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John Paul Visscher Papers

Topic:
The Nature and Extent of Fouling of Ships' Bottoms (Monograph : 1928)
Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Extent:
2.36 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1922-1945 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document Visscher's investigations on marine fouling of ship bottoms and include general correspondence, 1922-1945; photographs of ship fouling; manuscripts; and research notes and reports on ship fouling.
Historical Note:
John Paul Visscher (1895-1950) was born in Holland, Michigan. He received his A.B. degree from Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1917, and his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University, 1920 and 1924. Visscher served with the United States Army during World War I, as Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service. His first teaching position was at Washington University, St. Louis, where he served as Instructor of Zoology from 1920 to 1922. In 1924, he joined the staff of Western Reserve University as Assistant Professor of Biology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1926, Professor in 1931, and Head of the Biology Department in 1937. Visscher remained at Western Reserve University until his death in 1950.

Visscher's primary interest was protozoology. He also did extensive research on marine fouling of ships' bottoms. From 1922 to 1925, Visscher spent his summers as a special investigator for the United States Bureau of Fisheries, examining marine fouling on United States Navy and commercial ships. This research led to the publication of The Nature and Extent of Fouling of Ships' Bottoms in 1928. During 1935 and 1936, Visscher served as special investigator for the United States Navy's Division of Construction and Repair. In 1945 and 1946, he acted as a consultant at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Protozoology  Search this
Marine fouling organisms  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7239
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of John Paul Visscher. Most of the correspondence concerns Visscher's work examining United States Navy ships, for marine fouling as Special Investigator for the United States Bureau of Fisheries, 1922-1925. Also included is correspondence regarding his service as Special Investigator for the Navy's Division of Construction and Repair, 1935-1936 and correspondence with paint companies concerning anti-fouling paints.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7239, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 A-B, general

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 2-3 Bureau of Fisheries, United States, 1922-1927. Most of the correspondence concerns Visscher's work as Special Investigator for the Bureau, 1922-1925.

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 C-F, general

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 5 Clapp, William F., 1923-1936

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 G-I, general

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 7 Gardner, Henry A., 1923-1925

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 8 J-N, general

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 9-10 Navy Department, United States, 1922-1923. The correspondence concerns Visscher's investigation of ship fouling for the Navy.

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folders 11-12 Navy Department, United States, 1924-1931, 1934-1936. Includes correspondence concerning a dispute between Visscher and the Navy over the cancellation of a contract for fouling investigations, 1926-1927. (Folders 1-2 of 6)

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7239-refidd1e327

Box 2

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7239-refidd1e339

Folders 1-4 Navy Department, United States, 1924-1931, 1934-1936. Includes correspondence concerning a dispute between Visscher and the Navy over the cancellation of a contract for fouling investigations, 1926-1927. (Folders 3-6 of 6)

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 P-Z, general

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 Varrelman, Ferdinand Armin, 1923-1925

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 Von Schrenk, Hermann, 1927-1933

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1945. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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PHOTOGRAPHS, CIRCA 1922-1925.

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of photographs of marine fouling of ship bottoms. Most of the photographs were taken as part of Visscher's work as Special Investigator for the United States Bureau of Fisheries, 1922-1925.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7239, Series 2
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John Paul Visscher Papers
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 2: PHOTOGRAPHS, CIRCA 1922-1925.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 8-12 Photographs of marine fouling of ship bottoms (Folders 1-5 of 9)

Collection Creator::
Visscher, John Paul, 1895-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7239, John Paul Visscher Papers
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John Paul Visscher Papers
John Paul Visscher Papers / Series 2: PHOTOGRAPHS, CIRCA 1922-1925. / Box 2
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