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Catalog Number 1900-001-0003
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Object Name 8.1 Preparations
Accession number 1900-001
Catalog date 2014-01-27
Collection KTM Thor Heyerdahl Document Collection
Date 1947-02-20
Creator Heyerdahl, Thor
Dates of Creation September 1946 to September 1947.
There are some letters after the end of the expedition from September 1947 through 1949.
Dates of Accumulation Same as creation.
Level of description Folder
Scope & Content The Kon-Tiki Expedition document collections contains all surviving material from the planning and organization of the expedition, as well as all surviving communications after the end of the expedition.
Admin/Biographical History Bjørn Rørholt, who was the expedition secretary in the initial stages of planning, began archiving material in Washington. Gerd Vold Hurum, who replaced Rørholt continued this practice.
All documents were transferred to Thor Heyerdahl after the end of the expedition.
Access Conditions No conditions governs access to the material. All parts of the Kon-Tiki Expedition document collection is open to the public.
Language of Material English
Search Terms Kon-Tiki
Expedition Kon-Tiki
People Heyerdahl, Thor
Grundnes, Ågot