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Matthew Joseph Walsh Collection

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Matthew Joseph Walsh, cropped image

Matthew Joesph Walsh at the helm of sailboat, circa 1950.

Matthew Joseph Walsh was a yacht builder in Los Angeles Harbor between 1928 and 1954.

Description: This collection contains news clippings, photographic prints and negatives, an original manuscript, journal and newspaper articles, and business correspondence (intermittently between 1928-1954).

Biographical Note: Matthew Joseph Walsh was born in Little Canso, Nova Scotia in 1866. From the age of twelve, he worked with and spent most of his time on sailboats and yachts until his retirement in 1948. The story of his life, yacht racing and boat building business in the Los Angeles Harbor is also found in an article by Thomas Skahill in Maritime Life and Traditions, 2005. He died in San Pedro at the age of 94 in 1960.

View the full finding aid for our collection on Matthew Walsh at Online Archive of California.

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Papers of Cedric W. Windas

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Cedric Windas created illustrations, documents, and hand-illuminated book-covers over the course of his career between 1939 and 1966.

Description: Collection of books decorated by Windas, his original pen and ink illustrations published in the 1930s and 1940s, a scrapbook created from found materials.

Biographical Notes:
Cedric Windas was an illustrator known between the World Wars and after for his portrayal of Navy life and customs. His original gouache paintings are affixed to books by means of transparent sticky tape. He created a large scrapbook and its cover, completed in 1957. His drawings for a book published under the title, “Traditions of the Navy”, are featured in this collection, which can also be viewed in issues of the magazine “Our Navy”, 1939-1946, held in our periodical collection. “Traditions of the Navy” is essentially an illustrated dictionary of terms used by sailors and English-speaking people in everyday speech.

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Emil Aarup, ship builder and designer

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From a magazine advertisement for Emil Aarup Boats, circa 1915.

This collection of documents, photographic prints and ship’s lines was created by Emil Aarup at his own business in Los Angeles between 1900 and 1940, and his work as a boatbuilder for Fellows and Stewart, Inc.

Description:
The collection contains two series: the Emil Aarup family photographs and boatbuilding and yachting photographic prints form the first series of this collection from 1900 to the 1940s. Fifteen sheets of lines for small craft (25′-50′), mostly drafted by Mr. Aarup, form the second series of the collection.

Scope note:
Emil Aarup worked closely with Fellows and Stewart, Inc. in the early part of the twentieth century. There is some overlap of photographic prints with the Papers of Fellows and Stewart, Inc.

Biographical Note:
Emil Aarup, boat builder and naval architect, was born in Denmark on Oct 18, 1878 and died in Los Angeles, Oct 22, 1940. After working for many years with Fellows and Stewart Boat Building Co., he opened his own boat building business in Los Angeles building yachts for Southern California yachtsmen.

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Dwight Stanley Long

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Dwight-editing-film

Scanned image from the Dwight Long collection depicts Dwight Long editing film.

This manuscript collection containing black and white photographs, loose and in scrapbooks, printed programs, books, and correspondence was created and collected by Dwight Stanley Long, between 1934-1993, with the bulk of the documents dated between 1934 and 1959.

Read the full description at the Online Archive of California.

Description: Dwight Stanley Long’s (1915-1993) adventures as a circumnavigator, photographer and film director between 1934 and 1959 are revealed in photograph albums, programs, correspondence, books, articles, and press releases, as well as his numerous articles. His 32’ ketch was the IDLE HOUR, subject of a movie entitled “Sailing All Seas”.

On this website, view on online exhibit of the photographs Dwight took during his voyage around the world.

Biographical Notes:
Dwight Long, sailor, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In 1934 he left Seattle to sail a 32 ft. ketch, the “IDLE HOUR”, around the world via the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the East Coast of the United States when the ketch was badly damaged in the hurricane of 1938. Long wrote a book, “Sailing All Seas” documenting his circumnavigation of the globe. He lectured in numerous cities both during and following his journey. During World War II he joined the U.S. Navy and became a documentary film producer. After the War, he continued making films, such as “Tanga Tika”, released in 1954. Dwight Long died in Los Angeles in 1993.

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