14 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration.

  1. Frederick Albert Cook papers, 1881-1977

    6000 items ; 23 containers plus 2 oversize ; 10 linear feet ; 50 microfilm reels -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician, explorer, and author. Correspondence, manuscript and printed copies of books and essays, diaries, financial and legal papers, genealogical notes, certificates, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Cook's expeditions to the Arctic (1891-1892 and 1901) with Robert E. Peary and Matthew Alexander Henson, to the Antarctic with Roald Amundsen's Belgian Antarctic Expedition...

  2. Lewis Varick Frissell papers, 1917-1970

    650 items ; 5 containers ; 2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Explorer and cinematographer. Correspondence, diary, drafts of writings, film scripts and other production materials, business papers, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Frissell's explorations and the production of the films, The Great Arctic Seal Hunt (1928) and The Viking (1931). Later materials relate to Frissell's disappearance in a shipwreck while on...

  3. Dorothy G. Wayman papers, 1862-1971

    6,000 items ; 27 containers plus 1 oversize ; 11.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Journalist, author, and librarian. Correspondence, drafts and production materials of published and unpublished writings, subject files, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other papers relating largely to Wayman's career as a journalist and author and her interest in Catholicism.

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  4. Harry Payne Whitney collection of letters of William Collins Whitney, 1757-1942

    20,000 items ; 148 containers plus 10 oversize ; 41.8 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Secretary of the navy, financier, and sportsman. Correspondence, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, photographs, genealogies, and printed matter relating chiefly to William C. Whitney's business and political career in New York, and as secretary of the navy in the first Grover Cleveland presidential administration.

  5. Albert James Myer papers, 1816-1880

    4 microfilm reels -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Army officer and surgeon. Microfilm focusing on Myer’s service in the Signal Corps and documentation of his work in meteorology, including correspondence, biographical material, letterbooks, diaries, reports, memoranda, legal and business papers, and printed matter. Also contains papers of his father-in-law, Ebenezer Walden, and material relating to a patent by his father, Henry Beekman Myer,...

  6. Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, 1747-1922

    32,000 items ; 63 containers ; 21 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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    Collector of naval history. Correspondence, biographical data on American and foreign naval officers, newspaper and magazine clippings, illustrations, photographs, commissions, autographs, pamphlets, and notes collected by Powel about naval history.

  7. Washington Irving Chambers papers, 1871-1943

    12,000 items ; 48 containers ; 12 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, subject files, logbooks, memoranda, blueprints, photographs, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Chambers's service in the navy and with the Greely Relief Expedition to the Arctic and the Nicaragua Canal survey expedition of 1884-1885.

  8. United States Naval Observatory records, 1830-1900

    8,000 items ; 29 containers plus 1 oversize ; 12 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Official correspondence and administrative records of offices of the Naval Observatory, located in Washington, D.C., including of the superintendent, Nautical Almanac, librarian, and the superintendent of compasses and instruments, concerning activities of the observatory and tracing its development from its origin in the Depot of Charts and Instruments.

  9. Frederic William Wile scrapbooks, 1898-1941

    250 items ; 1 container ; .2 linear feet ; 5 microfilm reels -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Journalist, foreign correspondent, and radio commentator. Scrapbooks chiefly containing clippings of news stories, dispatches, and columns written during Wile's career in journalism.

  10. Bernt Balchen papers, 1913-2005

    3,300 items ; 15 containers plus 10 oversize ; 7.6 linear feet ; 1 microfilm reel -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Aviator, explorer, and air force officer. Diaries, logbooks, correspondence, research files, and scrapbooks documenting Balchen's aviation career.

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