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4661 digital objects.


California Explores the Ocean (CEO) was a collaborative endeavor to digitize a selection of primary source materials from the former Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library and Archives and the San Diego Historical Society (now the UC San Diego Library Special Collections & Archives Program and the San Diego History Center, respectively). The project was supported by a 2001 federal grant awarded by the California State Library through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). A CEO website facilitated searching and discovery of archival manuscripts, texts, images, and sound recordings related to ocean research conducted at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in addition to historical materials on ocean resources owned by the History Center.

In 2020, the CEO website was edited to eliminate dated and redundant content, update frames, restore links, and improve the user experience. New content, including archival texts, images and recordings, has not been added to the website or this collection since the completion of the grant in 2001-02. The website is linked at the bottom of this page as a related resource.

Creation Date
  • circa 1860 to 2008


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