Columbia University
Brief interviews with notable mining engineers on salient phases of their careers. Consultants and executives of companies in widely scattered areas from Alaska to South Africa, they also provide information on the discovery and exploration of new mines
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Contains Engel Sluiter's research notes and copies and transcriptions of historical documents from archives throughout Europe and Latin America made during approximately 1930-2001. Subject matter concerns Dutch voyages to the Pacific during the early 17th century, Dutch-Iberian global rivalry between 1568 and 1648, Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese voyages to the New World; the transatlantic slave trade, the Nassau fleet, Newfoundland fisheries, Arctic exploration and whaling, and the complexities of imperial finances between the later sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Irish-born surgeon in the British Navy who participated in several Arctic voyages. The papers of John Simpson date from 1825 to 1875 and span his entire career as a naval surgeon aboard the English vessels Blonde, Plover and Superior. The collection is arranged into the following series: Accounts of Voyages, Correspondence, Legal Papers, Medical Files, Native Cultures, Meterology Files, Additional Papers, Other Printed Material, and Poetry, Plays, and Amusements. Simpson's journals from the Arctic voyages on the HMS Plover and Superior on which he served as surgeon or assistant surgeon provide detailed accounts of the voyages, including life on board and the medical problems afflicting the crew and passengers. The collection includes detailed meteorological observations aboard the Plover. There are also unique and valuable materials on native cultures in present-day Alaska, Canada, and the Arctic which include extensive Simpson's notes on the local languages, a number of sketches of ... Read More
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
University of Texas at Arlington
The Society for the History of Discoveries was organized in 1960 for the purpose of stimulating interest in teaching, research, and publishing in the history of geographical exploration. Members are comprised of historians, geographers, archivists, non-affiliated scholars, and lay people with an interest in history, geography, and exploration. This collection contains correspondence (1984-1994), membership brochures, forms and lists, (1973-1994), election ballots (1992-1995), annual meetings programs, registrant lists, papers, and abstracts (1962-1995), tax records (1984-1994), and ledgers (1962-1992). Correspondence topics include society business, membership concerns, the Vigneras Papers, and the society's essay contest. Of particular significance are photocopies of the 1961 files of Wilcomb E. Washburn, President of the organization from 1963 to 1964, which document the first year of the organization's history. The president's files also include correspondence concerning Society of ... Read More
University of Notre Dame - Hesburgh Library
Scope and Content Books having to do with the history of the Catholic Church in the United States and territories that eventually became part of the U.S.; reference works likely to be helpful to researchers in the Notre Dame Archives; and books collected by Francis P. Clark.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
U.S. naval officer and explorer, of Washington, D.C. Family correspondence, chiefly relating to naval cruises of Wilkes and his son, John Wilkes; the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, to Antarctica, the Pacific Islands, and the Northwest Coast of the U.S., including preliminary planning, the voyage itself with detailed descriptions of places visited, and publishing the results; gold mining and milling in North Carolina; the Civil War; and Wilkes family business ventures in North Carolina; together with legal and financial papers, writings, printed material, clippings, and other papers. Includes correspondence, 1848-1849, with James Renwick (1792-1863) and others.
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, commonly referred to as the DuPont Company which was established in 1802. Today, the DuPont Company typically introduces more than 2,000 products and patent applications each year. This large collection of moving images documents the research, development, training, safety measures, products, and promotional aspects of DuPont Company history. The moving images include commercials, short films, feature films, and television programs.
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Topics dealt with emphasize Spanish exploration and settlement on the frontiers north from Mexico City, including the Provincias Internas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Texas; and maritime explorations and foreign intrusions into Spain's Pacific waters. (Documents are transcripts and/or record prints.)