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Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL: A selection of materials including personnel files, awards, photographs and publicity documenting the life and career of Robert Dietz.
Box 1, Folder 1


Box 1, Folder 2

Curriculum vitae

Box 1, Folder 3

University of Illinois - Master's degree certificate 1939

Box 1, Folder 4-9

Navy and federal civilian personnel records 1936-1974

Box 1, Folder 10-11

Honors, awards and appointments 1936-1994

Box 1, Folder 12

Certificates 1964-1986

General note

Includes certificates for Dietz's participation in submersible research, including the R/V Ben Franklin, Aluminaut, and a diving saucer to Scripps Canyon in 1964. Additional certificates documenting achievements may also be found in Dietz's Navy and federal civilian personnel records, and the Honors, Awards and Achievements folders.
Box 1, Folder 13-14

Photographs of Robert Dietz 1938-1988

Box 2, Folder 1

Photographs from TransPac Expedition, Japan 1953

Box 2, Folder 2

Geological Diving Consultants clipping undated

Box 2, Folder 3-6

Press releases and publicity 1938-1970

Box 22, Folder 9

Pencil portrait by H. Ishida 1961 November 22

Box 2, Folder 7

Dietz family genealogy 1961, 1985

Box 2, Folder 8

Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Labs (AOML) personnel files 1963-1975

General note

Includes statement of highlights of scientific contributions written by Dietz.
Box 2, Folder 9

Letter to brother Lew Dietz, repaying 1934 tuition assistance 1985

Box 2, Folder 10

Biographical profiles 1985-1994

Box 2, Folder 11

Profile on Dietz and Harry Hess by Robert Stevenson undated

General note

Typescript covers background on Dietz and Hess, and the nearly simultaneous development of their respective ocean basin origin theories in 1960. Original folder states title of Stevenson book was to be Oceanography for Astronauts.
Box 2, Folder 12

Dietz Bluff, Antarctica - Photographs and articles 1987-1988

Box 2, Folder 13

Penrose Medal - Geological Society of America 1988

Box 2, Folder 14

Honorary doctorate, Arizona State University - Acceptance speech and publicity 1988

Oversize FB-549, Folder 15

Honorary doctorate, Arizona State University 1988

Box 2, Folder 15

Memo of conversation with Rex Dietz regarding R. Dietz's photographs of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague 1988

General note

Some of Dietz's photographs were published in Life Magazine v. 65, no. 10 in September 1968.
Box 2, Folder 16

Asteroid 4666 Dietz - Photographs and articles 1993



Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged chronologically. Early correspondence discusses research topics, the NEL, SIO personalities, and expeditions such as TransPac. A selection of letters from the 1950s and early 1960s document the effort to bring Jacques Piccard's bathyscaphe Trieste to the United States for deep ocean diving experiments, which supplements materials in the BATHYSCAPH TRIESTE series. Important correspondents include E. L. Hamilton and Gordon Lill.
Box 3, Folder 1-16

1939-1995, and undated



Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) BATHYSCAPH TRIESTE: Materials in this series document Dietz's role in important research collaborations between London's Office of Naval Research, Jacques Piccard, and the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory regarding reinforcement and testing of the bathyscaph Trieste. It includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, diving logs, sound recordings and research files on submersibles and deep ocean diving dating primarily from 1956 to 1964. Specifically, it includes original records relating to the development and execution of Project Nekton. The Project Nekton operation was a series of manned shallow test dives and deep dives off the coast of Guam, which culminated in Trieste submerging to a record-setting depth of approximately 35,800 feet in the Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Mariana Trench. The series includes both paper documentation and sound recordings that were referenced by Dietz and Piccard for the publication of their book Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste (1961).
Arranged in four subseries: A) Papers and Records, B) Sound Recording Transcripts, C) Audiocassettes, D) Dictaphone Belts.
A) Papers and Records: Dietz's paper documentation relating to Trieste and deep-submersible research. Includes correspondence, technical memoranda (primarily from the US Navy teams associated with Project Nekton), diving logs, and photographs.
B) Sound Recording Transcripts: In 2000, sixty-one Dictabelts from the Dietz collection believed to contain content related to Trieste were reformatted to audiocassette, and the recordings were also transcribed at that time. This subseries contains a transcript for all sixty-one reformatted recordings, in addition to a small selection of additional transcripts generated from other original recordings (not in the collection) made during Trieste dives around 1960. Content on the tapes not related to the unique history of the Trieste (i.e., speakers reading from manuscripts or commenting on manuscript edits, probably related to Seven Miles Down), was not transcribed.
C) Audiocassettes: These audiocassettes are reformatted and remastered recordings of sixty-one Dictaphone belts from the Dietz Papers, a project that was completed in 2000 as a joint preservation effort between the SIO Archives and the U.S. Navy. Most of the recordings contain observations, recollections, and commentary on the Trieste's Project Nekton dives, and in some recordings, the speakers (primarily Dietz, Jacques Piccard, and Andreas Rechnitzer) appear to be referring to notes, memoranda, or manuscripts. The recordings date from between 1958 and 1963. At the time of processing, any notations that were written on the Dictabelt envelopes were copied and transcribed onto the cassette cases; these notations have been recorded in the finding aid. Full transcripts of these recordings are also available in the preceding subseries. The sixty-one Dictabelt recordings were reformatted onto fourteen audiocassette tapes, and there are two copies of each tape. The audiocassettes were digitized in 2008, and digital versions of the recordings are available to researchers upon request.
D) Dictaphone Belts: Dietz's papers originally contained almost 100 Dictaphone belt sound recordings which were created by Dietz, Jacques Piccard, Andreas Rechnitzer, and others. Fifty-four of these belts were in a box Dietz labelled, "Trieste B'Scaph File Letters." Other belts were found throughout the collection. In preparation for reformatting, the belts were gathered and arranged alphabetically by the given title on the original envelopes (so similar titles, like "Big Dive" or "San Diego Dives" could be grouped together) and all notations, including dates, were transcribed and transferred to the finding aid. For organization, the belts were given unique sequential numbers by archives staff. In 2000, sixty-one belts that were appraised and considered likely to contain important content were reformatted to audiocassette and transcribed; in 2008, the audiocassettes were digitized. While the original belts are restricted, the reformatted versions and transcripts are available for research.

