Fred N. Spiess Papers, 1890-2006, bulk 1940-2006 (SMC 36)

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Extent: 64.4 Linear feet (156 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 1 map case folder), + 2.83 GB of digital files

Digital Content

The collection includes some digital photographs, and a small amount of audiovisual material has been digitized.

Papers of oceanographer and deep-sea explorer Fred Noel Spiess, including his correspondence, research files, professional materials and writings. The collection also includes some family papers, such as early correspondence between Spiess and his wife, Sally, and materials documenting their joint interests.

Fred Noel Spiess (1919-2006) was an oceanographer, deep-sea ocean explorer and ocean engineer. His research interests in deep-sea imaging, stable ocean platforms, long-range underwater systems and seafloor technology pioneered the development of innovative oceanographic instruments, including the near-bottom sonar system Deep Tow. As Director of the Marine Physical Laboratory, he co-invented R/P FLIP during the early 1960s alongside MPL researcher Frederick H. Fisher.

Spiess received a B.A. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley in 1941 and went directly to the U.S. Navy Submarine School in New London, Connecticut, where he was the first Navy Reservist to graduate first in his class. He served on 13 war patrols on submarines in the Pacific during World War II and was awarded both a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. He remained in the Navy as a reserve officer, retiring at the rank of Captain in 1974. After the war, he received an M.S. in Communication Engineering from Harvard University in 1946; he then returned to Berkeley, where he completed a Ph.D. in Physics in 1951. Spiess worked briefly for General Electric's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory before joining the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in 1952. He directed MPL from 1958 to 1980. He served as associate director of SIO from 1965 until 1980, serving as acting director while Roger Revelle was on leave 1962-63 and as director for the academic year 1964-1965 following Revelle's resignation and preceding the appointment of Bill Nierenberg. Spiess was chairman of the Scripps Graduate Department intermittently between 1963 and 1977. He also served as director of the University of California's Institute of Marine Resources from 1980 to 1988, which was headquartered at UC San Diego. This assignment allowed him to continue his academic work at SIO while pursuing research and ocean policy interests through MPL.

Spiess was highly active at sea for more than 40 years and led numerous expeditions. As an expert in seafloor search technology, he was routinely sought after to search for deep-sea ship wreckages, including the Titanic. He also participated in the NSF-sponsored manganese nodule surveys which studied the acoustic properties of the world's sea floors throughout the 1980s. In 1989, he pioneered the development of a wireline re-entry system used to deploy oceanographic instruments from research vessels into deep-sea boreholes. He further advanced this technology during an August 2001 operation aboard R/V Roger Revelle in which MPL researchers installed wireline CORKs in crustal boreholes 504B and 896A to study the earth's crust.

Spiess composed numerous technical articles throughout his career and contributed widely on a number of working committees and research groups, including the Naval Research Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Undersea Warfare, the Ocean Science Board and the National Science Foundation RIDGE program. He was awarded the Franklin Institute's Wetherill Medal in 1965 for his development of R/P FLIP, the Marine Technology Society's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1971, the AGU Maurice Ewing Medal in 1983 and the Pioneers of Underwater Acoustics medal of the Acoustical Society of America in 1985 in addition to other awards. He received the Navy's highest award for scientific achievement, the Capt. Robert Dexter Conrad Award, in 1974, and the Navy's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Award, in 1991. In addition to his scientific pursuits, Spiess was an active participant and committee member for UC San Diego and the greater University of California system. He served in the statewide UC Academic Senate when chair, served on the UC Board of Regents. He was a member and chair of the UC Academic Senate Task Force for the development of the UC Merced campus. In 1985 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He and his wife, Sarah "Sally" Whitton Spiess, were particularly active in SIO culture and historic preservation and worked together to establish the Old Scripps Building as a national historic landmark.

Fred Spiess died in 2006.

Papers of oceanographer and deep-sea explorer Fred Noel Spiess, including his correspondence, research files, professional materials and writings. The collection also includes some family papers, such as early correspondence between Spiess and his wife, Sally, and materials documenting their joint interests.

The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence and research files from Spiess' decades in the fields of ocean engineering and physical oceanography, as well as a significant amount of material from his various leadership roles within the University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and the Marine Physical Laboratory. Subjects of note include fine-scale sea floor research, ocean engineering and technology, deep sea drilling and borehole projects, SIO marine operations, and the research platform FLIP. The collection includes expedition files and project notes, research proposals and technical writings, as well as documentation of the historical preservation of the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory ("Old Scripps Building") on the SIO campus.

Arranged in fifteen series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL FILES, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) FAMILY MATERIALS, 4) GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS, 5) CONFERENCES & EVENTS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, 7) TEACHING & LECTURES, 8) WRITINGS, 9) RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 10) SIO, 11) OLD SCRIPPS BUILDING, 12) UC SAN DIEGO / SHARED GOVERNANCE, 13) UNIVERSITY NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC LABORATORY SYSTEM (UNOLS), 14) PHOTOGRAPHS & SLIDES and 15) AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

SIO Biographical Files, SAC 5. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL FILES: Oral history transcript, scrapbooks, autobiographical notes, certificates and awards, calendars and planners, identification cards and bibliographies.

