UC San Diego. Birch Aquarium at Scripps records, 1905-2013 (bulk 1965-1993) (SAC 76)

OFF-SITE STORAGE: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.
Restrictions: Material regarding the M/V Don Juan incident in Box 24, Folders 2-4 are restricted until 2044. Material regarding diving accident in Box 25, Folder 12 are restricted until 2049.

Extent: 17.65 Linear feet (42 archives boxes, 1 card file box, and 3 map case folders)

The Birch Aquarium records document the public aquariums maintained by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since its founding, including: administrative files, correspondence, materials related to education programs and outreach, expeditions and collecting trips, exhibit planning, and photographs.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has maintained a public aquarium since before it was an institution. Starting in 1892, William Ritter began to keep display tanks for visitors at the summer research stations. The Marine Biological Association of San Diego was founded in 1903. From its founding, one of the objectives of the association was to build and maintain a public aquarium and museum. This association would later become the Scripps Institution for Biological Research once it was accepted as part of the University of California in 1912; and by 1925 it was renamed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The aquarium grew along with the institution, expanding to various buildings as needs changed.

In 1905, the "little green laboratory at the Cove," also known as "The Biological," was built with room for a public aquarium. By 1910, the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory or the "Old Scripps Building," was completed. It housed an aquarium on the first floor and a museum on the second floor. The first standalone aquarium was completed in 1915, a small wooden structure housing 19 tanks; the museum was housed in a nearby building. The Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium-Museum was completed in 1950 and dedicated in 1951.

In 1965, aquarium Director Donald Wilkie realized the aquarium needed improvements. Wilkie worked to revitalize and expand the aquarium through new exhibits, educational programs and tours, and the developing funding opportunities. The docent program was established in 1966.

Planning began for a new aquarium and the Scripps Aquarium Associates were established in 1975 to promote funding. In 1984, the site of the new aquarium was selected. The Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation donated $6 million towards the creation of the new aquarium in 1986. In total, $10 million was raised for construction and the creation of new exhibits. Construction began in 1990 and the Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum opened on September 16, 1992. Shortly afterwards, its name was changed to Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Curators have included: Percy S. Barnhart (1914-1946), Sam Hinton (1946-1964), Carr Tuthill (1964-unknown), Robert Snodgrass (unknown), and Ruth Shelly (unknown-1999).

Directors have included: Richard Rosenblatt (1961-1964), Donald Wilkie (1965-1993), Ned A. Smith (1995-2000), Jeffrey Graham (2000-2002), Nigella Hillgarth (2002-2014), and Harry Helling (2015- present). In addition, there were two interim directors: Ruth Shelly (circa 1993) and Deborah Zmarzly (2014).

The Birch Aquarium records document the public aquariums maintained by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography since its founding up through the early 2000s, including: including administrative files, correspondence, materials related to education programs and outreach, expeditions and collecting trips, exhibit planning, and photographs.

The bulk of the materials span the Directorship of Donald Willkie (1965-1993), focusing on the Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium-Museum and the establishment of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Arranged in 8 series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE; 2) CORRESPONDENCE; 3) EDUCATION; 4) EVENTS; 5) EXPEDITIONS AND COLLECTING TRIPS; 6) COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS; 7) WRITINGS AND PRESENTATIONS; and 8) PHOTOGRAPHS.

SIO Photographic Laboratory Collection. SAC 44. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

SIO Photographs Collection. SMC 59. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

ADMINISTRATIVE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) ADMINISTRATIVE: Documents the administrative functions at the Scripps aquariums. Arranged in two subseries: A) Subject Files and B) Committees and Meeting Minutes.

A) Subject Files: Files on a wide variety of topics, including attendance records, budgets and funding, proposals and plans, and building designs. Of particular note are the materials related to the funding and construction of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, found under its original name, the Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum. Arranged alphabetically, with materials relating to a specific aquarium grouped together.

B) Committees and Meeting Minutes: Includes correspondence, notes, and meeting minutes. Arranged Chronologically.

Subject Files

Box 1 Folder 1
Administration policy, 1982 October-1988 February
Box 1 Folder 2
Admission, 1969-1992
Box 1 Folder 3-5
American Association of Museums (AAM) Annual Meetings and survey of museums - San Diego, 1983-1989

Includes programs and notes by Donald W. Wilkie.

Box 1 Folder 6
Aquarium legislation, 1981

Includes letters from Senators Alan Cranston and S. I. Hayakawa.

Box 1 Folder 7
Aquarist manual, 1976
Box 42 Folder 1
Aquaria personnel - Hawaii, 1962-1967

Includes list complied by Donald Wilkie of average pay rates across various institutions.

Box 1 Folder 8
Aquarist Training Program, undated
Box 1 Folder 9-10
Architects - Notes and correspondence, 1986-2009
Box 1 Folder 11-12
Attendance records, 1987-1995
Box 1 Folder 13-14
Bookstore - Correspondence and budget, 1981-1994

Includes earnings statements.

Box 2 Folder 1-3
Budget, 1978-2009

Includes construction related budgets.

