This fascinating program is administered by the American Polar Society and the Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the program works to document the early years of American polar exploration by "interviewing those who were in the polar regions since the 1930s." Here visitors will find 92 interviews with a range of early polar explorers, including Lloyd Beebe, Nathaniel C. Gerson, and Ronald K. McGregor. A good place to start is with the interview of Eugene Cecil LaFond, who worked for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the 1930s and then moved on to research the Arctic while onboard the USS Nereus in the late 1940s.
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