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Lawrence Martin expedition notebooks, 1904 - 1913

 Sub-Series — Box: 25.1

Scope and Contents

This series contains six notebooks from Martin's expeditions to Alaska between 1904-1911 containing his field notes and diary reports from his activities in Alaska. These include his traveling experiences as well as his observations of glaciers and geography.

This series has been digitized and is available on the Universtiy of Colorado Digital Library (CUDL).


  • Creation: 1904 - 1913

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use. Material marked as restricted is due to the inclusion of legally and ethically protected confidential collection donor and researcher information. Please contact for questions about access to this material.

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Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Martin (1880-1955) was a Ph. D student of R. S. Tarr, a professor at Cornell University, during the early 20th century. Both of them took expeditions to Alaska to study advances and recessions of glaciers in the southern part of the state before World War I. These expeditions were funded by the National Geographic Society. Together they published Alaska Glacier Studies a seminal work published in 1914. The book contained photographs from their expeditions. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his interest in glaciology he was a political and historical geographer.


.42 linear feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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