|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
A Guide to the Papers of James Ransom Heirtzler, 1951-1972
Manuscript Collection MC-47
4 boxes (5 lin. ft.)
James Ransom Heirtzler was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 16, 1925. He received his M.S. from Louisiana State University in 1948, and his Ph.D. in physics from New York University in 1953. The same year he was appointed Assistant Professor at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, where he stayed until 1956, when he became a senior physicist at General Dynamics Corporation. In 1960 he went to Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at Columbia University. He also served as the director of Columbia's Hudson Laboratories before accepting a position as the Chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at WHOI in 1969.
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The Papers of James Heirtzler consist of correspondence, reports, notes, notebooks, and data relating to subjects such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Reykjane's Ridge, the search for the Thresher, and Hudson Laboratories.
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The custodial history of the records is undocumented.
Papers of James Ransom Heirtzler, 1951-1972. MC-47, "Folder Name." Data Library and Archives, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Acquired by the Data Library and Archives September 2, 1986, and stored as boxes 160 and 161.
First-level processing completed by Rosemary Davis.
Open: materials are available for research.
Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.
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Arranged in a single series:
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|Subject Files 1951-1972 4 boxes (5 lin. ft.)|
|Scope and Content Note|
|The series consists of correspondence, reports, notes, notebooks, and data relating to subjects such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Reykjane's Ridge, the search for the Thresher, and Hudson Laboratories.|
|Folders are arranged in the order in which they were received.|
|1||1||Correspondence – Individuals||1969|
|2-3||Mid-Atlantic Ridge Report, rough draft (2ff.)||1972|
|4||Understanding the Mid-Atlantic Ridge…, preliminary report||1972|
|5||Mid-Atlantic Ridge Report – Second preliminary report (copy with comments)||1972|
|6||Mid-Atlantic Ridge: major reviews, comments returned||1972|
|7||Mid-Atlantic Ridge – Review and Comments||1972|
|8-9||Reykjane’s Ridge (2ff.)||1962-1966|
|10||Reykjane’s Ridge: Project Magnet, data south of Iceland||1972?|
|16||T-3 Ice Island Arctic|
|19-23||Thresher Search (5ff.)|
|2||1||Hudson Laboratories Bibliography of Technical Reports, Status Reports, and Contributions||1951-1966|
|2||Hudson Laboratories – Columbia University|
|3||Hudson Laboratories – Resignation|
|4||Hudson Laboratories – Organizational Chart/Presidential Appointments||1967|
|5||Hudson Laboratories – Travel|
|6||Hudson Laboratories – Composition Book|
|7||Hudson Laboratories – Correspondence||1967|
|8||Hudson Laboratories – Incoming Correspondence with Replies||1967|
|9-10||Hudson Laboratories – Incoming Correspondence with Replies (2ff.)||1968|
|11-12||Hudson Laboratories – Correspondence (2ff.)||1968|
|13-14||Letter book (2ff.)||1968-1969|
|15||Hudson Laboratories – Incoming Correspondence with Replies||1969|
|16-17||Hudson Laboratories – Correspondence (2ff.)||1969|
|3||1-2||G & G Carbon Copies (2ff.)||1971|
|3||Carbon Copies||July-December 1972|
|6||Carbon Copies||January-June 1972|
|8-9||Staff Council (2ff.)||1972|
|15||Individuals – Geophysics||1972|
|4||1-2||Manuscripts Reviewed (2ff.)||1970|