Videocassettes and papers, 1914-1915, 1978, 1983.


Videocassettes and papers, 1914-1915, 1978, 1983.

The collection consists of videocassette copies of original motion picture film and television productions concerning the life of Theodore Pedersen and his father Captain Christian T. Pedersen, published articles about Theodore Pedersen, and a photograph of his grave marker. The collection contains four different videocassettes. The first is of an early motion picture film with titles, held at the National Archives, documenting a trip aboard Captain Christian T. Pedersen's ship, the whaler Herman, in about 1914-1915 (53 minutes). The second is of a selection of episodes of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, British Columbia documentary television series, The Northerners, from 1978 (109 minutes). The episodes examine arctic lifestyles, transportation, and traders. In three segments from these episodes, Ted Pedersen speaks about his friendship with Captain Henry Larsen, helps start the engine of the dry-docked schooner Fox, once owned by Captain Christian T. Pedersen, and talks about life aboard his father's trading vessels, showing film footage he took during a trading voyage in 1935. The third is a 1983 KAKM public television documentary entitled "Ted," on Ted Pedersen's life (29 minutes). The documentary includes early footage taken by Pedersen in the arctic. The fourth is a working tape from the documentary "Ted," of Pedersen's film footage with voiceover of producer Carroll Hodge interviewing him about the footage and about his father (62 minutes).

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Larsen, Henry Asbjorn, 1899-1964 (person)

Henry Asbjorn Larsen was born on 30 September 1899 in Fredrikstad, Norway. After graduating from nautical school in Oslo and serving in the Norwegian Navy and Merchant Navy, he emigrated to Canada in 1923, later becoming a naturalized Canadian in 1928. After making two voyages to the Arctic as mate and navigator in the Maid of Orleans, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1928. Shortly afterwards, he was appointed to the newly commissioned patrol vessel St. Roch, commanding all he...

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Pedersen, Ted (Theodore), 1905-1990. (person)

Theodore "Ted" Pedersen, son of well-known whaler and arctic coastal trader Captain Christian T. Pedersen, was born on Samalga Island in the Aleutians in 1905. He was a resident at the Jesse Lee Home in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island, until 1916, when his father took him aboard the whaler Herman as a cabin boy. Beginning in 1922, he attended Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. After completing his education, Pedersen worked as a lighthouse keeper at Cape St. Elias on Kayak Island (1927) and Cap...

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (corporateBody)

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was formed on 2 November 1936 consisting of two radio networks: Trans-Canada (English) and the French network. In 1952 two television stations began broadcasting in Toronto and Montreal. From the description of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation collection. 1929-[195-]. (McMaster University). WorldCat record id: 181806794 ...

Pedersen, Christian Theodore, 1870-1962 (person)

Christian T. Pedersen was born in Norway. In 1894, he left for a bowhead whaling voyage. Thereafter, he worked as a ship's storekeeper, boatsteerer, and harpooner. He later commanded a number of whaling or trading ships in Arctic waters. He was involved in coastal Alaskan and Arctic trading, especially fur trading (1923-1936). Pedersen was vice-president and manager of the Northern Whaling and Trading Company, manager of the Canalaska Trading Company, proprieter of the Barnston Fur Farm, and was...