Box 2 Folder 4
Calendar, 1969
Box 2 Folder 5
Chemicals, 1987
Box 2 Folder 6
Climate and Remote Sensing (Cars), undated

Conferences and Seminars

Box 2 Folder 7
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Conference, 1963
Box 2 Folder 8
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Aquarium symposium, 1963-1964

Includes Donald Wilkie's name tag.

Box 2 Folder 9
First International Congress on the History of Oceanography, 1966
Box 2 Folder 10
International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine conferences and workshops, 1971-1978
Box 2 Folder 11
Marine Education Workshop, 1978

Sponsored by Sea Grant.

Box 2 Folder 12
National Marine Education Association Conference, 1976-1977

Held aboard the Queen Mary.

Box 2 Folder 13
Seminar on fish diseases, 1969
Box 3 Folder 1-3
Construction, 1989-1992

Includes photographs, contract bid, and list on pre-exhibit work.

Box 3 Folder 4
Consulting requests, 1978-1982

Includes final report on "Deficiencies in the Aquarium."

Box 3 Folder 5
Diving logs, 1989-1996
Box 3 Folder 6
Donors, 1988-1994
Box 3 Folder 7
Environmental impact report, 1985-1995

Includes photograph.

Box 3 Folder 8
Equipment and furniture, 1992
Box 3 Folder 9
Evaluations and critiques, 1992
Box 3 Folder 10
Explorer's Club, 2008-2009
Box 3 Folder 11
Federal Fish and Wildlife Service, 1971-1985

Includes permit and Declaration for Importation of Wildlife.

Box 3 Folder 12
Fish - Miscellaneous notes, 1968-1977
Box 3 Folder 13
Fish - Coelacanth, 1975

Includes exhibit description.

Box 3 Folder 14
Fish - Gas bladder, undated
Box 3 Folder 15
Fish - Sea of Cortez notes, undated
Box 3 Folder 16
Fish - Skulls, 1955
Box 3 Folder 17
Fish - Tranquillization, 1986
Box 42 Folder 2
Forbes Aquaspace, ca. 1984

Includes signed rendering dedicated to Donald Wilkie.

Box 3 Folder 18-21
Funds and fundraising, 1966-1983

Includes Beckman Foundation and Pacific Telephone.

Box 4 Folder 1-8
Funds and fundraising, 1983-2001

Includes Scripps family.

Box 4 Folder 9
Future plans, 1992
Box 4 Folder 10-11
Goals and objectives, 1990-1994
Box 4 Folder 12
International aquarium tour in Japan and Hong Kong, 1982 May 16-June 11
Box 4 Folder 13
International Zoo Yearbook questionnaire, 1986
Box 4 Folder 14-15
Interpretive graphics, 1992-1994
Box 5 Folder 1
Las Patronas, 1984, 1988
Box 5 Folder 2
Leadership Education Awareness Development (LEAD), 1983
Box 5 Folder 3
Marine mammals, 1974

Includes correspondence with Flipper's Sea School and notes on the Guadalupe fur seal.

Box 5 Folder 4
Metridium (Plumose anemones), 1974-1978
Box 5 Folder 5
Mexican Program, 1994-1999

Includes timeline of projects, expeditions, collaborations, and scholarships between 1982-1999. Also includes academic program from the School for Field Studies (SFC) Center for Marine Mammal Studies.

Box 5 Folder 6
Mission, 1985-1994
Box 5 Folder 7
MITRE Corporation tour, 1983 January-February
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Monterey Bay Aquarium, 1986-1993

Includes draft of graphics standards manual and article titled "A determination of the effects of ozone on the early life stages of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera" by Darrow, Allen, Philips, Nygren, and Watanabe.

Box 5 Folder 10
Museum Assessment Program (MAP), 1983-1984
Box 5 Folder 11
Oceanography - Notes, UC San Diego press releases, and study sheet by T. Chase., undated
Box 5 Folder 12
Organization charts, 1973-1996
Box 5 Folder 13-14
Parking, 1985-1993

Includes log.

Box 5 Folder 15
Personnel management issues, 1980-1994

Includes correspondence, organizational chart, budgets, and unit meeting materials.

Box 5 Folder 16
Physiology - Laboratory outlines and notes, 1968

Proposals and Plans

Box 5 Folder 17
Aquarium proposal, 1982
Oversize SIO MC-080-02
Aquarium site proposal (not selected) - Oversize drawings, ca. 1975-1980
Box 5 Folder 18
Downtown Aquarium - Proposal, 1986-1987
Box 5 Folder 19
Joint Scripps Institution of Oceanography and aquarium newsletter, 1990
Box 5 Folder 20-22
Preliminary Proposal for Ocean Interpretive Center, 1983-1985
Oversize SIO MC-080-03
Preliminary Proposal for Ocean Interpretive Center - Oversize drawings and blueprints, 1969
Box 5 Folder 23
Proposals, 2008-2009

Includes Birch Aquarium Boundless Energy proposal; as well as descriptions of other funding programs and proposals.

