Institution: The Explorer’s Club
Collection Title: Edward Pierrepont Beckwith Collection
Date (inclusive): 1904-1945
Collection Identifier: US NNEC EPB
Repository (location info): The Explorer’s Club, New York, NY
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RBMVE Biographical Note: Edward Pierrepont Beckwith was a photographer who participated in the RBMVE in 1937. Beckwith took aerial photographs, as well as photographs on the ground. Beckwith went on many well-known expeditions all over the world, worked for General Electric, and was a member of The Explorer’s Club.
Scope and Content: From finding guide listed above: “This collection contains several diaries and photographs related to the expeditions of Edward Pierrepont Beckwith. The majority of the collection documents Beckwith’s expeditions in Alaska during the 1930s.”

Container List or Summary of RBMVE-related Material: The collection includes RBMVE related photographs and manuscript material, such as correspondence, circulars, memos, itineraries, and applications and recommendations for RBMVE veterans to become new Explorer’s Club members.

See a selection of photographs by Beckwith from this collection below.

Aerial view of Tsegi Canyon.
Base Camp near Kayenta.
Goulding’s Trading Post.
Charles D. Winning loading truck at base camp.