Papers and Records

Box 4, Folder 1

Photographs of Trieste and Trieste II ca. 1953-1964

General note

Includes images of the 1961 launch off San Diego, 1964 launch of Trieste II, Jacques and Auguste Piccard, and artistic renderings of submersibles.
Box 4, Folder 2

Photographs of echograms showing illusion of Trieste landing on bottom undated

Box 4, Folder 3

News clippings on Trieste 1957-1962

Box 4, Folder 4

Proposal by A. and J. Piccard for collaboration between the National Science Foundation…with the bathyscaph Trieste 1954

Box 4, Folder 5

Resolution submitted to the Symposium on Aspects of Deep Sea Research 1956 March 1

Box 4, Folder 6

Technical memorandum 2-57 - Translation of French papers concerning diving results of the bathyscaph FRNS-3 1956-1957

Box 4, Folder 7-10

Trieste - Reports and memoranda 1956-1960

Oversize FB-549, Folder 15

Plans, elevation (bow and stern) and longitudinal section of deep-diving submersible 1957 June

General note

Designed and drawn by Lt John B. Stubbs.
Box 4, Folder 11

Press release - Bathyscaph Trieste in the Mediterranean 1957 February 27

Box 4, Folder 12

Preliminary report of the Hudson Laboratories Bathyscaphe program 1957 July-October

Box 4, Folder 13

Preliminary Reports on the 1957 Scientific Investigations with the Bathyscaph Trieste 1957

Box 4, Folder 14

The 1957 Diving Program of the Bathyscaph Trieste, by A. B. Rechnitzer 1959 December 28

General note

NEL Report 941.
Box 4, Folder 15

Reprints signed by J. Piccard (in French) on Trieste dives 1957-1958

Box 4, Folder 16

Accounts and paper "Misadventures at Capri" on 1957 Trieste dives off Capri 1957-1959

General note

Includes typescripts of diving log.
Box 4, Folder 17

Project Nekton - Proposal for official recognition and support ca. 1958

Box 4, Folder 18

Calendar of events and dive reports from San Diego 1959

Box 4, Folder 19

Project Nekton negatives ca. 1959

General note

Black and white images of people socializing and examining papers, including Dietz and Piccard.
Box 4, Folder 20

Project Nekton manuscript ca. 1960

Box 4, Folder 21

Diving notes from 1953-1959 - Commentary on Trieste dives off Italy, San Diego, and Guam undated

Box 4, Folder 22

French Navy bathyscaph B-11,000 ca. 1960

Box 4, Folder 23

History of the bathyscaph - Notes and manuscripts ca. 1960

Box 4, Folder 24

Jacques Piccard - Notes and biographical data by R. Dietz ca. 1960

Box 4, Folder 25

Trieste diving log, Loma Sea Valley 1961 September 14

Box 4, Folder 26

Archimede (French bathyscaph) - Ocean floor negatives, Kuril Trench 1962

Box 22, Folder 12

NEL flier on Trieste II - Includes research program summary, diagram, etc. 1964

Box 4, Folder 27

Francis Shepard - Recollections of Trieste dive in La Jolla Canyon 1964 March 7

Box 4, Folder 28

25th anniversary of the Trieste deep dive - Booklet 1985


Sound Recording Transcripts

Box 5, Folder 1

Dives #61 and #64 1959-1960

General note

Includes transcript of live action report from observers standing by during Dive #61, as well as a version of a transcript adapted from dictabelts 15-18.
Box 5, Folder 2

Dive #63 1959

General note

Transcript of live action report.
Box 5, Folder 3

Dive #69 1960 January 9

General note

Transcript of live action report.
Box 5, Folder 4-5

Transcriptions from reformatted dictabelt recordings, 1958-1963 - Dives of the bathyscaph Trieste

Transcriptions from reformatted dictabelt recordings, 1958-1963 - Dives of the bathyscaph Trieste

General note

Typed transcript of 61 recordings reformatted to audiocassette from Dietz's collection of plastic Dictaphone belts. Speakers include Robert Dietz, Jacques Piccard, Andreas Rechnitzer, and an unidentified speaker. The content is primarily observations, commentary, and recollections concerning Trieste dives, in particular dives made in the Challenger Deep, and off the coast of Italy and San Diego.
Box 5, Folder 6

Piccard's recollection of Trieste construction in 1952

Box 5, Folder 7

History of Trieste and its coming to the U.S., by R. Dietz undated

Box 5, Folder 8

History of Project Nekton and report of 1954 Trieste dive with Dr. Pollini, Italy undated

Box 5, Folder 9

Project Nekton - "The Big Dive" accounts by Piccard, Walsh and Dietz 1959-1960



Box 23, Folder 1

Dictabelts 1-5 - Reformatted undated

General note

"The Big Dive" to 37,800 in the Trieste, Jacques Piccard dictating. Skips/repeats throughout. Time 01:05:31.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 2

Dictabelts 6-10 - Reformatted 1960

General note

(6) Comments on the "Big Dive" by R. Dietz to complete J. Piccard's description. (7) "On Big Dive," J. Piccard #2, 4 March. (8) Dive to 37,000 feet, #1, 1960 January 14. (9-10) Tape just before big dive from NGD—first part has pieces from Rex and Drew, 1960 January. Time 00:56:23.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 3

Dictabelts 11-14 - Reformatted undated

General note

R. Dietz. Time 00:47:31.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 4

Dictabelts 15-18 - Reformatted 1960

General note

(15-16) Dive #61 - J. Piccard and A. Rechnitzer, depth of 18,000 ft., J. Piccard dictating. (17-18) Dive #64, 24,000 ft., J. Piccard, tapes #1-2. Time 00:40:57.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 5

Dictabelts 19-22 - Reformatted 1960 July

General note

(19-20) Dive log. (21) Dietz on the Bathysonde. (22) From J. Piccard, 1960 July 14. Time 00:54:02.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 6

Dictabelts 23-25 - Reformatted undated

General note

(23-25) Italian dive, R. Dietz, 8 March. Skips/repeats throughout. Actual recording of the dive starts at time 4:00 (the first part records a child singing, nothing to do with the dive). Time 00:39:52.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 7

Dictabelts 26-29 - Reformatted undated

General note

(26-28) Italian dive, R. Dietz. (29) Italy dive with Pollini, J. Piccard #5, March 3. Time 00:54:27.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 8

Dictabelts 30-35 - Reformatted undated

General note

(30-33) J. Piccard, February 27. (34) J. Piccard to R. Dietz. (35) J. Piccard on seepage of Trieste. Time 01:24:29.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 9

Dictabelts 36-40 - Reformatted 1960 May 27

General note

(36-40) Last comments. Time 01:18:14.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 10

Dictabelts 41-45 - Reformatted 1960

General note

(41-42) Neptune. (43) Newton, J. Piccard, March 4. (44-45) Phantom bottom, R. Dietz #1-2, 1960 December 7. Time 01:14:07.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 11

Dictabelts 46-50 - Reformatted undated

General note

(46) Rechnitzer on 19,000 ft. dive. (47-49) San Diego dives, J. Piccard, March 3. (50) R. Dietz on dives of Trieste off San Diego, 1958-1959 September. Time 01:11:40.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 12

Dictabelts 51-55 - Reformatted undated

General note

Time 01:59:39. Untitled; no description available.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 13

Dictabelts 56-60 - Reformatted 1960, 1962

General note

(56) #1 May 25. (57) Untitled, May 26. (58-59) Untitled, 1960 July 4. (60) Untitled, 1962 August 26. Time 01:06:34.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 14

Dictabelts (unnumbered) - Reformatted 1959-1960

General note

Side A: 1) Big Dive, and 2) 1960 January 14. Side B: "Sample" 1) J. Piccard #1, and 2) Neptune. Time 00:54:27.


