Administrative files of the White Mountain Research Station, a University of California Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) supporting
high altitude research. The station operated under the direction of Nello Pace (1950-1977) and William J. Welch (1977-1979)
of UCB, Clarence A. Hall, Jr., of UCLA and Frank Powell (1995-present) of UCSD. The files largely relate to facilities administration
and development, funding through contracts and grants, maintenance, events, and symposia. The collection includes administrative
correspondence, annual reports, minutes (1951-1996) of the Advisory Committee for the White Mountain Research Station, contracts
and proposals, facility development files, symposia files, teaching materials, publicity films, and numerous photographic
materials documenting facilities, the environment, personnel, and some of the experiments carried out at the site. Also included
are two films, an early promotional and informational work entitled WHITE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION (ca. 1960) and SCIENTIFIC
DIVERSITY: WHITE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION (1988).
The White Mountain Research Station (WMRS), a multi-disciplinary and Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) within the University
of California, is located in the vicinity of Bishop, California. WMRS was established in 1950 to provide high-altitude laboratory
facilities to scientific researchers in the areas of astronomy, ecology, and physiology who needed a high-altitude site and
to serve as a teaching facility for field courses offered at the UC campuses.