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

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Series 3, Papers, 1912-1929

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Box: 11, Dates: 1913-1929

Anthropological Work and Correspondence

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  • Folder: 11, Anthropological Work: Blond Eskimos: Personal testimonies: William Mogg, William Bauer, Charles Brower, Thomas Gordon, and C Klingenberg, undated
  • Folder: 12, Anthropological Work: Blond Eskimos: Book extracts, undated
  • Folder: 13, Anthropological Work: Blond Eskimos: Extracts from "Natural and Moral History of the West Indies" by deRochefort, undated
  • Folder: 14, Anthropological Work: Blonde Eskimos: Newspaper clippings, 1912-1927
  • Folder: 15, Anthropological Work: "The Blonde Eskimos," by Diamond Jenness, undated
  • Folder: 16, Anthropological Work: Correspondence, 1926-1927
  • Folder: 17, Anthropological Work: Drafts of articles, undated
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, 1913-1919
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, 1920
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, 1921-1922
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence from Katherine Wright, 1922-1923
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, 1923-1924
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, 1927-1929
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence with Deming family, 1913-1918
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence with Deming family, 1919-1929

Box: 12, Dates: 1913-1930

Correspondence, Diaries and Manuscripts

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  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, A, 1918-1922
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, B, 1918-1922
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, C, 1918-1922
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence with lecture bureaus, 1918-1922
  • Folder: 5, Notes, 1919
  • Folder: 6, Diary, 1920-1921
  • Folder: 7, Diary, 1923
  • Folder: 8, Diary, 1924
  • Folder: 9, Calendar, 1925
  • Folder: 10, Diary, 1926-1927
  • Folder: 11, Calendars, 1926
  • Folder: 12, Calendars, 1927
  • Folder: 13, Diary, 1928-1929
  • Folder: 14, Diary, 1929-1930
  • Folder: 15, Lectures: "Abolishing the Arctic", 1923
  • Folder: 16, Lectures: Melbourne, Australia, 1924
  • Folder: 17, Lectures: King's County Medical Society, 1927
  • Folder: 18, Lectures: Export Manager's Club, 1927
  • Folder: 19, Lectures: New Haven, Connecticut, 1928
  • Folder: 20, Lectures: New School Lectures, 1929
  • Folder: 21, Lectures: Lowell Lectures, 1929
  • Folder: 22, Lectures: Lowell Lectures, 1929
  • Folder: 23, Lectures: Lowell Lectures, 1929
  • Folder: 24, Lectures: On Australia, "My Country and my people-Abolishing the Arctic", undated
  • Folder: 25, Lectures: Unnamed, announcement of lectures, undated
  • Folder: 26, Books: "My Life with the Eskimo," galley proofs of photographs used in the book, circa 1913
  • Folder: 27, Books: "My Life with the Eskimo," review by P.B. van der Voo, circa 1913
  • Folder: 28, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 29, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 30, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 31, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 32, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 33, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 34, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 35, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," typed carbon, no corrections, circa 1921
  • Folder: 36, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," annotated draft, circa 1921
  • Folder: 37, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," annotated draft, circa 1921
  • Folder: 38, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," preface of the fifth and sixth editions, introduction by Sir Robert Borden, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, circa 1921
  • Folder: 39, Book: "The Friendly Arctic," reviews, reactions to the book, circa 1921

