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Barr (Edward Sheldon) Papers
SMC 0096  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Edward Sheldon Barr Papers
    Creator: Barr, Edward S., 1933-
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0096
    Physical Description: 1.6 Linear feet (3 archives boxes and 1 shoebox)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1975
    Abstract: A small collection of papers, photographs and sound recordings documenting the experiences of Edward Sheldon Barr, a crew member who participated in the MidPac Expedition of 1950 and the Capricorn Expedition of 1952.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A small collection of papers, photographs and sound recordings documenting the experiences of Edward Sheldon Barr, a crew member who participated in the MidPac Expedition of 1950 and the Capricorn Expedition (including Operation Ivy) of 1952.
    Arranged in two series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, and 2) EXPEDITIONS.

    Biography

    Edward Sheldon Barr (b. 1933) voyaged with the 1950 MidPac Expedition as a seventeen year-old high school junior from Point Loma High School. In the spring of 1950, he inquired at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and met with Roger Revelle regarding potential summer employment, and was able to secure a position as a laboratory helper for the upcoming SIO expedition. Two years later, Barr accompanied the 1952 Capricorn Expedition while he was enrolled as an undergraduate at Stanford University. Over the course of each expedition, Barr maintained detailed personal diaries and took many photographs.
    Barr received a B.S. in Physical Science from Stanford University in 1956. Between 1968 and 1972 he worked as vice president of New York Stock Exchange Roberts, Scott & Company, and has worked as a ship captain for the United States Coast Guard since 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    Edward Sheldon Barr Papers. SMC 96. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1990.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

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

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Digital Content

    A selection of images from the collection have been digitized.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Barr, Edward S., 1933- -- Archives
    Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    MidPac Expedition (1950)