Original restricted (digital version available).
Box 23, Folder 15-28

Full duplicate set of audiocassettes


Dictaphone Belts

Box 24, Folder 1

Dictabelts 1-5 undated

General note

"The Big Dive" to 37,800 in the Trieste, Jacques Piccard dictating.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 2

Dictabelt 6 undated

General note

Comments on the "Big Dive" by R. Dietz to complete J. Piccard's description.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 3

Dictabelt 7 undated

General note

"On Big Dive," J. Piccard #2, 4 March.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 4

Dictabelt 8 1960 January 14

General note

Dive to 37,000 feet, #1.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 5

Dictabelts 9-10 1960 January

General note

Tape just before big dive from NGD—first part has pieces from Rex and Drew, 1960 January.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 6

Dictabelts 11-14 undated

General note

R. Dietz.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 7

Dictabelts 15-16 undated

General note

Dive #61 - J. Piccard and A. Rechnitzer, depth of 18,000 ft., J. Piccard dictating.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 8

Dictabelts 17-18 undated

General note

Dive #64, 24,000 ft., J. Piccard, tapes #1-2.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 9

Dictabelts 19-20 undated

General note

Dive log.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 10

Dictabelt 21 undated

General note

Dietz on the Bathysonde.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 11

Dictabelt 22 1960 July 14

General note

From J. Piccard.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 12

Dictabelts 23-25 undated

General note

Italian dive, R. Dietz, 8 March. Actual recording of the dive starts at time 4:00 (the first part records a child singing, nothing to do with the dive).


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 13

Dictabelts 26-28 undated

General note

Italian dive, R. Dietz.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 14

Dictabelt 29 undated

General note

Italy dive with Pollini, J. Piccard #5, March 3.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 15

Dictabelts 30-33 undated

General note

J. Piccard, February 27.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 16

Dictabelt 34 undated

General note

J. Piccard to R. Dietz.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 17

Dictabelt 35 undated

General note

J. Piccard on seepage of Trieste.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 18

Dictabelts 36-40 1960 May 27

General note

Last comments.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 19

Dictabelts 41-42 undated

General note



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Box 24, Folder 20

Dictabelt 43 undated

General note

Newton, J. Piccard, March 4.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 21

Dictabelts 44-45 1960 December 7

General note

Phantom bottom, R. Dietz #1-2.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 22

Dictabelt 46 undated

General note

Rechnitzer on 19,000 ft. dive.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 23

Dictabelts 47-49 undated

General note

San Diego dives, J. Piccard, March 3.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 24

Dictabelt 50 undated

General note

R. Dietz on dives of Trieste off San Diego, 1958-1959 September.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 25

Dictabelts 51-52 undated

General note



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Box 24, Folder 26

Dictabelts 53-55 undated

General note



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Box 24, Folder 27

Dictabelt 56 undated

General note

#1 May 25.


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Box 24, Folder 28

Dictabelt 57 undated

General note

May 26.


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Box 24, Folder 29

Dictabelts 58-59 1960 July 4

General note



Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 30

Dictabelt 60 1962 August 26

General note



Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 31

Dictabelt 61 undated

General note

San Diego Tech. Obs., J. Piccard #1, March 4 (sample).


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 32

Dictabelts 62-65 undated

General note

Big dive story, J. Piccard, February 28.


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Box 24, Folder 33

Dictabelts 66-67 undated

General note

Captions, May 11.


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Box 24, Folder 34

Dictabelts 68-69 1960 July 20

General note

Deep ships of tomorrow, J. Piccard.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 35

Dictabelts 70-74 1960 June 3

General note

Deep ships of tomorrow, J. Piccard.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 36

Dictabelts 75-76 1960

General note

Piccard on deep ships.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 37

Dictabelt 77 1960 July 12

General note

Piccard on difficult years.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 38

Dictabelt 78 1960 May 7

General note

Piccard on difficult years.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 39

Dictabelts 79-82 undated

General note

Trieste, the difficult year.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 40

Dictabelts 83-84 undated

General note

Dives 1953, Letter to Bob [R. Dietz?].


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Box 24, Folder 41

Dictabelt 85 undated

General note

R. Dietz on William Beebe's bathysphere.


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Box 24, Folder 42

Dictabelts 86-88 undated

General note

History of the Trieste (tapes 1-3), R. Dietz and J. Piccard.


Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 43

Dictabelt 89 undated

General note

Lew on Prof. Henriquez.


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Box 24, Folder 44

Dictabelt 90 1960

General note



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Box 24, Folder 45

Dictabelts 91-92 undated

General note

Letter to A. Rechnitzer, J. D. Walsh (July 15) by J. Piccard.


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Box 24, Folder 46

Dictabelts 93-94 undated

General note

Misadventure at Capri, Daily News.


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Box 24, Folder 47

Dictabelts 95-96 undated

General note

J. Piccard on Dakar, 1948.


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Box 24, Folder 48

Dictabelts 97-99 undated

General note

Pictures for book, J. Piccard, August 8-9.


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Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS: The WRITINGS series constitutes the bulk of the Dietz papers, with extensive documentation of his publishing and research activities.
Arranged in four subseries: A) ONR Reports and Memoranda, B) Articles, Essays and Presentations, C) Books, D) Notebooks.
A) ONR Reports and Memoranda: Dietz served as a Scientific Liaison Officer at the London Office of Naval Research in the mid-1950s. He authored the reports and memoranda in this series, which cover topics as varied as submersible research, the state of oceanography studies and technologies in different countries, and reports from scientific congresses.
B) Articles, Essays and Presentations: This subseries consists largely of original typescripts and reprints of Dietz's publications, however, it also includes book reviews, speeches, encyclopedia articles, rebuttals, letters to the editor, and articles written for the popular press. Most folders in this subseries include the final publication, often in the form of a signed reprint, though some also include manuscripts, drafts, outlines, supporting research materials, correspondence, original illustrations and line drawings, and photographs. Organized chronologically, with short abstracts and reviews and undated publications condensed at the front of the subseries.
C) Books: Manuscript material produced for three major books (one, Realms of the Sea, was never published). Seven Miles Down was co-written with Jacques Piccard, and references many of the documents in Series 3) BATHYSCAPH TRIESTE as source material. Dietz's confrontations with creationists over the age of the earth, Noah's ark, science education and other topics led to the publication of his 1987 book, Creation/Evolution Satiricon: Creationism Bashed. Additional material in Series 5) SUBJECT AND RESEARCH FILES and other writings in Subseries 4B supplement the topic of Dietz's public intellectual disputes with creationists.
D) Notebooks: Notebooks on a variety of topics, including conference attendance and research ideas. Arranged in approximate chronological order.

