Illinois State Library - Gwendolyn Brooks Building
African explorers Martin and Osa Johnson, waiting at Municipal Airport, Springfield, Illinois, for weather to clear. The Johnsons were pioneering documentary filmmakers who explored Africa, Borneo and the South Seas, between 1920 and 1940. In 1932 the Johnsons learned to fly, and once they had their pilot's licenses they purchased two Sikorsky amphibious planes (one of which is pictured here.) Left to right: Elwood B. Cole (Secretary of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission), Martin Johnson, JosephineBresco (Mr. Cole's secretary) and Osa Johnson
This collection consists of two scrapbooks, compiled by Delia West Marble. One scrapbook relates to Arctic exploration from 1874 to 1884; the other to exploration in Africa from 1889 to 1890. Both scrapbooks in this collection mainly consist of newspaper clippings from the New York Herald. The scrapbook on Arctic exploration contains clippings pertaining to the geography of the North Pole and expeditions to that region, including those of explorers Isaac I. Hayes, Allen Young, John Franklin, Adolf E. Nordenskiöld, and Frederick Schwatka. The scrapbook on exploration in Africa largely focuses on the movements of Henry M. Stanley and Emin Pasha in East Africa
This collection is made up of four notebooks, several maps, photographs, and lantern slides of Mr. Glave's 1891 travels with Jack Dalton. Together they opened the "Dalton Trail" (Skagway to Kluane), and were successful in using pack horses in Alaska
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.
Personal scrapbook entitled, 'Pictures of people and places at home and abroad. African and other Photographs'. 1860s and 1870s. Only a portion of the contents is related to Africa and the rest relates to Europe, including postcards and a few photographs
Photographic slides removed from larger Weyer collection. 649. Eskimos, Aleuts, History of the Arctic, maps, explorers, costumes, ceremonies and animals. Also includes portraits of V. Stefansson and Evelyn Stefansson, Knud Rasmussen, Hans Edege, Sir John Franklin, and Robert Peary. Photographs for Man in the Arctic, the Northeast Passage, Peary controversy, and Greenland after the Norse. 650. Dogs, sledding, hunting and eating, Eskimos and butchering, skins. North Greenland: making boots, chewing skins, dwelling, people, plants, landscape, dog shoes, bird catching. Pole shift experiment with bowling ball. 651. Eskimo art, Mexico archeology, Chiapas and Yucatan, Camayuran Indian, Xingu region, Brazil, South Africa, Rock painting, New Guinea, and Borneo
Records of the Library of the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York. The Library of the AGS collects books, maps, charts, atlases, and photographs and is used by members of academia and the general public alike. The collection includes annual reports, correspondence, inquiries, general files, and operational documents such as guest registers, records of loans, and accession lists.