A Chapter in the History of Reading in the Arctic: The Books of Crocker Land

  • Adam V Doskey (Speaker)

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation


From 1913–1917, the UIUC-cosponsored Crocker Land Expedition explored the Arctic from their base camp in Etah, Greenland, where they kept a well-stocked library. Now, one hundred years later, we are reconstructing that library from photographs and archival documents. Where did the Expedition members get their books? What did they read? What happened to the books after the Expedition? This talk provides the answers.
PeriodMar 2017
Held atSpurlock Museum