Skip to main content

Steve Lamphear collection

Identifier: c-00514

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs from the U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica. The images show construction, facilities, people, activities and equipment. There are also blueprint plans for "Little America Five," the main base for the United States Navy's "Expedition Deep Freeze" (1959) and a blueprint plot plan for McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (1959).


  • Creation: 1959


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Steven C. Lamphear was born on November 1, 1935 to Helen and Ray Lamphear in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in East Lansing where his father worked for Michigan State University as a manager in housing services.

Lamphear attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During his service with the U.S. Navy, he participated in Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.

Lamphear earned his Ph.D. in natural resource management from the School of Forestry at University of Georgia in 1969. He joined the faculty in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri Columbia. He retired with professor emeritus status.

In 1970, he married Judith Ann McKinnon and they had two daughters. Lamphear died on September 5, 2004 in Saint Augustine, Florida.


0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Steve Lamphear, 1960-09-27. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.


Steve Lamphear Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US