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The GG Archives' Founder Paul Gjenvick

The GG Archives, online since 2000, needs your support. Consider becoming a member of the Archives and keeping this valuable resource for education, research, genealogy, and social and cultural history available for all.

Our materials are unique and provide context to the extensive government documents available elsewhere (generally for a fee). We were never about making the most money as our goal was to share our collections online so that everyone benefits.

The archivist at GG Archives is Paul Gjenvick. He has earned a Masters of Archival Studies from Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia. He welcomes the opportunity to work with educators and researchers to make materials available that would otherwise be kept in private hands or lost forever and forgotten.

Why Become a Member?

Your generous support helps the Archives increase the amount of quality materials available online and helps us preserve an extensive collection of ephemera for generations to come. Since 2000, the GG Archives has provided outstanding source documents and supplemental historical materials to our patrons. We take great pride in preserving the social and cultural history -- the future of our past.

The GG Archives seeks to preserve ephemera from the late 1800s through the mid-1950s to provide researchers and students with the rich social and cultural history of many transatlantic voyages in addition to military memorabilia.

The GG Archives collection represents acquisitions and contributions-in-kind from individuals, collectors and other archives. However, acquisitions over several decades from a variety of sources make up the largest portion of our archives. Once brought into our archives, we take steps to preserve the item for the future through archival safe storage methods and procedures including climate-controlled facilities.

The generosity of our patrons like you keeps our entire website accessible and free to use by all interested patrons. We receive no public funding and rely entirely on limited advertising and membership fees of supporting patrons like you.

Basic Membership for one year is only $25.

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Front Cover - Voyage to America 1913Back Cover - Voyage to America 1913

Captain Level Membership. Become a contributor and receive a copy of Voyage to America by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives as a token of our appreciation. Membership for one year at the Captain's level is $125. [Note: Books can only be shipped to addresses within the United States]

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Front Cover - Journey Through The Covers, Volume 1Back Cover - Journey Through The Covers, Volume 1

Admiral Level Membership Membership. Become a major contributor and revive a copy of Voyage to America and Journey through The Covers, Volume One, both hardcover books by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives, as a token of our appreciation. Membership for one year at the Admiral's level is $250. [Note: Books can only be shipped to addresses within the United States]

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Why Become a Member of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives?

  • The GG Archives has been online since 1 January 2000.
  • We have evolved to be the Premier Social and Cultural History Website featuring Ephemera from the 1880s through 1954
  • This site continues to be one of the top research sites online for family historians, students, researchers, authors and collectors.
  • The GG Archives is free for all to use …  Currently containing over 5,000 pages.
  • Our Military Section, particularly the US Navy Collections, offers one of the most comprehensive collections of USNTC graduation books available anywhere.  Your support through your annual members helps us continue to expand our library.
  • The GG Archives receives its support from the Gjenvick Family, Advertisements, and Patrons like you.
  • The GG Archives is majority owned and managed by a professional archivist  Through his tireless efforts, the GG Archives is his way to give back to the global community.
  • The GG Archives goal is to make all of our collections available online to all users, made possible through your loyal patronage and support through our annual membership.
  • Lastly, help us retire nearly $75,000 in accumulated debts incurred during our over 16 years of operations of helping others, making our materials available to everyone, free of charge.


Paul K. Gjenvick
Archivist and Curator and volunteer at the GG Archives
December 2015

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About Our Books

Voyage To America: Ludvig Kristian Gjønvik, June 1913

Published: ©2015 by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Edited and Compiled by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

Describes the journey from Norway to Boston in June 1913 including documents, photographs and information about the journey using the vast resources of the GG Archives. Excellent example for those seeking to publish a similar book for their own family.

Journey Through The Covers, Volume One

Published: ©2015 by the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Edited and Compiled by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

This is the first volume of high resolution prints of some of the many beautiful brochures and passenger lists that are part of the extensive holding of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. Many of these maritime related ephemera dating from the late 1800s through the early 1900s included extraordinary graphics on their covers, to be enjoyed for generations to come.

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