Guide to the Papers of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1902 - 1962Stefansson Mss-98

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Series 14, Papers, 1950-1959

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Box: 63, Dates: 1899-1962

Research Files, Source Material and Correspondence

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  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, 1950-1951
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, 1952
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence, 1953
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence, 1954-1956
  • Folder: 27, Correspondence, 1958-1962
  • Folder: 28, Correspondence: Christmas Cards, undated

Box: 64, Dates: 1959

Correspondence: Birthday greetings with testimonials from friends and colleagues in Denmark; Scrapbook with congratulatory notes and telegrams on Stefansson's 80th birthday

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Box: 65, Dates: circa 1959-1962

Correspondence: Scrapbook with congratulatory notes and telegrams on Stefansson's 80th birthday; Card file with list of people who sent condolences after his death

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Box: 66, Dates: 1950-1960

Diaries and Manuscripts

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  • Folder: 1, Diaries, 1950
  • Folder: 2, Diaries, 1951
  • Folder: 3, Diaries, 1952
  • Folder: 4, Diaries, 1953
  • Folder: 5, Diaries: Greenland trip, 1953
  • Folder: 6, Diaries, November 1953- October 1955
  • Folder: 7, Desk Calendar, 1957
  • Folder: 8, Desk Calendar, 1957
  • Folder: 9, Desk Calendar, 1958
  • Folder: 10, Desk Calendar, 1958
  • Folder: 11, Desk Calendar, 1959
  • Folder: 12, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft, Overland to Asia, 1960
  • Folder: 13, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft, miscellaneous pages, 1960
  • Folder: 14, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft, miscellaneous pages, 1960
  • Folder: 15, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft, miscellaneous pages, 1960
  • Folder: 16, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft, miscellaneous pages, 1960
  • Folder: 17, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960
  • Folder: 18, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960
  • Folder: 19, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960
  • Folder: 20, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960
  • Folder: 21, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960
  • Folder: 22, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Early draft with revisions, 1960

Box: 67, Dates: 1951-1960

Manuscripts

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  • Folder: 1, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Intermediate draft with revision, 1960
  • Folder: 2, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Intermediate draft with revision, 1960
  • Folder: 3, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Intermediate draft with revision, 1960
  • Folder: 4, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Intermediate draft with revision, 1960
  • Folder: 5, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Final draft: Chapter 1 - The background; Chapter 2 - The search is motivated; Chapter 3 - The search begins: 19 42; Chapter 4 - The North Passage; Chapter 5 - The Northeast Passage, 1960
  • Folder: 6, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Final draft: Chapter 6 - The Northwest Passage; Chapter 7 - The great company and the Western Sea; Chapter 8 - The Northwest Seaway: second phase; Chapter 9 - The fur trade and the overland passage; Chapter 10 - The fur trade discovers the Mackenzie, 1960
  • Folder: 7, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Final draft: Chapter 11 - The search for the last link; Chapter 12 - The slack years: the pemmican wars; Chapter 13 -The fur trade discovers the Yukon; Chapter 14 - John Bell and the final link, 1960
  • Folder: 8, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Final draft: Chapter 15 - Alexander Hunter Murray: commercial success; Chapter 16 - The McDougal Gate to the Yukon, 1960
  • Folder: 9, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Final draft: Chapter 17 - Commerce discovers communications: a new search begins; Chapter 18 - N.Y. to Paris by rail; Chapter 19 - The current chapter: prospect and retrospect, 1960
  • Folder: 10, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Correspondence concerning publication, 1960
  • Folder: 11, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Notes, 1960
  • Folder: 12, Published books by Stefansson: "Northwest to Fortune": Olkhine, Euginie, translator, "The New York to Paris Railway", 1960
  • Folder: 13, Published books with contributions by Stefansson: "The Conquest of Mt. McKinley", undated
  • Folder: 14, Published articles by Stefansson: "Claims to Polar Discovery", 1951
  • Folder: 15, Published articles by Stefansson: "Arctic Controversy: The letters of John Rae", 1954
  • Folder: 16, Published articles by Stefansson: "Kipling and Vermont. Recollections of Rudyard Kipling and Beatty Balestier", 1954
  • Folder: 17, Published articles by Stefansson: "How Hot Can You Stand It?", 1955
  • Folder: 18, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Eskimo", 1951
  • Folder: 19, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Eskimo", 1951
  • Folder: 20, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Eskimo", 1951
  • Folder: 21, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Eskimo", 1951
  • Folder: 22, Published articles by Stefansson: "Dominion over the Earth", 1952
  • Folder: 23, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Early draft, 1953
  • Folder: 24, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Early draft, 1953
  • Folder: 25, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Final draft, 1953
  • Folder: 26, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Final draft, 1953
  • Folder: 27, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Final draft, 1953
  • Folder: 28, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Final draft with margin notes, 1953
  • Folder: 29, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Final draft with margin notes, 1953
  • Folder: 30, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Ovibos: A Possible New Domestic Animal" by Stefansson and Olive Wilcox: Publicity letter from Vermont Animal Research Foundation, 1953
  • Folder: 31, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Outline and general concept, 1954
  • Folder: 32, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Table of content; Foreword, 1954
  • Folder: 33, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Introduction: Prehistory and drifts of Japanese junks, 1954
  • Folder: 34, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A woman drifts in a hurricane, 1954
  • Folder: 35, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A Chinese drifts in the Atlantic, 1954
  • Folder: 36, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": The triumph of Yankee Tyson and Eskimo Joe, 1954
  • Folder: 37, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A missionary drifts overnight, 1954
  • Folder: 38, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": An Antarctic odyssey, 1954
  • Folder: 39, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Two high school boys canoe through a wilderness: not so wild dream, 1954
  • Folder: 40, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Survival through hunting: introduction, 1954
  • Folder: 41, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": The Rae method: a Scot goes native, 1954
  • Folder: 42, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Stefansson and Storkerson extend the Rae method, 1954
  • Folder: 43, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": The tropical desert island: fact and fancy, 1954
  • Folder: 44, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": God's power and providence, 1954
  • Folder: 45, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Two Norwegians on a Polar island, 1954
  • Folder: 46, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A woman in the Amazon rain forest: the ordeal of Isabella Godin des Odanais, 1954
  • Folder: 47, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A Swede survives in the Gobi Desert: Sven Heiden's pulse, 1954
  • Folder: 48, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A crash landing on a tropic sea: the Rickenbacker story, 1954
  • Folder: 49, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": A crash landing on the Arctic Sea: the Wilkins-Eielson story, 1954
  • Folder: 50, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Fiery furnace, 1954
  • Folder: 51, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": Lost inside the earth, 1954
  • Folder: 52, Published articles by Stefansson: "Survival": The Napoleon Of the West: the retreat of Chief Joseph, 1954

