The Papers of Storker Theodor Storkerson in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-160

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Storkerson, Storker Theodor
Title Remainder: Papers. 19420-1938
Dates: 19420-1938
Identification: Mss-160





STORKERSON, STORKER THEODOR 1883-1940



.25 lin. ft.



Papers



Storkerson, a native of Norway, participated in the Anglo-American Arctic Expedition, 1906-1907. He also accompanied Stefansson on the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918, travelling on the longest sledge journeys. He was committed to the idea, as was Stefansson, that man could travel and live on the ice without carrying large supplies of food. He proved his theory by killing and eating game while on his expeditions.



In the 1920's Stefansson and Storkerson again worked together on the Hudson Bay Reindeer Company. This plan was unsuccessful. In his later life Storkerson was placed in an asylum in Norway.



Articles



FOLDER : 1.

“Adrift in the Arctic seas” 1920, Canadian Boy



Biographical information



FOLDER : 2.

Chronology, notes, letters



Map



FOLDER : 3.

Showing positions and drift of the Canadian Arctic Expedition from observations by S. T. Storkerson



Observations, charts



FOLDER : 4.

Observations taken during his sledge travel and drift in the Beaufort Sea (typescript)



FOLDER : 5.

Photocopies



Velocity of wind direction



Cloud frequency



Reports



FOLDER : 6-12.

Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918. The Beaufort Sea Sledge and Drift Journey of 1918. “The original of this report is in the National Archives of Canada. A copy was apparently made there, of which this is a carbon. The copy may have been typed shortly before March 26, 1938, for we found it today in a box containing, as packing, a wad of the New York Times of that date. [Note by V. Stefansson, Dartmouth College Library, November 10, 1952]”



FOLDER : 13.

Unnamed [Canadian Arctic Expedition]





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