Scripps Institution of Oceanography Publications, 1928-2007
2011-85

Summary Information

Repository
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives
Creator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Title
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Publications
ID
2011-85
Date
1928-2007
Extent
0.53 Cubic feet : 1.5 manuscript boxes
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Publications, 1928-2007, collection 2011-85. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, UC San Diego Libraries.

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Administrative History

Scripps Institution of Oceanography had its roots in a summer marine biological station conducted by professor William E. Ritter for the University of California’s Zoology Department. Ritter’s goal was to carry out “a biological survey of that part of the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the coast of California.”

The first summer session was held at Pacific Grove in 1892, followed by Santa Catalina Island in 1893. Further “expeditions to the seaside” by the Biology Department are mentioned in the University’s Biennial Report of 1894-1896, and research “both hydrographic and biological” was conducted at San Pedro from 1901-1902 (Biennial Report, December 1902.)

By 1903, the summer program had been moved to a boathouse at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. The Marine Biological Association of San Diego was established on September 26, 1903 with Ritter as the scientific director. Financial support was secured from E.W. Scripps, Ellen Browning Scripps, Dr. Fred Baker, and other citizens of San Diego.

According to their By-Laws, the general purpose of the Marine Biological Association of San Diego was “to carry on a biological and hydrographic survey of the waters of the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the coast of Southern California; to build and maintain a public aquarium and museum; and to prosecute such other kindred undertakings as the Board of Trustees may from time to time deem it wise to enter upon.”

From 1905-1910, the biological station was located at La Jolla Cove in the “little green laboratory,” and in 1910, the institution moved to its present location in La Jolla on Pueblo Lot 1298, which was acquired from the City of San Diego. The Marine Biological Association of San Diego transferred the station to the University of California in 1912, as was their original intent, and it was renamed the Scripps Institution for Biological Research.

Ritter continued as scientific director of the institution, now open year-round, until his retirement in 1923. The next director, T. Wayland Vaughan, focused the institution’s research on oceanography and renamed it the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1925.

Graduate degrees were awarded by the University of California at Berkeley for research conducted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1936, when the University of California at Los Angeles began to award graduate degrees. In 1960, the University of California at San Diego was established in La Jolla, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography became a graduate school of that university.

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Scope and Contents

SIO Publications, collection 2011-85, consists of pamphlets, brochures, flyers, programs and newsletters produced by SIO regarding its graduate education, library, aquarium, faculty, events, facilities, research units, and ships. The collection is arranged chronologically.

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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

The publications in collection 2011-85 were received by the Archives at various times and were compiled into one collection by Archives staff.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

The Scripps Archives also has the following collections related to SIO Publications, 2011-85:

SIO Public Information Office Records, 1954-1991, collection 83-56

SIO Communications Office Records, 1927-2004, collection 2000-8

SIO Communications Office Records, 1992-2002, collection 2005-19

SIO Communications Office Records, 1987-2003, collection 2005-34

SIO Communications Office Records, 1967-2008, collection 2005-40

SIO Communications Office Records, 1966-2009, collection 2008-49

SIO Graduate Department Pamphlets, 1996-2007, collection 2011-52

SIO Graduate Department, Preparing for a Career in Oceanography, 1954-2004, collection 2011-56

SIO Public Information Office, Facts About SIO, 1964-1984, collection 2011-64

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography--History

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Collection Inventory

Scripps Publications 

n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

1928-1940 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

1951-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 18

1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 19

1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 20

1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 21

1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 22

1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 23

1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 1

1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 3

1987-1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

1992-1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 7

1994-1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 8

1998 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 9

2007 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 10

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