Sverre Mathisen papers [microfilm]
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one reel of microfilmed copies of Sverre Mathisen's papers. The papers consist of correspondence and miscellaneous papers and financial records of two Lutsen, Minnesota residents, Sverre Mathisen and Sevold Rise, who were partners in a commercial fishing operation along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers cover primarily the 1940s. They consist largely of form letters from the Duluth district of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Coast Guard, the Minnesota Department of Conservation, and the United States Customs Service, setting forth regulations governing commercial fishing operations and licenses, registration of boats, and requirements for reports of commercial small craft activity. Occasional reports by Mathisen and Rise to state and federal regulatory agencies list the amount and value of their catch.
Financial records (1942-1949 and 1953-1955) include bills and receipts for fish sold and supplies purchased by Sverre Mathisen. They record his dealings with the fisheries’ sales agents on the North Shore, particularly the Hogstad Fish Company, with various freight companies, and with the North Superior Cooperative Fisheries in Duluth. The latter organization represented an attempt by North Shore fishermen to handle the transportation and marketing of their own fish.
- Creation: 1940-1958
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Sverre Mathisen, of Lutsen, Minnesota was a partner, with Sevold Rise, in a commercial fishing operation along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
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Language of Materials
Consists of one reel of microfilmed copies of Sverre Mathisen's papers. The papers consist of correspondence and miscellaneous papers and financial records of two Lutsen, Minnesota residents, Sverre Mathisen and Sevold Rise, who were partners in a commercial fishing operation along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
1 reel microfilm
This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
- Guide to the Sverre Mathisen papers [microfilm]
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001