Box 1 Folder 1
Autobiographical notes, ca. 1990
Box 1 Folder 2
Newsletters, 1980-1984

Academic newsletters and articles mentioning appointments and professional activities.

Box 1 Folder 3-5
Certificates and awards, ca. 1946-1990

Includes Silver Star Citation, Navy Distinguished Public Service Award and the Conrad Award, with photographs of the reception.

Box 1 Folder 6
SIO Honors Professor Fred N. Spiess for Forty Years of Excellence as a Scientist and Leader - Event program and flier, 1992 August 28

A sound recording of this event is located in the AUDIOVISUAL series.

Box 1 Folder 7
Memorial service, 2006 September 17
Box 1 Folder 8-20
Calendars, planners and to-do lists, 1975-1984
Box 2 Folder 1-9
Calendars, planners and to-do lists, 1984-1990
Box 3 Folder 1-11
Calendars, planners and to-do lists, 1990-1998
Box 4 Folder 1-2
Calendars, planners and to-do lists, 1998-1999
Box 4 Folder 3-15
Phone logs, 1973-1993
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Phone logs, 1994-2005
Box 5 Folder 4-12
Pocket notebooks, 1968-1980, undated
Box 6 Folder 1
Department of Defense, MPL and Navy identification cards, ca. 1980
Box 6 Folder 2
Sabbatical leave in London, 1975-1976
Box 6 Folder 3
Sabbatical leave - Haydn Williams Fellowship, Curtin University of Technology, 1988-1990
Box 6 Folder 4
Maurice Ewing Medal, 1983
Box 6 Folder 5
Bibliographies, 1985-1990
Box 6 Folder 6-8
Annual supplements to bio-bibliographies, 1961-1990
Box 6 Folder 9
Oral history interview transcript, 2004

Conducted by Robert G. Wright for the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Box 6 Folder 10
Spiess Hall, 2009
Box 6 Folder 11
College diary entry, ca. 1940

Mostly discusses fencing.

Box 152 Folder 1
Personal scrapbook, ca. 1927-1952

Collected photographs, newspaper clippings and ephemera. Includes class photos from the 1920s, grade school work, programs from school events, Boy Scouts ribbons, clippings from Piedmont High School, UC Berkeley commencement materials and 1942 wedding clippings.

Box 152 Folder 2
Commemorative scrapbook, 1952-1980

MPL/SIO farewell scrapbook for Spiess after accepting the position of Director for California's Institute of Marine Resources in 1980. Includes 1952 MPL employment acceptance letter, faculty portraits of Spiess, assorted photos and clippings of expeditions and activities throughout the years, as well as photographs and flyer from Spiess' 1980 farewell party.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in four subseries: A) Professional Correspondence, B) Research Proposal Reviews, C) UC Merced and D) Personal Correspondence.

A) Professional Correspondence: General correspondence detailing Spiess' professional activities and communications, dating from 1946 to 1967.

B) Research Proposal Reviews: Correspondence pertaining to Spiess' review of research proposals, dating from 1982 to 1998.

C) UC Merced: Correspondence from Spiess' time as a chair and member of the UC Academic Senate Task Force for the establishment of UC Merced, primarily dating from 1999-2000.

D) Personal Correspondence: Family correspondence exchanged between 1923 and 1977, arranged chronologically. The earliest letters from 1923 are congratulations to the Whitton family on the birth of Sarah (Sally) Whitton, who would later wed Fred N. Spiess in 1942. Correspondence from the 1930s consists primarily of letters exchanged between the Whitton siblings and their father, the Director of Architectural and Engineering services for the Oakland, CA, Public Schools. Letters exchanged during the late 1930s between Fred Spiess and his mother discuss his undergraduate studies while attending UC Berkeley. Letters between Fred and Sally begin in 1937; topics include dinner parties, social invitations and information about family acquaintances. Correspondence during the 1940s revolves primarily around Fred's Navy career between 1941 and 1946, including letters exchanged between Fred and Sally, and Fred and his family. Topics include Fred's studies at the Navy Submarine School in New London, Connecticut, daily life aboard a submarine and Sally's studies at the University of Oregon. Letters written during 1942 reflect on the conditions of the war, including references to Japanese internment camps in the U.S. This same year, Fred and Sally were married during a brief leave. The remaining wartime correspondence primarily consists of love letters exchanged between Fred and Sally. During the 1950s, correspondence centers on Fred's involvement with the Center for Naval Research. Also included are some letters from the Spiess children to their parents and grandparents. Correspondence from the 1960s-1970s is mostly letters discussing daily life and family exchanged between the Whitton and Spiess extended family. Topics include the Spiess children, vacations, family events and thank-you letters.

