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Capricorn Expedition Photographs Collection
SAC 0023  
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Description
The Capricorn Expedition Photographs Collection consists of prints, negatives, and slides documenting the 1952-53 scientific expedition, including images of ships, Pacific Islands and atolls, scientists and crew, and equipment.
Background
The Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) was conducted as part of a series of oceanic expeditions sponsored by the Department of the Navy and the University of California. Two Scripps Institution of Oceanography ships, R/V Horizon and R/V Spencer F. Baird, were used. The Capricorn Expedition was the first Scripps expedition to include the use of scuba divers to explore the Pacific. Operation Ivy preceded the expedition.
Extent
2.75 Linear feet (6 archives boxes and 2 card file boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.