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Collection Policy of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Introduction and Overview

The intention of this collecting policy is to serve as a guideline for our staff in making decisions regarding potential acquisitions.  Guided by the principle mission of the GG Archives that states, “The mission of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives is to collect and preserve social and cultural history primarily from the 1870s through the 1950s, by collecting quality ephemera and primary source documents, supplemented by historical articles and books on topics determined by our collecting policy.” The collecting policy is a living document.

Scope of Collections

The GG Archives collects primarily paper-based documents and other records in several specific subject areas and timelines. Materials added to the Archives’ collection should be within the specific subject areas and timeline.  Guidelines for acquisitions / accessions include: rarity, likelihood of wide general interest, ease of using OCR for transcribing, condition of item, and likelihood of continued interest in the item or items by researchers, collectors, production companies, students/educators, and genealogists.

Chronological and Geographical Range

For our Military Collection: GG Archives actively collects materials related to World Wars I and II regardless of publication date.  The GG Archives collects US Naval Training Center graduation books for all periods beginning in the 1940s. We collect other publications and ephemera pertaining to the US Navy through the 20th century.  There are no date restrictions for US Navy Cruise Books (Aircraft Carriers).

For all other collections: The original publication date for the bulk of our materials in our collections date from the 1870s through 1954.  While some materials date previous or after this period, they do not represent a material number and are not actively collected.

Languages

GG Archives collects materials in all European language that are otherwise in scope with our collecting policy -- with an emphasis in English language materials.  GG Archives provides an English translation for all Items in a foreign language for materials uploaded to the GG Archives website.  Languages currently represented in the collections of the GG Archives include English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Polish, and Russian.

Collection Acquisition Preference

The GG Archives strongly prefers single-item or directly related grouping of items to bulk, topical or mixed-collections acquisitions or contributions in kind.

Genres Collected

Advertisements
An item printed solely as a means of advertising a product or service, but not an event.
Albums
Bound or loose-leaf sets of pages. Includes handmade albums and published volumes of blank pages designed for the addition of images or keepsakes.
Books
Published non-periodical volumes in bound codex form, usually with 49 or more pages.
Broadsides
Single-sheet notices or announcements printed on one or both sides, intended to be read unfolded.
Catalogs
Enumerations of items arranged systematically with descriptive details. May have prices.
Correspondence
Communication by the exchange of letters.
Diaries
A daily record, especially a personal record of events, experiences, and observations; a journal.
Ephemera
Transient everyday items, usually printed and on paper, that are manufactured for a specific limited use, then often discarded. Includes everyday items that are meant to be saved, at least for a while, such as KEEPSAKES and STOCK CERTIFICATES.
Essays
A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
Ethnography
Documentation made for or by anthropologists and others involved in the systematic recording of human cultures.
Illustrations
Images that explain or elaborate a written or spoken text; may be issued separately from the text.
Interviews
A conversation, such as one conducted by a reporter, in which facts or statements are elicited from another.
Leaflets
Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages.
Manuscripts
A book, document, or other composition written by hand. A typewritten or handwritten version of a book, an article, a document, or other work, especially the author's own copy, prepared and submitted for publication in print. Handwriting.
Maps
Graphic delineations at a set scale, of all or part of the earth or another celestial sphere indicating the relative position of selected artificial and natural features.
Miscellaneous Documents
A written or printed paper that bears the original, official, or legal form of something and can be used to furnish decisive evidence or information.
Narratives
A narrated account; a story.
Pamphlets
Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 or more pages and fewer than 49 pages.
Periodicals
Serials usually issued at regular intervals and more frequently than annually.
Photographs
A general designation for any photographic process. The narrower terms include both physical media and genre categories.
Portraits
Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. Pictures whose purpose is the portrayal of an individual or several people, not pictures that merely include people as part of an event or scene.
Postcards
Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope; often include a pictorial, comic, or other scene on one side.
Posters
Single or multi-sheet notices made to attract attention to events, activities, causes, goods, or services; also, purely decorative posters. For posting, usually in a public place; chiefly pictorial. Intended to make an immediate impression from a distance.
Prints
Images formed by transfer from one surface or source to another. Usually created with ink(s) and produced in multiple impressions.
Programs
Lists of the events, pieces, performers, speakers, etc., of an entertainment, ceremony, or the like.
Sheet Music
Unbound songs and other pieces of music on eight or fewer pages.
Timetables
Items printed solely for use as timetables (e.g., train schedules).

