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Isaac Taylor papers

Identifier: Mss-219
Stefansson Mss-219

  • Staff Only


The papers of Isaac Taylor consist of personal correspondence and papers, photographs of the McMurdo Sound region and the men of "Operation Deep Freeze," official Navy documents, reports, publications, ephemera, slides, photocopies of articles on Antarctica, clippings, a VHS tape, and an audio recording documenting the time Taylor served as Chief Medical Officer for the United States Navy base at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica where he did research on hypothermia. Of note are letters and drawings from his children, including his son, musician James Taylor.


  • 1942 - 1957


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Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

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Additional Description


Isaac M. Taylor (1921-1996), Physician, Chief Medical Officer for United States Navy base at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Born 1921. Consists of material related to his official work on hypothermia as part of “Operation Deep Freeze” in Antarctica and personal correspondence and papers.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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