UCB Libraries

 

Past Exhibit:

Images and Tales from the Polar Regions

 

Doll

Doll made of caribou and seal skin

 

Exhibition in the Special Collections Department

Norlin Library Room N345

University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries

 

Hours: 1 to 5 pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,

March 28 through June 29, 2007

 

This exhibition is dedicated to Dr. D.K. Bailey (1916-1999).

 

Dana Kavanagh Bailey, scientist and explorer, was a man with encyclopedic knowledge. His wide-ranging interests embraced the study of physics, botany, astronomy, and many other topics, including polar exploration. He was in U.S. Antarctic Service in 1940-41.

 

Several of the books used in this display are from his extensive library, donated to the UC-Boulder Libraries Special Collections Department. One of its treasures is the multi-volume set of James Cook's Voyages , including the 1777 A Voyage Towards the South Pole. Bailey's bequest also provides funds to buy additional books in his memory.

 

To view a partial list of Dr. Bailey's books: in UC-B's online library catalog Chinook

(http://libraries.colorado.edu/ ) do an Author search under Bailey, Dana Kavanagh.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS ALSO GO TO: Mariko Kageyama, Rob Guralnick, Debbie Confer and the CU Museum of Natural History for the loan of Inuit, Inupiaq, and St. Lawrence Island Yupik artifacts and zoological specimens; Kathryn Lage of UC-Boulder Libraries' Map Library for maps. We also wish to acknowledge the cataloging efforts of Susan Guinn-Chipman, and many members of the Libraries Cataloging and Metadata Services Department.

 

 

Penguins

Chinstrap and Fairy penguins

 

Zoological Specimens

(CU Museum of Natural History loan)

 

Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antactica) and Fairy or Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptual Minor.)

 

Books, photographs, letters and videos

(Special Collections Department)

 

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912, by Roald Amundsen, translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater, 1912. D.K. Bailey G850 1910 A52 1912 Vol. 2.

 

The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 1922. Mount G850 1910 S465.

 

White Wolf: Living with and Arctic Legend, by Jim Brandenberg, 1988. Scuba I 1089 OS.

 

The Arctic: Photography and Text, by Fred Bruemmer, 1974. [G608 B75.]

 

Cook and Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved, by Robert M. Bryce, 1997. Mount G635 C66 H85.

 

Letters between Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Dr. Bernard Freedman, Special Collections MS 376, 1950-1954. These letters and Freedman's subsequently published article analyze possible medical causes of the deterioration of Bill Wilson's health, rejecting vitamin deficiencies for ischaemic necrosis.

 

My Attainment of the Pole, by Dr. Frederick A. Cook, 1911. D.K. Bailey G670 1908 C7 A3.

 

Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America . To which are added, the Conquest of Siberia, and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China , by William Coxe, 1804. D.K. Bailey Collection.

 

Robert Flaherty: Photographer/filmmaker: The Inuit, 1910-1922, 1979. DHT 1138.

 

Off the Map: Tales of Endurance and Exploration, by Fergus Fleming, 2005. Mount G80 F54.

 

Narrative of a Second Expedition to the shores of the Polar Sea in the years 1825, 1826, and 1827 , by John Franklin, 1828. D.K. Bailey G650 1825 F8.

 

Print of a winter's night

Print from the Narrative

 

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, by Matthew A. Henson, 1912. Mount G670 1909 H4 A32.

 

The Beginning of the End, photograph by Frank Hurley. #26 of the Royal Geographical Society's authorized photographic reprints from Hurley's glass-plate negatives of Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1918 expedition. Photo Ports.

 

The Last of the Ship, photograph by Frank Hurley. #29 shows the wreckage of Endurance with Frank Wild looking on. Royal Geographical Society reprint. Photo Ports.

 

The Long, Long Night, photograph by Frank Hurley. #24 is a famously spotlighted depiction of the Endurance . Royal Geographical Society reprint. Photo Ports.

 

Argonauts of the South, by Frank Hurley, 1925. D.K. Bailey G850 1911 H8.

 

Antarctica , by Pat and Rosemarie Keough, 2002. Mount OS2 G860 K34.

 

A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's Straits, for the purpose of Exploring a North-east Passage, undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship Rurick, under the Command of the Lieutenant of the Russian Imperial Navy, Otto von Kotzebue , 1821. D.K. Bailey G420 K81 v. 1.

 

Antarctic Eyewitness: South with Mawson, by Charles F. Laseron; Shackleton's Argonauts, by Frank Hurley, 2000. Mount G874 A58.

 

White Paradise: Journeys to the North Pole, by Francis Latreille, 2006. Mount G608 L38 2006.

 

Antarctica: The Last Frontier, by Richard Laws, 1989. [QH84.2 L39 1989.]

 

Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu, by Jim Mastro and Norbert Wu, 2004. DHT 9719.

 

Call of the North: An Explorer's Journey to the North Pole, by Jean Maulaurie, 2001. Art E99 E7 M22813 2001 .

 

Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, The Arctic Hero Time Forgot , by Ken McGoogan, 2002. Mount G635 R25 M35.

 

Kingdom of the Ice Bear: A Portrait of the Arctic, by Hugh Miles and Mike Salisbury, 1985. [QH84.1 M55 1986.]

 

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen, by Fridtjof Nansen, 1898. Creamer G700 1893 N22x.