Box: 13, Dates: 1913-1929

Manuscripts

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  • Folder: 1, "Hunters of the Great North," pp.1-9 and 127-187, 1922
  • Folder: 2, "Hunters of the Great North," pp. 188-281, 1922
  • Folder: 3, "Hunters of the Great North," foreword by Professor A. Nekrasoff, 1922
  • Folder: 4, "The Northward Course of Empire," chapter 1, 1922
  • Folder: 5, "The Northward Course of Empire," foreword by E. Skachco, 1922
  • Folder: 6, "The Northward Course of Empire," preface to German edition by Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1922
  • Folder: 7, "The Northward Course of Empire," supplements and revisions, 1922
  • Folder: 8, "The Shaman's Revenge," by Violet Irwin, based on the Arctic diaries of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1925
  • Folder: 9, "The Shaman's Revenge," by Violet Irwin, based on the Arctic diaries of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1925
  • Folder: 10, "The Shaman's Revenge," by Violet Irwin, based on the Arctic diaries of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1925
  • Folder: 11, "The Shaman's Revenge," by Violet Irwin, based on the Arctic diaries of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1925
  • Folder: 12, Published books with contributions by Stefansson: "Alaska: A vast territory and its possibilities," "The Arctic lands: Today and tomorrow in the Far North" in "Countries of the World", 1923
  • Folder: 13, Published books with contributions by Stefansson: "The resources of the Arctic and the Problem of their utilization" in "Problems of Polar Research. A series of papers by thirty-seven authors", 1928
  • Folder: 14, Published books with contributions by Stefansson: "Eskimos" in Encyclopedia Britannica", 1929
  • Folder: 15, Published articles by Stefansson: "The distribution of Human and animal life in Western Arctic America", 1913
  • Folder: 16, Published articles by Stefansson: "Seeking a new continent. The Canadian Arctic Expedition…", 1913
  • Folder: 17, Published articles by Stefansson: "Stefansson's expedition letter", 1914
  • Folder: 18, Published articles by Stefansson: "The blessings of civilization," "Living of the country as a method of Arctic exploration", 1919
  • Folder: 19, Published articles by Stefansson: "A record of five years' exploration," "Ways and means of life on the ice," "Drifting to Bank's Island-The arrival of Mary Sachs," "Hunting caribou and building snow houses," "Conclusion- further discoveries of the new land", 1919
  • Folder: 20, Published articles by Stefansson: "Food tastes and food prejudices of men and dogs," "Health, wealth and enjoyment in the far, far north,", 1920
  • Folder: 21, Published articles by Stefansson: "Hudson Stuck, explorer. Reminiscences of a fellow explorer," "Peary," "The region of maximum inaccessibility in the Arctic", 1920
  • Folder: 22, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918," "The North that never was," "Northward of the course of empire. The fallacy of an idea about northern lands," "Plover Land and Borden Land", 1921
  • Folder: 23, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Arctic as an air route of the future," "The fruitful Arctic. The possibilities of the great expanses that lie north of the Arctic circle, " "A North Polar parody," "Popular science from unfamiliar sources," "Review of 'My Northern Exposure. The Kawa a the Pole'", 1922
  • Folder: 24, Published articles by Stefansson: "Some erroneous ideas of Arctic geography," Opium eating and snow eating" retitled "What do you know that isn't so?", 1922
  • Folder: 25, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Eskimo and his house of snow" retitled "Educated ignorance," "How cold is the Arctic in the summer?" retitled "Is it cold enough for you?", "The mythical wolf pack," "Polar temperatures and coal measures," "Popular errors", 1923
  • Folder: 26, Published articles by Stefansson: Fallacy articles, notes concerning publication, 1923
  • Folder: 27, Published articles by Stefansson: "Arctic air routes to the orient," Every science is an exact science," "Popular errors," "Frostbite and Snow," "Ostrich in the sand," "Why Eskimos drink oil", 1924
  • Folder: 28, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Arctic: its changing phases," "The New farm animals. The Arctic Ovibos give both beef and wool," "The Norse discovery of the Western World," "100 degrees above zero in the Arctic," "Our New York heat wave worse than Equator's", 1925
  • Folder: 29, Published articles by Stefansson: Pioneering on a far-off frontier. Australia lures the strong and rugged", 1925
  • Folder: 30, Published articles by Stefansson: "Six elusive poles intrigue the explorer," "Spend your vacation at the North Pole," "When the world will starve…The problem of population and food supply," "Where there are no lodges," "Who will fly across the Arctic?", "What can the Arctic explorers discover", 1925
  • Folder: 31, Published articles by Stefansson: "Living by forage in Arctic exploration," "Norse discovery of America again debated," "The pageant of America," "Polar pastures," "The short road to Asia," "Where weather is made", 1926
  • Folder: 32, Published articles by Stefansson: "The Arctic America, narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition," "The airplane and the Arctic. New pioneers dispel an old myth," "Are explorers to join the Dodo?" "The friendly Eskimo", 1927
  • Folder: 33, Published articles by Stefansson: "Knud Rasmussen knows the Eskimo inside and out," "Noashal's growing up," "The wolf pack", 1927
  • Folder: 34, Published articles by Stefansson: "Arctic annals," "Arctic danger spots and seasons," "Ben Eilson-Arctic explorer," "The 'Blond' Eskimos", 1928
  • Folder: 35, Published articles by Stefansson: "Both ends of the earth…How the South Pole differs from the North," "By air to the ends of the Earth," " Canada's Arctic air lanes," "Explorer's re-explored", 1928
  • Folder: 36, Published articles by Stefansson: "An explorer's view of the Arctic disaster," "Flying North," "Greenland's icy interior as an air way station", 1928
  • Folder: 37, Published articles by Stefansson: "A half a chapter for an autobiography," "Over the top of the world; the story of Sir Hubert Wilkins," "The Republic of Greenland", 1928
  • Folder: 38, Published articles by Stefansson: "S.O.S. enters the icebound Arctic," "The true adventurer," "Wilkins blazes trial of an Arctic airway", 1928
  • Folder: 39, Published articles by Stefansson: "Icelandic independence," "Nansen-king of the North," "The question of living by forage in the Arctic," "Teaching the truth about the Arctic", 1929
  • Folder: 40, Published articles by Stefansson: "That 'Frozen' North. A plain spoken condemnation of the perversion of Arctic geography by Canadian textbooks", 1929
  • Folder: 41, Published articles by Stefansson: Fragments of articles on Indians and Eskimos, Greenland and Iceland, 1929
  • Folder: 42, Published articles by Stefansson: Untitled, 1921
  • Folder: 43, Unpublished books: "The First American," manuscript, 1928
  • Folder: 44, Unpublished books: "The First American," manuscript, 1928
  • Folder: 45, Unpublished books: "The First American," manuscript, 1928
  • Folder: 46, Unpublished books: "History of Exploration," manuscript, 1929
  • Folder: 47, Unpublished books: "History of Exploration," manuscript, 1929
  • Folder: 48, Unpublished books: "History of Exploration," manuscript, 1929
  • Folder: 49, Unpublished books: "History of Exploration," manuscript, 1929
  • Folder: 50, Unpublished books: "Exploration: The Northward Course of Discovery," based on the Lowell Lecture Series, manuscript and publisher's dummy, 1929

