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Mr. Stefansson, world-renowned as an explorer in the Arctic, was born In Manitoba in 1879. He was graduated from the State University of Iowa and studied in the Graduate School of Harvard University, where he subsequently was appointed Instructor in Anthropology. His first expedition to the North was a private venture, undertaken *in .1904. He later headed three scientific expeditions, during which he made important discoveries. He holds the world’s record both for the longest single Arctic expedition— five and one-half years—and for length of polar service, ten Winters within the Arctic Circle. He has received the highest gold medals from the leading geographical societies of the United States and Europe and many honors and degrees from learned societies and universities awarded for his discoveriesand scientific writings.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson; The Arctic: Its Changing Phases. Current History 1 November 1925; 23 (2): 155–170. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.19188.8.131.52
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