Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers, 1933-1992 (bulk 1933-1976) (SMC 0102)

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Restrictions: Original film formats are restricted; however, digital copies are available for most items.

Extent: 14.2 Linear feet (24 archives boxes, 9 card file boxes, 1 flat box, 1 map case folder, and 24 films)

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Papers of oceanographer Eugene Cecil LaFond. The collection includes oceanographic data records from LaFond's research at the Navy Electronic Laboratory, as well as photographs of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, vessels and personnel in the 1930s.

Eugene Cecil LaFond (1909-1992) began his career at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) as a technical assistant before his promotion to oceanographer, and eventually marine biologist, from 1933 to 1941. He married chemist Katherine Gehring in 1935. In 1941, LaFond was given a leave from SIO to join the University of California Division of War Research (UCDWR) as part of its newly created Oceanographic Studies Group. LaFond was one of the scientific consultants who, in 1946, participated in atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in Operation Crossroads. Among his many roles at SIO, LaFond photographed the campus and personnel in the 1930s, and contributed charts and illustrations for the foundational oceanography textbook The Oceans: Their Physics, Chemistry, and General Biology (1942). In 1946, LaFond joined the Navy Electronics Laboratory (NEL) to head the Marine Environment Division. Over the next two decades LaFond took a number of leaves of absence from NEL to pursue other research activities and interests, including work on the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) from 1959-1964 and as visiting professor at Andhra University in the early 1950s. While at NEL, LaFond helped pioneer the use of submersibles to study the ocean floor, including the Trieste, Soucoupe Marine, and Westinghouse Deepstar 4000. LaFond returned to NEL in 1964 and remained there as senior scientist and consulting oceanographer until his retirement.

Papers of oceanographer Eugene Cecil LaFond. The collection includes oceanographic data records from LaFond's research at the Navy Electronic Laboratory, as well as photographs of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and personnel in the 1930s. It also includes a copy of a family memoir written by Eugene and Katherine Gehring LaFond in 1992.

Arranged in four series: 1) DATA RECORDS AND REPORTS; 2) PHOTOGRAPHS; 3) FILMS; AND 4) FAMILY HISTORY.

Container List

DATA RECORDS AND REPORTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) DATA RECORDS AND REPORTS: Oceanographic data in various formats, including logs, charts and reports recording weather patterns, oceans swells, temperatures, and bathythermograph glass slides and readings. The data covers two decades, 1952-1972, and was collected by LaFond from a wide assortment of domestic and international cruises, as well as local data collection points from boats, piers, and ocean platforms. It does not represent a cohesive data record of any one set of variables, but is a representative sample of the types of records LaFond gathered and consulted in the course of his research.

Arranged in four subseries: A) Cruise Data; B) Tower and Ocean Data; C) Bathythermograph (BT); and D) Determination of Transmission Anomaly Fields for a Sound Source Reports.

Cruise Data

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Cruise #4, Thermistor chain test, USS Marysville (to Honolulu), 1961 August 3-September 3
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Cruise #5, Thermistor chain log, USS Marysville, 1961 October 17-22
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Cruise #6, Thermistor chain, 1961 November 11-18
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Cruise #6, Thermistor chain, 1961 November 11-20
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Cruise #6, recording paper for sonar sounding set, Sea mount A, B, and C, 1961 November 11-15

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 1 Folder: 5-6
Cruise #7, Thermistor chain, 1961 November 27-29
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Cruise #8, Thermistor chain log, Mazatlan, 1962 January 22-February 18
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Cruise #8, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1962 January 23-Feburary 18
Box: 22 Folder: 2
Cruise #8, recording paper for sonar sounding set, San Diego to Baja California (Roll #1), 1962 January 22-30

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 22 Folder: 3
Cruise #8, recording paper for sonar sounding set, Mazatlan to San Diego (Roll #2), 1962 February 10

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 22 Folder: 4
Cruise #8, recording paper for sonar sounding set, no location provided (Roll #3), 1962 February 17

