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Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs Collection
SMC 0059  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0059
    Physical Description: 14 Linear feet (32 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 1 map case folder)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-2006
    Abstract: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Photographs Collection contains photographic prints, slides, and negatives acquired by the former SIO Archives over many years through small accessions and donations from a wide variety of sources. It also includes reference prints of frequently requested images. Subjects document the history of SIO, including the development of the La Jolla campus, people, research vessels, and expeditions.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Photographs Collection contains photographic prints, slides, and negatives acquired by the former SIO Archives over many years through small accessions and donations from a wide variety of sources. It also includes reference prints of frequently requested images. Topics document the history of SIO, including the development of the La Jolla campus, people, research vessels, and expeditions.
    There are many notable images of the early buildings at Scripps; the surrounding beach and bluff areas, including aerial views; researchers, faculty and administrators; and research conducted at sea. Well-represented subjects include: portraits of Walter Munk, Roger Revelle, and William Nierenberg; the research vessels E.W. Scripps and Melville; and the MidPac, TransPac, and Vermilion Sea Expeditions.
    Arranged in five series: 1) CAMPUS AND LA JOLLA; 2) EVENTS AND GROUPS; 3) PEOPLE; 4) SHIPS, VESSELS AND WORK AT SEA; and 5) OTHER.

    Administrative History

    The SIO Photographs Collection was created and maintained by SIO Archives staff from the 1970s until 2013, and was managed during that time as several separate, artificial, generically named image collections. Photographs from early collections of records or personal papers were often duplicated (by creating copy negatives and prints) and removed to the SIO Photograph Collections; or, if a copy of an image was requested by a researcher, multiple duplicates would be made at the time of the request and extras filed in the SIO Photographs Collections. Small accessions and donations of photographs, such as donor's slides, single images, or prints from an expedition, were also added to these generic "Photograph" collections. When the SIO Archives were transferred to stewardship of the UC San Diego Library's Special Collections & Archives Program, a full survey of all image-based accessions was completed and the SIO Photograph Collections were consolidated and reorganized into one cohesive body of images organized by category and chronology. The collection today includes description for nearly 100 unique accessions, in addition to images with unknown provenance, that document the history of SIO, and its people and environs.

    Preferred Citation

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs Collection. SMC 59. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Information unavailable.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

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

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator(s) of the image.

    Digital Content

    Approximately 500 images from the SIO Photographs Collection have been digitized and are available to view on the UC San Diego Library's Digital Collections website. A small number of these images are also linked directly within the finding aid.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.) -- Photographs
    Scripps Pier (San Diego, Calif. : 1916-1988)
    Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier (San Diego, Calif.)
    Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991 -- Photographs
    Nierenberg, William A. (William Aaron), 1919-2000 -- Photographs
    Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917- -- Photographs
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Archives
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Photographs
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Buildings -- Photographs
    Marine Biological Association of San Diego (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Scripps Institution for Biological Research -- Photographs
    E.W. Scripps (Ship) -- Photographs
    Melville (Ship) -- Photographs
    MidPac Expedition (1950) -- Photographs
    Transpac Expedition (1953) -- Photographs
    Vermilion Sea Expedition (1959) -- Photographs
    University of California (1868-1952). Division of War Research -- Photographs