Byrd, Richard E., Adm.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Description of the Collection Miscellaneous materials about the Snow Cruiser, primarily a 28-page photocopy of The Snow Cruiser: The Story of Its Conception and Construction and the Part it Will Play in the Expedition of the United States Antarctic Service by Alexander Schreiber, Public Relations Counsel, Research Foundation of Armour Institute of Technology (Project No. 1-89 [?]) Copyright 1939, Armour Research Foundation. Also miscellaneous news clippings. The following item was added to this collection by C....
Description of the Collection Black and white silent film: From Armour Institute to Little America - With Byrd and Poulter. Probably produced by Armour Research Foundation for promotional purposes. Contains only a few feet of footage of the Cruiser being driven down a street (probably from Pullman shops to Grant Park). Also contains footage of the plane taking off from unidentified airport. Balance of film is apparently stock footage added to suggest the Cruiser's transport to Antarctica. 1998.29.a 16 mm film reel (copy...
The Snow Cruiser was an experimental vehicle built in 1939 by Armour Research Foundation for use by Adm. Byrd on his third Antarctic Expedition.