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Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs, 1965-1997

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs, 1965-1997

ID: P 254

Primary Creator: Hatfield Marine Science Center

Extent: 0.05 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs consist of images of the Center's facilities in Newport Oregon; Yaquina Bay and the Oregon coast at Newport; and Oregon State University's research vessels. The Marine Science Center was established by Oregon State University in 1965 as a marine laboratory for research, education, and outreach.

Scope and Content Notes

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs document the Center's facilities and surroundings in Newport, Oregon. The photographs include aerials views of the Center buildings and docks, the Newport Jetty, Yaquina Bay, and the Newport coastline and waterfront. About half of the collection consists of color slides taken in 1997 of the exteriors of the Center buildings.

Photographs of Oregon State University's research vessels, the Paiute, Cayuse, and Yaquina are included as well as the Totem buoy. One photographic print depicts the Oceanography Building (now Burt Hall) on the Corvallis campus. A 1975 photograph by Lee Kuhn shows Spencer Smith, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildife Service; R.E. Dimick, Head of the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildife from 1935 to 1963; and Richard Tubb, the newly appointed department head for Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU.

The collection includes a variety of formats: color slides; b/w and color prints; and negatives and prints of 9x9 inch color and b/w aerial photographs. Identified photographers include the OSU News Bureau, Lee Kuhn, and William Q. Wick.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Oregon State University established the Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, in 1965 as a marine laboratory. In 1983, the Marine Science Center was officially re-named as the Hatfield Marine Science Center for Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield. The Center serves as Oregon State University's campus for research, education, and outreach in marine and coastal sciences.

The 180-foot Yaquina research vessel was commissioned by the OSU Department of Oceanography in 1964.

The Totem buoy was an OSU Department of Oceanography project in the late 1960s to construct a 30-ton 194-foot research buoy. The Totem was towed to sea in a horizontal position, forced to a vertical position, and used for oceanographic research.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 40 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Photographs were transferred to the Archives from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in several accessions between 1991 and 2004.

Related Materials: Additional documentation of the Center's facilities and research activities are available in the Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194) and the Hatfield Marine Science Center Videotapes (FV 254). Additional photographs of the Center's activities are available in Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC), the News and Communications Services Photographs Collection (P 057), the Gwil Evans Photographic Collection (P 082), and the Bill Reasons Photograph Collection (P 151). The William Q. Wick Papers (MSS Wick) document the career and research of Wick, Sea Grant College Program Director from 1973 to 1990.

Preferred Citation: Hatfield Marine Science Center Photographs (P 254), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Hatfield Marine Science Center
Kuhn, Lee W.
Oregon State University. News Bureau
Wick, William Q.

People, Places, and Topics

College buildings--Oregon--Corvallis.
Dimick, Roland Eugene, 1900-
Hatfield Marine Science Center
History of Science
Natural Resources
Newport (Or.)
Oceanographic research ships--Oregon.
Oceanographic research stations--Oregon.
Oregon State University--Buildings
Smith, Spencer H.
Tubb, Richard A.
University History
Yaquina Bay (Or.)

Forms of Material

Aerial photographs.
Film negatives.
Photographic prints.
Slides (photographs).

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