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Richard Byrd papers

Stefansson Mss-181
 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Overview

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

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA