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The North papers consist of correspondence, research notes and notebooks, photographs, two films, and various publications, including the Kelp Habitat Improvement Project (KHIP) final reports. The collection documents North's work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, his work as Professor of Environmental Science at Caltech, and his lab's research at the Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory in Corona del Mar.
Wheeler John North (1922-2002) was professor of environmental science at Caltech for nearly thirty years. Prior to his faculty status, he earned two bachelor of science degrees, in electrical engineering (1944) and biology (1950) from Caltech. He earned his PhD from the University of California, San Diego (1953) in biological oceanography.
23 linear feet (52 standard archival boxes, 1 half size archival box, 1 oversize box, and 5 books)
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