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Irene Fager Papers
MSS-S 111  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Contents of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irene Fager Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS-S 111
    Contributing Institution: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1966 - 1999
    Abstract: Papers of collector and newsletter publisher Irene Fager. The papers relate to the publication of her newsletter, One Half Fathom, and include correspondence, subject files focused on submersibles, and album pages.
    Creator: Fager, Irene

    Scope and Contents of Collection

    Papers of collector and newsletter publisher Irene Fager. The papers relate to the publication of One Half Fathom and include correspondence, subject files - focused on submersibles, and album pages.
    Fager's papers were separated from those of Edward Cargile. There is no indication as to why Cargile had these or how he obtained them. Some of Fager's materials may still be a part of Cargile's collection, as materials were not removed when their provenance was not apparent.
    The papers are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, and 3) ALBUM PAGES.
    SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
    The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters regarding subscriptions to One Half Fathom, as well as cover requests and news. Several letters are from crew members from various ships and submarines.
    SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
    The SUBJECT FILES include press releases, reports, pamphlets, and advertising ephemera from various organizations and submersible manufacturers. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and range in date from 1967-1993.
    SERIES 3: ALBUM PAGES
    The ALBUM PAGES series consists of album pages containing newspaper clippings and photographs. The albums were disbound before their arrival at SIO and do not appear to be in their original order.

    Biography

    Irene Fager collected oceanographic covers and, along with Charles Simpson, published a newsletter from the mid-1960s through the 1990s on the topic. The newsletter, One Half Fathom, focused on cover collecting as well as oceanographic themed news and events, with a particular interest in submersibles.

    Preferred Citation

    Irene Fager Papers, MSS-S 111. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Covers (Philately)--Collectors and collecting.
    Oceanographic submersibles--Collectors and collecting.
    Oceanography--Collectors and collecting.