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Joseph Ayers

 File — Box: 3


From the Series:

The bulk of the collection consists of research conducted at MSC, specifically research done by Charles Ellis, Joseph L. Ayers, Nathan Riser and Kenneth Sebens. These include grant applications, research data, and resulting papers on topics such as coral, rocky subtidal zones, nemertean, and marine ecology. MSC's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to secure funding for an Exploratory Environmental Research Center is also documented. The bulk of the research documented is Professor Riser's international work identifying several species of worms and Professor Ayers work with Sea Lampreys and regeneration. The Subject Files in Series II contain research, papers, lecture notes and correspondence related to specific invertebrate and research projects and consultations the center provided, such as the Boston Harbor cleanup project and Safe Waters in Massachusetts Project.


  • Creation: 1946-2004 (bulk 1977-1990)


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most of collection is in English, some correspondence in Spanish, French and German.

Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Personnel and student records are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.


From the Collection: 4.35 cubic feet (5 containers)

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US