UCSD Oceanids. Bear Facts, 1962 - 2007
2011-42

Summary Information

Repository
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives
Creator - Editor
Bloor, Maxine
Creator - Author
Bradner, Marjorie Hall (Marge), 1918-2008
Creator - Editor
Burckhardt, Peggy
Creator - Editor
deHaas, Heleen
Creator - Editor
Enright, Roswitha
Creator - Author
Filloux, Odette
Creator - Author
Galbraith, Laura Huddleston, 1916-2010
Creator - Editor
Haxo, Judy
Creator - Editor
Holm-Hansen, Tanya, 1928-2006
Creator - Editor
Inman, Ruth E., 1921-1978
Creator - Author
Isaacs, MaryCarol Zander, 1917-2008
Creator - Editor
Kearns, Alice Chen, 1934-2001
Creator - Editor
Lakoff, Evelyn, 1932-2006
Creator - Editor
Liebermann, Shirley, 1919-2006
Creator - Illustrator
Marshall, Elizabeth Kuenzler (Elibet)
Creator - Author
Menard, Gifford Merrill, 1917-2004
Creator - Editor
Newmark, Ruth
Creator - Editor
Olfe, Julie
Creator - Editor
Paar, Janette (Netty), 1940-1996
Creator - Editor
Pearce, Marie
Creator - Editor
Pentis, Mary Anne
Creator - Editor
Raitt, Helen Hill, 1905-1976
Creator - Editor
Revelle, Ellen Virginia Clark, 1910-2009
Creator - Editor
Schultz, Carol
Creator - Editor
Shor, Elizabeth Noble (Betty)
Creator - Editor
Smith, Linda
Creator - Editor
Somerville, Sylvia Bal
Creator - Author
Spiess, Sarah Whitton (Sally), 1923-2002
Creator - Editor
Spooner, Elizabeth Ann Tilman (Beth), 1940-2003
Creator - Author
Urey, Frieda Daum, 1898-1992
Creator - Editor
Weiss, Portia
Creator - Editor
Wesling, Judith
Creator - Editor
Wheeler, Isabel Sloane, 1924-2007
Creator - Editor
Woo, Mary
Creator - Author
Wooster, Clarissa P. (Polly)
Title
UCSD Oceanids. Bear Facts
ID
2011-42
Date
1962 - 2007
Extent
1.93 Cubic feet : 5.5 manuscript boxes
Language
English

Preferred Citation

UCSD Oceanids. Bear Facts, 1962-2007, 2011-42. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, UC San Diego Libraries.

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Administrative History

Bear Facts is the newsletter of the Oceanids, the women’s service organization of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego. Women’s groups had been meeting informally at Scripps since World War II, but they did not formally organize until 1952 under the leadership of Helen Raitt and Miriam Fox. First called the Scripps Wives, the group’s name was soon changed to Oceanids for the 3000 ocean nymph daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys.

The Oceanids’ mission was “to foster social affairs for all on the Scripps Campus and to provide a means by which new students and new personnel may become acquainted. This being their purpose, the Scripps Wives Club became an organization of all women of SIO.” (Helen Raitt, 8 May 1952. In: Elizabeth N. Shor, Thirty Years of Oceanids: A History from 1952-1982, UCSD, 1982.) Helen Raitt served as the club’s first president from 1952-1953.

By 1960, the campus had expanded into the University of California at San Diego, and the Oceanids resolved to remain one organization, rather than split into upper and lower campus clubs, and to place their emphasis on service rather than social events. The Oceanids were influential in founding the International Center at UCSD, the Newcomers Group, and bringing the People-to-People program to UCSD, which sponsored exchanges between UCSD and schools and universities in Mexico.

Bear Facts was founded in 1962 after Public Relations director Lon Manar informed the Oceanids that cultural activities sponsored by campus administration would lose financial support if attendance did not increase. They decided to start a newsletter and calendar that would be mailed directly to the homes of UCSD families, rather than relying on flyers sent through campus mail. The newsletter was named  Bear Facts by Dottie Forbes, and a bear was chosen for its logo.

The calendar has always been a major part of the Bear Facts newsletter, listing the Interest Groups (ranging in subject from bird watching to investing), theater, film, dance, music, art, lectures, and special events on and near campus. The newsletter also features profiles and obituaries of UCSD women, honors and awards to UCSD personnel, campus news, and personal narratives and articles by Oceanids members and UCSD faculty and staff.