Professional Correspondence

Box 6 Folder 12-16
1946-1959
Box 7 Folder 1-22
1960-1980
Box 8 Folder 1-11
1980-1983
Box 9 Folder 1-9
1983-1984
Box 10 Folder 1-9
1984-1986
Box 11 Folder 1-10
1986-1988
Box 12 Folder 1-9
1988-1990
Box 13 Folder 1-10
1990-1992
Box 14 Folder 1-9
1992-1994
Box 15 Folder 1-10
1994-1997
Box 16 Folder 1-8
1998-2001
Box 17 Folder 1-9
2002-2006
Box 17 Folder 10-11
undated

Research Proposal Reviews

Box 18 Folder 1-5
Research proposal reviews, 1982-1998

UC Merced

Box 18 Folder 6-17
1988 April-1999 February
Box 19 Folder 1-13
1999 February-November
Box 20 Folder 1-13
1999 December-2000 May
Box 21 Folder 1-12
2000 May-December
Box 22 Folder 1-7
2001 January-2006
Box 22 Folder 8
undated

Personal Correspondence

Box 22 Folder 9-13
1923-1938
Box 23 Folder 1
1939
Box 23 Folder 2-9
1940 January-1941 July
Box 24 Folder 1-7
1941 August-October
Box 25 Folder 1-10
1941 October-1942 May
Box 26 Folder 1-9
1942 June-1943 October
Box 27 Folder 1-8
1943 November-1944 August
Box 28 Folder 1-8
1944 August-1945 February
Box 29 Folder 1-8
1945 March-1946 February
Box 30 Folder 1-12
1946 March-1954
Box 31 Folder 1-11
1955-1964
Box 32 Folder 1-2
1965-1966
Box 153 Folder 1-10
1967-1973
Box 154 Folder 1-21
1974-1999
Box 155 Folder 1-4
2000-2006
Box 155 Folder 5-12
undated

FAMILY MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) FAMILY MATERIALS: A series of subject files, largely pertaining to SIO and La Jolla-area social events, activities and ceremonies. Much of this material documents the joint interests and activities of Fred and Sally Spiess. Arranged chronologically. Includes correspondence exchanged between Spiess family members discussing posthumous dedications and articles pertaining to Fred Spiess.

Box 32 Folder 3
Correspondence, 2006-2012

Subject files

Box 32 Folder 4
Veterans' Village, 1947-1952
Box 32 Folder 5-8
Oceanids, 1954-1996

Sally was a founding member.

Box 32 Folder 9-10
Scripps Estates Associates (SEA), 1964-1971

Includes materials from the La Jolla Shores Association regarding community planning, height-limitation and zoning issues.

Box 156 Folder 1-3
Height Limitation Committee for La Jolla, 1965-1966
Box 33 Folder 1
La Jolla Farms purchase, 1967
Box 33 Folder 2
Martin Johnson House, interior decoration by Sally Spiess, 1969-1997
Box 156 Folder 4
Citizens Coordinate, 1970-1973
Box 156 Folder 5-7
Wednesday Club, 1970s-1990s

Includes Sally's notes about the life and biography of female architect Hazel Waterman who was commissioned to create a new building for the Wednesday Club of San Diego in 1911.

Box 33 Folder 3
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1971
Box 156 Folder 8
La Jolla Historical Society, 1978-2000
Box 156 Folder 9
La Jolla Town Council, 1979
Box 33 Folder 4-6
La Jolla Civic-University Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Association, 1983-1986

Sally Spiess served on the Board of Directors.

Box 33 Folder 7
Aquarium site selection, 1983-1987
Box 33 Folder 8
Frieda Urey, 1988-1992

Biographical notes and correspondence, mainly pertaining to her 88th birthday party in 1988 and memorial in 1992.

Box 156 Folder 10
Scholia Club, 1999-2005

Events

Box 33 Folder 9
FLIP musical, Oceanids, 1960
Box 33 Folder 10
Farewell to Revelle, 1964

Party held at SIO to honor Roger Revelle, who was leaving his director position to head the Center for Population Studies at Harvard University.

Box 33 Folder 11
University of California Centennial Symposium on Oceanography, 1968 February 1-2
Box 33 Folder 12
Scientific Exploration of the South Pacific SCOR Symposium in La Jolla, 1968 June 17-21

Fred Spiess was the head of the local SCOR committee, and Sally served as Chairman of a 'ladies committee' to help with the meeting.

Box 33 Folder 13
SIO Open House, 1972

Sally Spiess served as coordinator.

Box 33 Folder 14-15
Helen Raitt Room dedication, SIO Library, 1977
Box 33 Folder 16
SIO Library, Carl Eckart dedication, 1977
Box 33 Folder 17
SIO 75th anniversary, 1978 June 23-25
Box 33 Folder 18
MPL Christmas Party, 1979 December 15

Hosted at the Spiess home.