Box 6 Folder 1
Scripps Aquarium and Ocean Science Center (SAOSC) - Project planning guide, 1985-1986
Box 6 Folder 2
Scripps Pier: A piece of history, ca. 1988
Box 6 Folder 3
Proposition 18 bond issue, 1984
Box 6 Folder 4
Promotion ideas, 1982
Box 6 Folder 5-6
Publicity material, 1972-2009
Box 6 Folder 7
Purchase authorizations, 1982 July-1993 May
Box 6 Folder 8
Rancho Zorro Lakes - Photographs and negatives, 1972
Box 6 Folder 9
Recordkeeping system, 1973

Repairs and renovations

Box 6 Folder 10-11
Repairs and renovations, 1974-1987

Includes draft report on "Deficiencies in the Aquarium."

Box 6 Folder 12
Experimental aquarium classroom, 1981
Box 6 Folder 13
Seawater system improvements, 1965-1980
Box 6 Folder 14
Vaughan Hall, 1977-1982
Box 6 Folder 15
San Diego Year of the Ocean, 1984-1985
Box 6 Folder 16
Scripps Coastal Reserve - Memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, and annual reports, 1967-1989
Box 7 Folder 1-2
Scripps Coastal Reserve - Memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, and annual reports, 1967-1989
Box 7 Folder 3-4
Scripps Family - Correspondence, descendants chart, and notes by Wilkie, 1988-1995

Includes photograph of Donald Wilkie with unidentified Scripps family member.

Box 7 Folder 5
Scripps Industrial Associates - Memoranda, 1982-1984

Includes materials related to exhibit funding.

Box 7 Folder 6
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Administration, 1989-1993
Box 7 Folder 7
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Operations and shipping procedures, 1985-1989
Box 7 Folder 8
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Ships and expeditions, 1980-1985

Includes materials related to the Rama Expedition and the Nimpkish VI research cruise.

Box 7 Folder 9
Sea Grant - Meeting and tour, 1990, 1997
Box 7 Folder 10-13
Seawater and life support systems, 1951-1993
Oversize SIO MC-080-01
Seawater and life support systems - Oversized tank plans, 1977
Box 7 Folder 14
Sharks - Carcharodon carcharias (Great White Shark), 1975

Includes photographs of shark found in La Jolla.

Box 7 Folder 15
Southern California Area Migration Project (SCAMP), undated
Box 7 Folder 16
Space planning, 1978-1983
Box 8 Folder 1-3
Specimen - Purchasing, sells, inventories, and notes, 1965-1989

Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum

Box 8 Folder 4
Aquarium and Ocean Science Center - Economic and environmental impact reports, 1984-1986
Box 8 Folder 5
Aquarium rockwork, undated
Box 8 Folder 6
Artist's renderings, undated
Box 8 Folder 7
Bid proposals, 1989-1990
Box 8 Folder 8-11
Birch Aquarium at Scripps - Correspondence, writings, notes, and ephemera, 1981-2001
Box 8 Folder 12
Complaint sign and reply by George Shor, 1990
Box 8 Folder 13-14
Construction costs and funds, 1967-1993
Box 8 Folder 15
Design and construction, 1987-1993
Box 8 Folder 16
Development plan, 1990
Box 9 Folder 1
Environmental education center, 1993
Box 9 Folder 2-3
Expansion plan and feasibility study, 1999-2000
Oversize SIO MC-080-02
Expansion plan and feasibility study - Blueprints, 1999
Box 9 Folder 4
Floor plan, undated
Box 9 Folder 5
Ground breaking, 1989 November 3
Box 9 Folder 6
Mission and design conditions, undated
Box 9 Folder 7
Opening events, 1992
Box 9 Folder 8
Photographs of architectural designs, undated
Box 9 Folder 9
Planning and funding, 1983-1998
Box 9 Folder 10
Port Authority - Correspondence, 1989
Box 9 Folder 11
Press release, 1991
Box 9 Folder 12
Project planning guide, 1986-1992
Box 9 Folder 13
Projected attendance for 1990 July, undated
Box 9 Folder 14
Reorganization of aquarium, 1993
Box 9 Folder 15
Signage planning, 1989-1992

Includes photograph examples of signs From Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego Medical Group, taken in 1991.

Box 9 Folder 16
Site planning, 1987
Box 9 Folder 17
Space allocations, 1986
Box 9 Folder 18
Wheeler/Widmer architects - Architectural program, schematic submittal and preliminary design, 1987
Box 10 Folder 1-3
Wheeler/Widmer architects - Architectural program, schematic submittal and preliminary design, 1987-1988
Box 10 Folder 4
Tank numbers and layout, 1992
Box 10 Folder 5
Suggestions, 1993
Box 10 Folder 6
Unit goals, 1993-1994
Box 42 Folder 3
Unit workload planning, 1991
Box 10 Folder 7
Temperature - Notes, 1968

Thomas Wayland Vaughan Aquarium-Museum

Box 10 Folder 8
Attendance records, 1987-1989
Oversize SIO MC-080-02
Drawings and blueprints, ca. 1949-1973

Includes original building designs, as well as remodel blueprints.