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 2 Folder: 1
Cruise #9 and #12, Thermistor chain log, 1962 February 27-June 21
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Cruise #9 and #12, NEL Thermistor chain, Ships heading, 1962 February 28-June 21
Box: 23 Folder: 1
Cruise #12, recoding paper for sonar sounding set, San Francisco to Cobb Sea Mount, 1962 July 25-August 8

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 2 Folder: 3
Cruise #9A, NEL Thermistor chain, Tower Operation, 1962 April 30-May 9
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Cruise #10, Thermistor chain log, 1962 May 22-23
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Cruise #10, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1962 May 22-23
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Cruise #11, Thermistor chain log, 1962 June 4-6
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Cruise #11, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1962 June 4-8
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Cruise #13, Thermistor chain log, 1962 July 9-11
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Cruise #13, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor chain log, 1962 July 9-12
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Cruise #14, Thermistor chain log, 1962 July 24-August 24
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Cruise #14, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1962 July 24-August 25
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Cruise #15, Thermistor chain log, 1963 January 3-4
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Cruise #15, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 January 3
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Cruise #18, Thermistor chain log, 1963 January 21-February 21
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Cruise #18, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 January 21-February 21
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Cruise #19, Thermistor chain log, 1963 March 11-19
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Cruise #19, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 March 12-20
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Cruise #20, Thermistor chain log, 1963 April 3-10
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Cruise #20, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor chain log, 1963 April 3-9
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Cruise #21, Thermistor chain log, 1963 August 19-28
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Cruise #21, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 August 26-28
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Cruise #21, PDR log, 1963 August 19-26
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Cruise #22, Thermistor chain log, 1963 September 16-26
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Cruise #22, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 September 17-25
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Cruise #23, Thermistor chain log, 1963 October 9-17
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Cruise #23, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 October 10-17
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Cruise #24, Thermistor chain log, 1963 December 3-5
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Cruise #24, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1963 December 3-6
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Cruise #25, NEL Thermistor chain, 1964 February 17-19
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Cruise #25, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor chain log, 1964 February 17-20
Box: 23 Folder: 2
Cruise #25, recording paper for sonar sounding set, Lausen Sea Mount to San Pedro Channel, Buoy Placement, 1964 February 11-18

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 6 Folder: 3
Cruise #26, Thermistor chain log, 1964 March 2-5
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Cruise #27, Thermistor chain log, 1964 March 16-19
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Cruise #27, Chain angle log, 1964 March 16-19
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Cruise #27, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1964 March 16-19
Box: 23 Folder: 3
Cruise #27, recording paper for sonar sounding set, 1964 March 19

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 6 Folder: 7
Cruise #28, Thermistor chain log, 1964 March 30-April 9
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Cruise #28, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor log, 1964 April 2-7
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Cruise #31, Operation Boundary and Gulf of California, 1965 March 9-April 15
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Cruise #31, Thermistor chain, 1965 March 9-Apirl 15
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Cruise #32, Thermistor chain, 1965 May 28-June 11
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Cruise #32, Chain log Alaska Dutch Harbor to Pribilof Islands to San Francisco, 1965 June 27-July 26
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Cruise #33, Positions relative to radar buoy system, circa 1965
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Cruise #34, Laboratory log, 1965 October 25-27
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Cruise #34, Bridge log, 1965 October 26-28
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Cruise #35, Laboratory log, 1966 January 17-April 11
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Cruise #35, Course, speed, and position, Thermistor chain log, 1966 January 17-April 10
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Cruise #35, collected data and chart, undated
Box: 25 Folder: 1
Cruise #35, surface temperature record, 1966

Rolled data chart in original box.

Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Cruise #36, Part VI, Cruise map Japan Sea Expedition Kuroshiro Current (1 sheet), undated
Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Cruise #36, Temperature-Depth Cross Section, US NEL Thermistor Chain, Japan Sea Expedition (3 sheets), undated
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Cruise #37, Thermistor chain, 1968 January 9-31
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Cruise #38, Laboratory log, 1968 March 11-14
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Cruise #38, Bridge log, 1968 March 11-15
Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Cruise #41, Santa Barbara Channel and tow tracks, charts (10 sheets), undated
Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Cruise #44, Parka II, Position plotting sheets (4 sheets), 1969
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Cruise #42, NUWC Thermistor Chain Log, 1968 December 3
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Cruise log and data sheets, includes Cruise #37, undated

Tower and Ocean Data

Box: 9 Folder: 1
The Internal Tides off Southern California, as obtained from Thermistor Chain Records, by W. Krauss, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Cruise and current meters, by W. Krauss, 1963 August-1964 February
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Lagged bead log #1, electro instruments system tower, 1965 May 4-November 9
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Lagged bead log #2, tower lagged vertical array on N.W. leg, 1965 November 17-1966 December 14
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Lagged bead log #3, tower lagged vertical array in N.W. leg, 1966 December 14-1967 December 7
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Tower lagged vertical array on N.W. leg, 1967 December 27-1972 June 15
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Field data CRT and other recorders, NEL Tower, 1965 July 7-22
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Drogue and tide, NEL Tower, 1965 June 30-July 22
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Tower drogue measurement and tide, 1965 August 16-27
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Tower data log, 1966 September 27-October 5
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Waterfront temperature recorder log, 1967 February 1-1968 May 20
Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Tower data beads 12-17, daily temperatures (oversize plot charts, 2 sheets), 1966 September-1967 September
Weather data sheets
Box: 10 Folder: 4-26
1966 December-1968 October
Box: 11 Folder: 1-19
1968 November-1970 May
Box: 11 Folder: 20-21
Internal Wave Data, Location 1 Off Mission Beach, 1958 July
Box: 11 Folder: 22-23
Internal Wave Data, Location 2 Off Mission Beach, 1958 July
Box: 11 Folder: 24-25
Internal Wave Data, Location 3 Off Mission Beach, 1958 July
Box: 12 Folder: 1
NEL Tower temperature readings, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Tracing, figures, and maps - Mexico, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Charts and graphs of ocean currents and temperatures, undated
Box: 20 Folder: 1
NEL Tower Vertical and Sand Beach data, Roll #112, 1966 November 22-25

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 20 Folder: 2
NEL Tower with lagged beads, Roll #31, 1965 November 3-10

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 20 Folder: 3
Tower E.I. digital temperature recording system, Roll #14, 1965 July 30-August 4

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 20 Folder: 4
NEL Tower lagged bead data, Roll #17, 1965 August 10-13

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 21 Folder: 1
Surface array data, NUC Tower, 1969 July

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 21 Folder: 2
Lagged vertical and sand beads, NUC Tower, Roll #318, 1970 September 4-11

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 21 Folder: 3
Lagged vertical and sand beads, NUC Tower, Roll #325, 1970 October 23-30

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 21 Folder: 4
Vertical lagged beads, NUC Tower, Roll #401, 1972 June

Rolled data chart in original box. Box includes note: "The End Forever!"

Box: 24 Folder: 1
Wind velocity and direction, 1962 May 18-June 4

Rolled data chart in original box. Labeled US Navy Electronics Lab, Dale E. Good.

Box: 24 Folder: 2
Wind velocity and direction, 1962 October 2-19

Rolled data chart in original box. Labeled US Navy Electronics Lab.

Box: 24 Folder: 3
Tower, 32 knots winds, 1963 April 8

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 24 Folder: 4
Tower wind direction and speed, 1965 March 12-28

Rolled data chart in original envelope.

Box: 24 Folder: 5
Wind direction and velocity indicator, NUWC Tower, Roll #101, 1967 December 29-1968 January 9

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 24 Folder: 6
Anemometer data, NUWC Tower, Roll #111, 1968 May 10-24

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 2
Current meters #1 and #2, 1965 May 31

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 3
Current meter, Roll 1, 1969 July 29

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 4
Current meter, Roll 2, 1969 August 8

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 5
Tower Stratham type wave height recorder data, 1966 October 3-4

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 6
Tower acoustical wave height records, 1966 October 4

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 7
Stratham wave height recorder, Run "C", 1966 October 4-1967 October 4

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 25 Folder: 8
Wave height data, tide compensated transducer, NUC Tower, 1969 November 25-1970 April 23

Rolled data chart in original box.