Box 157 Folder 1
John D. Isaacs memorial service, 1980 November 6

Includes photographs of Isaacs and memorial planning materials.

Box 33 Folder 19
SIO 80th anniversary, 1983 October 13
Box 34 Folder 1-2
La Jollywood Review, 1986, 1988
Box 34 Folder 3
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1988 February 28

Hosted by the UCSD Alumni Association, Oceanids and UCSD Associated Students.

Box 34 Folder 4
University Sunday at La Jolla Congregational Church, 1989 October 8

Includes transcript of speech given by Fred Spiess.

Box 34 Folder 5
Ellen Revelle's 80th birthday party, 1990

An Oceanids annual meeting and luncheon titled "80 Days Before 80." Sally Spiess served as committee member and organized invitations and program. Includes biographical notes about Ellen Revelle, and a thank-you note written by Ellen.

Box 34 Folder 6
Memorial Service for Phyllis Carter Ferry, 1990 June 24
Box 34 Folder 7
Retirement Party, 1991
Box 34 Folder 8
Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum opening, 1992
Box 157 Folder 2
Memorial service for Allyn Collins Vine, 1994 June 19
Box 34 Folder 9
Eleanor Roosevelt College dedication ceremony, 1995 January 26
Box 34 Folder 10
Wednesday Club talk with Eleanor Roosevelt, niece to former First Lady, 1995 February
Box 34 Folder 11
Fred Spiess' 80th birthday party, 1999 October 6
Box 34 Folder 12
Sally Spiess memorial service, 2002 October 5
Box 34 Folder 13
SIO 100th anniversary, 2003
Box 34 Folder 14
Fred Spiess memorial services, 2006

GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Memoranda, notes, group and committee files and other materials documenting Spiess' participation in various professional associations and research groups pertaining to ocean engineering and oceanography. Arranged alphabetically by organizational name.

Box 34 Folder 15-16
Acoustical Society of America, 1978-1994

Advisory Committee for Ocean Science (ACOS), NSF

Box 34 Folder 17
General information and correspondence, 1978-1988
Box 35 Folder 1-5
General information and correspondence, 1978-1988
Box 35 Folder 6
Policies and appointments, 1984-1989
Box 35 Folder 7-9
Long-range planning, 1984-1990
Box 36 Folder 1-4
Long-range planning, 1984-1990
Box 36 Folder 5
Earth System Science, 1986
Box 36 Folder 6
Alvin Operations Group, 1991

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Box 36 Folder 7-8
General information and correspondence, 1983-1996
Box 37 Folder 1-7
General information and correspondence, 1983-1996
Box 38 Folder 1
Meetings, 1987-1989
Box 38 Folder 2
Newsletters, 1983-1990
Box 38 Folder 3
History of Geophysics Committee, 1986-1990
Box 38 Folder 4
Executive Committee, 1990-1991
Box 38 Folder 5
Planet Earth Committee, 1989
Box 38 Folder 6-10
Committee on Fellows, 1987-1995
Box 39 Folder 1-3
Committee on Fellows, 1987-1995
Box 39 Folder 4-6
Council, 1989-1993
Box 39 Folder 7
Forum, 1989
Box 39 Folder 8
Oceanography Society, 1990
Box 39 Folder 9
Oceanography Society, 1992
Box 40 Folder 1-4
Ocean Science Section, 1991-1992
Box 40 Folder 5
Architecture of the Oceanic Lithosphere Program Planning Group (AOLPPG), 1998
Box 40 Folder 6-7
British Petroleum (BP), 2003-2004
Box 40 Folder 8-10
California Ocean Resources Management Task Force (CORM), 1990
Box 40 Folder 11
California Sea Grant Committee, 1991
Box 41 Folder 1
Center for Coastal Marine Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 1979-1988
Box 41 Folder 2
Challenger Society for Marine Science, 1988
Box 41 Folder 3
Commander Submarine Force, ca. 1960
Box 41 Folder 4
Committee on Geodesy, 1982-1987
Box 41 Folder 5
Committee on Technology Utilization, Ocean Studies Board, 1995
Box 41 Folder 6-7
Cosmos Club, ca. 1990
Box 41 Folder 8-9
Deep Underwater Muon and Neutrino Detection (DUMAND), University of Hawaii, 1982-1990
Box 41 Folder 10
Down Hole Sampler Support Group, 1992
Box 41 Folder 11-12
Faculty Governance External Review Committee, 1988-1990
Box 42 Folder 1-8
Foundation for Ocean Research, 1982-1987

General information and correspondence, meetings, and information on a KPBS mini-documentary.

