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Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1967-1973 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of files maintained in the office of the program director of the United States Marine Mammal Program concerning the administration of the Program. Records include administrative files; handwritten notes by the program director; general correspondence; research proposals; records of an international conference; newsletters; reports; copies of legislation concerning marine mammal protection; and publications, newspaper clippings, and miscellany.

Correspondents include Suzanne M. Contos; William E. Evans; Charles O. Handley, Jr.; Kenneth S. Norris; Clayton E. Ray; G. Carleton Ray; William E. Schevill.
Historical Note:
The United States Marine Mammal Program was established in 1969 by the United States National Committee of the International Biological Program (USNC/IBP) and the International Marine Mammal Working Group of the International Biological Program.

In 1964 the International Council of Scientific Unions, a nongovernmental organization, created a Special Committee for the International Biological Program (SCIBP) whose theme was the "Biological Basis for Productivity and Human Welfare." Programs focusing on this theme were developed by SCIBP and were operational from 1967 to 1972, with a later extension to 1974. Participation by the United States government in the International Biological Program began in 1965 when a National Academy of Sciences' ad hoc committee recommended the formation of USNC/IBP.

USNC/IBP's activities were coordinated by the National Science Foundation, which also provided most of the funding. Support funds were also contributed by the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Smithsonian Institution, and private industry. In 1967, USNC/IBP began a study of marine mammals that finally resulted in the formation of the United States Marine Mammal Program.

The United States Marine Mammal Program was directed by an eleven-member Marine Mammal Council (MMC) appointed by the United States Marine Mammal Working Group. The Council, in turn, named a four-member Executive Committee to oversee daily operations; an office was set up in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Members of the Executive Committee included Program Director G. Carleton Ray of The Johns Hopkins University; Kenneth S. Norris of The Oceanic Institute, Hawaii; Charles O. Handley of the Smithsonian Institution; and William E. Schevill of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The program director also served as a member of the International Marine Mammal Working Group. As overseer of the Program, the MMC served as a catalyst for marine mammal studies by aiding in developing a Marine Mammal Study Center at the Smithsonian for the study of fossil and recent mammals; publishing The Marine Mammal Newsletter; sponsoring marine mammal conferences; cooperating with other phases of the United States International Biological Program; and coordinating existing and new research through its Integrated Research Program. By providing information needed for the rational international management of marine mammals, the Marine Mammal Program emphasized the opportunity for ecological studies rather than those having an economic or political basis.

Other related activities of the Council included assisting and advising the United States Congress on marine mammal affairs following the introduction of bills and resolutions. Several Council members also testified before Congressional committee hearings.

On June 30, 1974, the United States' participation in the International Biological Program was officially terminated when funding from the National Science Foundation ceased.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7229
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7229

Folder 6 "R" misc., 1971-1972.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1010

Folder 7 Sea Mammal Institute, 1971.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1022

Folder 8 "S" misc., 1967-1973.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1034

Folder 9 "T" misc., 1971-1972.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1046

Folder 10 "U" misc., 1967.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1058

Folder 11 "V" misc., 1971.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1071

Folder 12 "W" misc., 1971-1973.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1083

Folder 13 "Y" misc., 1969

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 3: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (INCOMING AND OUTGOING), 1967-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1095

IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of research proposals submitted for financial support by scientists to the Marine Mammal Council. Also included are correspondence and the Council's evaluations of most of the proposals.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7229, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 5

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1126

Folder 14 Memos to Investigators, 1972-1973.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1134

Folder 15 Project Information Sheet, undated.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1146

Folder 16 IBP Component Program: David K. Caldwell with Blair Irvine and Melba C. Caldwell, 1971-1972.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1158

Folder 17 IBP Component Program: Douglas G. Chapman with Terrell Newby, 1971.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1170

Folder 18 IBP Component Program: William C. Cummings, 1971.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1183

Folder 19 IBP Component Program: Murray Dailey, 1971.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1195

Folder 20 IBP Component Program: William T. Doyle with Richard W. Pierce, Burney Le Boeuf, Roger L. Gentry et al., 1971-1972.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1207

Folder 21 IBP Component Program: William Evans and J. S. Leatherwood, undated.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1219

Folder 22 IBP Component Program: William Evans with William Perrin, Dale Rice, and Donald R. Patten, 1971-1972.

Collection Creator::
United States Marine Mammal Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7229, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: IBP COMPONENT PROGRAM RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 1971-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7229-refidd1e1231

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