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Catalog Number 1983-011-0038-0007
Imagefile 002\198301100380007.JPG
Object Name 8.1 Preparations
Accession number 1983-011
Catalog date 2013-10-16
Source Heyerdahl, Thor
Collection KTM Thor Heyerdahl Document Collection
Title EXPEDITION KON-TIKI
Date 1947
Creator Haugland. Knut Magne , Raaby Torstein
Dates of Creation September 1946 to September 1947.
There are some letters after the end of the expedition from September 1947 through 1949.
Year Range from 46
Year Range to 47
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
Kon-Tiki expedition
People Rørholt, Bjørn Arnold