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White Mountain Research Station. Administrative Files
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Description
Administrative files of the White Mountain Research Station, a University of California Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) supporting high altitude research. The station operated under the direction of Nello Pace (1950-1977) and William J. Welch (1977-1979) of UCB, Clarence A. Hall, Jr., of UCLA and Frank Powell (1995-present) of UCSD. The files largely relate to facilities administration and development, funding through contracts and grants, maintenance, events, and symposia. The collection includes administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes (1951-1996) of the Advisory Committee for the White Mountain Research Station, contracts and proposals, facility development files, symposia files, teaching materials, publicity films, and numerous photographic materials documenting facilities, the environment, personnel, and some of the experiments carried out at the site. Also included are two films, an early promotional and informational work entitled WHITE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION (ca. 1960) and SCIENTIFIC DIVERSITY: WHITE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION (1988).
Background
The White Mountain Research Station (WMRS), a multi-disciplinary and Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) within the University of California, is located in the vicinity of Bishop, California. WMRS was established in 1950 to provide high-altitude laboratory facilities to scientific researchers in the areas of astronomy, ecology, and physiology who needed a high-altitude site and to serve as a teaching facility for field courses offered at the UC campuses.
Extent
9.70 linear feet (21 archives boxes, 1 cardfile box, and 6 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
All film and betacam-sp cassettes are restricted. Researchers must use VHS copies.