1938

Announcement Date: January 19, 1938

Louise Arner Boyd was awarded the Cullum Geographical Medal. Boyd was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations. The American Geographical Society sponsored a series of her scientificexpeditions to the east and north-east coasts of Greenland in 1931, 1933, 1937 & 1938. At the age of sixty-seven, she became the first woman to fly over the North Pole privately chartering a DC-4 and crew.