Box 42 Folder 9
Gorda Ridge Technical Task Force, 1985-1989
Box 43 Folder 1-5
Gorda Ridge Technical Task Force, 1985-1989
Box 43 Folder 6
Institute of Marine Resources (IMR), 1991-1992
Box 43 Folder 7-8
Institute of Marine Sciences, 1990-1991
Box 43 Folder 9
International Association on Geodesy (IAG), 1981-1993
Box 43 Folder 10
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), 1982-1991
Box 44 Folder 1
InterOcean Systems, Inc., 1982-1983
Box 44 Folder 2
ISCOMAP Working Group, IAG, 1992
Box 44 Folder 3
JOIDES Downhole Measurements Panel, 1984
Box 44 Folder 4
Maine Maritime Academy, 2000
Box 44 Folder 5
Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc., 1986-1989
Box 44 Folder 6-10
Manganese Nodule Program (MANOP), 1973-1986
Box 45 Folder 1-5
MANOP, 1973-1986
Box 45 Folder 6-10
Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL), 1982-1991
Box 46 Folder 1-4
Marine Sciences Review Committee, UC Santa Barbara, 1979-1980
Box 46 Folder 5-8
Marine Technology Society (MTS) Editorial Board, 1982-1988
Box 47 Folder 1
MTS Editorial Board, 1982-1988
Box 47 Folder 2-6
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), 1990-1992
Box 47 Folder 7
National Academy of Engineering, 1985-1990

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC)

Box 47 Folder 8
General information and correspondence, ca. 1985
Box 48 Folder 1
By-laws and operating rules, ca. 1985
Box 48 Folder 2-4
Legislature, 1987-1988
Box 48 Folder 5
Meetings, 1984-1987
Box 48 Folder 6-7
Committees, 1981-1988

Includes the Fisheries and Education Committee, and Marine Affairs.

Box 49 Folder 1
Fisheries and Education Committee, 1982-1984
Box 49 Folder 2
Marine Affairs Committee, 1981-1986
Box 49 Folder 3-8
Marine Division, 1983-1988

General information and correspondence, and the Washington Report on Marine Affairs.

Box 50 Folder 1-4
National Geophysical Data Center Advisory Committee, 1990-1994
Box 50 Folder 5-6
National Research Advisory Committee, 1981-1983
Box 50 Folder 7-10
Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA), 1976-1985
Box 51 Folder 1-2
Navy Undersea Warfare Research and Development Planning Council, 1959-1977
Box 51 Folder 3-8
Ocean Bottom Positioning Panel, 1970-1984
Box 52 Folder 1-6
Ocean Bottom Positioning Panel, 1970-1984

Ocean Studies Board

Box 52 Folder 7-8
General information and correspondence, 2003-2004
Box 52 Folder 9-10
Meetings, 2003-2005
Box 53 Folder 1-8
Meetings, 2003-2005
Box 54 Folder 1-7
Meetings, 2003-2005
Box 54 Folder 8
Sea Grant, 2004-2005
Box 55 Folder 1
Sea Grant, 2004-2005
Box 55 Folder 2
The Oceanic Institute, 1970
Box 55 Folder 3
Oceanographic Society, 1987-1988
Box 55 Folder 4-9
Office of Naval Research (ONR), 1980-1994

General information and correspondence, and planning and site reviews.

Box 56 Folder 1-2
ONR - Planning and site reviews, 1987-1994
Box 56 Folder 3-4
Office of Naval Research, London, 1975-1986
Box 56 Folder 5
Panel on Ocean Bottom Positioning, 1982-1983
Box 56 Folder 6
Paroscientific, Inc., 1993
Box 56 Folder 7
Planning Systems Incorporated, 1983-1992
Box 56 Folder 8
Prince Henry College Advisory Committee on Marine Sciences, 1978-1979
Box 56 Folder 9
Promotion Committee, 1957-1973
Box 56 Folder 10-11
Resource Agency Sea Grant Advisory Panel (RASGAP), 1983-1993
Box 57 Folder 1-7
RASGAP, 1983-1993

RIDGE Initiative

Box 57 Folder 8
General information and correspondence, 1986-1998
Box 58 Folder 1-7
General information and correspondence, 1986-1998
Box 59 Folder 1-3
General information and correspondence, 1986-1998
Box 59 Folder 4-6
Background information, 1985-1988
Box 59 Folder 7
Planning Committee, 1985-1987
Box 59 Folder 8-10
Steering Committee, 1988-1995
Box 60 Folder 1-4
Workshops, 1987-1991
Box 60 Folder 5
Meetings, 1997
Box 60 Folder 6
Graphs and notes, undated
Box 60 Folder 7
InterRidge Active Processes Working Group, 1994-1995
Box 60 Folder 8-10
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), 1980-1984
Box 61 Folder 1-2
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), 1980-1984
Box 61 Folder 3
San Diego Yacht Club, 1988-1994
Box 61 Folder 4
SCEC Borderland Working Group, 2002
Box 61 Folder 5
SIO Ocean Engineering Associates, 1985
Box 61 Folder 6
Specialist Series Review Panel, 1957-1973
Box 61 Folder 7-8
Study Committee No. 3, University of California - Working group for report, "The University as a Federal Grant Institution", 1967-1968
Box 61 Folder 9
Tactical Oceanography Research Center, 1983-1991
Box 61 Folder 10
Theta Chi Funds for Leadership & Education, Inc., 1991-1993
Box 61 Folder 11
UC Fencing Club, 1987
Box 61 Folder 12
Underwater Mining Institute, 1984-1987

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) CONFERENCES AND EVENTS: Notes, correspondence, ephemera and meeting materials gathered in preparation for, and documenting participation in, various conferences and events. Arranged chronologically.

