UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Naga Expedition records

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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.

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NAGA EXPEDITION RECORDS

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1959-1960

General note

Includes notice of research project submitted to United States Department of Heath, Education, and Welfare.
Box 1, Folder 2-3

Reports and data 1959-1961

Box 1, Folder 4

Talk - Faughn, James L. Current marine research, South East Asia 1960 July 20

Box 1, Folder 5

Leather-bound guestbook 1959-1961

General note

Kept by Captain James L. Faughn during the expedition. Includes illustrations by Supee Rasutanavin & Sheila Clampitt, as well as signatures of expedition participants and visitors.
Oversize SIO-MC-01

Ocean depth and bottom profiles 1949-1963

General note

Includes South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, continental shelf off Vietnam, Triton Island area, Argo Passage, Luzon Strait, and Bashi Channel.
Oversize SIO-MC-02

Maps ca. 1949-1963

General note

Includes maps of Thailand, topographical map of South East Asia, current map, and vertical profile of Argo Passage.