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Harry K. Phinney Papers, 1938-1988

Collection Overview

Title: Harry K. Phinney Papers, 1938-1988

Predominant Dates: 1957-1982

ID: MSS Phinney

Primary Creator: Phinney, Harry K.

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Harry K. Phinney Papers consist of correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes, notes, photographs, publications and reports chiefly pertaining to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC).

Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes records that document the early development of HMSC and instructional program planning at OIMB before the establishment of HMSC in 1965. Among the materials relating to HMSC are meeting minutes from the Oceanography-Zoology Committee on Marine Laboratory Design, grant proposals for the establishment of a Marine Sciences Laboratory and correspondence regarding instructional development. The records also highlight Phinney's work at HMSC and his interest in recording the history of the center. The photographs (numbering a total of 110 black and white 35 mm negatives and three contact sheets) depict various HMSC faculty and students involved in summer session classes in 1980.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Harry K. Phinney came to OSU in 1947 to fill the post of Assistant Professor of Botany. Specializing in the study of algae, Phinney researched and taught summer session coursework at HMSC from 1966 to 1981. He became Professor Emeritus in 1983.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 110 photographs; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: Harry K. Phinney Papers (MSS Phinney), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Phinney, Harry K.
Hatfield Marine Science Center

People, Places, and Topics

History of Science
Natural Resources
Newport (Or.)
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Phinney, Harry K.
University History

Forms of Material

Film negatives.

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