Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2016
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
spcoll@ucsd.edu


Descriptive Summary

Languages: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers
Creator: LaFond, Eugene Cecil
Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0102
Physical Description: 14.2 Linear feet (24 archives boxes, 9 card file boxes, 1 flat box, 1 map case folder, and 24 films)
Date (inclusive): 1933-1992 (bulk 1933-1976)
Abstract: 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.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1986-2006.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Preferred Citation

Eugene Cecil LaFond Papers. SMC 102. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

OFF-SITE STORAGE

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

Publication Information

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Digital Content

Selected images from this collection have been digitized and are available on the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections website. Many films from this collection have been digitized; see the container list for details.

Biography

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.

Restrictions

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Photographic prints -- 1930-1939
LaFond, Eugene Cecil -- Archives
Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Archives
United States. Navy. Electronics Laboratory -- Archives
E.W. Scripps (Ship) -- Photographs

 

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Oversize Map Case 120-01

Cruise #36, Part VI, Cruise map Japan Sea Expedition Kuroshiro Current (1 sheet) undated

Oversize Map Case 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 Map Case 120-01

Cruise #41, Santa Barbara Channel and tow tracks, charts (10 sheets) undated

Oversize Map Case 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 Map Case 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

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 20, Folder 2

NEL Tower with lagged beads, Roll #31 1965 November 3-10

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 20, Folder 3

Tower E.I. digital temperature recording system, Roll #14 1965 July 30-August 4

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 20, Folder 4

NEL Tower lagged bead data, Roll #17 1965 August 10-13

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 21, Folder 1

Surface array data, NUC Tower 1969 July

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 21, Folder 2

Lagged vertical and sand beads, NUC Tower, Roll #318 1970 September 4-11

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 21, Folder 3

Lagged vertical and sand beads, NUC Tower, Roll #325 1970 October 23-30

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 21, Folder 4

Vertical lagged beads, NUC Tower, Roll #401 1972 June

General note

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

General note

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

General note

Rolled data chart in original box. Labeled US Navy Electronics Lab.
Box 24, Folder 3

Tower, 32 knots winds 1963 April 8

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 24, Folder 4

Tower wind direction and speed 1965 March 12-28

General note

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

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 24, Folder 6

Anemometer data, NUWC Tower, Roll #111 1968 May 10-24

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 2

Current meters #1 and #2 1965 May 31

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 3

Current meter, Roll 1 1969 July 29

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 4

Current meter, Roll 2 1969 August 8

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 5

Tower Stratham type wave height recorder data 1966 October 3-4

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 6

Tower acoustical wave height records 1966 October 4

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 7

Stratham wave height recorder, Run "C" 1966 October 4-1967 October 4

General note

Rolled data chart in original box.
Box 25, Folder 8

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

General note

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

General note

Five rolled data charts in original boxes.
Box 27, Folder 1-4

Southwest temperature data, Code 59 (Emory) 1960 August 3-11

General note

Four loose rolled data charts.
Box 27, Folder 5

Tower Report, Tower Data 1959 November 6

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

Includes views from the pier and hills.
Oversize Map Case 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

General note

Includes Print Series #313, 314
Box 18, Folder 12

Dr. Kurt Bush visit to SIO campus 1935 August, 1936

General note

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

General note

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

General note

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

General note

70mm, color negatives, still photographs, rolled
Box 19

Dives 368 and 369, films #951549-951552 undated

General note

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

General note

Film #951513. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-53

Great Banana Expedition, LaFond gear 1968 January 15

General note

Film #951518. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-52

Great Banana Expedition, Dive 339 1968

General note

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

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-41

Great Banana Expedition, Dive 343 (part 1) 1968

General note

Film #951522. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-42

Great Banana Expedition, Dive 343 (part 2) 1968

General note

Film #951522. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-45

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

General note

Film #951524. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-46

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

General note

Film #951524. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-58

Slicks and tower work film entitled "Sea Slicks and Their Movement" circa 1969

General note

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

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-54

Slick scenes at tower 1976

General note

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.

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-56

Slicks 1969 July 23

General note

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.

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-57

Slicks 1969 July 16, 25

General note

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

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-49

Slicks using mirror at tower undated

General note

Film #951556. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-55

Slicks from tower for pollution seminar 1976

General note

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.

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-40

Internal wave motion in shallow water 1969 November 11

General note

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

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-60

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

General note

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

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-61

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

General note

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.

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-44

Deep and shallow water footage 1965

General note

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.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-50

Deepstar scenes of the ocean floor, Coronado Canyon 1968

General note

Film #951538. Digitized version available upon request.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-43

Deepstar dives 448-451 undated

General note

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

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-47

Deepstar footage 1974 September 1

General note

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.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-51

Deepstar footage undated

General note

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.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-48

Dye dropping at tower 1969

General note

Film #951519. 16mm film, silent.

Access

Restrictions Apply
Oversize FS-39

Sea See and Tower 1968 July 12

General note

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.

Access

Original restricted (digital version available).
Oversize FS-59

Soucoupe dive 186 1964 December 16

General note

Film #951555. 35mm film, silent.

Access

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