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Committee on Polar Research, 1961-1966

Established in early 1958, the extradivisional Committee on Polar Research grew out of the Academy's US National Committee on the International Geophysical Year. Following up on the USNC's direction of IGY scientific activities at the North and South Poles, the Committee developed program recommendations for the National Science Foundation regarding scientific research in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The Committee also served as the US National Committee for the International Council of Scientific Union's Special (later, Scientific) Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). In 1975, the Committee was reorganized as the Polar Research Board under the National Research Council's Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

The records of the Committee on Polar Research span 8 linear feet and contain correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and reports. The records have been arranged according to the NAS Records System, the structure of which follows the organization of the institution at the time the records were created. The collection is divided into two groups, one containing activity records, and the second containing reports.

ADMINISTRATION

COMMITTEES & Boards

Committee on Polar Research

Committees

  • Antarctic Geology: Ad hoc: 1965-1966
  • Polar Research in USA: Ad hoc: 1963-1964

Executive Committee

  • Meeting: May 1966

Executive Secretary: 1962-1966

Meetings

  • Twentieth: 1966
  • Nineteenth: 1965-1966
  • Eighteenth: 1964-1965
  • Seventeenth: 1964
  • Sixteenth: 1963-1964
  • Fifteenth: 1962
  • Fourteenth: 1961
  • General: 1961-1966

Membership: 1961-1966

  • [individual files, one for each year]

Panel on Biological & Medical Sciences

  • Meetings: 1961-1966
  • Membership: 1961-1966
  • Research Programs: 1961-1964
  • Working Group on Antarctic Areas & Species Deserving Special Protection: Ad hoc: 1965-1966

Panel on Earth's Crust & Core: 1961-1965

Panel on Geodesy & Cartography

  • Meetings: 1963-1966
  • Membership: 1962-1966
  • Research Programs: 1963-1966

Panel on Glaciology

  • Committee on Arctic Glaciology: Ad hoc: 1965-1966
  • Committee on Use of Spacecraft for Glaciological Studies: Ad hoc: 1965-1966
  • Conferences: 1961-1966
  • Meetings: 2nd-7th: 1961-1966
  • Membership: 1961-1966
  • Research Program: Antarctic Deep Drilling: 1961-1962
  • Research Program: Antarctic Glaciology: 1965-1966
  • General: 1961-1966

Panel on Heat & Water: 1961-1965

Panel on Upper Atmosphere: 1961-1965

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Publications: 1961-1966

Reorganization: 1963-1965

Reports

  • Arctic Status Report: 1961-1962
  • Science in Antarctica: 1961-1963
  • Science in Arctic Ocean Basin: 1961-1963

Requests for Funds

  • Arctic Institute of North America: 1963-1965
  • U of Alaska: 1961-1964
  • General: 1961-1964

Research Projects: 1963-1966

Research Programs

  • Policy: 1961-1964

Research Stations

  • Antarctic: 1961-1966
  • Arctic: Ice Island Stations: 1961-1963

Working Groups

  • Needs for National Policy for Polar Research: Ad hoc: 1961
  • Upper Atmosphere: Ad hoc: 1965

General: 1961-1966

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INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

American Geographical Society

  • Antarctic Folio Map Series: 1961-1965

Arctic Institute of North America: 1961-1966

  • Arctic Basin Symposium: 1962

General: 1961-1966

INTERNATIONAL Relations

Institutions Associations Abroad

  • International Antarctic Analysis Center: 1961-1966
  • General: 1961-1966

International Congress

  • Pacific Science Congress: 11th: Tokyo: 1964-1965

International Geophysical Year: 1961-1966

International Organizations: 1961-1966

International Unions: ICSU

  • CIG: IQSY: 1961-1966
  • CIG: General: 1961-1966
  • COSPAR: 1962-1966
  • International Unions: ICSU: SCAR
  • Executive Committee Meeting: New York: Sept 1965
  • Funding: 1961-1966
  • International Scientific Cooperation in Antarctica 10th Anniversary: 1964-1966
  • Meetings: 5th-9th: 1961-1966
  • Membership: 1961-1966
  • Publications: SCAR Circular: 1961-1966
  • Scientific Activities: 1961-1966
  • Scientific Cooperation: Exchange of Information: 1961-1966
  • Scientific Cooperation: Exchange of Scientists: 1961-1965
  • Symposium: Antarctic Biology: 1961-1964
  • Symposium: Antarctic Geology: 1963-1965
  • Symposium: Antarctic Logistics: 1961-1964
  • Symposium: Antarctic Oceanography: 1963-1966
  • Working Group on Biology: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Cartography: 1961
  • Working Group on Communications: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Geodesy & Cartography: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Geology: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Geomagnetism: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Glaciology: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Logistics: 1961
  • Working Group on Membership: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Meteorology: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Oceanography: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Solid Earth Geophysics: 1961
  • Working Group on Upper Atmosphere Physics: 1961-1966
  • Working Group on Cartography: 1961
  • General: 1961-1966

International Unions: ICSU

  • SCOR: 1961-1966
  • SCIBP: 1963-1965
  • General: 1961-1966

International Unions

  • General: 1961-1966

General: 1962-1966

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DIVISIONS OF THE NRC

1961-1966

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

FINANCE

1961-1966

GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES & Departments

Air Force

Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory: Conference on Research Relevant to Behavior Problems of Small Military Groups under Isolation & Stress: 1961-1962