Box: 26 Folder: 1-5
Tide gauge data, NUC Tower (Rolls #1-5), 1970 October 30-1971 August 6

Five rolled data charts in original boxes.

Box: 27 Folder: 1-4
Southwest temperature data, Code 59 (Emory), 1960 August 3-11

Four loose rolled data charts.

Box: 27 Folder: 5
Tower Report, Tower Data, 1959 November 6

Loose rolled data chart.

Box: 27 Folder: 6
Wave height record for pressure transducer located at vertical array #1 and at Tower depth 25 feet, 1966 October 5

Loose rolled data chart. Note on chart in quotes: "Dr. Knauss said this was the end of record."

Bathythermograph (BT)

Box: 12 Folder: 4
Instruction book for bathythermograph, 1948
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Bathythermograph observations booklet, 1951
Box: 12 Folder: 6
David W. Taylor Model Basin photographs and descriptions, 1943 April 5
Box: 28 Folder: 1-2
Bathythermograph slides (glass slides in wooden cases), 1956, 1957 July 16-17

Two wooden boxes containing bathythermograph glass slides. Boxes labeled: "Saur Pt. Barrow 56" and "Sweetwater 16-17 July '57".

Box: 29 Folder: 1-3
Bathythermograph slides (glass slides in wooden cases), 1955, 1957 July 16-17

Three wooden boxes containing bathythermograph glass slides. Boxes labeled: "LaFond and Dill - E. W. Scripps - 1955" (2 boxes) and "Sweetwater 16 July '57".

Box: 30 Folder: 1-4
Bathythermograph slides (glass slides in plastic cases), 1958, 1959, 1963, and undated

Four plastic containers of bathythermograph glass slides. Boxes labeled: "BT Slides #1-47, SESCO Cruise Oct 29 - Nov 7;" unlabeled box with slides from 1958; "N.E.L. Pier June-July 1959;" and "Tower 7-III-63 to 5-23-63."

Box: 31 Folder: 1-4
Bathythermograph slides (glass slides in plastic cases), 1963, 1964, 1969

Four plastic containers of bathythermograph glass slides. Boxes labeled containing NEL Tower data and Cruise #25.

Box: 32 Folder: 1-4
Bathythermograph slides (glass slides in plastic cases), 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971

Four plastic containers of bathythermograph glass slides. Boxes labeled as Cruise #26, #30, #33, and #35.

Box: 33
Bathythermograph slides photograph record cards, 1952 April-June

Front of note cards contains printed image of data from bathythermograph slides superimposed on a numbered graph. Back of note cards include informational data, such as date, location, vessel, speed, surf and weather. Vessels include U.S.S. Marysville (U.S.S. EPCE (R) 857).

Box: 34
Bathythermograph slides photograph record cards, 1954 February-June

Front of note cards contains printed image of data from bathythermograph slides superimposed on a numbered graph. Back of note cards include informational data, such as date, location, vessel, speed, surf and weather. Vessels include R/V Horizon, R/V Spencer F. Baird, and U.S.S. Marysville (U.S.S. EPCE (R) 857).

Box: 12 Folder: 7
Bathythermograph slide photograph graph templates, undated

Plastic ruler graphs used to create photographic prints of bathythermograph slides (see Bathythermograph slides photograph record cards in boxes 33 and 34).

