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Description
Papers of John D. Isaacs III (1913-1980), professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Isaacs's research activity ranged from ocean ecology and deep-sea photography to climate studies and ocean power resources. The collection contains his correspondence, research materials, documents related to atomic testing in the 1950s, writings, lectures and speeches, committee files, and materials related to the University of California and the Foundation for Ocean Research.
Background
John D. Issacs III (1913-1980) was born in Spokane, Washington on March 28, 1919. In 1933, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Shortly after this, Isaacs worked as a forestry service lookout in Siuslaw National Forest. In 1938, Isaacs moved to Astoria, Oregon where he worked as a fisherman. During this time, Isaacs married Mary Carol Isaacs.
Extent
76.5 Linear feet (175 archives boxes, 16 cartons, 2 shoe boxes, 3 flat boxes, 10 map case folders, 7 oversize films)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS. Boxes 1-177 and 196 are at SRLF; boxes 178-195 are at SIO.