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Luncheon given for Admiral Richard E. Byrd, May 29, 1935

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Title: Luncheon given for Admiral Richard E. Byrd, May 29, 1935
Creators: Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
Contributors: Watson, Thomas John, 1874-1956
Keywords: Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
Byrd Antarctic Expedition
Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- American
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Little America
Issue Date: 1935-05-29
Publisher: Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program
Series/Report no.: Richard E. Byrd Papers. Phonograph Records. Speeches and Interviews. no. 8891-8895
Abstract: Thomas J. Watson of IBM discusses the importance of pioneer work and the personality traits required to follow through ideas. Watson thanks Byrd and speaks of the thrill when hearing Byrd broadcast over radio from Little America. Watson assures Byrd of future cooperation of IBM, the importance of Little America, and invites Byrd to speak. Byrd contrasts North and South Poles, discussing animal life and temperature, as well as living under the ice and snow, testing thickness of ice, and concludes speech with comments on how he has enjoyed the luncheon. The recording ends with Watson’s praise of Byrd.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/48754
Other Identifiers: Byrd Papers. Item no. 8891-8895
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