Determination of Transmission Anomaly Fields for a Sound Source Reports

Box: 12 Folder: 8-9
Ray Paths, Table 1, Case 1, 1957 November 13
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Intensity and Transmission Anomaly, Table 2, Case 1, 1957 November 13
Box: 12 Folder: 11-12
Ray Paths, Table 1, Case 1, 1958 July 29
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Intensity and Transmission Anomaly, Table 2, Case 1, 1958 July 29
Box: 13 Folder: 1-2
Table of sound intensity I and anomaly A, Table 1, Case 1, 1959 March 30
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Table of total sound intensity I and anomaly A, Table 2, Case 1, 1959 March 30
Box: 13 Folder: 4-5
Table of sound intensity I and anomaly A, Table 1, Case 2, 1959 April 6
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Table of sound intensity I and anomaly A, Table 2, Case 1, 1959 April 6

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) PHOTOGRAPHS: Images by LaFond of SIO personnel, visitors, and the campus in the 1930s, including the research vessels Scripps and the E.W. Scripps, as well as color negatives of Deepstar submersible dives. Images of SIO personnel are arranged alphabetically by last name. Approximately 200 images from this series have been digitized, and are available on the UC San Diego Digital Collections website.

Arranged in five subseries: A) People and Portraits; B) R/V Scripps; C) R/V E.W. Scripps; D) SIO and San Diego; and E) Deepstar Submersible.

People and Portraits

Box: 13 Folder: 7
Allen, Winfred Emory, circa 1935
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Anderson, David Quentin, circa 1935
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Armstrong, Ursel Sidney, 1934
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Barnhart, Percy Spencer, 1935
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Bostwick, LaPlace, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Chambers, Stanley W., circa 1936
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Coe, Wesley Roswell, circa 1935
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Cole, W.S., undated
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Cummings, Nelphi Willard, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Cummingham, John, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Cupp, Easter Ellen, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Dietz, Robert Sinclair, circa 1935-1939

Includes Kenneth O. Emery.

Box: 14 Folder: 5
Doudoroff, Peter, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Emery, Kenneth O., circa 1938
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Falconer, Fred, 1936
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Feltham, Catherine B., 1936
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Fiorini, L., circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Fleming, Richard Howell, 1936, 1938 September 15
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Fox, Denis Llewellyn, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Genter, Tillie, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Gordon, Robert Dean, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Gripenberg, Hedvig Christina Augusta, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Hanzawa, Shoshiro, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Harper, Jacob Chandler, circa 1936
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Helland-Hansen, Bjorn, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Heusner, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Hindman, James Clark, circa 1939
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Jacobs, Woodrow Cooper, circa 1936
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Jao, Chin-Chih, circa 1936
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Johnson, Carl Irwin, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Johnson, Martin Wiggo, 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Johnson, Thelma, 1938 October and undated
Box: 14 Folder: 25
LaFond, Eugene Cecil, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 26
LaFond, Katherine Gehring, 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 27
Liederman, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 28
Lloyd, Blodwen, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 29
Lyman, John, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 30
Maler, Oliver, 1938 October and undated
Box: 14 Folder: 31
Marks, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 32
Marshall, Lauriston C., undated
Box: 14 Folder: 33
McEwen, George Francis, circa 1935, 1938
Box: 14 Folder: 34
McKitrick, Ruth, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 35
Miller, Lowell, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 36
Miller, Loye Holmes, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 37
Moberg, Erik Gustaf, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 38
Monk, Cecil Ray, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 39
Myers, Earl, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 40
Nakamura, Hiomi, circa 1935
Box: 14 Folder: 41
Nello Pace, 1934-1935
Box: 14 Folder: 42
Niederman, Howard, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Painter, Christina A., undated
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Palmer, Claude, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Pierce, Charlie, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Rader, Melvin (Tubby), undated
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Ragan, Ruth, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Revelle, Roger, circa 1933-1938
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Rittenberg, Sydney Charles, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 8
Ross, James M., circa 1935

Includes D.L. Witt.

Box: 15 Folder: 9
Ross, Murdock G., undated
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Sargent, Marston, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Scheer, Bradley Titus, 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Shepard, Francis Parker, 1940
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Simmons, William, 1938
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Sparks, Frances, 1938 October
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Sproul, Robert Gordon, circa 1935-1936

Includes Thomas Wayland Vaughan.

