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Opening Doors: Presented by Lisa Higgins; Natalie Villmer -- The Next 150 Years: Presented by Wendy Fink; Taylor Stein; Robert Chambers-Urban Forestry -- Research into Action: Presented by Betty Belanus; Diane Ullman
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1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
2012 July 1
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See 19th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, page xviii, which states that Stein was attached to Peary's Arctic expedition for the purpose of exploring the coast of western Greenland, August 10- September 1, 1897.
NAA MS 4686
Prints made 1964 from old, curling negatives, which were then discarded. Negatives were in old envelopes marked, "Dr Stein, Greenland." One was marked 1897.