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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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William Muller Collection

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From a 4 x 5 negative of ships lines for a tug by William Muller, 1917.

This manuscript collection of documents and ship’s lines is an example of an early 20th century shipbuilder in Los Angeles Harbor. The collection is entitled William Muller Collection.

Description: The collection contains correspondence, financial statements, estimates, notes and photographs of the many ships produced in the Wilmington and San Pedro vicinity by the shipbuilder William Muller.

Biographical Notes: William Muller, born William (Wilhelm) Adolph August Muller, in 1865 in Germany, came to the United States around 1885 and to California two years later. Early in the twentieth century his reputation as a builder of wooden ferries and tugboats in Wilmington and San Pedro earned him contracts with William Banning, his enterprises and his associates, to build ships for the Catalina Island Line and Wilmington Transportation Company as well as to carry out commissions for other parties. Among Muller’s first productions, the ferries CABRILLO and HERMOSA II were launched in 1904. Muller died in 1936.

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of the images and documents in this collection. See the copyright notice here.

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Torrance Parker Collection

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Torrance Parker

Torrance Parker

The collection is entitled Torrance R. Parker Collection on Commercial and Deep Sea Diving.

View 10 images from Torrance Parker’s collection of photographic prints.

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The collection contains approximately 5 cubic feet of documents and photographic prints, news clippings, manuals, periodicals, manuscripts, and 322 books.

Description: The collection contains business and personal correspondence; records of ship salvage and underwater construction work; diving logs, reports and manuals; survey and other diagrams; clippings and articles; rare diving equipment catalogs; maps; decompression tables and calculators; samples of permits, invoices, receipts, bids and contracts; interviews and profiles; brochures and fliers; periodicals; and approximately 500 photographic prints.

Parker’s book collection consists of 322 volumes, many of them rare, that document the history and practice of deep diving and related topics.

Torrance Parker collected these resources over the course of his sixty-eight years as a deep diver, including a fifty-six-year career working as a commercial diver and nearly forty years as owner of the Parker Diving Service, Inc. of San Pedro, California; as a diver, researcher and compiler of resources concerning the history and practice of commercial, fishery, and military diving; and as author of two books on these subjects.
–From the Finding Aid to the collection by Sue Tyson, December 2014.

Biographical Notes: Read more about <target=”blank”>Torrance Parker (born July 4, 1928) and his firm, Parker Diving Service, Inc., founded in 1947.

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