Richard E. Byrd Scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0282
Creators:
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
Dates:
1927-1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.15 Cubic Feet
(5 flatboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These scrapbooks consist of press clippings covering Byrd's Antarctic expedition of 1928-30, as well as items relating to his transatlantic flight and League activities. The items cover all aspects of the expeditions from planning through public recognition after Byrd's return.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was a noted pilot and explorer. Byrd claimed to be the first human to fly over both the North and South Poles (on 9 May 1926 and 29 November 1929 respectively). Byrd flew across the Atlantic in the airplane America in 1927 and was active in the "National Economy League" during the early Depression years.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, gift, XXXX-0282, unknown

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
Indians of Central America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic regions -- Aerial exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Economy League Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/