Guide to the Papers of Admiral Richard E. Byrd


Title:
Papers of Admiral Richard E. Byrd
Repository:
The Ohio State University. Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program.
Phone: 614-688-8173
http://library.osu.edu/find/collections/byrd-polar-archives
Creator:
Admiral Richard E. Byrd
Dates:
1839-1980
Quantity:
491 cubic feet
Abstract:
As a whole, the Byrd Papers document the career of Admiral Richard Byrd (1888 - 1957) and his family from 1839 to 1980. They consist of fourteen series of materials that include correspondence, publications and printed material, expeditionary records, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps and charts, artifacts, audio recordings and motion picture films. The most voluminous series is the personal papers. Among the expeditionary records, which is the second-largest of the series, the most thoroughly documented expeditions are BAE II and BAE I in that order, while the MacMillan expedition, the Trans-Atlantic flight, and Operation High Jump are the least documented. Byrd's expeditions involved many men and much equipment. These factors, along with concerns for diet and nutrition, constitute a significant portion of this series.
Identification:
RG 56.1
Location:
Ohio State University Archives Building
Language:
The records are in English