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Guide to the Papers of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1902 - 1962

Stefansson Mss-98

Series List

Go to: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8 | Series 9 | Series 10 | Series 11 | Series 12 | Series 13 | Series 14

Series 1, Early Years and Education, 1899-1905

Contains correspondence, class notes , sketchbooks and manuscripts related to Stefansson's education at Harvard, University of Iowa and University of North Dakota

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 1 - 74

Series 2, Expeditions, 1906-1925

Contains diaries, newspaper clippings, correspondence, orders and directives, scrapbooks, reports, photographs and manuscripts related to Stefanson's involvement in the Anglo-American Polar Expedition (1906-1907), the Stefansson-Anderson Expedition (1908-1912), the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918) and he Wrangel Island Expedition (1921-1923). Manuscripts for "The Adventure of Wrangel Island," are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 2 - 11 | 75 - 80

Series 3, Papers, 1912-1929

Contains correspondence, diaries, lecture notes, newspaper clippings, report, photographs and manuscripts related to his professional life and his anthropological work regarding "Blond Eskimos." Manuscripts included are for published and unpublished books and articles. Published books include "My Life with the Eskimo," (1913), "The Friendly Arctic," (1921), "Hunters of the Great North," (1922), "The Northward Course of Empire," (1922).

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 11 - 82

Series 4, Pan American Airways, 1931-1946

Contains correspondence, maps, photographs, diaries, newspaper clippings, financial records, memos, manuscripts and reports related to Stefansson's involvement with the company as an advisor for northern operations.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 16 - 21

Series 5, Dymaxion Car Project: Correspondence, 1933-1977

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, patent agreements an photographs related to Stefansson's involvement with the company through his friendship with Buckminster Fuller.

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Go to boxes: 21 - 21

Series 6, Explorers Club, 1936-1942

Contains announcements, programs, minutes of meeting, correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles related to his long time involvement with the Club. Materials related to the Levanesky search are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 22 - 24

Series 7, U.S. Government 1930s, 1934-1941

Contains government reports and manuals, draft and typescripts of reports as well as bound reports related to Stefansson's proposal to the government of an Arctic Field Manua.l

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Go to boxes: 25 - 88

Series 8, Papers, 1930-1939

Contains lectures, speeches, calendars, address books, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and research files, as well as manuscripts for published and unpublished books and articles related t his professional life during that time. Manuscripts for published books include "Adventure in Error" (1936), "The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher" (1938), "Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic" (1938) and "The Problem with Meighen Island" (1939).

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 31 - 89

Series 9, Diet Research, circa 1930-1946

Contains extracts, research card file, galley proofs and published and unpublished manuscripts for books and articles on the subject. Published books include "Not By Bread Alone" (1946).

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Go to boxes: 42 - 44

Series 10, U. S. Government 1940s, 1923-1948

Contains contracts, reports, correspondence, research files and manuscripts for the "Arctic Manual," as well as manuscripts for articles and reports related to Stefansson's work for the U.S. Government during that time period.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 44 - 49

Series 11, Papers, 1940-1949

Contains correspondence, diaries, speeches, newspaper clippings, research files, lectures as well as manuscripts for published and unpublished books and articles related to his professional life at the time. Published books include "Ultima Thule" (1944), "Greenland" (1943), "Compass of the World" (1944), "The Arctic in Fact and Fable," (1945) and "Great Adventures in Explorations" (1947).

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 50 - 56

Series 12, Cancer Research, 1908-1962

Contains correspondence, research files and manuscript for articles on the subject.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 57 - 58

Series 13, Autobiography, 1906-1962

Contains correspondence, source material and manuscripts for Stefansson's autobiography "Discovery."

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 58 - 63

Series 14, Papers, 1950-1959

Contains correspondence, diaries, research files, obituaries, birthday greetings and manuscripts for published and unpublished books and articles. Published books include "Northwest to Fortune" (1960). Transcripts of speeches and other recordings are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 63 - 83