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A guide to the Captain Henrik E. Sievers collection, 1930-1993
HDC1580 (SAFR 22131)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Captain Henrik E. Sievers collection
    Date: 1930-1993
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1580 (SAFR 22131)
    Creator/Collector: Sievers, Captain Henrik
    Physical Description: 4 linear feet
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Captain Henrik E. Sievers collection (SAFR 22131, HDC 1580) is a record of voyages, duties, responsibilities, events, correspondence and commentary about the maritime industry and culture between 1930 and 1993.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    Note on Description: The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide. P lease cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1580 (SAFR 22131), Captain Henrik E. Sievers collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-01461
    The collection was donated to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park by the Captain's wife.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Biography: Henrik Edwards Sievers (1911-1999) was born in Marin County and raised in Pacific Grove, Vallejo and San Jose, California. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1928 and attended San Jose State College starting 1929. An active seaman from 1930 to 1975, Mr. Sievers gained Master status in 1943 while working for the Alaska Transportation Company. Early in his career he sailed with the Dollar Steamship Line and Standard Oil Company of California, and later with the Alaska Transportation Company and American President Lines. He was a member of Master Mates and Pilots, Master Mariners, Maritime Veterans Commonwealth, Navy Reserve and Maritime Historic Association. After retirement in the mid-1970�s, he remained active in maritime affairs spending time consulting, lecturing and traveling.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Captain Henrik E. Sievers collection (SAFR 22131, HDC 1580) is a record of voyages, duties, responsibilities, events, correspondence and commentary about the maritime industry and culture between 1930 and 1993.
    A twenty-five volume memoir of Sievers' career in the maritime industry as a Master Mariner and Marine Surveyor comprises most of the collection. Additional materials relate to his career, retirement activities and a binder titled Merchant Marine House Flags and Stack Insignia, published by the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, First Edition 1961. Twenty-five letter size folders contain the memoir. Seven legal size folders, two oversize folders and one roll contain the additional materials. The collection is open for use without restrictions.

    Collection Arrangement

    Collection of 4 linear feet is arranged according to form of materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Merchant mariners
    Sievers, Captain Henrik Edwards
    American President Lines, Ltd.
    Commercial correspondence
    Merchant Mariners