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The Oceanography and Limnology Program begins in the Museum of Natural History. Its director, I. Eugene Wallen, will aid scientists in marine research, maintain liaison with ocean-going vessels and committees and councils concerned with oceanography, and develop and operate the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center.


  • Wallen, I. E (Irvin Eugene) 1921-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Oceanography and Limnology Program
  • Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (SOSC)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 160.

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