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UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naga Expedition records
SAC 0053  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Background
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naga Expedition records
    Identifier/Call Number: SAC 0053
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archive box and 2 map case folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1963
    Abstract: The Naga Expedition records document the expedition, including correspondence, reports and data, talk by James L. Faughn on the status of research, guestbook, ocean depth and bottom profiles, and annotated maps.
    Languages: English .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Naga Expedition records document the expedition, including correspondence, reports and data, talk by James L. Faughn on the status of research, guestbook, ocean depth and bottom profiles, and annotated maps. The majority of these records were collected by James L. Faughn, who served as project officer and master of the R/V Stranger. The leather-bound guestbook was kept by Faughn during the expedition; and includes signatures of participants and illustrations by Supee Rasutanavin & Sheila Clampitt. Many of the ocean depth and bottom profiles were hand drawn by Faughn. Some of the correspondence and reports were collected by Francis Theodore Haxo, who participated in the expedition.
    Contents date from 1949 to 1963. Materials have not been arranged in any imposed order.

    Historical Background

    The Naga Expedition (1959-1961) was conducted as part of a series of efforts to survey and develop marine resources in the Gulf of Thailand and portions of the South China Sea, near South Vietnam. These efforts were initiated through an agreement between the governments of the United States, South Vietnam, and Thailand; signed in June, 1958. Scripps Institution of Oceanography was invited to submit a proposal to conduct the investigation and a contract was signed on August 26, 1960. The Naga Expedition began on June 15, 1959 and concluded on June 24, 1961. The R/V Stranger was the primary vessel used. The expedition was led by Anton Bruun, until his death in 1961. James L. Faughn took over as project officer after Bruun.

    Preferred Citation

    UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naga Expedition records. SAC 53. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1982-2001

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Related Materials

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