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  1. Collection

    Sylvester M. Lambert Photographs

    • Photographs of Pacific Islanders taken by American physician Sylvester Maxwell Lambert. Many images taken in Papua New Guinea, Solomn Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: 1919-1939
  2. Collection

    Swope Family Correspondence

    • Letters written by Charles Byron Swope to his wife Gretchen while he was stationed at Fort McDowell on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, and other family correspondence.
    • Date: 1917-1918
  3. Collection

    Fish Catch Statistics. California Department of Fish and Game

    • Amounts and values of marine resources caught/landed by California's commercial fisheries.
    • Date: 1916-1986
  4. Collection

    Shore Stations Program Data Archive: Current and historical coastal ocean temperature and salinity measurements from California stations

    • Data from the Shore Stations Program consists of current and historical daily, manual measurements of surface temperature and salinity from the nine active stations located on the California coastline.
    • Date: 1916 to present
  5. Collection

    Papua New Guinea Patrol Reports

    • Reports from government patrols are a major source of primary information on Papua New Guinea’s colonial-era history.  Patrol officers and other officials wrote detailed documents reporting on all aspects of the work carried out by the patrols.  The reports give first-hand accounts on many topics, from first contact with remote Highland villages, to census counts, tax collection, health care, justice, labor recruiting, plantations, missionaries, anthropological descriptions, tribal warfare, languages, and more.  The reports in this collection date primarily from the post-World War II era of Papua New Guinea, up through 1975, when PNG gained independence from Australia; a few pre-War reports are also included.
    • Date: 1912-1976
  6. Collection

    Middlebrook Photographs of San Diego & Arizona Railway Locomotives

    • Images of locomotives, trains, and sections of track from the San Diego & Arizona and San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway companies.
    • Date: 1910-1948
  7. Collection

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography Lantern Slide Collection

    • A selection of slides from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Lantern Slide Collection, including images of local cliffs and beaches, the development of the campus, scientists, and research vessels.
    • Date: 1908-1940
  8. Collection

    Tijuana Photograph Postcard Collection

    • A small collection of postcards documenting tourism in Tijuana, Mexico. The majority depict tourists in automobiles near the U.S.-Mexico border, including many Panama California Exposition visitors from the San Diego area in 1915.
    • Date: between 1907 and 1960
  9. Collection

    Pacific Basin Nautical Charts

    • Charts of the Pacific Ocean
    • Date: circa 1910-1960
  10. Collection

    SIO Photographic Laboratory Collection: Selections

    • The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographic Laboratory was established in 1949 to provide photographic services to the SIO community. Subjects included aerial views of La Jolla and the Scripps campus, artifacts, campus buildings and events, faculty and staff at work, marine specimens, research ships, and scientific instruments.
    • Date: 1905-2003
  11. Collection

    Baja California and the West Postcard Collection

    • Postcards depicting California, Baja California, and the Southwest, mostly from the early 1900s. Images of Tijuana, Ensenada, Balboa Park, and the California missions are well-represented in this collection.
    • Date: 1900-1989
  12. Collection

    SIO Photographs Collection

    • A diverse assortment of photographic images acquired by the former SIO Archives and collated into one collection. Images include SIO staff and faculty, the campus, and scientific expeditions.
    • Date: between 1900 and 2006
  13. Collection

    Leo Szilard Papers

    • A selection of documents, photos, and audio-visual materials of the nuclear physicist and inventor Leo Szilard.
    • Access: Some items restricted
    • Date: 1898-1998
  14. Collection

    Alaska Commercial Company Records

    • A small collection of business correspondence and records from the Alaska Commercial Company, a San Francisco trading firm concerned with the Alaskan fur trade in the late 19th century.
    • Date: 1895-1897
  15. Collection

    Carl L. Hubbs Papers

    • Images from the collection of Scripps Institution of Oceanography icthyologist Carl L. Hubbs.
    • Date: 1889-1976
  16. Collection

    The Missions of Alta California

    • Albumen photographs of California missions taken by William Henry Jackson.
    • Date: 1885-1890
  17. Collection

    James Howard Collection

    • Photographs and documents from the collection of James Howard, a mining foreman with the Amparo Mining Company who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico and worked in the Bolaños region starting in 1889.
    • Date: circa 1882-1939
  18. Collection

    Scientific Voyages & Expedition Reports

    • This collection contains 90 oceanographic voyages and scientific expedition reports from various countries and institution from around the world dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. They were collected by the former Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library.
    • Access: Restricted to UC San Diego use only
    • Date: 1881-1971
  19. Collection

    San Diego History Center Photographs

    • Over 3,000 images from the San Diego History Center that document the rise and decline of the California fishing industry. These historical photographs from the 1870s to the 1980s represent the work of many important San Diego photographers.
    • Date: 1880-1980
  20. Collection

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs

    • Images of historical documents about Scripps expeditions.
    • Date: 1873-1987