ONR Reports and Memoranda

Box 5, Folder 10

ONRL-85-54 Oceanography at Hamburg, Germany, and in Scandinavia 1954 September 27

Box 5, Folder 11

ONRL-110-54 Oceanography in Japan 1954 December 3, 1960

General note

Includes a supplemental 1960 report by Kazuhiko Terada on the same topic.
Box 5, Folder 12

ONRL-6-55 Post war German oceanography 1955 February 3

Box 5, Folder 13

ONRL-10-55 Oceanography on the Iberian Peninsula 1955 February 21

Box 5, Folder 14

ONRL-10-55 Related memo on Strait of Gibraltar and Italian submarines during WWII 1956 February 21

Box 5, Folder 15

ONRL-16-55 Oceanography at Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, and Oceanographic Laboratory, Edinburgh 1957 February 28

Box 5, Folder 16

ONRL-33-55 Limnology and bottom sediments of Swiss Lakes 1955 April 22

Box 5, Folder 17

ONRL-40-55 Geological oceanography in France 1955 May 16

Box 5, Folder 18

ONRL-55-55 Recent developments in scuba diving in Europe 1955 June 30

Box 5, Folder 19

ONRL-71-55 Bathyscaphe Trieste 1955 August 10

Box 5, Folder 20

ONRL-91-55 USSR program in oceanography for the International Geophysical Year 1955 September 28

Box 5, Folder 21

ONRL-95-55 Calypso Oceanographic Expedition to the Eastern Mediterranean; Marine science in Turkey and Greece 1955 October 11

Box 5, Folder 22

ONRL-96-55 Cooperative research with French submarine geologists (May-June 1955); Beach studies and Elie Monnier cruise 1956 October 11

Box 5, Folder 23

ONRL-123-55 Oceanographic developments at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 1955 meeting 1955 December 5

Box 5, Folder 24

ONRL-4-56 Hydraulics Research Station, Wallingford, England 1955 December 1

Box 5, Folder 25

ONRL-14-56 Marine Sciences in Egypt with notes on Geology and Geophysics 1956 February 6

Box 5, Folder 26

ONRL-23-56 Oceanographic and Geophysics Institutes, Trieste, Italy 1956 April 3

Box 5, Folder 27

ONRL-47-56 Earth Sciences in Ireland with notes on Marine Biology 1956 May 17

Box 5, Folder 28

ONRL-64-56 Some German oceanographic and geophysical developments 1956 July 17

Box 5, Folder 29

ONRL-98-56 Meeting of the 13th International Limnological Congress with notes on Finnish and Russian Oceanography 1956 October 17

Box 5, Folder 30

ONRL-116-56 Notes on French Oceanography and diving 1956 November 23

Box 5, Folder 31

ONRL-7-57 International Conference on Rock Magnetism, London 1957 January 10

Box 5, Folder 32

ONRL-51-57 Meeting of the German Geological Association; Marine Geology in Germany and Holland 1957 May 7

Box 5, Folder 33

ONRL-112-57 Oceanography along the French Mediterranean and at Monaco 1957 September 11

Box 5, Folder 34

ONRL-117-57 National Institute of Oceanography, Great Britain 1957 October 4

Box 5, Folder 35

ONRL-31-58 Oceanography and tidal studies at Liverpool 1958 April 8

Box 5, Folder 36

ONRL-47-58 French colloquium on the Topography and Geology of the Deep Sea Floor 1958 June 9

Box 5, Folder 37

ONRL-59-58 Fifth International Sedimentology Congress 1958 July 25


Technical Memoranda

Box 6, Folder 1

Technical memoranda list 1954-1956

Box 6, Folder 2

Russian drifting ice scientific station in the Arctic Basin 1954 September 1

Box 6, Folder 3

Principles of measuring ocean currents by Bohnecke 1955 January 26

Box 6, Folder 4

Russian survey of the Kurile Trench 1955 February 2

Box 6, Folder 5

Sea ice reporting and prediction in Europe 1955 March 4

Box 6, Folder 6

Program to measure deep ocean currents at NIO 1955 March 9

Box 6, Folder 7

Russian trip report of Brian Roberts and Terrence Armstrong of the Scott Polar Research Institute 1956 November 1


Articles, Essays and Presentations

Box 6, Folder 8

Abstracts undated

Box 6, Folder 9-12

Abstracts, reviews and short papers 1938, 1964-1974

Box 6, Folder 13

Berkeley lecture on Pacific Basin undated

Box 6, Folder 14

Continental Margins: Historical Review undated

Box 6, Folder 15

Geological Oceanography undated

Box 6, Folder 16

Meteorite Craters undated

Box 6, Folder 17

Seeing the Ocean Floor undated

Box 6, Folder 18

Untitled manuscript undated

General note

Topics include swings of sea level, emperor sea mounts, and turbidity currents.
Box 6, Folder 19

Shepard, F.P. and R. Dietz. The Emergence of (Santa) Catalina Island. American Journal of Science 1939

Box 6, Folder 20

Shepard, F. P., Roger Revelle and R. Dietz. Ocean-bottom Currents off the California Coast. Science 1939

Box 6, Folder 21

Clay Minerals in Recent Marine Sediments. University of Illinois Ph.D. thesis 1941

Box 6, Folder 22

Dietz, R., K. O. Emery and F. P. Shepard. Phosphorite Deposits on the Sea Floor off Southern California. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1942

Box 6, Folder 23

The Small Mounds of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Science 1945

Box 6, Folder 24

Geological Structures Possibly Related to Lunar Craters. Popular Astronomy 1946

Box 6, Folder 25

The Meteoric Impact Origin of the Moon's Surface Features. Journal of Geology 1946

Box 6, Folder 26

Meteorite Impact Suggested by the Orientation of Shatter-cones at the Kentland, Indiana, Disturbance. Science 1947

Box 6, Folder 27

Aerial Photographs in the Geological Study of Shore Features and Processes. Photogrammetric Engineering 1947

Box 6, Folder 28

Antarctic 'Seeing.' Popular Astronomy 1948

Box 6, Folder 29

Final report: Some Oceanographic Observations on Operation HIGHJUMP. U.S. Navy Electronics Lab (NEL) Report 55 1948

Box 6, Folder 30

Some Pacific and Antarctic Sea-floor Features Discovered during the U.S. Navy Antarctic Expedition 1946-1947. Proceedings 7th Pacific Science Congress

Box 7, Folder 1

Lafond, E. C., R. Dietz and D. W. Pritchard. Interim report: Oceanographic Measurements from the USS Nereus on a Cruise to the Bering and Chukchi Seas, 1947. U.S. Navy Electronics Lab (NEL) Report 91 1949

Box 7, Folder 2

Grim, R., R. Dietz, and W. F. Bradley. Clay Mineral Composition of Some Sediments from the Pacific Ocean off the California Coast and the Gulf of California. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1949

Box 7, Folder 3

R. Dietz and E. C. LaFond. Natural Slicks on the Ocean. U.S. Navy Electronics Lab (NEL) Report 160 1950

Box 7, Folder 4

Emery, K. O. and R. Dietz. Submarine Phosphorite Deposits off California and Mexico. California Journal of Mines and Geology 1950