Box 10 Folder 9
Floor plans, undated
Box 10 Folder 10
Photograph of admission policy, 1971 May
Box 10 Folder 11
Publicity, 1984 March
Box 10 Folder 12-14
UC San Diego - Marine Sciences Physical Planning Committee (MSPPC) & Campus/Community Planning Committee (CCPC), 1985 June-1992 July
Box 10 Folder 15
Ultraviolet technology - Correspondence, 1982 December 21
Box 10 Folder 16
Underwater parks, 1974-1975
Box 10 Folder 17
Unit goals and objectives, 1984
Box 11 Folder 1
Visitor surveys and suggestions, 1993-1995
Box 11 Folder 2
Volunteer manual, 1996
Box 11 Folder 3-4
Wilkie, Donald - Biographical information, 1959-2002
Box 11 Folder 5
Windows (aquarium tanks), 1992-1993

Committees and Meeting Minutes

Box 11 Folder 6
Advisory Committee, 1966
Box 11 Folder 7-13
Staff meetings - Unit heads, aquarists, and trainees, 1975-1994
Box 11 Folder 14
Management and Professional Program Advisory Committee (MAPAC), 1978-2000
Box 12 Folder 1-5
Aquarium and Ocean Science Center Building Advisory Committee, 1985-1987

Includes correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, budgets, user group data, and construction data.

Box 12 Folder 6
Diving Control Board, 1986-1995
Box 12 Folder 7
Scripps Associates, 1987-1992
Box 12 Folder 8
New aquarium planning meetings, 1992
Box 12 Folder 9
Aquarium Museum Panel, 1992-2000
Box 12 Folder 10
External Relations Committee retreat, 1993
Box 12 Folder 11
Communication Council, 1993-2000
Box 12 Folder 12
Aquarium Graphics Committee, 1994-2011
Box 12 Folder 13
Community Advisory Board, 2000
Box 12 Folder 14
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Council, 2006

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged in two subseries: A) Alphabetical Correspondence and B) Chronological Correspondence.

Alphabetical Correspondence

Box 12 Folder 15
A - Miscellaneous, 1983-1988
Box 12 Folder 16-17
Aquarama, 1963-1967
Box 13 Folder 1
B - Miscellaneous, 1982-1985
Box 13 Folder 2
Baxter, Diane, 1989-1999
Box 13 Folder 3
Bowhay, Brooks (Monterey harbormaster), 1965-1966
Box 13 Folder 4
C - Miscellaneous, 1965-1986
Box 13 Folder 5
California Fish and Game Commission, 1982
Box 13 Folder 6
Collins, Tom, 1986-2010
Box 13 Folder 7
D - Miscellaneous, 1981-1989
Box 13 Folder 8
Danilov, Victor, 1989
Box 13 Folder 9
Day, Deborah (Archivist, UC San Diego Library), 1985

Includes draft letter to obtain the E. W. Scripps Papers and portions of the journals of William Ritter and Charles Kofoid.

Box 13 Folder 10
E - Miscellaneous, 1982-1986
Box 13 Folder 11
Etessami, Soudabeh, 1982-1983
Box 13 Folder 12
G - Miscellaneous, 1966-1987
Box 13 Folder 13
Goodson, Gar (Marquest Colorguide Books), 1984
Box 13 Folder 14
Graham, Jeff, 1984-2000
Box 13 Folder 15
H - Miscellaneous, 1968-1988
Box 13 Folder 16-17
Hahn, Heidi, 1971-1999
Box 13 Folder 18
Hinton, Sam, 1951-1952
Box 13 Folder 19-22
I-L - Miscellaneous, 1981-1989
Box 13 Folder 23
Lake Baikal Aquarium-Museum, 1994-2000
Box 13 Folder 24-25
M-N - Miscellaneous, 1966-1989
Box 13 Folder 26
Natural History Museum, San Diego, 1983-1984
Box 13 Folder 27
Nierenberg, William, 1972-1984
Box 13 Folder 28
O - Miscellaneous, 1969-1985
Box 13 Folder 29
Oregon Undersea Gardens, 1966-1967
Box 14 Folder 1
P - Miscellaneous, 1966-1985
Box 14 Folder 2
Pacific Undersea Gardens, Victoria (Charles White), 1964-1969
Box 14 Folder 3
R - Miscellaneous, 1965-1985
Box 14 Folder 4
Rush, Diane, 1990
Box 14 Folder 5
S - Miscellaneous, 1965-1985
Box 14 Folder 6
Shelly, Ruth, 1993-1994
Box 14 Folder 7-9
Snodgrass, Robert, 1970-1994
Box 14 Folder 10-11
T-U - Miscellaneous, 1982-1990
Box 14 Folder 12
Undersea Gardens, Santa Barbara, 1966-1967
Box 14 Folder 13
Undersea Gardens, Seattle (C.R. White), 1965-1966
Box 14 Folder 14
University of British Columbia, 1965-1969
Box 14 Folder 15-16
W-Z - Miscellaneous, 1965-1988
Box 14 Folder 17
Zerbi, Serenella, 1980-1985
Box 14 Folder 18
Zoological Society of Montreal, 1965

Chronological Correspondence

Box 14 Folder 19-20
Chronological correspondence, 1963-1967
Box 15 Folder 1-9
Chronological correspondence, 1968-1988 May
Box 16 Folder 1-7
Chronological correspondence, 1988 May-1991 August
Box 17 Folder 1-5
Chronological correspondence, 1991 September-2013