Primary Areas of Collections

Steamships / Ocean Liners Collections

Passenger Lists

Passenger lists collected by GG Archives are the souvenir booklets provided to passengers on each voyage.  The GG Archives has over 2,000 Passenger Lists in our Steamships/Ocean Liners Collections, consisting primarily of westbound cabin class passengers. Our largest holdings of Passenger Lists are for the Cunard Line / Cunard White Star Line.  This represents our most popular collection drawing 31.6% of all page views on the GG Archives website (Over 500,000 page views over the last 12 months).

The passenger lists vary considerably between steamship lines in terms of information provided on each passenger. Often, separate lists were prepared for the various classes of travel while some voyages combined the classes into one or two passenger lists for the same voyage.

Westbound transatlantic passenger lists from 1870s through 1954 have our highest priority for our permanent collection.

Preferences for class of passengers for inclusion into our collection are (in order of preference): Steerage, Third Class, Tourist Class, Tourist Third Class, Second Class/Second Cabin, Cabin Class, First Class/First Cabin/Saloon Class, One Class, and Unspecified Class.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Ships--Passenger lists
  • Ships--Passenger lists--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Passengers, Ocean liner
  • Passengers--1870-1880
  • Passengers--1880-1890
  • Passengers--1890-1900
  • Passengers--1900-1910
  • Passengers--1910-1920
  • Passengers--1920-1930
  • Passengers--1930-1940
  • Passengers--1940-1950

Similar Topics

Passenger Manifests: Listing of Passengers required by the U.S. Government with immigration related information

Annotated List of Subject Terms (subject, concept, class)

  • Generic Searches: Passenger List(s), Passenger Manifest(s), Crew List(s)
  • Class of Passenger: (First, Second, Third, Steerage, Cabin, Saloon + Class
  • Voyage Date, Year or Decade
  • Voyage Direction: Eastbound, Westbound, Northbound, Southbound, Cruise
  • Steamship Line (Aberdeen Line, Allan Royal Mail Line, American Export Lines, American Line, American Mail Line, American Merchant Lines, Anchor-Donaldson, Anchor Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Baltimore Mail Line, Canadian Pacific Ocean Services (CPOS), Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR), Compagne Générale Transatlantique (CGT)  French Line, Cunard Line, Cunard White Star, Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, Dollar Steamship Line, Dominion Line, Donaldson Atlantic Line, Fabre Line, Furness-Bermuda Line, Grace Line, Hamburg-American Line/Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Holland America Line (NASM), Home Lines, Italian Steamship Lines: Italia Line - Soc. per Azioni di Navigzione Genova and Sabaudo - Navigazione Generale (S.p.A.N.), Cosulich Line, Lloyd Sabaudo, Navigazione Generale Italiana / Italia-America Shipping Corp (NGI Italian Line, oninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij / Royal Netherlands Steamship Company (KNSM), Leyland Line, North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, Norwegian-America Line (NAL) / Den Norske Amerikalinje, Orient Line, P&O Line, Pacific Line (PSNC), Red Star Line, RMSP The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, Royal Mail Lines, Scandinavian American Line / Skandinavien Amerika Linien, Swedish American Line / Svenska Amerika Linien, Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, United American Lines / Harriman Line, United States Lines, White Star Dominion Line, White Star Line, Yeoward Line
  • Steamship / Ocean Liner (too many to list but most popular would include Titanic, Carpathia, Mauritania, Leviathan, S.S. New York, S.S. Paris, Laconia, Lusitania, Etruria, Campania, Aquitania, Berengaria, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Deutschland, Albert Ballin, Rotterdam, City of Rome, Circassia, George Washington, Friesland, Teutonic, Majestic, Oceanic, Olympic…
  • Other Terms: Captain

Steamship Lines Brochures and other Ephemera

Our collection includes ephemera from all major transatlantic lines operating in the North Atlantic between 1870 and 1954.  As a part of advertising and promotional Materials for all of the steamship lines, separately and jointly/collectively issued, the brochures made a wonderful collectible of the voyage along with posters, calendars, extract of logbooks, and itineraries or sailing schedules.

Major steamship lines represented in the brochure collections of the GG Archives include: Canadian Pacific (CPOS), CGT French Line, Cunard Line, Hamburg American Line (HAPAG), Holland America Line, North German Lloyd (Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen), Red Star Line, United States Lines, and the White Star Line.