Box: 68, Dates: 1951-1962

Correspondence and Manuscripts

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  • Folder: 1, Additional information for "Survival", undated
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1955
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1954
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1955
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1956
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1957-1958
  • Folder: 7, Memos concerning publication, undated
  • Folder: 8, Source Material, undated
  • Folder: 9, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Yukon": Drafts, 1959
  • Folder: 10, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Yukon": Drafts, 1959
  • Folder: 11, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Yukon": Correspondence concerning publication, circa 1959
  • Folder: 12, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Yukon": Source Material, undated
  • Folder: 13, Published articles by Stefansson: "Alaska": Chapter 1 - Discovery, 1960
  • Folder: 14, Published articles by Stefansson: "Alaska": Chapter 2 - The beginning of Alaska's known prehistory, 1960
  • Folder: 15, Published articles by Stefansson: "Alaska": The Beechey-Franklin-Parry Expeditions, 1960
  • Folder: 16, Published articles by Stefansson: "Alaska": Notes, circa 1960
  • Folder: 17, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Cold Weather Clothing", 1951
  • Folder: 18, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "The use of anthropology in prophecy," review of "Return from the Pole", 1951
  • Folder: 19, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Lost Knowledge", 1952
  • Folder: 20, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Lost Knowledge", 1952
  • Folder: 21, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Ice of the Beaufort Sea", 1953
  • Folder: 22, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Ice of the Beaufort Sea", 1953
  • Folder: 23, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Ice of the Beaufort Sea", 1953
  • Folder: 24, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Air Capture"; "Creative history"; "The hollow earth"; "The North Pole", 1954
  • Folder: 25, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "The deity and the doctors"; "Down the Mackenzie", 1955
  • Folder: 26, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Greenland inequalities", 1955
  • Folder: 27, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Ice Islands", 1955
  • Folder: 28, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Land of the Copper Mines" various drafts and titles, 1955
  • Folder: 29, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Tales of the Copper Lands", 1955
  • Folder: 30, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Better than flees?", 1956
  • Folder: 31, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "My most memorable meals", 1956
  • Folder: 32, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Unfurling the Arctic map", 1960
  • Folder: 33, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Bolas: An old African invention preserved by Eskimos", 1961
  • Folder: 34, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Icelandic history"; Unnamed, undated
  • Folder: 35, Address Book, undated
  • Folder: 36, Advertisements mentioning Stefansson, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 37, Bibliography, card file, undated
  • Folder: 38, Chronological bibliography of Stefansson, undated
  • Folder: 39, Lecture programs, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 40, Notes and reminders, undated
  • Folder: 41, Notes from manuscript of W.E. Clydd Todd on his expedition to Labrador-Ungava, undated
  • Folder: 42, Notes on an encyclopedia article, undated
  • Folder: 43, Projects and Proposals: American Meat Institute, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 44, Projects and Proposals: Encyclopedia Arctica, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 45, Death and Burial: Autopsy Report, 1962
  • Folder: 46, Death and Burial: Death Certificate, 1962
  • Folder: 47, Memorial Service for Stefansson, 1962
  • Folder: 48, Address given on the occasion of a commemorative celebration in honor of Vilhjalmur Stefansson on March 31, 1963; by Edward Moffat Weyer, 1963
  • Folder: 49, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1879-1962"; Obituary by Walter Sullivan for "Geog. Review." Typescript carbon with corrections, 1962