Editors of Bear Facts:

1962-1963 Carol Schultz

1963-1964 Carol Schultz, Helen Raitt

1964-1966 Peggy Burckhardt, Ruth Newmark

1966-1967 Tanya Holm-Hansen

1967-1969 Ruth Inman

1970 Betty Shor, Judy Haxo

1970-1972 Betty Shor

1972-1975 Julie Olfe, Marie Pearce

1975 Judith Wesling, Marie Pearce

1975-1976 Judith Wesling

1976-1979 Beth Spooner

1979-1980 Alice Chen Kearns

1980-1983 Ellen Clark Revelle

1983-1984 Ellen Clark Revelle, Evelyn Lakoff

1984-1986 Evelyn Lakoff

1986-1987 Portia Weiss

1987-1988 Evelyn Lakoff

1988-1990 Shirley Liebermann

1990-1991 Roswitha Enright, Heleen deHaas

1991 Roswitha Enright, Heleen deHaas, Netty Paar

1991-1993 Roswitha Enright, Netty Paar

1993-1994 Netty Paar, Mary Woo

1994 Netty Paar, Mary Woo, Mary Anne Pentis

1994 Mary Anne Pentis, Isabel Wheeler

1994-2000 Mary Anne Pentis

2000 Roswitha Enright

2000-2002 Roswitha Enright, Sylvia Bal Somerville, Maxine Bloor

2002 Roswitha Enright, Sylvia Bal Somerville

2002-2003 Roswitha Enright, Linda Smith

2003-2007 Roswitha Enright

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Scope and Contents

This accession includes bound copies of the Oceanids' newsletter Bear Facts from 1962-1969 and 1976-1985, and unbound copies from 1962-2007.

A copy of Elizabeth N. Shor's Thirty Years of Oceanids: A History from 1952 to 1982 (UCSD, 1982) is included with the first bound volume of  Bear Facts, and also with the unbound issues of 1982.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives

University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0219
La Jolla, California, 92093-0219

Provenance

Issues of Bear Facts were received by SIO Library and SIO Archives from various sources. One set of  Bear Facts, 1962-1969 and 1976-1985, was bound by SIO Archives. A copy of Elizabeth N. Shor's  Thirty Years of Oceanids: A History from 1952 to 1982 was bound with the first volume. Another set of  Bear Facts, 1962-1991, was microfilmed by UCLA Micrographics for the Archives in 1992.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

The Scripps Archives has the following collections related to Bear Facts:

The Calendar, 1951-1962, collection 2011-48, published by SIO Oceanographic Publications, lists special events, seminars, meetings, lectures, staff, visitors, and ship news at SIO.

The SIO Information Exchange Bulletin and  SIO Log, 1966-2008, collection 2011-41, is a weekly newsletter containing announcements of special events, lectures, seminars, ship news, and obituaries.

Bear Facts, 1962-1991, is also available on microfilm, print negative and positive copies, collections 2010-16 and 2010-31.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography--History
  • University of California, San Diego--History.
  • University of California, San Diego. Oceanids

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Collection Inventory

Bound Volumes 

Elizabeth N. Shor, Thirty Years of Oceanids: A History from 1952 to 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

Bear Facts, 1962 - 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

Bear Facts, 1967 - 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

Bear Facts, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

Bear Facts, 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Bear Facts, 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Bear Facts, 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 1

Bear Facts, 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

Bear Facts, 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 3

Bear Facts, 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

Bear Facts, 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

Bear Facts, 1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

Bear Facts, 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 1

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Unbound Volumes 

Bear Facts, 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 2

Bear Facts, 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 3

Bear Facts, 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 4

Bear Facts, 1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 5

Bear Facts, 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 6

Bear Facts, 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 7

Bear Facts, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 8

Bear Facts, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 9

Bear Facts, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 10

Bear Facts, 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 11

Bear Facts, 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 12

Bear Facts, 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 13

Bear Facts, 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 14

Bear Facts, 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 15

Bear Facts, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 1

Bear Facts, 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 2

Bear Facts, 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 3

Bear Facts, 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 4

Bear Facts, 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 5

Bear Facts, 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 6

Bear Facts, 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 7

Bear Facts, 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 8

Bear Facts, 1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 9

Bear Facts, 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 10

Bear Facts, 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 11

Bear Facts, 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 12

Bear Facts, 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 1

Bear Facts, 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 2

Bear Facts, 1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 3

Bear Facts, 1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 4

Bear Facts, 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 5

Bear Facts, 1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 6

Bear Facts, 1994 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 7

Bear Facts, 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 8

Bear Facts, 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 9

Bear Facts, 1997 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 10

Bear Facts, 1998 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 11

Bear Facts, 1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 12

Bear Facts, 2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 13

Bear Facts, 2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 1

Bear Facts, 2002 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 2

Bear Facts, 2003 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 3

Bear Facts, 2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 4

Bear Facts, 2005 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 5

Bear Facts, 2006 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 6

Bear Facts, 2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 7

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