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Collection C0028 - Arctic Institute of North America collection

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Arctic Institute of North America collection


  • 1818 - ca.1979 (Creation)

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3.09m textual records.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


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Collection consists of the following series.

  • Series 1: Office of Naval Research reports consisting of supplementary, progress, technical and final reports. Also includes reprints of articles. An item listing is available.
  • Series 2: Arctic Explorer records consisting of letters from or to various Arctic explorers, including among others Sir John Franklin, Sir George Back, Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, Sir George S. Nares, Sherard Osborn, Sir William Parry, John Rae, Sir John Ross and Sir James Clark Ross; photostat copies of records found on northern Ellesmere Island in 1948 left by the Nares (1875-1876) and Peary (1905-1906) expeditions; notebook titled Glacial action high latitudes, discussing research by Arctic expeditions undertaken between 1585 and 1887; engraving of Sir G. Back and photograph of Sir F.L. McClintock; newsclippings; and other miscellaneous documents and artifacts.

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Text in English.

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Collection is part of the Arctic Institute of North America rare books collection.

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