Box: 69, Dates: 1950-1962

Newspaper Clippings and Research Files

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  • Folder: 1, Newspaper Clippings: McCarthyism, 1950-1962
  • Folder: 2, Newspaper Clippings: McCarthyism, 1950-1962
  • Folder: 3, Newspaper Clippings: Racism, 1950-1962
  • Folder: 4, Newspaper Clippings, 1951
  • Folder: 5, Newspaper Clippings, 1952
  • Folder: 6, Newspaper Clippings, 1953
  • Folder: 7, Newspaper Clippings, 1954
  • Folder: 8, Newspaper Clippings, 1955
  • Folder: 9, Newspaper Clippings, 1956
  • Folder: 10, Newspaper Clippings, 1957
  • Folder: 11, Newspaper Clippings, 1958
  • Folder: 12, Newspaper Clippings, 1959
  • Folder: 13, Newspaper Clippings, 1960
  • Folder: 14, Newspaper Clippings, 1961
  • Folder: 15, Newspaper Clippings, 1962
  • Folder: 16, Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries and tributes, 1962
  • Folder: 17, Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries and tributes, 1962
  • Folder: 18, Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1968
  • Folder: 19, Newspaper Clippings, undated
  • Folder: 20, Research Files: Eskimos, including names, undated
  • Folder: 21, Research Files: Extracts on a variety of subjects, undated
  • Folder: 22, Research Files: Memos, undated
  • Folder: 23, Research Files: Nutrition and health among the Alaskan Eskimos, undated
  • Folder: 24, Research Files: Romans in Iceland, undated
  • Folder: 25, Research Files: "Stefansson in the Arctic" by Knud Rasmussen. Translated By V.S., undated
  • Folder: 26, Tape Transcripts: "Alaska", with Brad Washburn; "Anthropology", with Mrs. Fosdick; "Arctic experience", with Louis Braynard Eeley; "Arctic", from the economic point of view"; "Cancer in the Arctic"; "Dr. Jean Charcot", with Dr. Pohl; "Clothing in the Arctic", circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 27, Tape Transcripts: Conversation with Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Henry Larson, and Trevor Lloyd. Recorded by the National Film Board of Canada, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 28, Tape Transcripts: Diet, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 29, Tape Transcripts: Interview with Dr. Vilhjalmur Stefansson by Fran Smith, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 30, Tape Transcripts: Lowdown on "Thirty Years in the Golden North" by Jan Welzl; Reminiscences of North Dakota, Mary Brennan Clapp, Robert Edwin Peary, with Trevor Lloyd, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 31, Tape Transcripts: Snow eating, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 32, Tape Transcripts: Spiritualism, Eskimo and otherwise; "Standardization of Error", circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 33, Tape Transcripts: Stefansson's religious journey, by Henry Strong Huntington, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 34, Tape Transcripts: Sir Hubert Wilkins, with Commander James L. Calvert, Laurence M. Gould, and Patrick Baird; Tribute to Vilhjalmur Stefansson by Trevor Lloyd, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 35, Tape Transcripts: Speeches: The Discovery of Three New Worlds; The Godly and the Godless, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 36, Typescript copies of published materials: Hearne - A Journey from Prince of Wale's Port in Hudson Bay to the Northern Ocean, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 37, Typescript copies of published materials: Hooper, Lieut. W.H., R.N. - Ten months among the tents of the Tuski , with Incident of an Arctic boat expedition; In search of Sir John Franklin as far as MacKenzie River and Cape Bathhurst, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 38, Typescript copies of published materials: Rae, John - Arctic and sub-Arctic life, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 39, Typescript copies of published materials: Ray, Lieut. Patrick Henry - Ethnographic Sketch of the Natives of North, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 40, Typescript copies of published materials: Simpson, John - The Western Eskimo, circa 1950-1962
  • Folder: 41, Typescript copies of published materials: Simpson, Thomas - Narrative of the Discoveries of the North Coast of America, circa 1950-1962

Box: 70, Dates: undated

Card Files: Ice Terms, Ships and Explorers

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Box: 71, Dates: 1946-1947

"Investigation of Airdromes on Ice," Report by Stefansson, manuscript, bound

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Box: 72, Dates: 1948

"Airdromes on Ice," manuscripts and clippings

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Box: 73, Dates: 1957-1958

"Northwest to Fortune," legal dispute

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Box: 83, Dates: circa 1903-1962

Portfolio 1: Explorers Club: Night of Exploration: Dinner, photographs and Scroll of Honor; Portfolio 2: Honorary Diplomas: Dartmouth College, Florida Southern College, University of Iceland, University of North Dakota; Honors: American Academy if Arts and Sciences, Boy Scouts of America-Silver Buffalo, City of New York, Hid Islenska Bokmentafjelag, Norsk Geografiske; Photographs: Portraits of Vilhjalmur Stefansson; Package: Blueprints for Stefansson Library, St. Luke's Place, New York City

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