Collection: Richard Byrd papers

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Richard Byrd papers

Stefansson Mss-181
Identifier: Mss-181


The papers of Richard E. Byrd contain photographs, letters and memorabilia related to his expeditions to the Antarctic between 1928-1930. The material was originally bound in a scrapbook, which Byrd presented to Arthur T. Walden, and includes a letter from Byrd to Dorothy Bickum, which contains a flag Byrd carried to the South Pole, and letters from Sir Douglas Mawson. Correspondence and documents chronicling the protracted negotiations for payment for work done by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Ltd., to fit the "Bear of Oakland" and the "Pacific Fir" for the 2nd Byrd Antarctic Expedition, are also included.


  • 1928 - 1939


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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

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Richard E. Byrd (1888-1957), explorer. Consist of photographs, correspondence and memorabilia related to his Antarctic expeditions of 1928-1930.

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