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Bruce C. Heezen Papers

Topic:
The Face of the Deep (Monograph : 1971)
National geographic magazine
Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Extent:
98.7 cu. ft. (96 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (5 oversize tube boxes) (6 globes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Maps
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Artifacts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Microfilms
Books
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Place:
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Reykjanes Ridge
North Atlantic Ocean
Date:
circa 1947-1977
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Bruce C. Heezen primarily document his oceanographic and geological research and his career as a faculty member and scientist at Columbia University. To a lesser extent, they concern his personal affairs. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with geologists, oceanographers, Columbia University colleagues, publishers and professional organizations; personal correspondence, memorabilia, and records from his college career; files on Heezen's professional activities including meetings, conferences, symposia, and lectures; correspondence, reports, proposals and related materials concerning contracts and grants received by Heezen; manuscripts and reprints of his published and unpublished scientific papers; classroom materials and teaching records; written and audio logs from oceanographic cruises and submersible dives; photographs, 35mm slides, videotapes, and motion pictures from research cruises and dives, including many underwater images; manuscripts, notes, and research materials from his book, The Face of the Deep; and maps of the ocean floor prepared by Heezen and Marie Tharp. Related Heezen material, including data, worksheets and research maps are located at the Library of Congress.
Historical Note:
Bruce C. Heezen (1924-1977), oceanographer and geologist, received the B.A. degree from Iowa State University in 1948 and his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1952. Heezen's entire professional career was spent on the geology department faculty of Columbia University and as a scientist at the University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. He was Research Associate, 1955-1957; Senior Research Scientist, 1957-1960; Assistant Professor, 1960-1964; and Associate Professor, 1964-1977. Heezen was also a consultant with the United States Naval Oceanographic Office from 1968 until his death.

Heezen's interest in oceanography began in 1947 when as an undergraduate he was invited to join Maurice W. Ewing's expedition to study the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. His career was marked by constant seagoing voyages and submersible dives to support research on turbidity currents, abyssal plains, continental drift, and other aspects of the ocean floor. He was the author of over 300 scientific papers and several books including The Face of the Deep, with Charles D. Hollister in 1971. With his colleague Marie Tharp, Heezen created many maps and panoramas of the ocean floor. Several of the maps were published in National Geographic magazine. Heezen died in 1977 while working in the submersible NR-1 on the Reykjanes Ridge in the North Atlantic.

Heezen was a member and officer of numerous national and international organizations. He was the recipient of the Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1964; the Cullum Geographic Medal of the American Geographical Society, 1973; and the Gardiner Greene Hubbard Medal of the National Geographic Society, awarded posthumously in 1978.
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Oceanographers  Search this
Submarine geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Oceanographic submersibles  Search this
Turbidity currents  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Continental drift  Search this
Ocean bottom  Search this
Ocean -- Maps  Search this
Geology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Maps
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Artifacts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Microfilms
Books
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7464
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7464

Tropidofusus ypotethys: a new genus and new species of Columbariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Turbinelloidea)

Author:
Harasewych, M. G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_148639

Deep Atlantic : life, death, and exploration in the abyss / Richard Ellis

Author:
Ellis, Richard 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 395 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1996
Topic:
Abyssal zone  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509424

Geology and geochemistry of abyssal plains / edited by P.P.E. Weaver & J. Thomson

Author:
Weaver, P. P. E  Search this
Thomson, J  Search this
Geological Society of London Marine Studies Group  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 246 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Topic:
Submarine geology  Search this
Chemical oceanography  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Marine sediments  Search this
Call number:
QE39.G454 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348877

Geochemical and early diagenetic aspects of interbedded pelagic/turbiditic sediments in two N. Atlantic Abyssal Plains = Geochemische en Vroeg-Diagenetische Aspecten van Afwisselend Pelagische/Turbiditsche Sedimenten in Twee N. Atlantische Abyssale Vlaktes = Aspects Géochimiques et Diagenétiques Précoces des Sédiments Interstratifiés Pélagiques et Turbiditiques dans Deux Plaines Abyssales de l'Atlantiques du Nord / door Gerrit Jan de Lange

Author:
De Lange, Gerrit Jan 1950-  Search this
Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht Instituut voor Aardwetenschappen  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1988
Topic:
Sediments (Geology)  Search this
Sedimentation and deposition  Search this
Marine sediments  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Call number:
QE471.2 .D33 1988
QE471.2.D33 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_372554

The Environment of the deep sea / W.G. Ernst and J.G. Morin, editors

Author:
Ernst, W. G (Wallace Gary) 1931-  Search this
Morin, J. G  Search this
Physical description:
x, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Deep-sea ecology  Search this
Abyssal zone--Congresses  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Marine sediments  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.S3E58 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281975

Abyss, the deep sea and the creatures that live in it, by C. P. Idyll

Author:
Idyll, C. P (Clarence P.)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 428 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Marine biology  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Deep-sea fishes  Search this
Deep-sea ecology  Search this
Call number:
QH91 .I219
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11371

Abyssal environment and ecology of the world oceans [by] Robert J. Menzies, Robert Y. George [and] Gilbert T. Rowe

Author:
Menzies, Robert J (Robert James) 1923-1976  Search this
George, Robert Y  Search this
Rowe, Gilbert T  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 488 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Marine ecology  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.M3 M52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20915

Biochemistry at depth : pressure effects on biochemical systems of abyssal and midwater organisms : the 1973 Kona expedition of the Alpha Helix / edited and organized by P.W. Hochachka

Author:
Hochachka, Peter W  Search this
Physical description:
202 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Pressure--Physiological effect  Search this
Deep-sea fishes--Physiology  Search this
Proteins  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Call number:
QP82.2.P7 B615
QP82.2.P7B615
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_87528

Abyss: the deep sea and the creatures that live in it / by C. P.Idyll

Author:
Idyll, C. P (Clarence P.)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 428 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Topic:
Marine biology  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Deep-sea fishes  Search this
Call number:
QH91 .I3 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88459

Influence of abyssal circulation on sedimentary accumulations in time and space / edited by Bruce C. Heezen

Author:
Heezen, Bruce C  Search this
International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean Commission on Marine Geophysics  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1977
1977, c1976
Topic:
Marine sediments  Search this
Ocean circulation--Congresses  Search this
Abyssal zone--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
GC377 .I53 1977X
GC377.I53 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90805

Sea floor exploration : scientific adventures diving into the abyss / Roger Hekinian

Title:
Scientific adventures diving into the abyss
Author:
Hékinian, R (Roger) 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 370 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
C2013
Topic:
Submarine geology  Search this
Ocean bottom  Search this
Underwater exploration  Search this
Abyssal zone  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1023053

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