Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0028 - Arctic Institute of North America collection
CA ACU SPC C0028
Arctic Institute of North America collection
- 1818 - ca.1979 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3.09m textual records.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
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.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Collection is part of the Arctic Institute of North America rare books collection.
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used