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New York Times Funding Memo

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New York Times  Funding Memo

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This letter describes a $39,000 advance that Richard Byrd received from the New York Times for selling his personal narrative. Considering the time period, what does the amount tell you about the mission? How much is this in modern day dollars?

University Libraries. Byrd Polar Research Center. History Teaching Institute.