Box 61 Folder 13
Miscellaneous, 1975-1980
Box 62 Folder 1-3
Miscellaneous, 1975-1980
Box 62 Folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1981-1990
Box 62 Folder 5
Undersea Warfare Research and Development Planning Council 24th Meeting, 1965 January 26
Box 62 Folder 6
Marine Minerals Workshop, 1977 January 24-26
Box 62 Folder 7
Department of Energy presentation, energy and the ocean, 1978 December 14
Box 62 Folder 8
Tenth Annual Conference on Underwater Archaeology, 1979 January 2-5
Box 62 Folder 9
12th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, 1980 May 5-8
Box 62 Folder 10
Third International Congress on the History of Oceanography, WHOI, 1980 September 22-26
Box 62 Folder 11
NAVOCEANO Symposium, 1981 May 7-9
Box 62 Folder 12
The Hottest Thing in Oceanography, SIO colloquium, 1981 October 21
Box 62 Folder 13
UCSD Chancellor Atkinson inauguration, 1981 October 22
Box 62 Folder 14
AGU Spring Meeting, 1983 May 30-June 3
Box 63 Folder 1
Undersea Surveillance Symposium, 1983 July 18-22
Box 63 Folder 2
OCEANS '83, 1983 August 29-September 1
Box 63 Folder 3
Bill Nierenberg's 65th Birthday Celebration, 1984 February 13
Box 63 Folder 4
Marine Mineral Resources Meeting, 1985 June 18-19
Box 63 Folder 5
OCEANS '85, 1985 November 12-14
Box 63 Folder 6
International Symposium on Marine Positioning (INSMAP 86), 1986 October 14-17
Box 63 Folder 7-9
Conference on Engineering Solutions for the Utilization of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Resources, 1986 October 19-21
Box 63 Folder 10
Workshop on "University-Industry Cooperation in Ocean Technology", 1986 October 30
Box 63 Folder 11
The Donald L. McKernan Lectures in Marine Affairs, 1987 February 10
Box 63 Folder 12
National Academy of Engineering Twenty-Third Annual Meeting, 1987 October 13-14
Box 63 Folder 13
Under Seas Defense '87 Exposition & Conference, 1987 November 2-5
Box 63 Folder 14
Seafloor Power Generation From Hot Vents Workshop, 1987 November 5-6
Box 63 Folder 15
Crustal Dynamics Principal Investigators Meeting, 1988 March 22-24
Box 64 Folder 1
RIDGE Initiative Sea-going Experiments Workshop, 1988 May 11-13
Box 64 Folder 2
Downhole Seismometer Workshop, 1988
Box 64 Folder 3-4
Undersea Vehicles, Third Meeting, NRC Marine Board, 1993 March 25-27
Box 64 Folder 5-7
USS Gabilan reunion dinner, 1993 September 9
Box 64 Folder 8
International Symposium on Marine Positioning (INSMAP 94), 1994 September 19-23
Box 64 Folder 9
Ocean Borehole Laboratories, Instrumentation, and Program (OBLISP Workshop), 1994 December 13-14
Box 64 Folder 10
AAAS Meeting, 1994

Spiess presentation titled "Pacific Marine Geology, Past, Present and Future."

Box 64 Folder 11
USS Tarpon Reunion, 1995 August 30
Box 157 Folder 3
Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Marine Physical Laboratory, 1996 October 11
Box 64 Folder 12
The International Workshop on the Scientific Use of Submarine Cables, 1997 February 25-28
Box 64 Folder 13
Meeting to Consider the Potential Role of the Navy's Advanced Tethered Vehicle (ATV) for Deep Submergence Science Within the Academic Community, 1997 September 16
Box 64 Folder 14
DESCEND Workshop, 1999 October 25-27
Box 65 Folder 1
EarthScope Workshop, 2001 October 9-11
Box 65 Folder 2
UNOLS Deep Submergence Science Committee Planning Meeting, 2001 December 9
Box 65 Folder 3-4
AGU 2002, 2002
Box 65 Folder 5
RIDGE 2000 Integrated Studies Community Education Workshop, 2002 February 25-27
Box 65 Folder 6
XXIII General Assembly of the IUGG, 2003 June 30-July 11
Box 65 Folder 7
Oceans 2003 Marine Technology and Ocean Science Conference, 2003 September 22
Box 65 Folder 8
Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks Workshop (ORION) Workshop, 2004 January 4-8
Box 65 Folder 9
IODP Downhole Tools Workshop, 2004 May 24-25
Box 65 Folder 10
Congress on Building Capacity for Coastal Solutions, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 2004 December 6-7

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) SUBJECT FILES: General research files on subjects of professional interest. Arranged alphabetically according to subject, in accordance with Spiess' own filing system.

