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Finding Aid to the Harold D. Huycke Photographs, 1914-1920
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    Title: Harold D. Huycke photographs,
    Date: 1914-1920
    Collection No: P05-014
    Creator: Standke, Karl

    Huycke, Harold D.

    Extent: 44 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: The collection consists of copy negatives concerning Karl Standke and the German merchant fleet detained at Santa Rosalía (Jalisco, Mexico) during the First World War.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Huycke, Harold D.

    Standke, Karl

    Santa Rosalía (Jalisco, Mexico)--History

    World War, 1914-1918

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
    Preferred Citation
    [Item title or description including date]. Harold D. Huycke photographs, P05-014. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 4/7/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20687.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20687 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information



    Captain Harold D. Huycke, Jr. was born on November 22, 1922 in Oklahoma, and became acquainted with west coast shipping history while fishing and working around the Santa Monica pier and Santa Monica Bay fishing barges. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1944 and the University of Southern California in 1947. He went to sea in the Merchant Marine in the Pacific during World War II, and after the war continued to go to sea, rising in rank to chief mate, and obtaining his master's license.
    Captain Huycke spent several years in the shipping industry, loading ships as a cargo supervisor from Central American ports to British Columbia and extending to Hawaii. He spent a dozen years at sea from fourth mate to master, including the restoration work of the three-masted schooner C. A. THAYER and serving as bosun on her last coastwise voyage from Puget Sound to San Francisco in 1957. Huycke also participated in the restoration of the wooden steam schooner WAPAMA. Beginning in 1973, he became a marine surveyor. He has written several books on maritime history, including "To Santa Rosalia, Further and Back", a detailed history of a dozen German sailing ships detained in Mexico during the First World War.

    Custodial History

    The materials were likely donated or loaned for copying to San Francisco Maritime Museum by Harold Huycke, Jr., around 1970. The materials were accessioned into the National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and then were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989.


    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of copy negatives concerning Karl Standke and the German merchant fleet detained at Santa Rosalía (Jalisco, Mexico) during the First World War.
    In addition, there are various copy negatives, presumably involving Harold Huycke who wrote a history of the vessels and 4 copy negatives showing the "Big Five" dreadnought battleships of the U.S. Navy.


    The photographs are organized in three series. The Standke negatives are arranged in his original order within the scrapbook. The remaining copy negatives have no arrangement.