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Register of the Shreck (Lura Brown) Collection of George Hubert Wilkins Papers , 1928-1937
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shreck (Lura Brown) Collection of George Hubert Wilkins Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1937
    Collection number: Mss230
    Creator: Frank Aliberti
    Extent: 1.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Shreck (Lura Brown) Collection of George Hubert Wilkins Papers , Mss230, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Wilkines, Sir George Hubert (1888-1958)


    Polar regions -Aerial exploration


    Polar regions -Discovery and exploration


    Antarctica -Discovery and exploration


    Explorer/geographer George Hubert Wilkins (1894-1958) was a pioneer in polar exploration, making ten trips to Arctic and Antarctic regions by submarine and by airplane. His career as a polar explorer began in 1913 when he joined the Canadian government's Stefansson Arctic expedition. He is perhaps best-known for his 2100 mile, 21 hour flight with Lt. Ben Eielson from Point Barrow to Spitsbergen (1928), for which accomplishment he was knighted by King George V. Wilkins also led the Wilkins-Hearst Expedition to the Antarctic, in the course of which he discovered many details of Antarctic geography. Following his career as a polar explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins became a civilian consultant to the U.S. Army in matters relating to polar and desert regions. This collection was apparently compiled by a Mrs. Lura B. Shreck, who may have been a secretary to Wilkins.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the Shreck-Wilkins Papers consists of clippings, correspondence and a Wilkins manuscript pertaining to his explorations (1928-1937).