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UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Heritage Committee records
SAC 0041  
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Description
The records of the SIO Heritage Committee include materials collected by the committee's first two chairs, Robert Hessler and Deborah Day. They document the establishment and charge of the committee, administration of the Ritter Memorial Fellowship, and the maintenance and restoration of two historic buildings, the Old Scripps Building and the Old Director's House (T-16).
Background
The Old Scripps Committee was appointed by the Chancellor in 1976 to ensure the preservation of the Old Scripps Building. Chaired by Fred Noel Spiess, the committee successfully oversaw the restoration and secured the continued use of the building by early 1988. Its goal achieved, the committee was slated to be discharged. The Old Scripps Committee recommended that a new standing committee be established to act as a watchdog group on behalf of the building, and to administer the Ritter Memorial Fellowship. SIO Director Ed Frieman supported this recommendation, and in May 1988 the SIO Staff Council Committee on Committees approved the by-law changes necessary for disbanding the Old Scripps Committee and establishing the Heritage Committee. Robert Hessler was appointed the committee's first chair in November 1988.
Extent
0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box and 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.