Box 7, Folder 5

E. C. Buffington, A. J. Carsola and R. Dietz. Oceanographic Cruise to the Bering and Chukchi Seas, Summer 1949. Part 1: Sea Floor Studies. U.S. Navy Electronics Lab (NEL) Report 204 1950

Box 7, Folder 6

LaFond, E.C., R. Dietz and J. A. Knauss. A Sonic Device for Underwater Sediment Surveys. Journal of Sedimentary Petroleum 1950

Box 7, Folder 7

Menard, H. and R. Dietz. Submarine Geology of the Gulf of Alaska. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 1951

Box 7, Folder 8

Dietz, R. and H. Menard. Origin of Abrupt Change in Slope at Continental Shelf Margin. Bulletin American Association of Petroleum Geology 1951

Box 7, Folder 9

Substrata Acoustic Probe. NEL memoranda 1951-1958

General note

Memoranda on bottom sediment types using fathometers and acoustic penetration.
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The Pacific Floor. Scientific American 1952

Box 7, Folder 11

Menard, H. and R. Dietz. Mendocino Submarine Escarpment. Journal of Geology 1952

Box 7, Folder 12

Carsola, A. and R. Dietz. Submarine Geology of Two Flat-topped Northeast Pacific Seamounts. American Journal of Science 1952

Box 7, Folder 13

Geomorphic Evolution of Continental Terrace (Continental Shelf and Slope). Bulletin American Association of Petroleum Geology 1952

Box 7, Folder 14

Boquerón. Pacific Discovery 1953

Box 7, Folder 15

Possible Deep-Sea Turbidity Current Channels in the Indian Ocean. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1953

Box 7, Folder 16

Sound in the Sea. Asahi Kagaku 1953

Box 7, Folder 17

Dietz, R. and H. Menard. Hawaiian Swell, Deep, and Arch, and Subsidence of the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Geology 1953

Box 7, Folder 18

Dietz, R. and M. J. Sheehy. Trans-Pacific Detection by Underwater Sound of Myojin Volcanic Eruptions. Oceanographic Society of Japan Journal 1953

Box 7, Folder 19

Possible Deep-Sea Turbidity Current Channels in the Bay of Bengal. Current Science 1954

Box 7, Folder 20

The Explosive Birth of Myojin Island. National Geographic 1954

Box 7, Folder 21

Dill, R., R. Dietz and Harris Stewart. Deep-Sea Channels and Delta of the Monterey Submarine Canyon. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1954

Box 7, Folder 22

Dietz, R., H. Menard, and Edwin Hamilton. Echograms of the Mid-Pacific Expedition. Deep Sea Research 1954

Box 7, Folder 23

Dietz, R. and M. Sheehy. Trans-Pacific Detection of Myojin Volcanic Explosions by Underwater Sound. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1954

Box 7, Folder 24

Marine Geology of Northwest Pacific: Description of Japanese Bathymetric Chart 6901. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1954

Box 7, Folder 25

Manganese Deposits on the Northeast Pacific Sea Floor. California Journal of Mines and Geology 1955

Box 7, Folder 26

Bradner, Hugh and R. Dietz. Recent Developments in Scuba Diving in Europe. Office of Naval Research, London 1955

Box 7, Folder 27-30

Arctic Basin Geomorphology 1955-1961

General note

Includes a folder on Ice island T-3 and Arctic/Hudson Bay sounding data.
Box 7, Folder 31

Salient Problems of the Continental Terrace. Proceedings 8th Pacific Science Congress 1956

Box 8, Folder 1

Richards A. F. and R. Dietz. Eruption of Boquerón Volcano, San Benedicto Island, Mexico. Proceedings 8th Pacific Science Congress 1956

Box 8, Folder 2

Piccard, Jacques and R. Dietz. Oceanographic Observations by the Bathyscaph Trieste (1953-1956). Deep-Sea Research 1957

Box 8, Folder 3

Deep-Sea Diving by Bathyscaph, Times Science Review (London) 1957

Box 8, Folder 4

The Channels on the Deep Sea Floor. The New Scientist 1958

Box 8, Folder 5

Dietz, R., Russell Lewis, and A. Rechnitzer. The Bathyscaph. Scientific American 1958

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Point d'Impact Des Asteroides comme Origine des Bassins Oceaniques: Une Hypothese. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 1958

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1100-Meter Dive in the Bathyscaph Trieste. Limnology and Oceanography 1959

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Drowned Ancient Islands of the Pacific. The New Scientist 1959

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Shatter Cones in Cryptoexplosion Structures (Meteorite Impact?). Journal of Geology 1959

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Meteorite Impact Suggested by Shatter Cones in Rock. Science 1960

Box 8, Folder 11

Bathyscaphs and Other Deep Submersibles for Oceanographic Research 1960, 1965

Box 8, Folder 12

The Spreading Ocean Floor - Typescript draft for Saturday Evening Post "Adventures of the Mind" series 1960-1961

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Dietz, R. and A. J. Carsola, E. C. Buffington, and Carl J. Shipek. Sediments and Topography of the Alaskan Shelves 1961, 1964

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Final report: Some Oceanographic Observations on Operation HIGHJUMP. U.S. Navy Electronics Lab (NEL) Report 55 1961

Box 8, Folder 15

Astroblemes. Scientific American 1961

Box 8, Folder 16

Dietz, R. and George Shumway. Arctic Basin Geomorphology. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1961

Box 8, Folder 17

Vredefort Ring Structure: Meteorite Impact Scar? Journal of Geology 1961

Box 8, Folder 18

Dietz, R. and E. C. Buffington. Panamint Crater: Not Meteoritic. Meteoritical Society 1961

Box 8, Folder 19

Continent and Ocean Basin Evolution by Sea Floor Spreading: Commotion in the Ocean. American Association of Petroleum Geology Distinguished Lecture Series 1962

Box 8, Folder 20

Commotion in the Ocean: The Growth of Continents and Ocean Basins. Hidaka Anniversary Volume Geophysical Institute, University of Tokyo 1962

Box 8, Folder 21

Ocean Basin Evolution by Sea Floor Spreading. From Continental Drift, International Geophysics Series 3, Chapter 10 1962

Box 8, Folder 22

Das Ratsel der Mittelozeanische Gebirge. Die Weltwoche 1962

Box 8, Folder 23

Ocean Basin Evolution by Sea Floor Spreading. Japanese Oceanographic Society 1962

Box 8, Folder 24

The Sea's Deep Scattering Layers. Scientific American. 1962

Box 8, Folder 25

Some Comments on the Present Status of Japanese Oceanography. Undersea Technology 1962

Box 8, Folder 26

Sudbury Structure as an Astrobleme. Journal of Geology 1962-1964

Box 8, Folder 27

Astroblemes: Ancient Meteorite Impact Scars on Earth. From The Solar System (ed. Middlehurt and Kuiper), Chapter 10 1963

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Collapsing Continental Rises: An Actualistic Concept of Geosynclines and Mountain Building. Journal of Geology 1963

Box 9, Folder 2

Meteorite Impacts, Lunar Maria, Lopoliths and Ocean Basins (response to Gallant). Nature 1963

