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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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and related materials concerning contracts and grants received by Heezen; manuscripts and reprints of his published and unpublished scientific papers; classroom materials and teaching records; written and audio logs from oceanographic cruises and submersible dives; photographs, 35mm slides,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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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United States Naval Oceanographic Office, June 8-9, 1967, Washington, D.C.

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 14
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e10305

United States Naval Oceanographic Office, April 28-29, 1966

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 14
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e10536

"Marine Geophysical Survey Program 65-67 Western North Atlantic and Eastern and Central North Pacific Oceans," United States Naval Oceanographic Office, September 1967

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 37 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 37
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e23842

United States Naval Oceanographic Office - Correspondence, 1962-1967

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 7
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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United States Naval Oceanographic Office, 1973-1976

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e6017

United States Naval Oceanographic Office (Consultant)

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 8
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e6333

Deep-sea soundings in the North Pacific Ocean obtained in the United States Steamer Tuscarora Commander George E. Belknap

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Belknap, George E (George Eugene) 1832-1903  Search this
Physical description:
51 pages, 16 leaves of plates illustrations, profiles, charts (part folded, some color) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Pacific Ocean
Date:
1874
Topic:
Deep-sea sounding  Search this
Call number:
GC75 .U58 1874
GC75.U58 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288570

Heezen, Bruce C.

Alternate Name:
Heezen, B. C.  Search this
Heezen, Bruce  Search this
Forename:
Bruce  Search this
Middle Initial:
C.  Search this
Surname:
Heezen  Search this
Occupation:
Oceanographers
Geologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1924
Death Date:
1977
See more records related to affiliations:
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory
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Heezen, Bruce C.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP794

Glossary of oceanographic terms. Edited by B.B. Baker, Jr., W.R. Deebel [and] R.D. Geisenderfer

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Editor:
Baker, B. B (Byron B.)  Search this
Deebel, W. R.  Search this
Geisenderfer, R. D.  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 204 pages illustrations 27 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1966
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Call number:
GC9 .B16 1966
GC9 .G51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30923

Atlas of pilot charts, northern North Atlantic Ocean [cartographic material] / prepared from data furnished by the United States Naval Oceanographic Office and the Environmental Data Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Title:
Pilot charts northern North Atlantic Ocean
Northern North Atlantic Ocean
Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873  Search this
United States Environmental Data Service  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : all fold. col. maps ; 73 cm
Type:
Cartographic materials
Charts, diagrams, etc
Place:
North Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1976
1962
1962 (1976 printing)
Topic:
Nautical charts  Search this
Marine meteorology  Search this
Call number:
G2807.N55 C8 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731341

Atlas of pilot charts, South Pacific Ocean / prepared from data furnished by the United States Naval Oceanographic Office and the Environmental Data Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Title:
Pilot charts, South Pacific Ocean
South Pacific Ocean pilot charts
Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873  Search this
United States Environmental Data Service  Search this
Physical description:
1 atlas ([12] p.) : col. maps ; 64 cm
Type:
Charts, diagrams, etc
Place:
Oceania
South Pacific Ocean
Date:
1981
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Marine meteorology  Search this
Nautical charts  Search this
Call number:
G2862.S6P5 U55 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731376

Oceanographic atlas of the North Atlantic Ocean : physical properties

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 300 p. : ill., col. maps. ; 41 cm
Type:
Charts, diagrams, etc
Place:
North Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1967
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Call number:
G2806.C7U55 1967X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426542

Bathymetric atlas of the North Pacific Ocean / compiled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography under contract to U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office

Author:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography  Search this
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
[172] p. : 164 maps ; 41 x 53 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Pacific Ocean
Date:
1973
Topic:
Bathymetric maps  Search this
Call number:
GC87.2.P11 S43 1973
GC87.2.P11S43 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426548

Indian Ocean atlas : interpolated values of depth, salinity, and temperature on selected sigma-t surfaces / compiled by the Hydrodynamics Branch

Author:
National Oceanographic Data Center (U.S.) Hydrodynamics Branch  Search this
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
61 leaves : maps ; 41 x 58 cm
Type:
Charts, diagrams, etc
Place:
Indian Ocean
Date:
1967
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Call number:
GC59.815 .N27 1967
GC59.815.N27 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426550

Sailing directions for the east coast of Australia : Sydney to Cape York, including islands in the Coral Sea

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
1v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Australia
Date:
1954
1954-
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Call number:
VK927 .S132 1954
VK927.S132 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430441

Sailing directions for the north and west coasts of Australia : Cape York to Cape Leeuwin

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Australia
Date:
1952
1952-
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Call number:
VK927 .S132n 1952
VK927.S132n 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430443

Sailing directions for the West Indies. volume II, Lesser Antilles and Venezuela

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West Indies
Caribbean Sea
Date:
1963
1963-
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Call number:
VK971.U7 1963X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430444

Sailing directions for Antarctica : includes islands south of latitude 60⁰

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1960
1960-
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Call number:
VK805 .U58 1960
VK805.U58 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430445

Sailing directions for the southeast coast of Australia : Cape Northumberland to Port Jackson, including Tasmania

Author:
United States Naval Oceanographic Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Australia
Date:
1953
1953-
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Call number:
VK927 .S132s 1953
VK927.S132s 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430446

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