EDUCATION

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) EDUCATION: Documents the education programs and outreach efforts of the Scripps aquariums. Includes notes, correspondence, docent lectures and training materials, exhibit questionnaires, teaching materials, and Sea Grant proposals. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 17 Folder 6
Bibliographies on oceanography, 1967-1982
Box 17 Folder 7-8
Career experience for high school students, 1972-1998
Box 18 Folder 1-2
Careers in oceanography - Ephemera, 1969-1980
Box 18 Folder 3
Class handouts and data sheets, undated
Box 18 Folder 4
Class projects, 1976-1982
Box 18 Folder 5-6
Docent lecture outlines, 1976-1979
Box 18 Folder 7
Docent training, 1980-1997
Box 18 Folder 8-11
Education outreach and programs, 1965-2001
Box 18 Folder 12
Education review notes, 1981 March 13
Box 18 Folder 13
Exhibit questions, 1993 September 20
Box 18 Folder 14
Family educational guide, 1990-2000
Box 18 Folder 15-16
Field experience in marine biology, 1972-1983

Includes reports, data, and education materials.

Box 19 Folder 1-3
Junior Oceanographer Corps, 1972-1996
Box 19 Folder 4
Marine education program, 1978
Box 19 Folder 5
San Diego Science Fair, undated

Sea Grant

Box 19 Folder 6
Biology and Stock Assessment of the Blue Shark - Proposal, 1976
Box 19 Folder 7-12
California and the Pacific: Marine Sciences for the Public - Proposals, renewals, and reports, 1984-1988

Includes projects A/PE-1 and A/PE-2.

Box 19 Folder 13
Education Needs Assessment Meeting, 1985
Box 20 Folder 1
Marine Science: A Focus on Interpretation - Proposal and reviews, 1984-1985
Box 20 Folder 2
Natural Marine Products that Regulate Mineral and Bone Metabolism - Proposal, 1985-1986
Box 20 Folder 3-11
Ocean Education for the Public - Proposals, renewals, and reports, 1970-1985

Includes projects 6, E/P-1, A/PE-1, A/PE-1A, and A/PE-1C.

Box 21 Folder 1
Ocean Education: Making it a part of our lives - Proposal, 1985-1986
Box 21 Folder 2
Serrell Report on education, 1991
Box 21 Folder 3
SIO 294 - Biology of Fishes, 1995
Box 21 Folder 4
Skin diving and marine life class, 1978-1986
Box 21 Folder 5
Sportfishing seminar series - List of proposed lectures, undated
Box 21 Folder 6
Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum education program, 1990-1995

Includes Education Unit meeting minutes, notes, and correspondence.

Box 21 Folder 7
Student exam questions, 1976
Box 21 Folder 8
Summer classes, 1981-1991
Box 21 Folder 9
T. Wayland Vaughan Aquarium-Museum education program, undated
Box 21 Folder 10
Teacher outreach, 1968-1990
Box 21 Folder 11
Teacher's guides, 1994

EVENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) EVENTS: A small selection of event materials, including correspondence, itineraries, programs, and publicity. Arranged chronologically, with miscellaneous activities and events grouped together.

Box 21 Folder 12
Man's Chemical Invasion of the Oceans, 1969 February 25
Box 21 Folder 13-21
Environmental Symposia for Teachers, 1972-1980

Includes symposia on: marine resources, geology, kelp, fish, marine mammals and birds, wetlands, and ocean energy.

Box 22 Folder 1-4
Environmental Symposia for Teachers, 1980-1984
Box 22 Folder 5-6
Calendars of events and activities, 1978-1998
Box 22 Folder 7
Annual members picnic, 1981-1995
Box 22 Folder 8
80th Anniversary, 1983
Box 22 Folder 9
Tijuana Slough - Canoe trip, 1983 January
Box 22 Folder 10
Activities, 1984-1992
Box 22 Folder 11
Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum Groundbreaking ceremony, 1989
Box 22 Folder 12
The Fish Ball, 2000 May 20
Box 22 Folder 13
Events, 2002-2003

EXPEDITIONS AND COLLECTING TRIPS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) EXPEDITIONS AND COLLECTING TRIPS: Includes itineraries, maps and charts, collection logs, and permit requests. Many of the collecting trips were part of the Scripps Aquarium Associates program, which allowed members of the public to participate and engage with aquarium staff. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 22 Folder 14
Alaska, M/V Sea Bird, 1997
Box 22 Folder 15
Alert Bay, 1988
Box 22 Folder 16
Aquarium cruises, 1964-2000

Locations include: Baja California, San Clemente, San Benito Island, San Martin, Cedros, Hawaii, and Fiji. Includes photographs and description of expeditions.

Box 22 Folder 17-18
Baja California, 1979-1995
Box 22 Folder 19
M/V Baja Explorador - Mexico and Gulf of California, 1986-1990

Includes permit requests.

