About Exhibition

In recognition of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the University of Illinois' participation in an Arctic expedition, the University Archives has prepared an on-line exhibit featuring first-hand accounts of this ill-fated trip to find the "Crocker Lands". The exhibit focuses on the observations of W. Elmer Ekblaw (class of 1910) who served as the expedition team's geologist, and provides insights to survival in a brutal climate away from the rest of the world that was rushing into World War I.

 

Acknowledgments

   Exhibit Curators

     William Maher, University Archivist
     John Franch, University Archives

   Scanning and Metadata

     Rory Grennan, University Archives

   Digital Design

     Jameatris Rimkus, Archivist for Reference & User Engagement
     Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist