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Roger Mills Hawthorne papers (M087)

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Title:
Roger Mills Hawthorne papers
Creator:
Hawthorne, Roger Mills
ID:
M087
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1927-1968
Date [inclusive]:
1927-1968
Extent:
4.75 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection contains over 800 photographs, newspaper clippings, and maps pertaining to Hawthorne's Antarctic expeditions.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Roger Mills Hawthorne Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Roger Mills Hawthorne (Bowdoin 1929), was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on January 24, 1905. From 1929 to 1973, he was a free-lance writer and journalist in Massachusetts, Maine, and Washington D.C. In 1939 and 1941, Hawthorne accompanied Admiral Byrd as a failed representative for the United States Antarctic Service, and it was on the first of these expeditions that the admiral named a 3,400-foot peak on Thurston Island in the Amundsen Sea after him. Hawthorne later recieved a Congressional Honor Medal for Antarctic Exploration (1946). He was also information officer of the New Zealand Legation, Washington D.C. (1942-1948); executive assistant to the president of English-Speaking Union, New York City (1948-57); executive director of Stetson Law Center Foundation, St. Petersburg, Florida (1958-59); president of the White House Correspondents Association (1937-38); and New Zealand representative for the International Whaling Conference (1947). Hawthorne was married first to Blanche Boardman (1931), and then to Sylvia Moulson (1935), and two children, Mark and Prudence. He died on May 12, 1973, in Pocasset, Massachusetts, following a long illness.

The collection contains over 800 photographs, newspaper clippings, and maps pertaining to Hawthorne's Antarctic expeditions.

Series Description:

Over eight hundred photographs from Hawthorne's 1939-1941 Antarctic expedition. Subjects of photos include ships, seascapes and landscapes, dogs and sledges, wildlife, and expedition personnel.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Bryant report on Biology

Box 1 Folder 1-132

Byrd Exploration Flight, 27 Feb 1940

Box 1 Folder 133-148

Postcards from Chile

Box 1 Folder 149-166

"Curtis"

Box 1 Folder 167-195

"Leland Curtis"

Box 1 Folder 196-202

Horeshoe Bay

Box 1 Folder 203-207

East Base

Box 1 Folder 208-283

Dogs and Sledges

Box 2 Folder 1-45

Gear and Camps

Box 2 Folder 46-93

Roger Hawthorne

Box 2 Folder 94-104

Personnel

Box 2 Folder 105-134

Seascapes and Landscapes

Box 2 Folder 135-194

Ships

Box 2 Folder 195-234

Wildlife

Box 2 Folder 235-254

Negatives

Box 2 Folder 255-272

Dogs and Sledges

Box 3 Folder 1-45

Gear and Camps

Box 3 Folder 46-176

Personnel

Box 4 Folder 1-167

Seascapes and Landscapes

Box 4 Folder 168-214

Ships

Box 4 Folder 215-277

Wildlife

Box 4 Folder 278-312

Twenty-five photographs, medium sized: incl. a few negatives

Box 5 Folder 1

Enlarged prints of photographs; some bluetone, some sepia tone

Box 5 Folder 2-29

Series Description:

Newspaper clippings from U.S. and South America about Hawthorne's 1939-1941 Antarctic expedition, plus several maps of Antarctica.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Maps of Antarctica, with manuscript additions

Box 5 Folder 30

Map of Antarctica

Box 5 Folder 31

Newspaper Clippings: U.S. Press, 1939-1941

Box 6 Folder 1-5

Newspaper Clippings: South American Press, 1939-1941

Box 6 Folder 6

Enlargement (20"X16")of official photo #5887, USS Bear moored to ice in Bay of Whales, 8" X 10", filed in box4. Ships Painting of official photo #2299 North Star Anchored in Marguerite Bay, East Base Site in foreground Ephemera: National Geographic article re Antarctica, Feb 1962

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