Box 22 Folder 20
Catalina Island, 1983-1986
Box 22 Folder 21
Chartering policy for non-University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) vessels, 1994
Box 23 Folder 1-4
Collecting trips, 1954-2009
Box 23 Folder 5-8
Collection permits - Mexico, 1990-1997
Box 23 Folder 9
Collectors Club expeditions, 1979-1994
Box 23 Folder 10
Coronado Islands, 1985-1986
Box 23 Folder 11
Diving program - La Paz, 1994
Box 23 Folder 12-13
R/V Dolphin - Gulf cruises, 1969-1976
Box 23 Folder 14-15
M/V Don José - Mexico and Gulf of California, 1981-1994
Box 24 Folder 1
M/V Don Juan - Correspondence regarding collection donations, 1984-1993
Box 24 Folder 2-4
M/V Don Juan incident, 1992

Restricted until 2044.

Box 24 Folder 5
Endangered species, 1975-1981
Box 24 Folder 6-7
Field records, 1984-1992
Box 24 Folder 8
Fiji, 1987-1988
Box 42 Folder 7
Fiji, 1988-1992
Box 24 Folder 9
Fish - Collection and care, 1965-1978

Includes notes, articles, and press releases.

Box 24 Folder 10
Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, 1992
Box 24 Folder 11
Great Barrier Reef, 1989-1994
Box 24 Folder 12
Japan aquarium tour, 1986
Box 24 Folder 13
La Paz trip, 1973 December
Box 24 Folder 14
List of trips and expeditions between 1976 and 1999, 1989-2002
Box 24 Folder 15
Los Frailes, Baja California, 1978
Box 24 Folder 16-18
Palau and Ponape, 1983-1988
Box 24 Folder 19
Queen Charlotte Islands, 1989
Box 24 Folder 20
San Benito, San Martin and Cedros Islands, 1986-1989
Box 24 Folder 21
San Clemente Island, 1984-1987
Box 24 Folder 22
Santa Cruz, 1968
Box 24 Folder 23
Scammons Lagoon, undated
Box 25 Folder 1-2
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography-Mexico Marine Science Cooperative program, 1992-2010
Box 25 Folder 3-7
Sea of Cortez trips, 1980-1998

Includes photographs.

Box 25 Folder 8
R/V Severiana - Gulf of California, 1975-1979
Box 25 Folder 9
Siberia, 1994-1995
Box 25 Folder 10
Socorro Island, Mexico, 1987
Box 25 Folder 11
Solomon Islands, 1997-1998
Box 25 Folder 12
Solomon Islands - Diving accident, 1997-1998

Restricted until 2049.

Box 25 Folder 13
Sooke, British Columbia, 1961-1965
Box 25 Folder 14
Tahiti, 1986
Box 25 Folder 15
Tropical Australia, 1994
Box 26 Folder 1
U.S. Fish and Wildlife, 1987-1992
Box 26 Folder 2
Vanuatu, 1993-1997
Box 26 Folder 3
Whale cruises, 1972-1996

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS: Documents the care and maintenance of collections, as well as exhibit planning and designs. Arranged in three subseries: A) Aquarium Collections, B) Museum Exhibits, and C) Exhibit Labels and Drawings.

A) Aquarium Collections: Includes notes, correspondence, collection data and logs, and inventories. Arranged alphabetically.

B) Museum Exhibits: Includes notes, correspondence, proposals, drawings and blueprints, budgets, and press releases. Arranged alphabetically.

C) Exhibit Labels and Drawings: Contains drawings, watercolors, and graphics used for exhibits; with names and descriptions of specimens. Many of the drawings and watercolors were created by Sam Hinton and Maurice Wahlmeier. Originally in 7 binders or volumes. Arranged by volume, with a list of labels at the end.

Aquarium Collections

Box 26 Folder 4
Aquarist notes, 1964
Box 26 Folder 5-11
Collections data and logs, 1961-1995
Box 26 Folder 12
Copepods, undated
Box 26 Folder 13
Disease, 1962-1972
Box 26 Folder 14
Exhibit policy, 1976
Box 26 Folder 15
Fish kills, 1959-1960
Box 26 Folder 16
Inventory and labels, 1993
Box 26 Folder 17
Kelp tank, 1993
Box 26 Folder 18
Liopropoma, undated
Box 26 Folder 19
Marine invertebrate display ideas by Heidi Hahn, 1987
Box 42 Folder 5
Octopus, 1962-1978
Box 26 Folder 20
Octopus A-65-12 and A-65-13, 1965
Box 27 Folder 1-2
Pholids, 1962-1963
Box 27 Folder 3
Scientific collecting (Robert S. Kiwala), 1965-1979
Box 27 Folder 4
Species lists - Tanks, 1992
Box 27 Folder 5
Specimen transport, 1963-1973
Box 27 Folder 6-11
Tank charts and notes, 1976-1979, undated

Includes Apodichthys and ratfish tanks.

