Boyd, Louise Arner, 1887-1972

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-09-16
Death 1972-09-14
Americans

Biographical notes:

Louise Arner Boyd (b. September 16, 1887, San Rafael, California-d. September 14, 1972, San Francisco, California) was a geographer, big game hunter, patroness of the arts, and leader of eight expeditions into polar regions, including several to Greenland. In 1955 she flew over the North Pole to take photographs for the American Geographical Society.

She held honorary degrees from the Universities of Alaska and California and from Mills College.

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Ark ID:
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SNAC ID:
63116286

Subjects:

  • Scientists--Employment
  • Ships--Equipment and supplies
  • Natural history
  • Ice--Photographs
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Sealing--Photographs
  • Polar bear--Photographs
  • Sami (European people)
  • Polar bear hunting--Photographs
  • Seals (Animals)--Photographs
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Muskox

Occupations:

  • Women explorers

Places:

  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Spitsbergen Island (Norway) (as recorded)
  • Greenland (as recorded)
  • Arctic Ocean (as recorded)
  • Franz Josef Land (Russia) (as recorded)
  • Sweden (as recorded)