Richard B. Black Papers, 1926-1984
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Brief Description:

The Richard B. Black Papers consist of a 1965 version of his resume, materials from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II (1933-35), some of his poetry and writings, and newspaper and magazine articles.

The materials from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II include a book entitled Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice. This book was abandoned in Little America by the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition, and recovered by the second expedition. Several scientific reporting forms, a memo outlining food and equipment usage, and a small card outlining the Little America telephone system, are also included.

The writings include an excerpt Black composed for the book Advance Agents of American Destiny; a memorial for Admiral Black published in The Geographical Review; “Barkentine Bear,” a poem written about a polar exploration vessel which appeared in Naval Research Review; and a short essay about his historic home in Virginia, Rippon Lodge.

Two photographs of Richard B. Black were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/723
Created by: Black, Richard Blackburn (1902-1992)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/01/1982. Additional material was transferred from the North Dakota Biographical File (Acc.#81-907) and photocopied from University Archives (Acc.#2002-2541).
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Access Restrictions: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
University of North Dakota - Alumni
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Richard B. Black, Woodbridge, Virginia  Deposit; Acc.#83-1037
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Richard B. Black Papers.  OGLMC 723, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: The finding aid was migrated to Archon in October 2013.