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Eckart (Carl) Papers
SMC 0022  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Biography
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Carl Eckart Papers
    Creator: Eckart, Carl
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0022
    Physical Description: 1.85 Linear feet (5 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1973
    Abstract: A small collection of the correspondence and professional papers of the physicist, physical oceanographer and geophysicist Carl Eckart.

    Related Materials

    The bulk of Carl Eckart's papers are available at the Library of Congress (MSS 65557).
    For additional material at UC San Diego related to Eckart, see the SIO Biographical Files (SAC 5) and the SIO Office of Director Records (SAC 2) at Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A small collection of the correspondence and professional papers of the physicist, physical oceanographer and geophysicist Carl Eckart, including subject files, notebooks, writings and reports. There are also a few files of teaching materials, photographs and slides.

    Preferred Citation

    Carl Eckart Papers. SMC 22. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

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

    Biography

    Carl Henry Eckart (1902-1973) received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Washington University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1925. He joined the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of physics in 1928 and remained on the faculty until 1946, where he made substantial contributions to quantum physics and developed the Wigner-Eckart theorem.
    Eckart came to San Diego in 1942 to join the University of California Division of War Research (UCDWR), where he worked on problems of underwater sound relevant to submarine warfare as assistant director and director of the program. In 1946, Eckart became a professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego, a position he held until 1971. He was also appointed the first director of the newly founded Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) in 1946 (MPL became part of SIO in 1948). Eckart served a short term as the fourth director of Scripps until 1952, and went on to serve in a variety of important administrative positions at UC San Diego, including a term as Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1965-67.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1982, 1990.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Oceanography -- Research
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Marine Physical Laboratory
    Eckart, Carl -- Archives