The Papers of Harald Ulrich Sverdrupin the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-164

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sverdrupin, Harald Ulrich
Title Remainder: Papers. 1931-1948
Dates: 1931-1948
Identification: Mss-164





SVERDRUP, HARALD ULRICH, 1888-1957



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Papers



Sverdrup was a meteorologist and oceanographer who had a keen interest and important experience in Polar exploration. As Chief of scientific staff on Amundsen's Maud expeditions (1917-1925) he drifted in the Polar Sea north of Siberia. On land he recorded important anthropological information on the Chukchi.



On the basis of his knowledge of pack ice and of the Polar Sea, Sverdrup believed a submarine could cross the Polar basin from Spitzbergen to the Bering Sea. On the Nautilusvoyage, Sverdrup observed more light and oxygen under the ice than had been expected. The Nautilus, although unsuccessful in reaching its goal, was a break-through in Polar explorations.



BOX I

ARTICLES



FOLDER : 1.

“Diurnal variation of temperature at polar stations in the spring” Reprinted from Gerlands Bertrage zur Geophysik, 1931



FOLDER : 2.

“Die Renntier-Tschuktschen” (The reindeer Chuckchee) Sonderdruck aus den Mitteilungen der Geographischen Gesellschaft, in Hamburg, 1928



FOLDER : 3.

“Research in geophysics” Seminar address at the S.I.O. on January 30, 1948



FOLDER : 3A.

“Roald [UNK],” reprinted from Arctic, Vol. 12, No. 4.



MANUSCRIPTS



Arctic Eden “translation made by the author himself from the 1938 Norwegian edition of Hos Tundra-Folket, Syldendal, Norsk Forlag, Oslo” 222 1.



A study of an isolated group of Chukchi on Ayon Island, Siberia



FOLDER : 4.

Introduction



The people and the country



FOLDER : 5.

Traveling with reindeer



Winter Life



FOLDER : 6.

Fun and gossip



Trade, law, and love



FOLDER : 7.

Belief and superstition



FOLDER : 8.

Lamuts and Reindeer Chukchi



Out of Eden



How and why with “Nautilus”



Rough translation of Hvorledes og hvorfor med “Nautilus”



Translated and abridged by Gudlag K. Randby [194?] 105 1.



FOLDER : 9-10.

Typescript original



FOLDER : 11-12.

Typescript carbon, with holograph revision



The how and why of the “Nautilus” voyage



“Condensation by Olive R. Wilcox from a much longer abridgment, with literally translated sections, by Gudlag Randby, the Wilcox text revised, further condensed and footnotes added by Vilhjalmur Stefansson” 1942, 37 1.



FOLDER : 13.

Typescript carbon



“Survey of the climate in the Polar Sea and the Canadian Archipelago,” 1935



FOLDER : 14.

Typescript translation





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