Kulstad and George Kulstad Collection
contains correspondence, 3D objects,
monographs, serials, ephemera, and research materials related to the maritime career of
Peter Alv Kulstad and the lives of his wife Helen (Nellie Thomas) Kulstad and children
George Kulstad and Olav E. Kulstad in Shanghai in the first half of the 20
th century. The bulk of the materials date from
Captain Alv Kulstad was born Peter Alv Kulstad in Trondheim, Norway in 1895. He attended
Trondheim Navigation School, served in the Royal Norwegian Navy during World War I, and then
made his living working on a number of ships. He met Helen (Nellie) Thomas while in Shanghai
and the two were married in 1928.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.