Box: 15 Folder: 16
Sverdrup, Harald, 1938 December
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Telford, Alex, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Thomson, Webb, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Thorp, Eldon Marion, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 20
Tibby, Richard Bitner, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 21
Trask, Parker D., circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 22
Vaughan, Carolyn, circa 1936

Includes Roger Revelle.

Box: 15 Folder: 23
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1934 and undated
Box: 15 Folder: 24
Watson, Chandler, 1938 October
Box: 15 Folder: 25
Wells, Nelson Alfred, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 26
Whedon, Whedon Forest, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 27
Wilson, Robert E., circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 28
Young, Robert, circa 1935
Box: 15 Folder: 29
ZoBell, Claude Ephraim, 1936 and undated

R/V Scripps

Box: 15 Folder: 30
Views of ship, circa 1933-1935
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Views of ship, circa 1933-1935
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Operations aboard ship, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Ship at moorings, undated

Includes George F. McEwen.

Box: 16 Folder: 4
Ship at San Diego Yacht Club mooring, leaving on cruise, circa 1934
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Bottom dredger, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Hauling in the plankton net, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Plankton hauls at sea, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Varney-Redwine Deep Sea Corer, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Man attaching Nansen bottle to wire, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Operations at sea, Hiomi Nakamura with dip net, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Operations at sea, Richard H. Fleming, circa 1935

Includes Roger Revelle.

Box: 16 Folder: 12
Operations at sea, Loye Holmes Miller with seabirds, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Loye Holmes Miller, portrait on expedition near Channel Islands, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Loye Holmes Miller, with bird collection, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Roger Revelle and Richard H. Fleming, 1935 July 23
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Martin Johnson with plankton net, 1935 August 1

Includes Roger Revelle and Earl Myers.

Box: 16 Folder: 17
Richard H. Fleming and Martin Wiggo Johnson with Nansen bottles, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Richard H. Fleming, Martin Johnson, and Earl Myers with Nansen bottles, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Richard H. Fleming and Erik Moberg, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 20
M. Johnson, R. Fleming and others, 1935
Box: 16 Folder: 21
Dr. R. Revelle (standing) and Dr. E. Moberg on R/V Scripps, circa 1935
Box: 16 Folder: 22
Earl Myers, Erik Moberg, Roger Revelle, 1935 July 2
Box: 16 Folder: 23
Earl Myers, 1935 July 1
Box: 16 Folder: 24
Roger Revelle, 1935 July 23
Box: 16 Folder: 25
Roger Revelle on deck with specimens, 1935 August 1
Box: 16 Folder: 26
Earl Myers and Roger Revelle with Nansen bottle, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 27
Katherine Gehring LaFond, water sample from Nansen bottle and chemical analysis, 1935 July 23
Box: 16 Folder: 28
Eugene Cecil LaFond and current meter, circa 1935
Box: 16 Folder: 29
Erik Moberg writing and Martin Johnson, circa 1935
Box: 16 Folder: 30
Cecil Ray Monk with plankton net, circa 1935
Box: 17 Folder: 1
Coring operations at sea, 1935 September 23-26

Includes Roger Revelle, Hiomi Nakamura, D.Q. Anderson, and Richard Fleming.

Box: 17 Folder: 2
Pelican on deck, 1935 September 26
Box: 17 Folder: 3
After explosion, 1936 November
Box: 17 Folder: 4
Salvage operations, 1936 November

R/V E.W. Scripps

Box: 17 Folder: 5
Dredge off San Pedro, 1937 January 14

Includes "Chief, Fran, Bob, [Eugene LaFond], Herb Mann, Moberg and Stose."

