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Description
Papers of Martin W. Johnson (1893-1984), marine biologist, oceanographer, and professor emeritus at UC San Diego. Johnson was a leader in the study of marine invertebrates and underwater acoustics. The collection contains correspondence, research, writings, drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.
Background
Martin Wiggo Johnson was born in Chandler, South Dakota on September 30, 1893. In his early years, Johnson worked as a logger and guarded salmon traps from fish pirates. This experience fueled Johnson's interest in ecologies and science. After serving in the army during World War I, Johnson pursued his education.
Extent
6.13 Linear feet (7 archives boxes, 3 cassette boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 map case folder)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.