Skip to main content Skip to search results Skip to Facets & Filters

Dartmouth College. Northern Studies Program



Dartmouth’s involvement with polar regions began in the 1700s when student and explorer John Ledyard set out for northern Canada; he later walked across a vast region of Siberia. During the 1950s and 1960s, polar explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson founded Dartmouth’s Northern and Polar Studies Program and inaugurated the Stefansson Special Collection on Polar Exploration, which is now a premier library collection on history of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth College, Northern Studies Program records

Identifier: DA-172
Date(s): 1953 to 1963
Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee reports, documenting the planning and operation of the program. Also contains publications of related subjects.

Back to top