Box 65 Folder 11
Academic Research Fleet Study, 1980-1981
Box 66 Folder 1-4
Academic Research Fleet Study, 1980-1981
Box 66 Folder 5
Advanced Tethered Vehicle (ATV), 2004
Box 66 Folder 6-7
Alderson Chair, 1983-1988
Box 66 Folder 8
ALVIN program, 1981
Box 66 Folder 9
American Oceanography, 1966-1969
Box 67 Folder 1
American Oceanography, 1966-1969
Box 67 Folder 2
Arctic Science Sub Cruise 93, 1993
Box 67 Folder 3
Auzende, Jean-Marie, 1992
Box 67 Folder 4-9
Borehole projects, 1987-1992
Box 68 Folder 1-3
Borehole projects, 1987-1992
Box 68 Folder 4-5
Bottom landers, 1984-1986
Box 68 Folder 6
Bouee Laboratoire, 2002-2003
Box 68 Folder 7
Carbonate escarpment projects, 1977-1988
Box 68 Folder 8
Cascadia Subduction Zone, ca. 1995
Box 68 Folder 9
Crane arm prototypes for oceanographic equipment, undated
Box 68 Folder 10
Crustal dynamics, 1977-1980
Box 69 Folder 1
Crustal Dynamics Project (CDP), 1991
Box 69 Folder 2
Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), 1983-1986
Box 69 Folder 3-8
Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), 1989-1992
Box 69 Folder 9
Deep Tow sonar system, 1972-1983
Box 70 Folder 1-6
Deep Tow sonar system, 1972-1983
Box 70 Folder 7-8
Deep Tow Thruster Pod, 1973-1982
Box 70 Folder 9
Deep Water Muon and Neutrino Detector (DUMAND), 1992
Box 70 Folder 10
Downhole logging, 1983-1984
Box 71 Folder 1
Dynacon Slack Tensioner, 2000
Box 71 Folder 2-3
ECHO I, 1983-1985
Box 157 Folder 4
Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corporation, 1955-1959
Box 71 Folder 4
Fiber optic cable project, 1994-1995
Box 71 Folder 5
Fiber Optic Seafloor Strainmeter (FOSS), 1996
Box 71 Folder 6
Fieberling Guyot, ca. 1985
Box 71 Folder 7
Fine Scale Seafloor Studies, DSDP, 1982
Box 157 Folder 5
Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training school, 1966

Class handouts and notes.

Box 71 Folder 8
Florida Demonstration Project, 1985-1987
Box 71 Folder 9-11
The Glosten Associates, Inc., 1985-1991
Box 72 Folder 1
GPS, 1983-1984
Box 72 Folder 2-3
Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program (HDWC), 1985-1987
Box 72 Folder 4-5
High Energy Benthic Boundary Layer Experiment (HEBBLE), 1980-1983
Box 72 Folder 6
Hovering machine, undated
Box 72 Folder 7
The Icelandic GPS Survey Network, 1993
Box 72 Folder 8
INDOMED Expedition, 1977-1979
Box 72 Folder 9-10
Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), 2004-2005
Box 72 Folder 11
Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 1991-1997
Box 73 Folder 1-3
Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 1991-1997
Box 73 Folder 4-5
Juan de Fuca Plate, 1991-1993
Box 157 Folder 6-7
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, 1951-1952
Box 73 Folder 6-8
Lewin, Reimann and Volcani, publication dispute, 1963-1984
Box 73 Folder 9-11
LSAP Project, 1987-1988
Box 74 Folder 1-2
Mid-Pacific Guyots, 1983-1985
Box 74 Folder 3-9
Mobile ocean research stations (MORS), assorted proposals, 1967-1987
Box 75 Folder 1-5
Mobile ocean research stations (MORS), assorted proposals
Box 75 Folder 6-7
Multibeam sonar, 1989-1994
Box 75 Folder 8
NASA Crustal Dynamics Research Program, 1985-1986
Box 75 Folder 9
NEPTUNE Canada, 2004
Box 76 Folder 1-8
OCEANLAB, 1974-1979
Box 76 Folder 9
Ocean engineering research centers, ca. 1985
Box 77 Folder 1-2
Ocean engineering research centers, ca. 1985
Box 77 Folder 3-4
Ocean engineering, NSF, 1985-1986
Box 77 Folder 5
The Ocean Seismic Network Pilot Experiment, 2003
Box 77 Folder 6-7
Ocean Seismograph Network Project, 1992-1994
Box 77 Folder 8
Ocean Station Project, 1988-1989
Box 77 Folder 9-10
Off-shore floating airport, 2004-2006
Box 78 Folder 1
Off-shore floating airport, 2004-2006
Box 78 Folder 2-4
Patents, 1980-1990
Box 78 Folder 5
PLUTO Expedition, 1981
Box 78 Folder 6
RAMA Expedition, 1980
Oversize SIO MC-116-01
RAMA Expedition, Leg I plotting sheets, 1980 March-April
Box 78 Folder 7-11
Remotely operated vehicles (ROV), 1983-1990
Box 79 Folder 1-8
ROV, 1983-1990
Box 80 Folder 1-6
Resedimentation projects, 1986-1988
Box 80 Folder 7-10
RISE Expedition, 1982-1983
Box 81 Folder 1-9
RISE Expedition, 1982-1983
Box 82 Folder 1-4
RISE Expedition, 1982-1983
Box 82 Folder 5-6
Ritter Fellowship, 1983-1992
Box 82 Folder 7
RUM II, 1984-1985
Box 82 Folder 8
Scripps/BP Collaborative Research Program, 2004-2005
Box 82 Folder 9
Scripps Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), 2003
Box 82 Folder 10
Sea floor observatory, 1990
Box 82 Folder 11-13
Sea floor research centers, 1987-1988
Box 83 Folder 1
Sea floor strain, 1985-1991
Box 83 Folder 2
Sea Surface Reference Float, ca. 1985
Box 83 Folder 3
SeisCORK, 2004
Box 83 Folder 4
The Seismogenic Zone Experiment (SEIZE), 1997
Box 83 Folder 5
SINKEX, 1995-1997
Box 83 Folder 6
SIO master plans, ca. 1960-1968
Box 83 Folder 7
Sound Velocimeter Calibration, undated
Box 83 Folder 8
Submarine School, ca. 1940, and ca. 1995
Box 83 Folder 9
Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID), 1980-1985
Box 83 Folder 10-11
Target motion analysis, 1989-1991
Box 83 Folder 12
Titanic, 1978-1984