Box: 14, Dates: 1903-1929

Papers: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous

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  • Folder: 1, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Dental Caries," "Letter to the British people about his work", 1921
  • Folder: 2, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Explorers as nature fakers", 1921
  • Folder: 3, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "The North as a Frontier," Review of Schuchert's review of "Fram," Review of Rasmussen's "Greenland by the Polar Sea, 1921
  • Folder: 4, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Save the forest," "How much arithmetic do we need?", 1922
  • Folder: 5, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Trans-Arctic flight by the U.S. Navy airship," "In defense of 'The Friendly Arctic'," "Wrangel Island", 1923
  • Folder: 6, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: Articles on Australia, 1924
  • Folder: 7, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Eating of horsemeat", 1924
  • Folder: 8, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Carrying the serum to Nome," "Arctic exploration as a profession", 1925
  • Folder: 9, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Arctic publicity methods," Review of 'The Arctic Forests'," "Amundsen-Ellsworth Flight," "Growing interests in the Arctic," "The inaccessible Pole", 1925
  • Folder: 10, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Exploring the North Pole," "History of the Greenland Colony," "Eric the Red," "Problems of Arctic flying," "The Friendly Arctic," "Inside dope on this year's Arctic exploration," "Is there a lifeless Polar Sea?", 1925
  • Folder: 11, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: Letters to "Science," "Looking toward the MacMillan-Byrd Expedition," "Patriarch of the Stone Age," 'Speculation of Amundsen," "Undiscovered land in the Arctic," "Value of going to the Pole", 1925
  • Folder: 12, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "A Day with men of the Stone Age," "World meat supply," "Harry Waugh's Gold Mine", 1925
  • Folder: 13, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "The 1926 rush for the Arctic," "Arctic transportation," "Probable advances in scientific geography and in exploration during 1927," "There are going to be ten times as many Arctic explorers this year as there were in a year before," "Exposing hoaxes," "Argument from design," "Arctic region", 1926
  • Folder: 14, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: Review of "My Life as an Explorer" by Roald Amundsen-Arctic Flying?" "How did you get that way" series, 1927
  • Folder: 15, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Danger of Amundsen Party," "Hassel, pioneer in aviation," "Storkerson's work in exploration," "Well-being of explorers and Eskimos", 1928
  • Folder: 16, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: Umberto Nobile," "Exploration and financial power," "New tragedy for old", 1928
  • Folder: 17, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Men of the trees," "Travel ways - Arctic and Antarctic", 1929
  • Folder: 18, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "People who do not like sugar," Stefansson's "Life Story," Outline of scenario for "Larry Triamble," "Mechanical devices in the Arctic," "Influence of Iceland upon American history," "A biographical sketch of Captain Hadley," "The Earth's desserts," "Journey's across the Arctic Sea," "Storker Storkerson," "Bellevue," "Antarctic exploration", undated
  • Folder: 19, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Prejudice," "Interference," Hubert Darrell," "Well known facts that are not so", undated
  • Folder: 20, Unpublished articles by Stefansson: "Erroneous Beliefs," "Domestication of Ovibos and Reindeer," "Canada's northern frontier," "Our next frontier", undated
  • Folder: 21, Unpublished article "Iceland," author unknown, undated
  • Folder: 22, "An Appreciation of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic Explorer" by Townsend W. Thorndike, undated
  • Folder: 23, "At the South Pole" a film edited and titled by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, undated
  • Folder: 24, "Australia", undated
  • Folder: 25, Brochures promoting Stefansson's books, undated
  • Folder: 26, Explorers Club Farewell Dinner for Stefansson and R. M. Anderson. Menu, undated
  • Folder: 27, Material on 'freak books and books that are untruthful rather than mere fiction', undated
  • Folder: 28, Membership list. American Museum of Natural History, undated
  • Folder: 29, Navy Department, undated
  • Folder: 30, Outline for expedition plans, undated
  • Folder: 31, Stocks and bond, undated
  • Folder: 32, Textbooks, Canadian, extracts. Critiques by Stefansson, undated
  • Folder: 33, Testimonies of Stefansson and his accomplishments, undated
  • Folder: 34, Notes, undated
  • Folder: 35, Photograph album: Eskimos and Alaska scenes, undated
  • Folder: 36, Newspaper Clippings, 1903
  • Folder: 37, Newspaper Clippings, 1914-1916
  • Folder: 38, Newspaper Clippings, 1919
  • Folder: 39, Newspaper Clippings, 1920-1923
  • Folder: 40, Newspaper Clippings, 1924
  • Folder: 41, Newspaper Clippings, 1925-1927
  • Folder: 42, Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1929

