Arctic Weather Station Sea Supply Mission [textual record, graphic material]

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    1.8 m of textual records.
    ca. 1500 photographs : b&w.
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    Scope and content:
    Sub-series consists of records created and maintained during Arctic Weather Station Sea Supply Missions between 1946 and 1955. The sub-series includes files, reports, studies, and photographs. For more information about the photographs included in this sub-series, please consult the linked accession record.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    Arctic Weather Station Sea Supply Mission: In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Arctic Weather Station Sea Supply Missions were carried out jointly by Canada and the United States. Numerous federal departments were involved, with the Canadian participants being coordinated by the Northwest Territories and Yukon Service (and later the Northern Administration and Lands Branch, although the former's file numbers are maintained). Field surveys and investigations were carried on at various points in the Canadian High Arctic in connection with the topography, geography, geology, and wildlife of the area. Ice observations and other scientific projects, like Operation Nanook, were carried on from shipboard, as well as certain defence studies. RG85 General Inventory
    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 85-11 is an unverified file list for volumes 2083-2091. The finding aid is available as a PDF attached to this record. 85-11 (90 90: Open)

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    Source of title:
    Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.
    Custodial history:
    These records were maintained by Keith R. Greenaway, who was himself involved in many of the events described in these records, and were transferred by him in 1978 to the National Archives of Canada.
    No further accruals are expected.
    Related material:
    A film of the last airship flight to the Arctic is included in the Keith R. Greenaway fonds (acc. no. 1977-0237 MISA, MIKAN 197032).
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    1980-187 NPC
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