Box 27 Folder 12
Vancouver Public Aquarium - Collection notes, 1961-1962
Box 27 Folder 13-14
Vertebrate and invertebrate inventories, 1971-1982
Box 27 Folder 15
Weekend manager's reports, 1992

Museum Exhibits

Box 28 Folder 1
Aquarium-Museum plans, 1964-1979
Oversize SIO MC-080-01
Boquerón Volcano exhibit photograph, and other exhibit plan blueprints, ca. 1950-1977
Box 28 Folder 2
Charter Day exhibit, undated
Box 28 Folder 3
Coelacanth exhibit, 1975
Box 28 Folder 4
Deep Sea Drilling Project exhibit, undated
Box 28 Folder 5
Diving exhibit, 1977-1998
Box 28 Folder 6
Electric eel display, undated
Box 28 Folder 7-13
Exhibits - Notes, drawings, photographs, plans, and expenses, 1951-2008
Box 28 Folder 14
Exploring the Blue Planet - Conceptual exhibit plans, 1990
Box 28 Folder 15
Littoral environment exhibit, undated
Box 28 Folder 16
Megamouth exhibit, 1976-1990
Box 28 Folder 17
Museum exhibit formats, 1976
Box 28 Folder 18-19
Pacific Coast Birds - The Landsdowne exhibition and extension courses, 1980-1981

Includes photographs.

Box 29 Folder 1
Project Mohole exhibit, 1966
Box 42 Folder 6
Rockwork, 1989-1992
Box 29 Folder 2
Science from Space exhibit, undated
Box 29 Folder 3
Seismic profiling exhibit, 1983
Box 29 Folder 4
Shadow boxes, undated
Oversize SIO MC-080-01
Tide pool exhibit - Proposal blueprints, 1974
Box 29 Folder 5
Vanuatu exhibit, 1993
Box 29 Folder 6
Wave tank, undated

Includes photograph.

Exhibit Labels and Drawings

Box 29 Folder 7-36
Volume 1: Labels A-F, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Acanthuridae, Acanthuroidei, Anarhichadidae, Anoplopomatidae, Antennariidae, Apogonidae, Atherinidae, Aulostomidae, Balistidae, Bathymasteridae, Batrachoididae, Belonidae, Blenniidae, Bothidae, Callionymidae, Carangidae, Chaenopsidae, Chaetodontidae, Chanidae, Cirrhitidae, Clinidae, Clupeidae, Cottidae, Cyprinodontidae, Dasyatidae, Diodontidae, Echeneidae, Embiotocidae, Engraulidae, and Ephippidae.

Box 29 Folder 37-47
Volume 2: Labels G-O, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Gasterosteidae, Gobiesocidae, Gobiidae, Haemulidae, Heterocongrinae, Heterodontidae, Hexagrammidae, Hexanchidae, Holocentridae, Kuhliidae, and Kyphosidae.

Box 30 Folder 1-2
Volume 2: Labels G-O, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Labridae and Lutjanidae.

Box 30 Folder 3-28
Volume 3: Labels P-Z, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Pholidae, Platyrhinidae, Pleuronectidae, Polynemidae, Pomacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Priacanthidae, Reptiles, Rhinobatidae, Scaridae, Sciaenidae, Scombridae, Scorpaenidae, Scyliorhinidae, Serranidae, Sparidae, Sphyraenidae, Squalidae, Stichaeidae, Synanceiidae, Syngnathidae, Torpedinidae, Triakidae, Triglidae, Tripterygiidae, and Uranoscopidae.

Box 30 Folder 29-31
Volume 4, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Arthropods, coelenterates, echinoderms, mollusks, other phyla, and plants.

Box 31 Folder 1-4
Volume 4, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Arthropods, coelenterates, echinoderms, mollusks, other phyla, and plants.

Box 31 Folder 5-9
Volume 5: Old labels, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Arthropods, coelenterates, echinoderms, mammals, and mollusks.

Box 31 Folder 10-15
Volume 6: Fishes, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Fishes, sharks, rays, and turtles.

Box 32 Folder 1-18
Volume 7, ca. 1951-1990

Includes: Macroramphosidae, Malacanthidae, Monocentridae, Mugilidae, Mullidae, Muraenidae, Ogcocephalidae, Ophichthidae, Ophidiidae, Opistognathidae, Ostraciidae, Pomacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Scorpaenidae, Scyllaridae, Serranidae, Tetraodontidae, and miscellaneous.

Box 32 Folder 19
List of drawings by Maurice Wahlmeier, 1987

WRITINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) WRITINGS AND PRESENTATIONS: Includes drafts and supporting materials created on behalf of the aquarium. Many of the writings and presentations were by aquarium director Donald Wilkie. Of particular interest are the articles and lectures on the history of the aquariums at Scripps.

Arranged chronologically within six subseries: A) Notes, B) Articles and Books, C) Talks and Lectures, D) Newsletters, E) Reports, and F) Miscellaneous Materials.

