Papers, 1880-1937.


Sverdrup family. Papers, 1880-1937.

Papers, 1880-1937.

The collection includes original and copy prints of family photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and other material documenting the Sverdrup family of Norway and the United States, the family of Norwegian oceanographer and polar explorer Harald Ulrik Sverdrup. The collection includes ten family photographs dated 1880-1938 including images of Johan Edvard Sverdrup, his wife Agnes and their children Einar, Gudrun, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Helga, Jacob, Mimi and other members of the family. The collection includes a 12 1/4 inch by 16 3/4 inch caricature of Harald Ulrik Sverdrup in ink colored in gouche signed "J. Parrilla, Sevilla XXIX." The collection includes a privately published family memorial biography of George Sverdrup, President of Augsburg College and Theological Seminary. The collection includes newspaper clippings and obituaries. The collection includes two 120-minute videocassette silent, black and white recordings made by George Sverdrup from original family home movies showing the family home in Norway in the 1920's and family gatherings in Norway and the United States in the 1930's.

.5 lin. ft. (1 manuscript box) + 2 videocassettes (240 min. : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.) + 1 oversize caricature.

Related Entities

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Sverdrup, H.U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957 (person)

Sverdrup, meteorologist, oceanographer, and Polar explorer, was the chief of the scientific staff on Raold Amundsen's Maud expeditions (1917-1925) and on the Wilkins-Ellsworth submarine expedition (1931) to the Arctic. From the description of Papers, 1928-1942. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352129 ...

Parrilla, J., (person)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Library. Archives. (corporateBody)

Sverdrup, George, 1879-1937. (person)

Sverdrup family. (person)

The first record of a Sverdrup appeared in Norway in 1620. Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, 1888-1957, polar explorer and oceanographer, traced his ancestry on his father's side to his great-great-grandfather, a large land owner in northern Norway. In 1813, one of his three sons, Georg Sverdrup, a professor at the University of Oslo, was a participant in the Norwegian constitutional convention. His grandfather and namesake, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, 1813-1891, was a Lutheran theologi...