Army: 1961-1964

Commerce

  • Coast & Geodetic Survey: Antarctic Seismological Bulletin: 1961-1962

Defense

  • Atomic Tests Underground: Amchitka Island: Proposed: 1965

National Science Foundation (NSF): US Antarctic Research Program

  • Plan for Topographic Mapping of Antarctica: 1961
  • Projected Antarctic Science Program & Additions: 1961-1962
  • Scientific Programs: 1961-1965

Navy: 1965-1966

  • Antarctic Projects Office: 1961-1963
  • General: 1961-1963

State

  • Antarctic Group: 1961

General: 1961-1966

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AWARDS

Antarctica Service Medal

  • Distribution: 1965-1966
  • Nominations: 1961-1963
  • General: 1965-1966

CONGRESS

Acts

  • National Wilderness Preservation System: 1964-1966

Committees

  • Interior & Insular Affairs: 1963-1965

INTERNATIONAL Relations

Treaties: Antarctic Treaty

  • Meetings: Consultative: 4th: 1966
  • Meetings: Consultative: 3rd: 1963-1965
  • Meetings: Consultative: 1st: 1961
  • Meetings: Telecommunications: 1961-1963
  • General: 1961-1965

United Nations

  • International Cooperation Year: 1964-1965
  • UNESCO: International Hydrological Decade: 1962-1966
  • World Meteorological Organization: 1961-1966

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Committee on Polar Rearch, 1961-1966: Index to Reports File

COMMITTEES & Boards

Committee on Polar Research

Annual Reports

  • 1963-1964
  • 1962-1963
  • 1961-1962
  • 1961

Report of Activities to National Science Foundation

  • Jun 1966
  • Dec 1965
  • Jun 1965
  • Dec 1964
  • Jun 1964
  • Dec 1963
  • Jun 1963
  • Dec 1962
  • Jun 1962
  • Dec 1961
  • Jun 1961

Report to SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research)

  • Logistics for 1962-1963
  • Logistics for 1961-1962
  • Logistics for 1960-1961
  • No. 8: 1966
  • No. 7: 1965
  • No. 6: 1964
  • No. 5: 1963
  • No. 4: 1962
  • No. 3: 1961

Science in Antarctica

  • Part 1: Life Sciences: 1961
  • Part 2: Physical Sciences: 1961

Science in Antarctic Ocean Basin: 1963

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INSTITUTIONS Associations Individuals

Arctic Institute of North America

  • Annual Report for 1966
  • Annual Report for 1961-1962

Arctic Research Laboratory Point Barrow AK

  • Progress Report: Aug 1962

Patton D E et al

  • Characteristic Variations in Antarctic Ionosphere: 1964

University Committee on Polar Research: Report: 1961

INTERNATIONAL Relations

Academies & Councils Abroad: National Research Council of Canada

  • Glacier Research in Canada: 1963-1964
  • Glaciological Research in Canada: 1962

Institutions Associations Abroad

  • Arktisk Institute Charlottenlund: 1962-1965
  • Armstrong T: Visit to USSR: Report: 1965

International Antarctic Analysis Center Melbourne

  • Progress Report: 1961-1962
  • Prospectus: 1961

Ravich M G

  • Russian Literature on Antarctic Geology: 1965

International Geophysical Year: USNC

  • Observations of Glacier Variations in Glacier Bay: 1964

International Unions: ICSU: SCAR

  • Argentine Naitonal Committee Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • Australian National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • Belgian National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1963
  • British National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • Bulletin: Nos 7, 9, 13, 16: 1961-1964
  • Chilean National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1963-1966
  • French National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • Japanese National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • New Zealand National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • Norwegian National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • South African National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966
  • USSR National Committee: Reports to SCAR: 1961-1966

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DIVISIONS OF THE NRC

EARTH Sciences

Committee on Oceanography

  • Growth & Support of Oceanography in US From 1958-1963
  • NASCO: Its Development Accomplishments Activities & Objectives: 1964

GOVERNMENT

AGENCIES & Departments

Army

  • Army Signal Radio Propagation Station: 1961-1962
  • Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory: 1962-1963

Committee on Antarctic Mapping

  • Final Report: 1965

Commerce: National Bureau of Standards

  • Central Radio Propagation Laboratory: Prospectus: 1965

Health Education & Welfare (HEW)

  • Public Health Service: 1961-1965

Interior: Board on Geographic Names

  • Geographic Names of Antarctica: Supplement: 1963

NASA

  • Significant Achievements in Ionospheres & Radio Physics Discipline: 1965

Navy: Antarctic Projects Office

  • Argentine Antarctic Expedition: 1961-1964
  • Bulletin: 1962
  • South African Antarctic Expedition: 1963

Navy: National Oceanographic Data Center

  • Newsletter: 1965

Navy: Naval Oceanographic Office

  • Operation Deep Freeze: 1961-1963

Navy: Navy Hydrographic Office

  • Operation Deep Freeze: 1962
  • Seasonal Oceanographic Studies in McMurdo Sound: 1962

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FOREIGN Governments

Chile

  • Oficina Meteorologica: 1965

New Zealand: Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research

  • Antarctic Division: 1963-1964

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