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Dr. James Merritt Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-188

Scope and Contents

Dr. James F. Merritt, former Professor and Director Emeritus of the Center for Marine Science, dedicated 34 years at UNCW to conducting and facilitating research in the coastal environment. This collection includes materials related to the Marine Expo in Wilmington, N.C., an educational convention that brought together and focused on marine activities in the region. Dr. Merritt helped to organize the event and served as chairman of the first Marine Expo. The material in this collection consists of committee minutes, correspondence, photographs and articles relating the Marine Expo held in Wilmington, NC from 1985 to 1995, with emphasis on expos held during 1985-1987.


  • 1984-1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


.8 Linear Feet (Contains 2 document boxes)



Related Materials

Materials related to the Marine Expo are also archived in several collections retained in Randall Library University Archives. Dr. James Merritt discusses the conception of the Marine Expo in an oral history interview given on November 9, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer D. Freitas in May, 2001. Finding aid revised and updated for conversion to Archon in April, 2014 by Rebecca Baugnon and Maya Rogers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository