Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
John B. Buck Papers
SMC 0118  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (98.62 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The collection consists of biologist John B. Buck's papers regarding the 1969 R/V Alpha Helix New Guinea Expedition, Program C, to study terrestrial and coastal marine bioluminescence in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Includes correspondence, logistical planning documents, and field reports.
Background
John Bonner Buck (1912-2005) began researching fireflies as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology, joined the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology, and became Head of the Laboratory of Physical Biology at The National Institutes of Health. In 1969 Dr. Buck was Chief Scientist for the R/V Alpha Helix New Guinea Expedition (Program C), studying terrestrial and coastal marine bioluminescence, including synchronous flashing fireflies. The expedition, which gathered an international research group of scientists and suffered several administrative and financial crises, was funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Extent
0.8 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by The Regents of the University of California.
Availability
SIO COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.