Irene Fager Papers

Finding aid prepared by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
858-534-2533
spcoll@ucsd.edu
Copyright 2012


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.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

Atlantis Submarines International, Inc. 1992 - 1994

Box 1, Folder 2

Bengtsson, Markus 1993 - 1995

Box 1, Folder 3

Ed [?] - From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1982 - 1983

Box 1, Folder 4

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division 1966 - 1968

Box 1, Folder 5

Goddard, Michael D. 1992 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 6

Le Bigot, Pierre-Yves 1992 - 1995

Box 1, Folder 7

U.S. Department of the Air Force 1968

Box 1, Folder 8

U.S. Department of the Navy 1966 - 1986

Box 1, Folder 9

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1992 - 1996

 

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 10

1967 - 1983

Box 1, Folder 11

1991 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 12

Undated

 

SUBJECT FILES

Box 1, Folder 13

Beaver workboat submersibles 1967 - 1969

Box 1, Folder 14

Deep View submersible 1967 - 1968

Box 1, Folder 15

General Dynamics - Star II & Star III 1967 - 1968 & undated

Box 1, Folder 16

General Motors Corp. - DOWB (Deep Ocean Work Boat) ca. 1967 - 1968

Box 1, Folder 17

General Oceanographics, Inc. - NEKTON submersible 1972 - 1974 & undated

Box 1, Folder 18

International Underwater Pilots Association - Newsletters 1981 - 1984

Box 1, Folder 19

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. - Shinkai 1968 - 1971

Box 1, Folder 20

Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory 1970 & undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Naval Experimental Manned Observatory (NEMO) ca. 1970s

Box 1, Folder 22

Observational vehicles & platforms ca. 1970s

 

Perry Submarine Builders (later Perry Oceanographics, Inc.)

Box 1, Folder 23

Miscellaneous 1970 - 1983 & undated

Box 1, Folder 24

Shelf Diver ca. 1970s

Box 1, Folder 25

Pisces Submersibles 1970 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 26

Submersibles & dive equipment 1968 - 1981 & undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. - Guppy submersible 1968 - 1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Testing facilities undated

 

ALBUM PAGES

Box 2, Folder 2

Images of submarines

Box 2, Folder 3

Various clippings (Cousteau - Star III)