Box 9, Folder 3

A Theory of Ocean Basin Origin. Undersea Technology 1963

Box 9, Folder 4

Origin of the Continental Slopes. Presented at the American Association of Petroleum Geology convention 1963

Box 9, Folder 5

Cryptoexplosion Structures: A Discussion. American Journal of Science 1963

Box 9, Folder 6

LaFond, E. C. and R. Dietz. The Lonar Crater (India): Meteorite Crater? Journal of the Indian Geophysics Union, and Meteoritics 1963

Box 9, Folder 7-8

To Question Marine Profile of Equilibrium, Wave-Base and Wave-Built Terraces; with reply 1963-1964

Box 22, Folder 10

Do Tektites Come from the Earth or the Moon? The New Scientist 1964

Box 9, Folder 9

Unyielding Continent, Mobile Seafloor 1964

Box 9, Folder 10

Origin of Continental Slopes. Journal of American Science 1964

Box 9, Folder 11

A Recycled Hydrosphere? Nature 1964

Box 9, Folder 12-13

Pan-Pacific Chilean Tsunami of May 1960 at San Diego and Environs - Manuscript, notes and photographs of San Diego harbor 1964

Box 9, Folder 14

Dietz, Robert and John Holden. Earth and Moon: Tectonically Contrasting Realms. Presented at Lunar Symposium, New York; Pub. in New York Academy of Science Journal 1964

Box 9, Folder 15

Dietz, R. and Louis Butler. Shatter Cone Orientation at Sudbury, Canada. Nature 1964

General note

Includes photographs.
Box 9, Folder 16

Dietz, R. and M. J. Sheehy. Transpacific Detection of Myojin Volcanic Explosions by Underwater Sound. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1964

Box 9, Folder 17

The Third Surface. Chapter 1 from Papers in Marine Geology, Shepard Commemorative Volume 1964

Box 9, Folder 18

Dietz, R. and Nathan Ayer. Speculation on Oceanic Meteorite Impacts and Tsunamis 1965

Box 9, Folder 19

Soviet Research in Oceanography. Geotimes 1965

Box 9, Folder 20

Roter Kamm, Southwest Africa: Probable Meteorite Crater. Meteoritics 1965

Box 9, Folder 21

Geosynclines, Mountains and Continent Building (with reply). Scientific American 1965

Box 9, Folder 22

Colston Symposium: Marine Geology and Geophysics. Science 1965

Box 9, Folder 23

Soviet Oceanography 1964: A Trip Report (A Glimpse at Soviet Oceanography). U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey 1965

Box 10, Folder 1

Earth's Original Crust - Lost Quest? Tectonophysics 1965

Box 10, Folder 2

Stewart, H. B., R. Dietz and F. P. Shepard. Submarine Valleys off the Ganges Delta. International Indian Ocean Expedition Coast and Geodetic Survey 1965

General note

Ship PIONEER 1964, v. 1, Cruise Narrative and Scientific Results.
Box 10, Folder 3

Review of Geologic Papers at the 11th Pacific Science Congress, Tokyo 1966

Box 10, Folder 4

The 2nd International Oceanographic Congress, Moscow 1966

Box 10, Folder 5

Oceanography in the USSR. Sea Frontiers 1966

Box 10, Folder 6

Re: Geological Oceanography 1966

Box 10, Folder 7

Re: Continental Drift 1966

General note

Includes essay on "Continental Drift and Earthquakes."
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Passive Continents, Spreading Sea Floors, and Collapsing Continental Rises (and reply). American Journal of Science 1966

Box 10, Folder 9

Drifting Continents: An Outrageous Hypothesis Which May Well Be True. Analog 1966

Box 10, Folder 10

Oceanography Soviet Style. Medical Opinion and Review 1966

Box 10, Folder 11

Dietz, R. and J. Holden. Deep-Sea Deposits in But Not on the Continents. Bulletin American Association of Petroleum Geology 1966

Box 10, Folder 12

Shatter Cone at the Middlesboro Structure, Kentucky, and Striated Surfaces on Meteorites: Shock Fractures, not Slickensides. Meteoritics 1966

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Continental Drift: Some General Remarks. International Oceanographic Foundation 1966

Box 10, Folder 14

Equal Areas of Gondwana and Laurasia (Ancient Supercontinents). Nature 1966

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Continents and Ocean Basins. What's New on Earth Symposium 1966

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Geological Oceanography. From "Oceanography: Understanding Our Deep Frontier" (NAS/NRC narrated film series) 1966

Box 10, Folder 17

Shatter Cones and Astroblemes. Adapted from a paper read at the Oregon Lunar Geological Field Conference 1966

Box 10, Folder 18

Dietz, R. and J. Holden. Miogeoclines (miogeosynclines) in Space and Time (with replies). Journal of Geology 1966-1968

Box 10, Folder 19

Shatter Cones in Cryptoexplosion Structures. NASA 1966, 1968

Box 10, Folder 20

Craters and Legends. Medical Opinion and Review 1966-1967

Box 10, Folder 21

More About Continental Drift. Sea Frontiers 1967

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Shatter Cone Orientation at Gosses Bluff Astrobleme. Nature 1967

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Place of India in Continental Drift Morph Reconstructions 1968

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Mineral Resources and Power from the Sea (Vast, Vital, Virtually Untapped) 1968

Box 11, Folder 4

Reply to A. A. Meyerhoff's 'Arthur Holmes: Originator of Spreading Sea Floor Hypothesis.' Journal of Geophysics Research 1968

Box 11, Folder 5

Sproll, Walter and R. Dietz. Morphologic Continent Drift Fit of Australia and Antarctica. Nature 1968

Box 11, Folder 6

Dietz, R. and H. J. Knebel. Survey of Ross's Original Deep Sea Sounding Site. Nature 1968

General note

Includes photograph of USCGSS Discoverer attempting a sounding.
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Shatter Cones and Star Wounds. New Scientist 1968

Box 11, Folder 8

Dietz, R., H. Knebel and L. Somers. Cayar Submarine Canyon. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1968

Box 11, Folder 9

The Origin of Continental Slopes. Nautilus 1968

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Wave Base. Encyclopedia of Geomorphology 1968

Box 11, Folder 11

Dietz, R. and R. Dill. Down Into the Sea in Ships. Sea Frontiers and Nautilus 1969, 1972

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Fratture conoidi e ferite stellari. Sapere 1969

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Ocean Floor in the Decade Ahead. Journal of the Marine Technology Society 1969

Box 11, Folder 14

Ocean Basins and Lunar Seas. Oceans 1969

Box 11, Folder 15

Dietz, R. and H. Knebel. First Deep-Sea Sounding. Sea Frontiers 1969

Box 11, Folder 16

Dietz, R., R. Fudali and W. Cassidy. Richat and Semsiyat Domes, Mauritania: Not Astroblemes. Bulletin Geological Society of America 1969

