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Guide to the F. A. (Frederick A.) Zeusler papers
circa 1933-1939

Collection number: HMC-0354.
Creator: Zeusler, F. A. (Frederick A.)
Title: F. A. (Frederick A.) Zeusler papers
Date: circa 1933-1939.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials entirely in English.
Collection summary: Materials collected and authored by F. A. Zeusler while working for the U. S. Coast Guard in Alaska.

Biographical note:
F. A. Zeusler was born in Maryland in 1890.  He graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1911.  His career with the Coast Guard included 26 years of sea duty  during which period he served on the Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and North Atlantic Ice Patrols as an oceanographer, navigator, executive officer, and captain.  He was a member of many societies, clubs, and associations including the Nation Geographic Society, the Association of Maritime Law, the Explorers Club, and the Shriners.  He also wrote a number of articles pertaining to Alaska and oceanography.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a bound volume belonging to F. A. Zeusler containing reports, studies, articles, and stories on Alaskan natives and villages.   These include Zeusler’s reports on village conditions and advice on governance and education, lectures delivered by Zeusler, village sociological studies authored by R. C. Sarratt, folk tales, and other reports and clippings pertaining to Alaska and the Coast Guard.

Arrangement: Items within the volume are in an undetermined arrangement, roughly chronological by type of item.

Rights note: Copyright to these materials is not held by the Archives.  Some published works may be in the public domain.

Preferred citation: F. A. (Frederick A.) Zeusler papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by Alan G. May in 1984.

Processing information: This collection was described by unknown, prior to 1990.

Container list:
Item     Description
1          Report, Nome, Alaska; September 15, 1937.
2          Report, Nome, Alaska; September 15, 1937.
3          Report, Point Barrow, Alaska; undated.
4          Report, Point Barrow, Alaska; undated.
5          Report, Russia; undated.
6          R. C. Sarratt study, St. Michael (Alaska); 1937 June 17.
7          R. C. Sarratt study, Shaktoolik (Alaska); 1937 June 19.
8          R. C. Sarratt study, Egavik (Alaska); 1937 June 19.
9          R. C. Sarratt study, King Island (Alaska); 1937 June 20.
10        R. C. Sarratt study, Golovin (Alaska); 1937 June 23.
11        R. C. Sarratt study, Savoonga (Alaska); 1937 June 25.
12        R. C. Sarratt study, Gambell (Alaska); 1937 June 28.
13        R. C. Sarratt study, Teller (Alaska); 1937 July 3.
14        R. C. Sarratt study, Tin City (Alaska); 1937 July 7.
15        R. C. Sarratt study, Wales (Alaska); 1937 July 7.
16        R. C. Sarratt study, Diomede (Alaska); 1937 July 7.
17        R. C. Sarratt study, Teller (Alaska); 1937 July 7.
18        R. C. Sarratt study, Stebbins; 1937 July 13.
19        R. C. Sarratt study, Nash Harbor (Alaska); 1937 July 17.
20        F. A. Zeusler report of observations of villages in Siberia; 1937 July 31.
21.       R. C. Sarratt study, Point Hope (Alaska); 1937 August 3.
22        R. C. Sarratt study, Point Lay (Alaska); 1937 August 6.
23        R. C. Sarratt study, Wainwright (Alaska); 1937 August 15.
24        R. C. Sarratt study, Biorka (Alaska); 1937 September 28.
25        R. C. Sarratt study, Akutan (Alaska); 1937 September 29.
26        East Arctic coast census data; 1936-1937.
27        S. P. Swicegood Amchitka sea otter survey expedition report; 1936 August 31.
28        L. V. Kielhorn endorsement of S. P. Swicegood Amchitka sea otter survey expedition report; 1936 September 1.
29        Sociological report on St. Lawrence Island villages of Savoonga and Gambell; undated.
30        Zeusler lecture to Eskimos of St. Lawrence Island; undated.
31        Untitled conference report; circa 1938.
32        Paul Selook of the Gambell Eskimo Council tale: “The origin of the beluga;” undated.
33        Paul Selook of the Gambell Eskimo Council tale: “Sevoukuk (squeezed): creation of the St. Lawrence Island and the first man and woman;” undated.
34        Berglund family account (found among Coast Guard files); undated.
35        Clipping of Chicago Tribune review of Evelyn Berglund Shore’s Born on snowshoes; 1954 May 2.
36        Zeusler lecture, Nome (Alaska); undated.
37        Father LaFortune 1929-1936 diary, King Island (Alaska); 1938.
38        Poem entitled “The Coast Guard cutter;” undated.
39        Summary of statistics for the U. S. Coast Guard; 1933-1934.
40        Unidentified newspaper clipping “Heroism in the Coast Guard;” undated.
41        Zeusler lecture number one on U. S. Coast Guard activities in Alaska; undated.
42        Zeusler lecture number two on the relationship of oceanography to meteorology, biology, and the fisheries; undated.
43        Garber, Clark M. Tuberculosis among Eskimos. Hygiea 16 (Dec 1938): 1099.