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SIO Biographical Files
SAC 0005  
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Description
The collection contains biographical information about Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) students, faculty, staff, and other individuals associated with SIO or with the history of oceanography.
Background
The SIO Biographical Files were created and maintained by SIO Archives staff from the 1970s until 2013, and consist of two distinct sections that were previously cataloged as separate collections. Elizabeth Shor, the original acting SIO archivist and historian, started the first SIO Biographical Files collection in the late 1970s, organizing all material acquired by the SIO Archives into subject and biographical files. Correspondence was filed under the name of main correspondents in the Biographical Files, while papers determined to be pertinent to specific subjects were placed in the Subject Files (SAC 6). Shor maintained this system until her departure in 1981. Deborah Day, the second SIO archivist, closed Shor's Biographical Files in 1981 and launched her own, separately conceived Biographical Files collection, modelled on the first but no longer comprised of segments from individual's personal papers. Day's portion of the Biographical Files, collected primarily from 1981 to 2009, but containing material up through 2013, contains mostly published information about individuals associated with SIO.
Extent
31 Linear feet (78 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator(s) of documents in the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.