Box 11, Folder 17

Dietz, R., J. Holden and W. Sproll. Geotectonic Evolution and Subsidence of Bahama Platform (with reply). Geological Society of America Abstracts 1969-1970

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The Underwater Landscape/Mineral Resources and Power. From Exploring the Ocean World, ed. C. P. Idyll (Chapters 2, 8) 1969

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Dietz, R. and H. Knebel. Cayar and Trou Sans Fond Submarine Canyons and Guinea Nose, Africa. Submitted to SCOR Symposium, "Geology of the East Atlantic Continental Margin" 1970

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Dietz, R. and W. Sproll. Fit between Africa and Antarctica: A Continental Drift Reconstruction. Science 1970

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Von der Borch, C. C., J. R. Conolly, and R. Dietz. Sedimentation and Structure of the Continental Margin in the Vicinity of the Otway Basin, Southern Australia. Marine Geology 1970

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Continental Drift in Space and Time. Lecture, Newark State University 1970

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Dietz, R. and J. Holden. Continental Drift in Space and Time. Submitted to Scientific American 1970

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Dietz, R. and W. Sproll. East Canary Island as a Microcontinent within the Africa-North America Continental Drift Fit. Nature 1970

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Dietz, R. and J. Holden. Reconstruction of Pangaea: Breakup and Dispersion of Continents, Permian to Present. Journal of Geophysical Research 1970

General note

Includes a derivative article on Pangaea published in Scientific American.
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Conolly, J. R., A. Flavelle and R. Dietz. Continental Margin of the Great Australian Bight. Journal of Marine Geology 1970

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Dietz, R. and W. Sproll. Overlaps and Underlaps in the North America to Africa Continental Drift Fit 1970

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Dietz, R. and H. Knebel. Sea Level, Ocean Depth, and Continental Thickness 1970

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Sea Level, Ocean Depth, and Continent Height: A Symbiosis 1970

General note

Prepared for Harry Hess memorial volume.
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Dietz, R. and J. Holden. Pre-Mesozoic Oceanic Crust in the Eastern Indian Ocean (Wharton Basin). Nature 1970

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Sudbury Astrobleme, Splash Emplaced Sublayer and Possible Cosmogenic Ores 1971

General note

Prepared for presentation at annual meeting of the Geological Association of Canada at Sudbury.
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Freeland, G. and R. Dietz. Plate Tectonic Evolution of Caribbean-Gulf of Mexico Region (with reply). Nature 1971

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Those Shifty Continents. Sea Frontiers 1971

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PC-8 Dive #238 in New Providence Channel (not published) 1971

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Dietz, R. and K. O. Emery. Portrait of a Scientist: Francis Parker Shepard. Earth Science Review/Atlas 1971

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Dietz, R. and H. Knebel. Trou Sans Fond Submarine Canyon: Ivory Coast, Africa. Deep Sea Research 1971

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Ocean Basins. Encyclopedia Britannica 1972

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Galapagos Gore NazCoPac Triple Junction and Carnegie/Cocos Ridges. Nature 1972

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Geosynclines, Mountains and Continent Building. Scientific American 1972

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Continents Adrift: New Orthodoxy or Persuasive Joker? (with illustrations by John Holden). NATO Symposium on Continental Drift, England 1972

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Plate Tectonics, Sea Floor Spreading, and Continental Drift. Journal of College Science Teaching 1972, 1974

General note

Includes version presented at Proceedings of the 26th Brazilian Geology Congress, Belem.
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A Question of Priority (letter to the editor, and response). Geotimes 1972

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Geologic Evolution of New Zealand Platform 1972

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Sudbury Astrobleme, Splash Emplaced Sub-Layer and Possible Cosmogenic Ores. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper no. 10 1972

Box 13, Folder 7

Dietz, R. and J. McHone. Laguna Guatavita: Not Meteoritic, Probable Salt Collapse Crater. Meteoritics 1972

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Dietz, R. and J. C. Holden. Collapsing Continental Rises: Actualistic Concept of Geosynclines (A Review). Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Report 1972, 1974

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Dietz, R. and J. C. Holden. Geophysical Illusions of Continental Drift: A Discussion (reply to Mantura). American Association of Petroleum Geology Bulletin 1973

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The Bahamas Enigma. Sea Frontiers 1973

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New Global Tectonics and 'The New Geometry': Discussion (reply to Mantura). American Association of Petroleum Geology Bulletin 1973

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Morphologic Fits of North America/Africa and Gondwana: A Review. In D. Tarling and S. Runcorn, eds., Implications of Continental Drift to Earth 1973

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Freeland, G. L. and Dietz, R. Rotation History of Alaskan Tectonic Blocks. Tectonophysics 1973

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Dietz, R. and J. C. Holden. Reconstruction of Pangaea, Breakup and Dispersion of Continents - Permian to Present. In R. G. Pirie, ed., Oceanography: Contemporary Readings in Ocean Science 1973

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Dietz, R., J. C. Holden and W. Sproll. Antarctica and Continental Drift. In R. Aide, ed., Antarctic Geology and Geophysics 1973

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The Oceans from Skylab 4. Sea Frontiers 1974

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Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep. Industrial Research 1974

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Dietz, R. and J. McHone. Investigation of Possible Astroblemes in New Jersey and Canada (a Narrative Report) 1974

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Dietz, R. and J. McHone. Kaaba Stone: Not a Meteorite, Probably an Agate. Meteoritics 1974

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Dietz, R. and K. O. Emery. Early Days of Marine Geology (1937-1941) - The Way it Was 1975

General note

Reminisces about research on the ship E. W. Scripps and early research at SIO under F. Shepard.
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Plate Tectonics: A Revolution in Geology and Geophysics 1975

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Iceland: Where the Mid-Ocean Ridge Bares its Back. Sea Frontiers 1976

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The Restless Earth 1976-1977

General note

Unpublished manuscript written for German Playboy about climate change and geological evolution.
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The Present State of Plate Tectonics - Introductory remarks 1977

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Elgygytgyn Crater, Siberia: Probable Source of Australasian Tektite Field. Meteoritics 1977

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San Andreas: An Oceanic Fault that Came Ashore. Sea Frontiers 1977

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Dietz, R. and J. F. McHone. Volcanic Land Forms and Astroblemes. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Summary Science Report 1977

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IFO's (Identified Flying Objects).Sea Frontiers 1978

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Plate Tectonics: Past, Present, and Future. Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook of Science 1978

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Target Earth: Meteorite Craters and Astroblemes. Encyclopedia Britannica 1978

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Breaking the Seal: Bathysphere Dives of William Beebe, 1930-1934. "Grand Premières" Reader's Digest France compilation 1979

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Dietz, R. and W. von Engelhardt. Non-Random Distribution of Many Terrestrial So-called Impact Structures and its Implications (a reply to A. R. Crawford). Naturwissenschaften 1979

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Lambert, P., J. F. McHone, R. Dietz (e. al). Impact and Impact-Like Structures in Algeria. Part II: Multi-Ringed Structures. Meteoritics 1981