Box: 15, Dates: 1908-1930

Newspaper Clippings

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  • Folder: 1, Newspaper Clippings: All meat diet, undated
  • Folder: 2, Newspaper Clippings: Arctic Flying, 1923-1929
  • Folder: 3, Newspaper Clippings: Canadian Chautauqua Tour, 1929
  • Folder: 4, Newspaper Clippings: Ben Eielson, 1926-1930
  • Folder: 5, Newspaper Clippings: Eskimos, 1908-1930
  • Folder: 6, Newspaper Clippings: Food and Health, 1926-1930
  • Folder: 7, Newspaper Clippings: Iceland and Greenland, 1926-1929
  • Folder: 8, Newspaper Clippings: Northward Progress, 1923-1929
  • Folder: 9, Newspaper Clippings: Reindeer, Ovibos, caribou, polar bears, 1918-1929
  • Folder: 10, Newspaper Clippings: Royal Northwest Mounted Police, 1925-1929

Box: 81, Dates: 1913-1937

Newspaper Clippings

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  • Folder: 1, Newspaper Clippings: Sir George Hubert Wilkins, 1926-1928
  • Folder: 2, Newspaper Clippings: Sir George Hubert Wilkins, 1928-1937
  • Folder: 3, Newspaper Clippings: Wolf Stories, 1924-1929
  • Folder: 4, Newspaper Clippings: Wrangel Island, 1923-1928
  • Folder: 5, Newspaper Clippings: General, undated
  • Folder: 6, News releases, undated
  • Folder: 7, Newspaper Clippings: Book Reviews: "The Friendly Arctic", 1922
  • Folder: 8, Newspaper Clippings: Book Reviews: "Hunters of the North", 1923

Box: 82, Dates: 1922-1929

Newspaper Clippings, Scrapbook and Reports

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  • Folder: 1, Report on the Selection of a terminal port for Hudson Bay Railway, October, 1927
  • Folder: 2, Report to Vilhjalmur Stefansson on the elimination of salt from sea-water ice. By the Research Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, M.I.T, 1923
  • Folder: 3, Scrapbook General Lecture Comments, exploration, etc., 1925-1929
  • Folder: 4, Book and magazine reviews, 1922-1929
  • Folder: 5, Newspaper Clippings: Book Reviews: "The Northward Course of Empire", 1922-1924
  • Folder: 6, Newspaper Clippings: Book Reviews: "My Life with the Eskimos", 1923-1926

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