Correspondence, notes, publicity materials and data regarding the search for and recovery of the Titanic.

Box 84 Folder 1-7
Titanic, 1978-1984
Box 85 Folder 1-2
Titanic, 1978-1984
Box 85 Folder 3-4
White Mountain Research Station, 1972-1985
Box 85 Folder 5
Wide Swath Precision Echo Sounder, U.S. Patent, 1983 August 23

Invented by Fred N. Spiess and Victor C. Anderson.

Box 85 Folder 6-7
Wireline Re-Entry System, 1988-1994

TEACHING AND LECTURES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) TEACHING AND LECTURES: Instructional materials including notes, outlines, and slides used in classes and lectures taught by Spiess.

Box 85 Folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1971-1980
Box 85 Folder 9-10
Miscellaneous, 1981-1990
Box 157 Folder 8
United States Armed Forces Institute, 1958-1965

Regarding texts and curriculum for oceanography and underwater tactical subjects.

Box 86 Folder 1
Faculty profiles and research updates, ca. 1985
Box 86 Folder 2
Lecture slide lists, 1981-1989
Box 86 Folder 3
Ocean Engineering, 1966
Box 86 Folder 4
Overview of MPL, 1967
Box 86 Folder 5
Earth Sciences, 1967-1968
Box 86 Folder 6
Ocean Technology, 1968
Box 86 Folder 7
Class on sonar, SIO 226A, 1974
Box 86 Folder 8
Acoustical Oceanography, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, 1981 May 8
Box 86 Folder 9
Seminar on "Sea Floor Geodesy: Some Possible Approaches and Supporting Technology," USGS, 1985 March 14
Box 86 Folder 10
The New World at the Bottom of the Sea, 1985 April 15
Box 86 Folder 11
Large Column-Supported Floating Platforms, Ocean Space '85 Symposium, 1985 June 3-6
Box 86 Folder 12-13
Deep-Ocean Near-Bottom Surveying Techniques, Advanced Research Institute on "Marine Minerals: Resource Assessment Strategies," NATO, 1985 June 10-16
Box 86 Folder 14
Engineering in the Deep Oceans, Seminars in Mechanical and Structural Engineering, 1986 February 24
Box 86 Folder 15-16
Up Periscope!, the McKernan lectures, 1987 February 10
Box 87 Folder 1-2
Up Periscope!, the McKernan lectures, 1987 February 10
Box 87 Folder 3
SEG Lecture, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1988
Box 87 Folder 4
Juan de Fuca, instructional transparencies, 1995
Box 87 Folder 5
Science Studies Program lecture, 1999
Box 87 Folder 6
Sea Floor Motion and Plate Tectonics, presentation to Phi Beta Kappa, 2003 March 23
Box 87 Folder 7-9
Spiess, F.N. and C.D. Chadwell. "Progress in Measurement of Seafloor Strain In the Deep Ocean," Oceans 2003, 2003 September 23
Box 87 Folder 10
Wireline Re-entry DHT Workshop, 2004 May 25
Box 87 Folder 11
Deep Tow, unidentified instructional transparencies, undated