Register of the Shreck (Lura B.) Collection of George Hubert Wilkins Papers , 1928-1937

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Shreck (Lura B.) Collection of George Hubert Wilkins Papers , 1928-1937

Collection number: Mss230

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
Sept. 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shreck (Lura B.) 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

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shreck (Lura B.) 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)

subject

Polar regions -Aerial exploration

subject

Polar regions -Discovery and exploration

subject

Antarctica -Discovery and exploration

Biography

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 Eilson 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).

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: SHRECK-WILKINS PAPERS, 1928-37

 

1.1: Biographical data

 

1.2: Lula B. Shreck corresp., Feb-Mar 1929 [6 items]

 

1.3: Wilkins radiograms to Shreck, 1928 [13 items]

 

1.4: Wilkins manuscript: "Third Year" [typescript w/ pencil & ink corresctions; 61 pp.]

 

1.5: Clippings, Apr 1928 [photocopies]

 

1.6: Clippings, May-Aug 1928 [photocopies]

 

1.7: Clippings, Sep 1928 [photocopies]

 

1.8: Clippings, Oct-Dec 1928 [photocopies]

 

1.9: Clippings, 1928 undated [photocopies]

 

1.10: Clippings, 1929 [photocopies]

 

1.11: Clippings, 1930 [photocopies]

 

1.12: Clippings, 1931 [photocopies]

 

1.13: Clippings, 1932-37 [photocopies]

 

1.14: Clippings, undated [photocopies]

 

1.15: Maps of North Pole region [6 copies same map]

 

1.16: Photographs of Sir George Hubert Wilkins [3 8x10 b/w glossies]

 

1.17: Lorna Maitland publicity blurb on Wilkins [typescript; 6 pp.]

 

1.18: Wilkins business card

 

BOX 2: ORIGINAL CLIPPINGS