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Captain Victor Seidelhuber Papers, ca. 1940s

Identifier: MS 245

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several hand drawn maps showing cross sections of headlands and navigational courses, navigational calculations, and hand drawn charts of how to dock a vessel at various Southeast Alaska canneries. The first folder has instructions on how to use the captain’s portable pelorus. There are miscellaneous notes and correspondence regarding his work and a book of tables for navigation.


  • ca. 1940s

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.


Captain Victor Seidelhuber was Master of a U.S. Navy tanker in the Aleutian Islands during 1951-1952. He patented a portable Pelorus, or navigation device on Nov. 23, 1937 (Patent #2,099,772). He wrote a book titled: No More Seasickness; Cause, Suggestions and Practical Hints to Avoid Seasickness Aboard Ship; Use and Application of the Soundsleepmask to Eliminate or Minimize Seasickness, published in 1935.


1 boxes : 16 folders

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, Fairbanks, Alaska to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections and is accessioned as 2009-16.

Processing Information

This collection has been described at the folder level. All items have been placed into pH-neutral folders.

Finding aid for the Captain Victor Seidelhuber Papers, ca. 1940s
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Repository Details

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