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Review, Creation and Evolution: Myth or Reality by Norman Newell. Arizona Republic 1982-1983

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Dietz, R. and M. Woodhouse. Mediterranean Sub-bottom Giant Salt as a Messinian Precipitate. Presentation 1984

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Tektites and Terrestrial Meteorite Craters: Possible Associations. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 1984

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Dietz, R. and W. M. Woodhouse. Wave Built Terrace Myth: Resquiescat in Pace. Paper Presented at California Coastal Conference 1986

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Introduction for Robert Ballard 1988

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Desiccated-Basin Model for Mediterranean (assorted writings) 1989

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Age of Rocks or Rocks of Ages? 1990

General note

Draft article for Geotimes on the International Conference on Creationism (ICC).
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The Demise of the Dinosaurs: A Mystery Solved? Astronomy 1991

General note

Article about the K/T boundary collide impact.
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Are We Mining an Asteroid? Article on Sudbury Basin 1991

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Beaverhead Astrobleme 1991

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Review of Challenger at Sea: A Ship that Revolutionized Earth Science by Kenneth Hsu. American Journal of Science 1992

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Sydney Chapman Memorial Lecture, University of Alaska Fairbanks 1992

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Earth, Sea, and Sky: Life and Times of a Journeyman Geologist. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science 1993

General note

Dietz's biographical reminisces on his research career and personal philosophies.
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Z.E.U.S.: Recipe for Man's Survival in the 21st Century. ASU Geology Colloquium 1993

Box 14, Folder 26-28

Ark-eology: The Incredulous Discovery of Noah's Ark - Draft and notes for Geotimes (1993) 1985-1994

General note

Includes a folder of correspondence and press clippings relating to Dietz's response to the CBS special on Noah's ark.



Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste (1961)

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Publishing contract 1960 April 13

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Correspondence 1960-1962

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Notes and outlines

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Drafts and revisions


Realms of the Sea (unpublished) 1957-1970

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Chapter 1 - Geology

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Chapter 1 - Bathymetry, ancient islands, origin and geology

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Chapter 2 - Biology, continental drift, sea level spreading, currents and acoustics

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Chapter 3 - Continental margins and physical oceanography

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Chapter 5 - Ocean basins and sediments

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Chapters 7-8 - Resources and physical oceanography

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Chapters 9-10 - Deep scattering layer


Creation/Evolution Satiricon: Creationism Bashed (1987)

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Notes and outlines

Box 17, Folder 8

Correspondence 1987

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Photocopies of annotations in Bible

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Typescript manuscript 1984-1985

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Typescript manuscript 1987



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Notes undated

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Cuba undated

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IGC undated

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USSR oceanography delegation visit to US 1965 October

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Taiwan/Israel 1983-1983

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Vadimecum Satiricon II 1987 September-December

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Notes 1987-1988

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Meusa/Portugal 1988

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Meteoritical Society/ICR short course/Earthquakes 1988

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GSA 1988 November

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AGU 1988 December

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GSA/Notes on creation and evolution 1989-1990

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Notes 1990

General note

Topics as follows: 1. Notes, 2. LPSC Houston, 3. China trip, 3A. Indian Ocean PT for ODP Germany, 4. Amber from petrified forest, 5. Organic matter K/T, 6. Amber, 7. Carlisle K/T boundary, 8. Basalt plateaus.
Box 19, Folder 3

International Conference on Creationism (Pittsburg)/GSA 1990-1993



Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) SUBJECT AND RESEARCH FILES: Assorted files documenting Dietz's research interests over time, though they are not exhaustive or necessarily representative of original scientific research. Major themes include Soviet oceanography, creationism, continental drift, geomorphology, meteor impact craters, the Sudbury basin, and important single folders on Project Mohole and Francis P. Shepard.
Box 22, Folder 13

Arctic cruise 1961

Oversize FB-549, Folder 14

Arctic cruise - Nautilus track graph data 1961

Box 19, Folder 4

Arizona - State rock and fossil (petrified wood) proposals

Box 19, Folder 5

Arizona State University, Museum of Geology - Petrified wood installation 1990-1994

Box 19, Folder 6

Bahama Nexxus (BNX) 1982-1987

General note

Includes slides of Dietz.
Box 19, Folder 7-15

Barringer Crater Company 1961-1975

General note

Includes extensive correspondence.
Box 20, Folder 1

Barringer meteor crater - Composite bibliography 1969

Box 20, Folder 2

Dietz Guyot

Box 20, Folder 3-4

Earthquakes - Notes 1985-1986

Box 20, Folder 5

Fossilized egg 1980-1983

Box 20, Folder 6

Historical recognition of astroblemes - Notes for GSA 1994

Box 20, Folder 7

HMS Affray wreck - Photographs 1951

Box 20, Folder 8

Hudson Bay and Nastapoka Arc 1972

General note

Includes detailed letter describing 11-day expedition by J. Paul Barringer; memoranda about a possible impact site in Canada.
Box 20, Folder 9-10

International Conference on Creationism, Pittsburgh 1990

General note

Includes papers and abstracts. Used as a topic for Dietz's writings discrediting creationist "science."
Box 20, Folder 11

K/T impact crater and dinosaur demise ca. 1990

General note

Includes photo of Dietz with John F. McHone.
Box 20, Folder 12

Meteor craters 1964-1965

Box 20, Folder 13

Nekton, Inc. 1956-1984

Box 21, Folder 1

Operation Highjump, Navy/Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1947

General note

Includes photographs and a letter by Dietz.
Box 21, Folder 2

Project Mohole - Post-mortem file 1960-1962, 1989

General note

Includes a 1989 "historical note" memo by Dietz explaining his opposition to the Mohole research, and notes from the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Committee on Oceanography, from 1961 April.
Box 21, Folder 3

Project Mohole - Clippings 1960-1968

Box 21, Folder 4

RUM vehicle undated

Box 21, Folder 5

Shepard, Francis P. 1985-1993

General note

Extensive biographical file, including photographs and recollections of Shepard prepared for his memorial service.
Box 21, Folder 6-9

Soviet (USSR) astroblemes and meteorite research 1972-1979

General note

Includes Russian reprints, papers on the Zhamanshin crater, and correspondence from P. V. Florensky.
Box 21, Folder 10

Soviet (USSR) oceanography research 1959-1965

General note

Includes photographs of Russian oceanographers and research centers.
Box 21, Folder 11

Spokane, WA historic floods 1993

Box 21, Folder 12-13

Sudbury Basin 1962-1987

Box 22, Folder 1-4

Sudbury Basin 1962-1987

General note

Includes photographs.
Box 22, Folder 5

Sudbury Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution 1992

Box 22, Folder 6

Triton consulting 1968-1968

Box 22, Folder 7

Trou Sans Fond submarine canyon - Correspondence and data 1958-1968

Box 22, Folder 8

U.S. Navy Electronics Lab photographs ca. 1950-1970

General note

Assorted black and white prints, mostly 8x10, of coastlines, specimens, figures and underwater research. May include some photographs by Dietz.