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Barr (Edward Sheldon) Papers
SMC 0096  
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Box 1, Folder 1

Identification cards 1952

Box 1, Folder 2

WWII postcard 1943

General note

Sent to Barr from his father, who was stationed in Hawaii.
Box 1, Folder 3

King of Men award 1950

General note

Mock award from the "Society for the Appreciation of E. S. Barr."
Box 1, Folder 4

Of Restless Nights - Manuscript draft of novel ca. 1952




MidPac Expedition

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence and memoranda 1950 July-September

Box 1, Folder 6-7

Personal correspondence 1950 June- September

Box 1, Folder 8

25th anniversary celebration 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

Original expedition diary 1950

Box 1, Folder 10

MidPac: The First Big Step - Typewritten diary 1975

General note

Typed version of Barr's 1950 diary detailing his experiences participating in the MidPac Expedition. Dedication reads: "To Roger Revelle, Who took the time and interest to give a young man a lift, and a fulfilled dream." Created for the MidPac Expedition 25th anniversary celebration.
Box 1, Folder 11

My Fascinating Experiences on the Island of Bikini - Paper written for college course 1952

Box 1, Folder 12

Cartoon newsletters 1950

Box 1, Folder 13

Cruise map and itinerary 1950

Box 1, Folder 14

M/V Horizon crew lists 1950

Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from bottle found on Bikini Atoll 1949-1950

General note

Letter discovered by Barr on September 27, 1949 during MidPac Expedition on Bikini Atoll. Folder includes thank-you letter written by Ruth E. Hendricks, who had thrown the bottle overboard near Panama on June 19, 1949 as well as news article entitled "Bikini Bottle Brings Boy No Bonuses."
Box 1, Folder 16-19

Miscellaneous photographs 1950

Box 1, Folder 20

Assorted contact prints 1950

General note

Includes photos of Bikini Atoll encampments, work at sea, Honolulu scenery and group photos of expedition personnel.
Box 1, Folder 21-22

Photo album 1950

General note

Assorted b/w photos mounted on stock paper.
Box 2, Folder 1

Hawaiian postcards 1950

Box 4

Assorted negatives 1950

General note

73 2x2" sleeved negatives from the expedition.

Capricorn Expedition

Box 2, Folder 2

General information and correspondence 1952

Box 2, Folder 3

Shipboard report 1952-1953

Box 2, Folder 4

Original expedition diary 1952

Box 2, Folder 5

Scripps and the Bomb - Typewritten diary 1990

General note

Typed version of Barr's 1952 diary detailing his experiences participating in Operation Ivy and Capricorn Expedition. Dedication reads: "To Helen Raitt, who pioneered the possibility that all can participate in the oceanographic expedition experience."
Box 2, Folder 6

Goggles used to view nuclear blasts 1952

Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous photographs 1952

General note

Assorted color photographs, including portraits of Barr on beach.
Box 2, Folder 8-9

Miscellaneous photographs 1952

General note

Assorted b/w photographs, including photos of Bikini Atoll, expedition personnel and work at sea.
Box 2, Folder 10-11

Assorted contact prints 1952

General note

Includes photos of Fiji, Bikini Atoll, Namdrik Atoll and work at sea.
Box 2, Folder 12

Hawaiian postcards 1952

Box 4

Assorted negatives 1952

General note

143 2x2" sleeved negatives from the expedition.


Box 3, Folder 1-2

MidPac and Capricorn expedition slides 1950-1952

General note

Miscellaneous slides from both expeditions, some unidentified. Original slide order maintained.

Sound Recordings

Box 3, Folder 3

Capricorn Expedition oral memoir 1975

General note

Three reel-to-reel sound recordings of Barr recounting his experiences on the 1952 Capricorn Expedition. Total time 01:50.


Original restricted (digital version available)
Box 3, Folder 4

SIO 25th anniversary of the MidPac and Capricorn expeditions - Roger Revelle's remarks 1975 August 17

General note

Audiocassette. Time 00:34:00.


Original restricted (digital version available)