Explorers Club

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The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 in New York City and is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

In May 1904, a group of men active in exploration met at the request of Henry Collins Walsh, to form an organization to unite explorers in fellowship and to promote the work of exploration. A subsequent dinner held on May 28, 1904 in New York City was attended by fifty men well known in exploration, and at this dinner the Explorers Club was organized.

In 1905 the first regular meeting of the Club's members was held. Beginning soon after, the Club began to invite both explorers returning from the field and visiting scientists to tell of their experiences. This informal practice soon developed into the smoker-lecture illustrated talks of the 1930s and 1940s. Annual dinners have continued to be held since the original event in 1904 and provide an opportunity for the Club to honor significant achievements and review the year in exploration.

Currently, the Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club provides expedition resources including funding, online information, and member-to-member consultation. The Club's annual dinners honor accomplishments in exploration and field sciences. The Explorers Club actively encourages public interest in exploration and the sciences through its public lectures program, publications, travel programs, and other events.

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Benjamin H. Shoemaker III papers, circa 1900-1987 Germantown Historical Society
referencedIn Andrew S. Iddings Papers, 1803-1974, 1900-1971 Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Dimitar Krustev papers, 1964-2005 Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Morss, Noel, 1904-1981. Noel Morss papers, 1927-1980 Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Korff, Serge Alexander, 1906-. Papers, 1928-1989. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Henry deForest papers, 1898-1947. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Frissell, Lewis Varick, 1903-1931. Lewis Varick Frissell papers, 1917-1970 (bulk 1925-1931). Library of Congress
creatorOf Explorers Club Annual Dinners Archive, 1973 - 2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
creatorOf Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh papers, 1871-1934. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lyndon State College collection: Pingree (Pingry) / Hunton / Stickney family papers, 1832-1962. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh papers, 1871-1934 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Serge A. Korff Papers, 1928-1989 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Explorers Club. The Explorers Club : Alaska-Yukon Chapter records. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. Letter : to E.E. Ayer Esq., Railway Exchange, Chicago, 1915 Dec. 14. Newberry Library
referencedIn De Forest, Henry Pelouze, 1864-1948. Henry P. de Forest papers, 1898-1947. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. Frederick S. Dellenbaugh-Elwood P. Bonney papers, 1931-1981. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Krustev, Dimitar. Dimitar Krustev papers, 1964-2005. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
Role Title Holding Repository
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hasMember Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926 person
hasMember Albert I, Prince of Monaco, 1848-1922 person
hasMember Aldrin, Buzz person
hasMember Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 person
hasMember Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 person
hasMember Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012 person
conferredHonorsTo Ballard, Robert D person
associatedWith Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946 person
hasMember Becker, E. Lovell (Ernest Lovell), 1923- person
foundedBy Brainard, David L. (David Legge), 1856-1946 person
associatedWith Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 person
hasMember Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945 person
hasMember Collins, Michael, 1930-.... person
hasMember Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940 person
hasMember Cronkite, Walter person
associatedWith De Forest, Henry Pelouze, 1864-1948. person
associatedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. person
hasMember Earle, Sylvia A., 1935- person
hasMember Fisher, Clyde, 1878-1949 person
hasMember Fowler, Jim, 1930- person
associatedWith Frissell, Lewis Varick, 1903-1931. person
hasMember Glenn, John, 1921- person
associatedWith Goodall, Jane, 1934-.... person
hasMember Granger, Walter, 1872-1941 person
foundedBy Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966 person
associatedWith Henry Pelouze deForest 1864-1948. person
hasMember Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 person
hasMember Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957 person
associatedWith Heyerdahl, Thor person
hasMember Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Iddings, Andrew S., 1880-1974 person
associatedWith Korff, Serge Alexander, 1906- person
hasMember Korff, Serge A. (Serge Alexander), 1906-1989 person
associatedWith Krustev, Dimitar person
associatedWith Krustev, Dimitar. person
associatedWith Leakey, Mary D. (Mary Douglas), 1913-1996 person
hasMember Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
foundedBy Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922 person
associatedWith Morss, Noel, 1904-1981. person
associatedWith Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917- person
associatedWith Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930 person
hasMember Parker, Herschel Clifford, 1867- person
hasMember Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920 person
hasMember Philip Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Elizabeth II, queen of Great Britain person
associatedWith Piccard, Auguste, 1884-1962 person
hasMember Piccard, Jacques person
hasMember Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
foundedBy Saville, Marshall H. (Marshall Howard), 1867-1935 person
associatedWith Shoemaker, Benjamin H., 1901-1987 person
foundedBy Smith, Arthur Donaldson, 1866-1939 person
hasMember Spinden, Herbert Joseph, 1879-1967 person
associatedWith Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962 person
hasMember Sullivan, Kathryn D. person
associatedWith Tenzing Norgay, active 1919-1948, Sherpa person
associatedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith Tyson, Neil deGrasse person
hasMember Walsh, Don, 1931- person
foundedBy Walsh, Henry C. (Henry Collins), 1863-1927 person
hasMember Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 person
hasMember Weyer, Edward Moffat, 1904-1998 person
hasMember Whitney, Caspar, 1862?-1929 person
associatedWith Wilson, Edward O. person
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