Scripps Institution of Oceanography history scrapbooks, 1916-1960 (SAC 46)

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Extent: 2 Linear feet (2 records cartons)

The history scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, typed radio broadcast transcripts, and assorted ephemera that document the scientific and social activities of members of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1916-1960.

Annotations at the beginning of several of the volumes indicate that they were prepared by Dorothy Q. Vaughan, director T. Wayland Vaughan's wife. The provenance of the later volumes (1936-1960) is unknown.

The history scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, typed radio broadcast transcripts, and assorted ephemera that document the scientific and social activities of members of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1916-1960.

The early volumes include a large number of clippings from the local La Jolla Light's "Scripps Institutional Notes" column, as well as columns written by Professor W. E. Allen, which were the forerunner for the SIO Communications Office's news releases. From 1919-1942, Allen's news releases about upcoming events, visits to the institution, and articles on biology were carried in local newspapers.

Several of the radio broadcast transcripts are brief interviews, while others are longer lectures from SIO scientists on a wide range of topics. They document the pre-war, wartime, and post-war activities of SIO.

SIO Office of the Director Records, SAC 1. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Office of the Director. Associate Directors Records, SAC 2. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Subject Files, SAC 6. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Marine Biological Association of San Diego records and photographs, SAC 37. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

SCRAPBOOKS

SIO History in the News

Box 1 Folder 1
Volume 1, 1916-1937

Documents the dedication exercises of the Scripps Institution for Biological Research, improvements to the campus, early scientific studies, and the conversion of the institution into one for oceanographic research.

Box 1 Folder 2
Volume 2, 1924-1927

Topics include San Diego local affairs, SIO studies and collaborations, and T. Wayland Vaughan's activities. An annotation on the first page indicates that the scrapbook was likely prepared by the Dorothy Q. Vaughan.

Box 1 Folder 3
Volume 3, 1927-1933

Documents visiting lecturers, honors awarded to SIO scientists, and local and international advancements in oceanography. An annotation on the first page indicates that the clippings were gathered by Dorothy Q. Vaughan.

Box 1 Folder 4
Volume 4, 1933-1935

Includes a series of radio talks by various people at SIO, including T. Wayland Vaughan, George F. McEwen, and others. Documents SIO's history and research activities.

Box 1 Folder 5
Volume 5, 1933-1936

Documents visiting lecturers and guests, honors awarded to SIO faculty, and research findings. Includes many articles detailing research conducted on the deep sea.

Box 1 Folder 6
Volume 6, 1936-1940

Documents the period covering the 1936 transition from T. Wayland Vaughan's directorship at SIO to Harald U. Sverdrup's directorship. Topics include the sinking of the R/V Scripps, the acquisition of the R/V E. W. Scripps, and research conducted on the deep sea and off the coast of California.

Box 1 Folder 7
Volume 7, 1937-1938

Two transcripts of Harald U. Sverdrup's radio talks about the deep sea. The first is an All Year Club broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System, and the second is a University of California Radio Service broadcast entitled "Down to the Sea with Science."

Box 1 Folder 8
Volume 8, 1940-1946

Documents the various research projects being conducted at SIO in the fields of oceanography, geology, and weather. Also includes clippings about the University of California growth and financial needs, and the University's development of a National Defense Program.

Box 2 Folder 1
Volume 9, 1946-1950

Documents visiting lecturers and guests, honors awarded to SIO faculty, and research findings. Also includes articles discussing the University of California and its growth, along with some articles discussing the atomic bomb tests at Bikini.

Box 2 Folder 2
Volume 10, 1951-1952

Documents visitors to SIO, various research findings, the dedication of the new aquarium to Director Vaughan, and Dr. Revelle's appointment as the new Director of SIO. Many of the research findings focus on the Mid-Pacific Mountains discovered deep in the Pacific Ocean.

Box 2 Folder 3
Volume 11, 1952-1956

Documents visiting lecturers and guests, honors awarded to SIO scientists, various research findings and publications, and the possibility of a new UC campus in San Diego. Much of the documented research focuses on the Mid-Pacific Mountains and the various animals found there.

Box 2 Folder 4
Volume 12, 1956-1958

Documents the visiting lecturers and guests, various research findings, awards given to SIO scientists, and the expansion of the University of California. Several articles document SIO's conversion into a 4-year graduate school and the UC's expansion with a new campus in La Jolla (UCLJ).

Box 2 Folder 5
Volume 13, 1958-1960

Documents visits from lecturers and guests, awards to SIO scientists, and research findings, including collaborations with Russian scientists. Includes details of the newly proposed UCLJ Campus and the Salk Institute.

Box 2 Folder 6
Volume 14, 1960

Documents the research findings by SIO scientists, focusing on the exploration of the deep sea with robotics. Also documents the land needed for UCLJ and the Salk Institute and various building plans.