|Object Name||8.1 Preparations|
|Collection||KTM Thor Heyerdahl Document Collection|
|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||46.0|
|Year Range to||47.0|
|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.|
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|
Munthe-Kaas, Otto Hjersing