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Dufek, George J. (George John), 1903-
Inclusive Dates:
1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971, 
Abstract:
The career of Admiral George John Dufek (1903-1977) in the U.S. Navy included work with the U.S. Antarctic Service (1939-1941), Arctic Task Force 68 (1946), Antarctic Operation Highjump (1946-1947) and Arctic Task Force 80 (1948). After 1955 Dufek commanded Operation Deep Freeze, which provided support for US IGY research programs, and in 1956 he became also U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer. After retiring in 1959 he became Director of the Mariners' Museum in Virginia. Cf. Peter J. Beck, Polar Record, v. 23, no. 145 (1987). The collection includes clippings, photographs, official reports, draft speeches, personal and official correspondence, articles, and scrapbooks. Files relating to Operation Deep Freeze include chronologies, record books, reports, photographs and scrapbooks. There is also some material relating to Dufek's other Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, however these operations are less fully documented.
Type of Material:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Press releases.
Scrapbooks.
Speeches.
Subject:
Arctic regions.
Antarctica.
Polar regions.
Admirals.
Military history
Science and medicine
Admirals, United States.
Scientific expeditions, Antarctica.
Scientific expeditions, Arctic regions.
Scientific expeditions, Polar regions.
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Transportation, Military, Cold weather conditions, Research.