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Forman (Will) Navy Submersible Film Collection
SMC 0190  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Will Forman Navy Submersible Film Collection
    Creator: Forman, Will, 1924-
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0190
    Physical Description: 12.6 GB of digital files (45 films)
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1970
    Abstract: Forty-five films (reformatted from the original 16mm) from the collection of Will Forman on U.S. Navy submersibles, particularly the development of Deep Jeep at the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) at China Lake, California.
    Languages: English .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Forty-five films (digitally reformatted from the original 16mm) from the collection of Will Forman on U.S. Navy submersibles, particularly the development of Deep Jeep at the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) at China Lake, California. The collection also includes footage of Deep View; Denise, the Cousteau soucoupe submersible; and travel in Japan and Japanese submersible technologies.

    Biography

    Willis "Will" R. Forman was a submersible designer, engineer, and project manager at the Naval Undersea Research & Development Center in San Diego, California. He participated in the development of the Deep Jeep and Deep View submersibles in the 1960s.
    Forman loaned his films documenting submersible development work to the Library in 2010 for digitization; the original films were returned to him.

    Preferred Citation

    Will Forman Navy Submersible Film Collection. SMC 190. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2010

    Publication Rights

    Digital copies of this material are intended to support research, teaching, and private study. This work may be used without prior permission. These materials are determined to be in the public domain (digital copies provided by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library).

    Digital Content

    This collection is available for viewing on the UC San Diego Library Digital Collections website.

    Related Materials

    Will Forman. The history of American deep submersible operations, 1775-1995. Flagstaff, Ariz., Best Publishing Co., 1999.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Oceanographic submersibles
    Naval Ordnance Test Station (China Lake, Calif.)
    Naval Undersea Research and Development Center