"Little America" Antarctica (Konter) Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0003
Creators:
Gray, Adelaide
Dates:
1928-1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of newspaper articles, letters with envelopes, New Zealand postcards, radiograms, and Christmas cards from Konter to his New York Landlady, Mrs. Adalaide Gray (who Konter called 'Ma'), and to Mr. Ed Iovanna. The envelopes and postcards bear the postmarks and stamps of the expedition. There are also three photographs: one of Byrd and Bennett; one of Adalaide Gray; and one of Konter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard 'Dick' Konter was a seaman on the 'City of New York,' the ship that carried Admiral Richard Byrd to his 'Little America - Antarctica' expedition. Mr. Konter, known as Ukulele Dick, was the recreation officer for this trip and not only played the ukulele for the rest of the crew during leisure time, but also took records and pinola rolls on the trip for the crew to enjoy.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Muriel Yarger, gift, 1998, 1999-0003, pending

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
America -- Discovery and exploration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic regions -- Aerial Exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Konter, Richard "Dick" Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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