Guide to the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records
1960-1979

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
Title: College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records
Dates: 1960-1979 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6.33 cubic feet
Collection Number: RG 173
Summary: These records document the administration of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and the operation of OSU's research vessels Yaquina and Cayuse.
Repository: Oregon State University
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

OSU's oceanography program began in 1954 with a small research grant from the Office of Naval Research. It was established as a department in 1959 to fulfill the need for trained oceanographers and basic oceanographic research in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The department became the School of Oceanography in 1972 and the College of Oceanography in 1983. When the Atmospheric Sciences Department was transferred to the college in 1993, Oceanography was renamed the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.

The college's first research vessel, the Acona, was commissioned in 1961. Other research vessels have included the Yaquina, the Cayuse, and the Wecoma. The college's coastal research facility, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, opened in 1965.

Content Description

Subgroup 1 documents the administration of the college and its research vessels in the 1960s and 1970s. Records include program proposals, reports, 5 year plans, correspondence and dedication materials pertaining to the college's research vessels, and materials pertaining to other oceanographic research organizations. Subgroup 2 documents the operations of the research vessels Yaquina and Cayuse. It includes deck log books and cruise reports from 1964-1979, and ship operations grant records from 1960-1967.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Records (RG 173), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into two subgroups: 1. Dean's Office; and 2. Ship Operations.

Related Materials :  

Other oceanography and marine resource records are available in the Sea Grant College Program Records (RG 201) and Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194). The Atmospheric Sciences Department Records (RG 167) document that department before its incorporation into the College of Oceanography. Photographs are in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Photograph Collection (P 203). The Archives' publications collections include many series published by the College.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Subgroup 1:  Dean's Office
Container(s)
Description
Series I: Research Vessels, 1972-1976
Box
1 SISU correspondence, 1973-1975
Wecoma
Box
1 Correspondence, 1972-1976
1 Launching, 1975
1 Dedication, July 23, 1976
Series II: Organizations, 1975-1976
Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.
Box
1 Bylaws, 1975-1976
1 Deep Earth Sampling Executive and Planning Committees, 1975-1976
Box
1 University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), 1975-1976
Series III: Reports and Plans, 1968-1972
Box
1 " Oceanography in Oregon: 1959-1968" , 1968
1 Biennial reports, 1968/70-1970/72
1 Supplemental report, August 1972
1 Annual report, 1970/71
1 Five year plan (preliminary), FY69-FY73, March 1968
1 Development Plan, FY71-FY75, December 1970
Series IV: Program Proposals, 1961-1975
Box
1 Oceanography buildings & equipment: National Science Foundation proposals and correspondence, 1962-1968
2 folders
Box
8 Oceanography buildings plans, OSU campus, 1961-1966
apx 20x24 in.
1 Student support proposal/grants, 1962-1970
3 folders
1 Traineeship proposed program for minorities, 1974-1975

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Subgroup 2:  Ship Operations
Container(s)
Description
Series I: Research Vessel Deck Log Books, 1964-1979
Yaquina
Box
2 Sept. 8, 1964 - Sept. 14, 1968
3 Sept. 15, 1968 - Sept. 11, 1974
4 Sept. 12, 1974 - Nov. 20, 1975
Cayuse
Box
4 May 22, 1968 - Jan. 18, 1972
5 Jan. 19, 1972 - Oct. 5, 1976; Sept. 14, 1977 - Jan. 6, 1978
6 Jan. 10, 1977 - May 17, 1979
Series II: Cruise Reports, 1968-1979
Box
6 Yaquina, Jan. 2, 1970 - Oct. 31, 1975
7 folders
Cayuse
Box
6 May 22, 1968 - June 27, 1969; June 30, 1971 - Dec. 19, 1973
6 folders
7 Jan. 3, 1974 - May 3, 1979
8 folders
Box
7 Series III: Vessel Operations Grants, 1960-1967
2 folders

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Cayuse (Ship)
  • Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling.
  • Wecoma (Ship)
  • Yaquina (Ship)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Oceanographic research ships--Oregon.
  • Oceanography--Research--Oregon.

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