Box: 17 Folder: 6
Roger Revelle on deck, 1937 January 14
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Ship reconditioned, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Operations at sea, man collecting sample with Nansen bottle, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Operations at sea, men with plankton net, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Views of ship, circa 1937-1938
Box: 17 Folder: 11
Clem Stose shooting the sun, circa 1938
Box: 17 Folder: 12
Roger Revelle and others with winch, circa 1938
Box: 17 Folder: 13
Erik Gustaf Moberg at winch, circa 1937-1938
Box: 17 Folder: 14
Collecting plankton sample at sea, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 15
Boat work, includes Roger Revelle and Earl Myers, circa 1936
Box: 17 Folder: 16
Harald Ulrick Sverdrup and current meter, circa 1937-1938
Box: 17 Folder: 17
Under sail at Monterey, 1938 September

SIO and San Diego

Box: 17 Folder: 18-19
Views of SIO campus, circa 1933-1940

Includes views from the pier and hills.

Oversize: SIO MC-120-01
Panorama photograph of SIO campus, includes pier (oversize print), undated
Box: 17 Folder: 20
Panorama photograph of SIO campus (original negative), 1933
Box: 17 Folder: 21
Looking toward SIO beach and seawall from pier (beach erosion study), undated
Box: 17 Folder: 22
Biological Grade and Community House, circa 1935
Box: 17 Folder: 23
Biological Grade, up from SIO to top of hill, 1935
Box: 17 Folder: 24
Community House, circa 1935
Box: 17 Folder: 25
Parking lot north of Scripps building, circa 1935
Box: 17 Folder: 26
Landscapes, circa 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 1
Office of the Director, circa 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Scripps seawall, circa 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 3
SIO waterfront cottages and pier, 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 4
Elephant rock and cliffs north of Scripps campus, circa 1938
Box: 18 Folder: 5
Cottages on SIO campus, undated
Box: 18 Folder: 6
SIO Pier, undated
Box: 18 Folder: 7
Ritter Hall, circa 1940
Box: 18 Folder: 8
SIO Library (original), 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 9
On inner campus road, SIO, circa 1935
Box: 18 Folder: 10
Entrance sign, undated
Box: 18 Folder: 11
Tide pool collecting party, undated

Includes Print Series #313, 314

Box: 18 Folder: 12
Dr. Kurt Bush visit to SIO campus, 1935 August, 1936

Includes T. Wayland Vaughan, Norris Rakestraw, Richard Fleming, Roger Revelle, and Erik Moberg.

Box: 18 Folder: 13
Bjorn Helland Hansen visit to SIO campus, 1935 October 29

Includes Francis Bertody Sumner, George Francis McEwen, Roger Revelle, Blodwyn Lloyd, Richard H. Fleming, Thomas Wayland Vaughan, Erik Gustaf Moberg, W.E. Allen, Alice and Elizabeth Fleming, Marian Moberg, Ellen Revelle, and Dorothy Vaughan.

Box: 18 Folder: 14
Robert Sinclair Dietz and Kenneth O. Emery sitting on car at SIO, 1938
Box: 18 Folder: 15
Lowering Shepard's sediment trap from SIO pier, with Kenneth O. Emery, undated
Box: 18 Folder: 16
Wave recorder at end of SIO Pier, circa 1937-1938
Box: 18 Folder: 17
Photograph album (deconstructed), 1935-1936

Includes images of R/V Scripps at sea, operations on R/V Scripps, Dr. Helland Hansen visit, and R/V E.W. Scripps at sea.

Box: 18 Folder: 18
Aerial photograph negatives, showing Oceanside pier and harbor, undated

Deepstar Submersible Dives

Box: 19
Dive 185, 186, 187, film #951553, undated

70mm, color negatives, still photographs, rolled

Box: 19
Dives 368 and 369, films #951549-951552, undated

70mm, color negatives, still photographs, rolled

FILMS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) FILMS: 24 films with unique footage from data collection sites, expeditions, and submersibles. All films, with the exception of one, are silent. There are a number of films entitled "Great Banana Expedition" which include footage of the submersible Deepstar as well as footage both on deck and below the ocean's surface. LaFond can be spotted in these films as well, though he is the presumed creator of much of the footage. Of particular note is a film depicting a presentation of the Explorer's Club flag, followed by its submersion into the ocean with underwater scenes. All films are 16mm and silent, unless otherwise noted in the description.