Notes

Box 32 Folder 20
Aquarium manual - Notes and correspondence, 1958-1959
Box 32 Folder 21
Wilkie, Donald. Ichthyology notes, 1966-1972
Box 32 Folder 22-25
Notes and notebooks, 1975-2009
Box 32 Folder 26
Notes on SIO Annual Reports 1893-1946, 2009
Box 32 Folder 27
William E. Ritter, 2009
Box 32 Folder 28
Natural history of area: Echinoderms, mollusks and crabs, gorgonians, undated

Articles and Books

Box 32 Folder 29
Memorandum of the beat behavior of Sanddab, 1951

Articles and books by Donald Wilkie

Box 32 Folder 30
Factors controlling population size in deer, ca. 1960
Box 32 Folder 31
Apodichthys, 1962-1977
Box 33 Folder 1-3
Wilkie, Donald, G. Bruce Bell, and John S. Coles. A method of dolphin transport and its physiological evaluation, 1963-1967
Box 33 Folder 4
The use of anesthetics in capturing and handling marine fishes, 1964-1974
Box 33 Folder 5
Progress in coloration studies of three species of California fishes: Penpoint gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus), rockweed gunnel (Xererpes fucorum), and kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus), 1970
Box 42 Folder 4
The carotenoid pigmentation of Pleuroncodes planipes stimpson (crustacea: decapoda: galatheidae), 1971
Box 33 Folder 6
Maintaining marine fishes, 1973
Box 33 Folder 7
Aquarium. In Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974
Box 33 Folder 8
Current status of some rarely exhibited fishes from the Gulf of Mexico, 1975
Box 33 Folder 9
An aquarium at UCSD - Why?, 1976
Box 33 Folder 10
Sea World Magazine - An editorial, 1978 May 1
Box 33 Folder 11
A new aquarium-museum for Scripps Institution of Oceanography: The Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, 1988
Box 33 Folder 12
T. Wayland Vaughan Aquarium-Museum, ca. 1989
Box 33 Folder 13-18
A History of the Aquariums at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1991-2012
Box 34 Folder 1-2
A History of the Aquariums at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2010-2012
Box 34 Folder 3
Aquarium history: Education 1965-1992, ca. 1992
Box 34 Folder 4
Guidebook to Marine Life in the Stephen Birch Aquarium, 1995
Box 34 Folder 5
Biography for Quesnel High School reunion, 1994
Box 34 Folder 6
Public aquariums and museums at Scripps, 2002-2003
Box 34 Folder 7
How it all began: The Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2008
Box 34 Folder 8
Maui Ocean Center, ca. 2008
Box 34 Folder 9
Percy Barnhart - Notes and drafts, 2008-2010
Box 34 Folder 10
Treatment of protozoan disease, undated
Box 34 Folder 11
Biographies, 1964-1970
Box 34 Folder 12
Sam Hinton, 1968-2009
Box 34 Folder 13
Rancho Zorro lake studies, 1972-1983

Notes, data, and reports by students in the career experience program.

Box 34 Folder 14
Chiriquixanthin, 1977
Box 34 Folder 15
Hahn, Heidi. Did you know?, 1978-1980

Monthly column on marine life.

Box 35 Folder 1
Larval Paper - Notes, ca. 1979
Box 35 Folder 2
Kent, Michael L. Fish pathology studies at the Scripps Aquarium, 1982
Box 35 Folder 3
Jones, James H. The Resource Series on the Sea - Book proposal, 1984
Box 35 Folder 4
Fact sheet: The new Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, 1985-1986
Box 35 Folder 5
Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum history and guidebook, ca. 1992-1995
Box 35 Folder 6
Birch Aquarium at Scripps celebrates 10 years!, 2002
Box 35 Folder 7
Anthium 200, undated
Box 35 Folder 8
Hahn, Heidi. Naturalists notes, undated
Box 35 Folder 9
Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the aquarium history, undated

Talks and Lectures

Box 35 Folder 10-11
Talks - Miscellaneous, 1965-1987

Talks and lectures by Donald Wilkie

Box 35 Folder 12
Capture of the lemon shark. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Aquarium Symposium, 1965
Box 35 Folder 13
Aquarium reflections, 1985 January
Box 35 Folder 14
Scripps Aquarium - Past, Present, Future. Taiwan, 1992 October
Box 35 Folder 15
The Aquarium-Museum at Scripps Institution of Oceanography: A Specialized Regional Aquarium. International Aquarium Symposium, Boston, 1993

Includes photographs.

Box 35 Folder 16
Histories and overviews of SIO, 1967-1986
Box 35 Folder 17
Brothers, Ed. Jaw evolution in fishes. SIO seminar in advanced ichthyology, 1968 December 5
Box 35 Folder 18
Color change - Advanced ichthyology, 1969
Box 35 Folder 19
Sea Life for the Family. UC Extension, 1969-1972
Box 35 Folder 20
Some fishes of the Gulf of California. Natural History Museum, Baja California seminar, 1970 February 10
Box 35 Folder 21-22
Docent lecture series, 1971-1980
Box 35 Folder 23
Escondido Union School District, 1968
Box 35 Folder 24
Linsky educational project, 1968-1969
Box 36 Folder 1
Whales and marine mammals, 1968-1986
Box 36 Folder 2
Fish lecture notes, 1972-1987
Box 36 Folder 3
Sharks, 1976-1983
Box 36 Folder 4
Through the aquarium glass - Lecture notes and slides, 1979-1982
Box 36 Folder 5
Coloration of fishes seminar, 1983
Box 36 Folder 6
Aquariology. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California a Sur Area de Ciencias del Mar, La Paz, 1984 May 15
Box 36 Folder 7
Mollusca, 1989
Box 36 Folder 8
Aquarium presentations, 1992-2003