The Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program (BPRCAP) is a collaborative effort of the Byrd Polar Research Center and The Ohio State University Libraries.  Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical documents concerned with polar regions. The goal of the BPRCAP is to make rare or unique historical material about polar exploration and scientific investigation available for use in the context an active polar research environment. Historical collections contain papers, records, photographs and other forms of documentation concerning explorers, scientists and other figures and organizations prominent in the advancement of knowledge about polar environments. If you have any questions regarding our collection development policy, please contact the polar curator.

New at the BPRCAP

Join the BPRCAP and students of English 4569 for an unveiling of their transcription of Ernest Earl Lockhart's diary!

The BPRCAP has been awarded a grant for the preservation of Byrd films. Read all about it!

The Polar Timeline