collection

    Walter Munk Papers: Selections

    • A selection of still images, slides, and reformatted sound and moving image recordings from the papers of oceanographer Walter Munk.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: between 1920 and 2003
  20. Collection


    • Photographs, films and dissertations, documenting aspects of the cultures and peoples of the Pacific Islands, with a strong emphasis on Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
    • Date: 1919-1989