 

South: The Race to the Pole, by the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, 2000. Mount G860 S68.

 

Children of the Arctic , by the Snow Baby and Her Mother, 1903. Epsteen Uncat.

 

The North Pole, by Robert Peary, 1910. Creamer G670 1909 P6.

 

Arctic Zoology, by Thomas Pennant, 1792. QL105 P3 1792.

 

Print of Moose Deer

Print from Arctic Zoology

 

Antarctica , by Eliot Porter, 1988. Mount G860 P6 1988.

 

A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-west Passage, by John Ross, 1819. D.K. Bailey OS1 G650 1818 R8.

 

The Voyage of the Discovery,' by Caption Robert F. Scott, 1905. Mount G850 1901 D68 S36.

 

Antarctica: A Photographic Journey , by Emil Schulthess, 1960. DHT 2963 Oversize.

 

Letter from Ernest Shackleton to J. Cates Esq., 6th August 1914. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition letterhead.

 

South: the Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917, by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1920. Inscribed by Shackleton to A.B. Armitage in remembrance of old Antarctic Days. D.K. Bailey G850 1914 S52.

 

The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition, by Susan Solomon, 2001. Mount G850 1910 S4 S65.

 

The South Polar Times, 1902-1911, 2002 facsimiles. D.K. Bailey G850 1901 D68 S6.

 

Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack Ice, by David N. Thomas, 2004. Mount GB2403.2 T48 2004.

 

Antarctica , by Yves Paccalet and Patrick de Wilde, 2005. Mount G860 P2413 2005.

 

Print from Franklin's Narrative

Print from Franklin's Narrative

 

 

 

Artifacts

(CU Museum of Natural History loan)

 

Apparel

 

1. Doll, male.

Caribou and seal skin. Hudson Bay Company Post, Kosoak River . Ft. Chimo, Quebec. Pre-1948. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 06826.

 

2. Carving, seal.

Ivory and stone toggles. Alaska , pre-1960, Alaska . William Weber donor (1960); R. Hermann collector. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 18051 a, b.

 

3. Carving, walrus.

Ivory. Hinged pin. Provenance unknown. Joe Ben Wheat, donor (1977). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 26617.

 

4. Snow goggles.

Wood. Alaska , pre-1960. William Weber, donor (1960); R. Hermann collector. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 18044.

 

5. Ice creeper.

Ivory. St. Lawrence Island, date unknown. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 09097.

 

6. Awl (?).

Punuk Island, Alaska. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23747.

 

7. Comb.

Ivory. Cape Kialegak, Alaska, date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23838.

 

Arts

 

1. Cribbage board.

Ivory. Scrimshaw technique. Provenance and date unknown. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 10322.

 

2. Carving, loon.

Ivory. Provenance and date unknown. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 10318.

 

3. Carving, man.

Ivory. Provenance and date unknown. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 10321.

 

4. Carving, snowy owl.

Ivory. Provenance and date known. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 10319.

 

5. Carving, walrus.

Ivory. Provenance and date unknown. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 10320.

 

6. Bullroarer.

Baleen, sinew. Point Barrow, Alaska, 1954-55. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Waters, donors (1965). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 16279.

 

Hunting and fishing equipment

 

1. Harpoon and line.

Ivory, metal, hide. Baffin Island, Amadjuak, c. 1927. Derek O'Bryan, donor (1951). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 08568.

 

2. Harpoon head.

Fossil walrus ivory with ground slate blade. Nome, Alaska, c. 1700. University of Colorado , Museum of Natural History , 10317.

 

3. Harpoon head.

Ivory and Iron. Hudson Bay , pre-1960. William Weber (donor); R. Hermann collector.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 18045.

 

4. Harpoon head.

Ivory. Punuk Island, Alaska, date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23787b.

 

5. Harpoon head.

Ivory. Punuk Island, Alaska, date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23787e.

 

6. Harpoon head.

Ivory, Punuk decoration. Punuk Island, Alaska, date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23787f.

 

7. Decorated fragment.

Ivory. Cape Kialagek . John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23855.

 

8. Spear or prong.

Ivory. Punuk Island . John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23785a.

 

9. Spear or prong.

Ivory. Punuk Island . John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 23785c.

 

10. Knife, ulu.

Steel and ivory. Point Barrow, Alaska, c. 1954-55. Mr. and Mrs. Donald, donors (1965). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 16281.

 

Transportation

 

1. Kayak model.

Intestine and sinew. Provenance and date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection (?). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 26413.

 

2. Sledge model.

Wood, metal, miscellaneous materials. Provenance and date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection (?). University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 26407c.

 

3. Sledge runner.

Ivory. Cape Kialegak, Alaska, date unknown. John H. Spikes Collection. University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History, 23859.

 

The John H. Spikes Collection

 

The John H. Spikes Collection came from three Alaskan sites: Punuk Island, located several miles southeast of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Strait; Cape Kialegak on the south-eastern coast of St. Lawrence Island; and the Kotzebue Peninsula in north-western Alaska. The Punuk Island artifacts, including harpoon heads, spears, and other materials were excavated between 1927 and 1934. A number of items from St. Lawrence and Punuk Island exhibit the precise geometric style of the Birnik/Punuk period (c. 500-1200 CE).