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Abstract

Papers of author, editor, engineer, and diving officer Edward Cargile. Papers reflect Cargile's life and work as a diver, underwater photographer, author, editor of dive journals, and consultant in the dive industry, as well as illustrate the history of diving and the diving industry. The collection ranges in date from 1946-2006, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1969-2001.

Biography

Edward C. Cargile was born in San Diego, California in 1939. He began diving and experimenting with underwater photography in his early teens. While in high school, Cargile joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. While attending San Diego City College, he transferred to the Marine Corps Active Reserves.

Cargile completed his B.S. in Phsyics from North American University in 1963. After graduation he worked as an Engineering Supervisor at Rockwell International, overseeing the Apollo Test Data Processing Unit. Cargile continued diving, training other divers, including U.S. Navy personnel in the recovery of the Apollo Spacecraft.

Over the years Cargile worked for a number of companies and institutions. He became the Director of the Underwater Technology Institute (UTI) in 1970, editor of Aquarius Magazine for the National Association of Scuba Diving Schools in 1971, and Program Manager of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Diving Association. In 1974, Cargile was hired by the Commercial Diving Center of Oceaneering International to write training procedures for diving bell and saturation diving operations. He went on to work for Scubapro and then as the Director of Communications for the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA).

Throughout his life Cargile wrote about diving and the history of divers and taught both diving and underwater photography courses.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Papers of author, editor, engineer, and diving officer Edward Cargile. Papers reflect Cargile's life and work as a diver, underwater photographer, author, editor of dive journals, and consultant in the dive industry. The collection ranges in date from 1946-2006 and are arranged in six series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) PROFESSIONAL FILES, 5) SUBJECT FILES, and 6) IMAGES.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The first series, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, contains biographies, a curriculum vitae, articles about Cargile and his career, as well as a small amount of information regarding Cargile's time as a Boy Scout. Several undated portraits of Cargile are also included.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains some professional letters regarding potential business ventures. The bulk of the series relates to Cargile's writing and attempts to publish. His exchanges with Meredith Wills deal entirely with the attempt to publish Cargile's book titled, "Aquanauts Dive the Andrea Doria."

SERIES 3: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series includes typescripts, manuscripts, and notes for various articles, essays, and book projects. Cargile also developed proposals for a television channel and film series, which are located in this series. In many cases letters to editors, notes regarding attempts to publish, and photographs submitted for use as article illustrations are filed with corresponding articles.

SERIES 4: PROFESSIONAL FILES

The PROFESSIONAL FILES contain materials related to Cargile's career in the dive industry. Files include training materials written by Cargile, correspondence, press kits, reports and research collected by Cargile while working for the Commercial Diving Center, the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA), and Scubapro. Also included are materials related to Cargile's works as a consultant and his memberships with various professional organizations.

SERIES 5: SUBJECT FILES

The SUBJECT FILES consists of collected clippings, brochures, and promotional material for a number of diving organizations, as well as diving equipment and marine technology companies. The series contains information useful for examining the history and business of diving. Some of these files may have been collected while Cargile was working for the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA).