Brochures provide a variable amount of information, some focus on accommodations, others on voyages and rates.  The steamship lines produced the majority of brochures for cabin class passengers.  The information for passengers detailed in many of the brochures of this era offers information not found elsewhere and is of significant value to the genealogist, researcher and maritime enthusiast.

Preference for collecting are brochures covering accommodations including interior/exterior ship photographs, routes, information for passengers, voyages and rates, tours and cruises, entertainment and concert related bulletins, motion picture/movie shows (onboard), other – unspecified.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Cunard Line, ltd.
  • Cunard Line, ltd.--History.
  • Cunard Steamship Company—History
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.--Disasters--1880-1890
  • Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd.--History.
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.--History--Pictorial works.
  • Canadian Pacific Steamships—History
  • Canadian Pacific Steamships, limited.
  • Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd.
  • Compagnie générale transatlantique
  • Compagnie Générale Transatlantique--History.
  • Compagnie générale transatlantique--History--Pictorial works
  • Compagnie générale transatlantique--Public relations--1890-1930
  • Hamburg-American Line.
  • Hamburg-American Line--1930-1940
  • Hamburg-American Line—Biography
  • Hamburg-American Line History.
  • Hamburg-American Line--Public relations--1920-1940
  • Hamburg-Amerika Linie
  • Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft
  • Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft--Facilities--1910-1920
  • Holland-America Line
  • Holland Amerika Lijn
  • Holland Amerika Lijn--History.
  • North German Lloyd Steamship Company
  • North German Lloyd Steamship Company, Bremen
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd.
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd--1890-1920
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd--1900-1910
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen
  • Norddeutscher Lloyd—History
  • Red Star Line
  • Red Star Line--History.
  • Red Star Line--Pictorial works.
  • United States Lines Company.
  • United States Lines, Inc.
  • White Star Line
  • White Star Line--History.
  • Travel--Europe.
  • Travel etiquette--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Travel--Europe--Planning--Maps.
  • Travel--1870-1880.
  • Travel--1880-1890.
  • Travel--1890-1900.
  • Travel--1900-1910.
  • Travel--1910-1920.
  • Travel--1920-1930.
  • Travel--1930-1940.
  • Travel--1940-1950.
  • Travel--1950-1960.
  • Travel costs.
  • Travel--Marketing.
  • Travel photography.
  • Travel--Pictorial works.
  • Travel--Planning.
  • Travel--Planning--Europe.
  • Travel Social aspects.
  • Travel--Social aspects--Europe.
  • Travel--Social aspects--Europe--History.
  • Travel--Social aspects--United States--History.
  • Travel writing.
  • Travel writing--Europe.
  • Travel writing--History.
  • Travel writing--History--19th century.
  • Travel writing--History--20th century
  • Brochures
  • Brochures--Design.

Annotated List of Subject Terms (subject, concept, class)

  • Generic Searches: Travel / Steamship / Ocean Liner + Brochure(s), Booklet(s), Pamphlet(s), Booklet(s)

Steamship Passage Contracts / Tickets

Primary source documents primarily for transatlantic westbound immigrant passage are a rich source of information often including name of immigrant, age, origination and destination ports, steamship line and vessel, fare paid, class of travel.  Agent’s records are also valuable, but typically exclude contractual information provided to the traveler.

GG Archives places the highest value on documents within this collection due to the unique nature of the document and its value to students, genealogist and researchers.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Travel contracts
  • Travel contracts--England.
  • Travel contracts--Europe.
  • Travel contracts--France.
  • Travel contracts—Germany
  • Travel contracts--Great Britain.
  • Travel contracts--Italy.
  • Travel contracts--Netherlands.
  • Travel contracts--Norway.
  • Travel contracts--Sweden.
  • Travel contracts--United States.
  • Travel costs--Europe.
  • Travel costs--United States.

Vintage Menus

Vintage steamship menus covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and special menus that provide an insight into the variety of foods served on the transatlantic steamships and ocean liners from 1800s through the 1950s.

Higher priority menus sought after for our collection includes Party (Birthday and Private), Kosher and Holiday menus.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Menus--1870-1880.
  • Menus--1880-1930.
  • Menus--1930-1940.
  • Menus--Collectors and collecting.
  • Menus Design
  • Menus--Pictorial works.
  • Menus--Specimens.

