Principles of the SouthPole-sium
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Left over from the first three SouthPole-siums:• Some Antarctic bibliographic oddities. • Writing for publication. • Towards a short title catalogue of journals & diaries of Antarctic explorers. • Some journals & diaries worth publishing. • Some published works worth re-printing. • Expedition publications; from the Blizzard to the Barrier Bull. • Expedition libraries: Books that went South. • References to food and drink in Antarctic expedition accounts. • References to tobacco in Antarctic expedition accounts. • Printed Antarctic ephemera. • Scott as a writer. • Shackleton’s “ghost writer.” • Some Antarctic marginalia. • Some association copies. • Some extra-illustrated copies. • “My greatest treasure.” • “My greatest biblio-find.” • Antarctic poetry: composed on expeditions and afterwards. • Tekeli-li; or, Fauno Cordes and Antarctic fiction. • Antarctica on the stage. • Some approaches to cataloguing and arranging an Antarctic collection. • Antarctic maps worth collecting. • Shackleton and Fine Printing. • Antarctic cartoons and caricatures. • Some Antarctic jokes. • Byrd (Bird) art. • Antarctic artist books. (Are there any?) • How to preserve/protect your collection. • Should I insure my collection? And if so, with whom? • Some well known Antarctic collections. • Some little known Antarctic collections. • What Antarctic biographies need doing. • Collecting Antarcticana and the Internet. • Collecting through ebay, abebooks.com, etc. • What should I do with my collection? • What’s happening in the bookselling world? • Buying and selling Antarcticana at auction. • Collecting Antarctic art. • Some Antarctic medals. • Some Antarctic stamps. • An Antarctic “Bucket List”: Books, Films, Collections, Places. • Why can’t you stop Antarctic explorers dressing up in women's clothes? Should they be? • Antarctica in Advertising, including trade cards. • Some Antarctic artifacts. • Antarctic archival repositories in the US (will there ever be an American equivalent of SPRI? and should there be?) • Frank Hurley—The Original ‘Photoshopper.’ • Arctic explorers who went south…and vice versa. • What came after Aurora Australis? Books, booklets and menus & other ephemera produced in the Antarctic. (Suggested by Bob Karrow) • Some dustjackets from 1900-1950. (Suggested by Seamus Taaffe) • Antarctic postcards. (Suggested by Seamus Taaffe) • Physicians who headed south. (Inspired by Isobel Williams) • Scott took a copy of Shackleton's Heart of the Antarctic on his polar journey. Where do you suppose that book is today? • What got me started (on collecting Antarctic books)Some New Ones Any suggestions?
• The state of collecting Antarcticana today.