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Guide to the Richard Evelyn Byrd honorary reception materials 1977.124

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Evelyn Byrd honorary reception materials
Dates: 1930
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0038
Call Phrase: 1977.124
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his explorations of the polar regions.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials relating to a reception held at Brooklyn's Hotel St. George in 1930 to honor Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. Items include a reception program, a seating arrangement chart, and a photogravure portrait of Byrd.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

Document Type

  • Attendance lists
  • Photogravures (prints)
  • Portraits
  • Programs (documents)

Subject Topics

  • Admirals -- United States
  • Dinners and dining -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Explorers -- United States

Subject Places

  • United States |x Armed Forces |x Officers

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Richard Evelyn Byrd honorary reception materials, 1974.124, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Frank H. Quinby, 1930.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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