Steerage – Immigrants

Steerage (or Tween Decks) and Third Class was the default choice of many immigrants from the 1850s through the 1930s. The conditions varied by steamship line and were likely to be harsh compared to modern standards. Early steerage often housed hundreds of immigrants in one large room. 

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives collects documents, period articles, and images that document this class of travel.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Steerage.
  • Steerage--1860-1870.
  • Steerage accommodation

Immigration History

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has considerable documents and information on the mass migration of immigrants from primarily European countries to North America. Note that we also cover Immigration and the social - economic and other factors under separate topics.

The immigrants gained access to the United States principally through the north Atlantic ports of entry of the steamship lines. These ports, in order of importance were New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Through New York at Ellis Island came nearly three-fourths of all our immigrants. 

Documents, articles and images are collected that document immigration history from the 1870s through 1954 (the year Ellis Island closed).

LOC Authority Headings

  • Immigration
  • Immigration and society
  • Immigration issues
  • Immigration issues in the United States
  • Immigration law
  • Immigration stations.
  • Immigration stations--Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.)--1900-1940.
  • Immigration to the United States
  • Immigrations--United States--History.
  • Immigrant.
  • Immigrant experience.
  • Immigrant families.
  • Immigrant folklore
  • Immigrant labor
  • Immigrant smuggling
  • Immigrant men
  • Immigrant women
  • Immigrant workers
  • Immigrant youth
  • Immigrants.
  • Immigrants--Abuse of--United States.
  • Immigrants--America--History--19th century.
  • Immigrants--America--History--20th century.
  • Immigrants--America--History--Pictorial works.
  • Immigrants--America--Social conditions.

Steamship Articles

The Archives collects period articles, photographs and illustrations that allow researchers to discover what life was like on board the steamship through historical articles richly illustrated with photographs and illustrations from the 1870s through the 1950s.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Steamship lines
  • Steamships.
  • Ocean liner passengers
  • Ocean liners.
  • Ocean liners--Atlantic Ocean.
  • Ocean liners--Europe--History.
  • Ocean liners--Social aspects.
  • Ocean liners--United States--History--19th century.
  • Ocean liners--United States--History--20th century.

Vintage Fashions

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has collected a large number of photographs, articles and period advertisements for fashion and related topics for the period 1870s through the 1920s. The student of fashion may also gain a greater understanding of the styles provided for both the affluent and the common under-classes through the series of articles and illustrations on the Archives' website.

Most sought after fashion periodicals include:  Cunard Daily Bulletin Fashion and Pleasure Resort Supplement Issues, The Delineator, Woman’s World, Modern Priscilla, and similar titles.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Fashion.
  • Fashion--19th century--Periodicals.
  • Fashion Advertising
  • Fashion and art--History--19th century.
  • Fashion and art--History--20th century.
  • Fashion and art--Periodicals.
  • Fashion and art--Themes, motives.
  • Fashion--Canada--Periodicals.
  • Fashion design.
  • Fashion design--Europe--History.
  • Fashion design--France--History.
  • Fashion design--France--Paris--History.
  • Fashion design--France--Paris--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion design--France--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion design--History--19th century.
  • Fashion design--History--20th century.
  • Fashion design--History--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion design--Periodicals.
  • Fashion design--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion design--Textbooks.
  • Fashion design--United States--History.
  • Fashion drawing.
  • Fashion drawing--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--England--History--19th century.
  • Fashion--England--History--20th century.
  • Fashion--England--London--History.
  • Fashion--England--London--Periodicals.
  • Fashion--England--Periodicals.
  • Fashion--Europe--History--19th century.
  • Fashion--Europe--History--20th century.
  • Fashion--France--History--19th century.
  • Fashion--France--History--20th century.
  • Fashion--France--History--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--France--Paris--History--19th century--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--France--Paris--History--20th century--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--France--Periodicals--History.
  • Fashion--France--Social aspects.
  • Fashion--Great Britain--History--19th century.
  • Fashion--Great Britain--History--20th century.
  • Fashion--Great Britain--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--History--19th century--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--History--20th century--Periodicals.
  • Fashion--History--20th century--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--History--Periodicals.
  • Fashion--History--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion--Periodicals—History
  • Fashion--Periodicals--History--Pictorial works.
  • Fashion photographs--1900.
  • Fashion photographs--1910-1920.
  • Fashion photographs--1920-1930.
  • Fashion--Social aspects--History.
  • Fashion--United States--History--19th century.
  • Fashion--United States--History--20th century.
  • Fashion--United States--Periodicals.

