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UC San Diego. Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director records
SAC 0001  
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Description
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Office of the Director manages all aspects of the Institution, including education, research, and collaboration with state, federal, international, and private organizations. The records were all created within the Director's Office, and document the history of the administration of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Background
In 1903, UC Berkeley biologist William E. Ritter and San Diego physician Fred Baker, with the financial support of philanthropists E. W. Scripps and Ellen Browning Scripps, founded the Marine Biological Association of San Diego. The purpose of the Association was to advance the study of marine sciences. Ritter was appointed as its first Director and supervised the activities of temporary research stations in San Diego Bay. In 1905, the Association leased property above La Jolla Cove and established a marine laboratory. Ms. Scripps added a codicil to her will in 1909 bequeathing a gift to the Regents of the University of California for a permanent marine biological station, and construction of the first building on the current campus, the George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory, was completed in 1910. In July of 1912, the Association deeded its property to the Regents and became the Scripps Institution for Biological Research, formally becoming part of the UC System. In 1925, it was renamed the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).
Extent
100 Linear feet (246 archives boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 2 flat boxes, and 4 map case folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.