SERIES 6: IMAGES

The final series, IMAGES, consists of photographs and prints of ocean vessels, submersibles and a number of mostly unidentified people. Many of these images were used for research or to illustrate articles written by Cargile. The photographs of people generally show them working on or with ships or submarines.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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1 1 Miscellaneous information about Cargile.
1 2 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, Irvine Ranch, CA, 1953.
1 3 Photographs of Cargile, ca. 1960s.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 4 Lynch, John R., Jr., 1973 - 1982.
1 5 Martin, William (President, Aqua-Craft, Inc.), 1977.
1 6 Müsser, Frederick von, 1973 - 1982.
1 7 Wills, Meredith, 1977 - 1979.
1 8 Letters to & from journal editors, 1970 - 2002.
1 9 Miscellaneous, 1970 - 2001.
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1 10 Miscellaneous articles by Cargile.
1 11 Advanced Deep Sea Diving Equipment, 1969.
1 12 The Dive Deep to Do the Impossible, 1969.
1 13 First Nuclear Submersible, 1969.
1 14 Modern Deep Sea Diving, 1969.
1 15 Undersea Vehicle to Save Submarine Crews, 1969.
1 16 Gases for Deep Sea Divers, 1970.
1 17 Hawaii's Undersea Habitat, 1970.
1 18 Ocean Research in Undersea Vehicles, 1970.
2 1 Undersea Research Vehicles, 1970.
2 2 Undersea Vehicles Explore the Ocean, 1970.
2 3 Undersea Vehicles for Science, 1970.
2 4 Undersea Vehicles for Research & Operations, 1970.
2 5 Undersea Vehicles of Southern California, 1970.
2 6 Undersea Vehicle Systems - Notes, ca. 1970.
2 7 Nuclear Deep Submersible - NR-1, 1971.
2 8 Advanced Deep Diving Systems, 1973.
2 9 Rescue Off Ireland, 1973.
2 10 Commercial Diving Division: U.S. Divers Co., 1977.
2 11 Success in the Sun, 1986.
2 12 "Wondrous Sea" videotape & cinema film series - Prospectus, 1986.
2 13 The Ocean Channel - Project notes for proposed television channel.
2 14 Trieste: The Deepest Dive, 1999.
2 15 Breaking the Deepth [sic] Barrier, 2001.
2 16 The Deepest Dive, 2001.
2 17 Breathing Systems for Deep Diving, undated.
2 18 Deep Saturation Diving, undated.
3 1 Human Factor Problems of Dry and Wet Submersibles, undated.
3 2 Industrial Underwater Photography - Notes, undated.
3 3-4 Ocean Technology Library, undated.
3 5 Submersibles - Notes for a session at unidentified conference, undated.
3 6 Undersea Research Vehicles - Research & chapter draft for possible book, undated.
3 7 Notes for potential articles.
3 8 Notes - Miscellaneous & unidentified.

PROFESSIONAL FILES

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3 9 Beaver IV Roughneck, submarine workboat - Includes two photographs of Cargile as pilot, 1968.
Commercial Diving Center.
Training Articles by Cargile.
3 10 Bell Diver Training at Commercial Diving Center.
3 11 Bell Diver Training Course.
3 12 Bell/Saturation Diver Course.
3 13 Training Bell/Saturation Divers.
3 14 Training Commercial Divers.
3 15 Training for Long, Deep Dives.
3 16 Training article by Daniel Gaughran - The Working Diver: Performance in Cold Water, 1974.
3 17 Bell/Saturation course description & notes, 1974.
3 18 Bell/Saturation Diving - Talk given at the Sixth International Conference on Underwater Education, 1974.
3 19 Employment information, 1974.
Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA).
3 20 Press-kit Information Guide, 1983.
3 21 Research clippings, "Diving", 1993 - 1994.
Orincon Emboli Detection and Classification System.
4 1 Diving Market Research Report, 2002.
4 2-3 Correspondence & proposals for consulting, 2000 - 2002.
Scubapro.
4 4 1963 - 1995 & undated.
4 5 2005 - 2006.
4 6 Simons Development Company - Business plan, 1985.
4 7 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation - Underwater photography course, 1977.

Professional Organizations

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4 8 California Wreck Divers - Club information & newsletters, 1974 - 1978.
4 9 Los Angeles County Underwater Instructors Association, 40th Anniversary, 1994.
4 10 UnderSea Explorations 2000 - "Deep Submergence Submarines," talk given by Cargile, June 28, 2000.

SUBJECT FILES

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5 1 Aqua Lung (formerly U.S. Divers), 1971 - 2005.
5 2 Battelle Memorial Institute, undated.
5 3 DACOR Corporation, 1972 - 1994.
5 4 Deep Ocean Engineering, 1998 & undated.
5 5 Dräger (Drägerwerk), 1946 - 1992.
5 6 Farallon Industries, ca. 1970 - 1994.
5 9 IUC International, Inc., 1959 - 1978.
5 10 National Academy of Scuba Educators, 1991 - 1995.
5 11 National Association of Skin Diving Schools (NASDS), 1991 & undated.
5 12 Ocean Systems, Inc., ca. 1970s.
5 13 PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), 1980 - 1995.
5 14 Rebikoff Institute of Marine Technology, Inc., 1979 - 1982.
5 15 UnderSea Camp, 2001.
5 16 Women's SCUBA Association, 1994.
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5 17 People.
5 18 Ships & submersibles.
5 19 Miscellaneous.


Finding aid generated: 2013-11-19