Vintage Magazines – Publications

The Archives collects and preserves a number of vintage magazines in the areas of Fashion, Maritime, Scientific / Technical, General Reading, Genealogy, History, Military, Trade Publications, Women’s Magazines, and Scandinavian Publications.  Publications collected include a number of more recent issues dealing with collection topics.

High priority magazines include “The Shipbuilder,” “The Railway & Travel Monthly”

LOC Authority Headings

  • Periodicals.
  • Periodicals--1880-1910.
  • Periodicals--1910-1920.
  • Periodicals--1920-1930.
  • Periodicals--Abstracts--Indexes.

Steamship - Ocean Liner Postcards

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has hundreds of vintage postcards, primarily dealing with maritime topics or port of calls that date from the late 1800s to the 1950s. 

Of special interest are image-based postcards, particularly of interior and exterior views of steamships and port side activities.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Postcards.
  • Postcards--1880-1940.
  • Postcards--19th century.
  • Postcards--20th century.
  • Postcards--Canada.
  • Postcards--Canada--History.
  • Postcards--Color--1890-1940.
  • Postcards--Norway--History.
  • Postcards--Social aspects.

Military / Wars

World War 1 Archives

Books, Brochures, Correspondence, Documents, French Currency, Newspapers, Soldiers Bonus, Soldiers Diary, and the Draft

LOC Authority Headings

  • World War I
  • World War I, 1914-1918
  • World War I--History.
  • World War I reference library

World War 2 Archives

Books, Brochures, Documents, Magazines, War Ration Books and Rationing, Battle of the Bulge Interview with survivor George Knaphus.

LOC Authority Headings

  • World War II
  • World War II, 1939-1945
  • World War II History.
  • World War II library

U. S. Navy Archives

Articles, Books, Brochures (Booklets, Brochures, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Flyers); Cruse Books; Navy Documents; Magazines (All Hands, Approach, Naval Aviation News, Naval History, Naval Institute Proceedings; Navy: Sea Power; Our Navy; The Hook: Journal of Carrier Aviation; TraNavy) Special Collections; and U.S. Naval Training Center Graduation Yearbooks (Bainbridge, Great Lakes, Orlando, San Diego).

LOC Authority Headings

  • Naval aviation--History.
  • Naval aviation--History--20th century.
  • Naval battles--History--19th century.
  • Naval battles--History--20th century.
  • Naval history Pictorial works.
  • Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  • Naval Station Great Lakes (Ill.)
  • Naval Station San Diego (Calif.)
  • Naval Training Center Great Lakes
  • Naval Training Center San Diego (Calif.)
  • Naval Training Center San Diego (Calif.)--History--Pictorial works.
  • Naval uniforms
  • Aircraft carriers--Pictorial works.
  • Aircraft carriers--United States--Pictorial works.
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Submarines (Ships)--History--20th century--Pictorial works.
  • Naval ships

U. S. Army Archives

Books, Brochures, Magazines (Army Digest, Yank), The Draft / Selective Service System, Training Centers (Camp Devens, Camp Dix, Camp Dodge, Camp Grant, Camp Pike, Camp Zachary Taylor, Fort Benning, Fort Campbell, Fort Dix), Unit Histories (88th Division, 346th Infantry, 351st Infantry).

LOC Authority Headings

  • United States. Army.
  • United States. Army. A.E.F., 1917-1920
  • United States. Army. A. E. F., 1917-1920. 88th division. [from old catalog]
  • Camp Devens (Mass.)
  • Camp Dix (N.J.)
  • Camp Dodge (Iowa)
  • Camp Grant (Ill.)
  • Camp Pike (Ark.)
  • Camp Pike (Ark.)--History--20th century.
  • Camp Zachary Taylor (Ky.)
  • Fort Benning (Ga.)
  • Fort Campbell (Ky. and Tenn.)
  • Fort Dix (N.J.)

Other Collections

WPA - Works Progress Administration

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has a number of original documents, books and other items pertaining to the Works Project Administration. Educators and researchers have found our collection to be an excellent resource for the classroom. Students can experience the New Deal through original documents of the era, and gain a better understanding of the Great Depression.

LOC Authority Headings

  • Work Projects Administration (U.S.)
  • WPA
  • CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps, U.S.)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939.

