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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Oceanography Research Reports, 1979 - 1983 as well as 70 record series from the 1960s in the Records of the Office of Naval Research (Record Group 298). Many of these record series have not yet been processed and are not fully described. For more information about specific series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.
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Many Office of Naval Research records from this time period are still in Navy custody. We suggest that you contact the Navy records manager Maurice King at email@example.com, as well as the Office of Naval Research to inquire about records related to this contract. Also, there may be information about her award at the Navy Awards and Decorations Branch, Navy and Marine Corps Awards Office, Chief of Naval Operations DNS35, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000. Their website is Awards.navy.mil.
Since she was a contractor rather than a government employee, the federal government would not have a personnel file for her. If she was employed by the University of Rhode Island, they may still have her personnel file. Also, the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, the URI Libraries, and the Narragansett Laboratory may have records concerning this project or may otherwise be able to assist you with locating information about her and her work.
Finally, online searches turn up a number of resources relating to her.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!