23 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Explorers.

  1. Charles Wilkes papers, 1607-1959

    6,500 items. 45 containers plus 3 oversize plus 1 vault. 18 linear feet. 26 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer and explorer. Official and family correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial papers, autobiography and other writings, and scientific notebooks relating to Wilkes's command of an expedition (1838-1842) to the Antarctic, Hawaii and various other Pacific islands, and the northwest coast of the United States; his capture of J. M. Mason and John Slidell in the Trent affair (1861); and his command of the James River Flotilla and West India Squadron during the Civil War. Includes legal and business papers of the Wilkes family in England.

  2. 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 (1897-1899), to Mt. McKinley (1906), to the North Pole (1907-1909), and around the world (1915-1916); and to the controversy surrounding Cook's claim that he discovered the North Pole.

  3. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941

    25,000 items. 90 containers plus 1 oversize. 28 linear feet. 69 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent; his first wife, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, the Ojibwe author Bamewawagezhikaquay which translates in English as "Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky"; and his second wife Mary Howard Schoolcraft. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative council, Indian agent, superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan, ethnologist, and author of works concerning the Iroquois of New York state and other Indians of North America.

  4. Oscar Terry Crosby papers, 1878-1947

    1400 items. 9 containers. 3.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States assistant secretary of the treasury, public utilities executive, explorer, and author. Correspondence, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Crosby's activities with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, his work at the Treasury Department, 1917-1918, interest in international finance, post-World War I German reparations and Allied debts, the establishment of an international peace tribunal, and travels in Africa, the Near and Far East, and Europe.

  5. Society of Woman Geographers records, 1905-2015

    32,000 items. 96 containers. 38.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Society founded to bring together women actively interested in geography, anthropology, world exploration, and allied disciplines. Inactive membership files and oral history transcripts of prominent members of the Society.

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  6. Leon F. Barnard papers, 1901-circa 1993

    20 items. 1 container. 0.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Explorer. Diary, memoranda, statements, reports, and miscellaneous items concerning the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition (1901-1902).

  7. Joseph Ingraham journal, 1790-1792

    4 items. 4 containers. 0.6 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Navigator, trader, and explorer. Ingraham's account of the voyage of the brigantine Hope from Boston to the Falkland Islands, Cape Horn (Chile), Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia), the Northwest Coast of North America, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and China, including commercial trade, especially the fur trade, with China.

  8. 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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  9. J.N. Nicollet papers, 1797-1843

    1,500 items. 8 containers. 3.2 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Mathematician, explorer, and cartographer. Correspondence, astronomical and geographical observations, expedition diaries, maps, reports, research material, and notes relating to Nicollet’s explorations of the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

  10. Mary French Sheldon papers, 1885-1938

    1,350 items. 7 containers plus 1 oversize. 2.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, lecturer, and explorer. Correspondence, writings, lectures, notes, clippings, address book, drawings, awards, menus, books, photographs, passports, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to Belgium, the Belgian Congo, and Africa.