Guide to the Engineering Design and Analysis Laboratory Habitat (EDALHAB) Files, 1967-1978

Collection number: UA 8/6/1
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About Engineering Design and Analysis Laboratory Habitat (EDALHAB)

The Engineering Design and Analysis Laboratory was formed in 1965 as an interdisciplinary faculty group made up mainly of members of the College of Technology. The primary objectives are to give both faculty and qualified students experience in inventive engineering development where accomplishment is measured by actual results as much as it is by written reports. In the summer of 1966 the EDAL faculty undertook a study of different types of scientific sealabs, more properly known as Scientific Saturation Diving Facilities, for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The "Edalhab" project began when the students decided to attempt building a model of the one their faculty were designing. The eight-by-ten foot Edalhab was launched on April 26, 1968 at Alton Bay, NH. Four student aquanauts spent 48 hours and six minutes living in the sea-laboratory they designed and built.

About the Engineering Design and Analysis Laboratory Habitat (EDALHAB) Files

This series contains the files of Robert Blake, Chief engineering technician for EDAL. They include project reports, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Engineering Design and Analysis Laboratory Habitat (EDALHAB) Files, 1967-1978, UA 8/6/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation from Sylvia Black Dore,widow of Robert Blake, 4/6/2005

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Jan. 1968Project EDALHAB report
Box 1, Folder 21974-75Final Report: Diver Assist Vehicle
Box 1, Folder 31970Misc. papers
Box 1, Folder 41968-78Articles and newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 5July 1967Photograph: On Isles of Shoals
Box 1, Folder 61968Photographs: Launching of Edalhab
Box 1, Folder 71968Photographs: aquanauts riding on Edalhab
Box 1, Folder 81968Photograph: Crew of Edalhab
Box 1, Folder 9Feb. 1968Photographs: Divers and Oscilab
Box 1, Folder 10Photograph: RV Lulu, Woods Hole support ship for Edalhab
Box 1, Folder 11Photograph: RV Lulu and RV Dauntless
Box 1, Folder 121971Photograph: views of Edalhab in dock
Box 1, Folder 13Photograph: Portable decompression chamber
Box 1, Folder 141971Photograph: Dr. Godfrey Savage with model of Edalhab II
Box 1, Folder 15Photographs: misc. unidentified
Box 1, Folder 16Slides: Project FLARE
Box 1, Folder 17Photographs: Edalhab (color)
Box 1, Folder 181978Photographs: NEOS mini-submarine (color)
Box 1, Folder 19Photographs: Deep sea diving suit (color)
Box 1, Folder 20Patches: EDALHAB II, 1971 and FLARE, 1972


Minutes & Reports
Photographs, Slides & Negatives