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Long, Robert L., Jr.



Robert Long, Jr. spent fifteen months at Wilkes station in the Antarctic following his graduation from Dartmouth in 1956. Long was working as a civilian scientist for the National Bureau of Standards and was assisting in ionosphere and cosmic ray research in connection with the International Geophysical Year Program. He left the United States in November, 1956 and returned in February, 1958. Two other Dartmouth alumni were in the Antarctic at the same time: John Tuck, Jr., Class of 1954 and Stephen O. Wilson, Class of 1955, who were both with the Navy. Upon Long's return to the United States, he began work at Sloane Physics Laboratory at Yale University where he obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics in 1965. In I960, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names gave a nunatak in the vicinity of Haupt Nunatak the official name, "Long's Nunatak," in recognition of his contributions while a participant in the U.S. scientific program in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year.

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Robert L. Long Jr. papers

Identifier: Mss-240
Stefansson Mss-240
Date(s): 1956 to 1961

Robert L Long, scientist. Dartmouth College Class of 1956. Consist of articles, correspondence, program manuals, memorabilia, newspaper clippings and photographs related to his involvement in the International Geophysical Year.

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