Oversize: FS-62
Great Banana Expedition, LaFond gear, installed equipment on Deepstar, 1968 January 15

Film #951513. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-53
Great Banana Expedition, LaFond gear, 1968 January 15

Film #951518. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-52
Great Banana Expedition, Dive 339, 1968

Film #951517. Film includes footage of installation of test gear on Deepstar. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-41
Great Banana Expedition, Dive 343 (part 1), 1968

Film #951522. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-42
Great Banana Expedition, Dive 343 (part 2), 1968

Film #951522. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-45
Great Banana Expedition, topside activities, Deepstar dives 336-338 (part 1), 1968 January-February

Film #951524. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-46
Great Banana Expedition, topside activities, Deepstar dives 336-338 (part 2), 1968 January-February

Film #951524. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-58
Slicks and tower work film entitled "Sea Slicks and Their Movement", circa 1969

Film #951539. Film shows slicks observed from water tower in San Diego and instrument is lowered into ocean. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-54
Slick scenes at tower, 1976

Film #951534. Silent for most of film on ocean and research platform includes handling of tower equipment and a diver named "Bill." Film ends with sound and visual of an interview in front of Deepstar, explaining activities and purpose.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-56
Slicks, 1969 July 23

Film #951535. Footage from top of platform in ocean, and includes view of person dropping line of dye into ocean. Footage similar on film #951537, but filmed on different dates.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-57
Slicks, 1969 July 16, 25

Film #951537. Footage similar on film #951535, but filmed on different dates.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-49
Slicks using mirror at tower, undated

Film #951556. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-55
Slicks from tower for pollution seminar, 1976

Film #951532. Title at film's start: Sea Slicks and Their Movement. Shows platform (Naval Undersea R&D Center) and views from platform and boat of ocean and slicks.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-40
Internal wave motion in shallow water, 1969 November 11

Film #951514. Views of slicks in ocean and charting data. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-60
Internal wave motion in shallow water (part A) - Explorer's Club footage, 1968 January 17-21

Film #951523. Film Part A shows Explorer's Club flag presented to crew, lowered into ocean, and then viewed from underwater.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-61
Internal wave motion in shallow water (part B) - Explorer's Club footage, 1968 January 17-21

Film #951523. Film Part B shows Explorer's Club flag underwater with sea life. Film header for Part B lists names Bradley, LaFond, Church, Good, Dill, and Dietz.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-44
Deep and shallow water footage, 1965

Film #951512. Film includes underwater shots and footage of temperature recording from off the Baja California and San Diego coasts. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-50
Deepstar scenes of the ocean floor, Coronado Canyon, 1968

Film #951538. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-43
Deepstar dives 448-451, undated

Film #951530. Underwater footage from Deepstar, each dive number announced with sign. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-47
Deepstar footage, 1974 September 1

Film #951528. Film starts with brief footage from informational film, "Physical and Chemical Studies of the Water-Sea Floor Interface," followed by footage before (above water) and during (underwater) Deepstar dives. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-51
Deepstar footage, undated

Film #951542. Film starts with brief footage from informational film, "Physical and Chemical Studies of the Water-Sea Floor Interface," followed by footage above water, similar to film #951528, showing workshop and preparing for dives. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-48
Dye dropping at tower, 1969

Film #951519. 16mm film, silent.

Restrictions Apply

Oversize: FS-39
Sea See and Tower, 1968 July 12

Film #951533. Film shows platform and boats out in ocean. Includes footage of dropping dye into water and underwater footage of diver. Digitized version available upon request.

Original restricted (digital version available).

Oversize: FS-59
Soucoupe dive 186, 1964 December 16

Film #951555. 35mm film, silent.

Restrictions Apply

FAMILY HISTORY

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) FAMILY HISTORY: A copy of the Lafond family memoirs written by Eugene and Katherine LaFond in 1992.

Box: 18 Folder: 19-20
"Bill and Bob, Where Did You Come From?" by Eugene and Katherine LaFond, 1992 December