Historical Documents - Special Documents Collection
Since its inception in 1991, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has acquired a number of original immigration and other historical documents from the 19th and early 20th century. These documents form our Special Collections section of the Archives and provide a rich source of information for the researcher and family historian working on their Genealogy.

Teachers of Middle School and higher grades find many of the documents useful to supplement their coursework covering history, immigration and social studies in the classroom. Students will also find these documents particularly useful for illustrating their essays and reports.

Books

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has a large collection of books in a number of topical sections that provide an excellent reference for the researcher and genealogist. Books collected cover subjects and topics including: Cookbooks, Directories, Genealogy, History, Immigration, Maritime, Minnesota, Norway, Scandinavian, Sweden, Viking, World War I, World War II and books pertaining to ports of call.

Terms: Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

  • Advertisements
  • Advertising cards
  • Aerial views
  • Announcements
  • Armies
  • Barracks
  • Bird's-eye views
  • Boat & ship companies
  • Books
  • Broadsides
  • Brochures (Not Used for Indexing)
  • Card photographs
  • Certificates
  • Charts
  • Cigarette cards
  • Circulars
  • Clipper ship cards
  • Crew quarters
  • Crow's nests (Ships)
  • Daguerreotypes
  • Deckhouses
  • Decks (Ships)
  • Diagrams
  • Digital images
  • Digital photographs
  • Draft
  • Engine rooms
  • Ephemera
  • Ethnographic photographs
  • Fashion photographs
  • Fliers (Printed matter)
  • Forms (Documents)
  • Galleys (Ship kitchens)
  • Genre drawings
  • Genre photographs
  • Genre works
  • Harbors
  • Identification photographs
  • Invitations
  • Keepsakes
  • Launchings
  • Leaflets
  • Letterheads
  • Loading docks
  • Mail steamers
  • Marine photographs
  • Marine terminals
  • Membership certificates
  • Memorabilia
  • Menus
  • Mess halls
  • Military camps
  • Military facilities
  • Military hospitals
  • Military officers
  • Military organizations
  • Military personnel
  • Military service
  • Military uniforms
  • Naval hospitals
  • Naval parades & ceremonies
  • Naval yards & naval stations
  • Navies
  • Ocean liners
  • Ocean travel
  • Officers' quarters
  • Pamphlets
  • Panoramic photographs
  • Panoramic views
  • Passenger quarters
  • Passengers
  • People associated with transportation
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic postcards
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Piers & wharves
  • Playbills
  • Portrait photographs
  • Presentation albums
  • Printed ephemera (Not Used for Indexing)
  • Programs
  • Publicity photographs
  • Recruiting & enlistment
  • Sailing cards
  • Sailors
  • Schedules (Time plans)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Seascape photographs
  • Seascapes
  • Sheet music covers
  • Ship captains
  • Ship cards (Not Used for Indexing)
  • Ship pursers
  • Ships
  • Shipwrecks
  • Social programs (Not Used for Indexing)
  • Souvenirs
  • Staterooms
  • Stationery
  • Steamships (Not Used for Indexing)
  • Steerage
  • Stereographs
  • Stewards
  • Stowaways
  • Theater programs
  • Tickets
  • Timetables
  • Tintypes
  • Tourists
  • Trade cards
  • Transportation facilities
  • Travel posters
  • Travelers
  • Vessel components
  • Vessels
  • Victoria card photographs
  • Visiting cards
  • Voyages around the world
  • War posters

What the Archives Doesn’t Collect

  • Ashtrays
  • Buttons, Badges, Cigarette Lighters
  • China, Crystal
  • Coffee Urns, Pots, etc.
  • Coins & Stamps
  • Cruise Plates, Plaques
  • Dinnerware
  • Figurines
  • Furniture, Furnishings
  • Glassware
  • Jewelry
  • Key Chains
  • Linen
  • Pins & Medallions
  • Playing Cards
  • Pottery
  • Serving Bowls, etc.
  • Ship Models
  • Silverware
  • Steamer Trunks
  • Items of Interest that have preservation issues that cannot be adequately addressed through resources of the Archives

Excerpt from Mission of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives, last updated 2012.

The Library of Congress, “Basic Genre Terms for Cultural Heritage Materials,” American Memory Accessed 17 April 2013 at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/techdocs/genre.html               

RBMS Controlled Vocabularies: Genre Terms

AKA Vintage Travel Brochures

 

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