Collection ID: MS 1672

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Seeger, Erik
Date:
1929-1933
Abstract:
The papers consist of correspondence from Erik Seeger to his parents in Denmark. The letters chronicle his daily activities, emphasizing his professional responsibilities which necessitated extensive travel in central Morocco to establish and service roadside pumping stations. Seeger describes his itineraries and customers, as well as local customs, festivals, political events, and the expatriate life. Approximately three hundred photographs of Moroccan people and sites complete the collection.
Extent:
1 Linear Foot
Language:
The papers are in Danish.

Background

Acquisition information:
The papers were purchased by the African Collection Curator in 1991 and transferred to Manuscripts and Archives.
Rules or conventions:
translation missing: en.enumerations.resource_finding_aid_description_rules.Finding aid created in accordance with Manuscripts and Archives Processing Manual
Scope and Content:

The Erik Seeger Papers consist of correspondence from Seeger to his parents in Denmark. The letters, which are written in Danish, chronicle his daily activities, emphasizing his professional responsibilities which necessitated extensive travel in central Morocco to establish and service roadside pumping stations. Seeger describes his itineraries and customers, as well as local customs, festivals, political events, and the expatriate life. Approximately three hundred photographs of Moroccan people and sites complete the collection which was purchased in 1991.

Biographical / Historical:

Erik Seeger was an agent of the Vacuum Oil Company in Morocco. He was stationed in Casablanca, Oued Zem, and Serrat from May, 1929 through August, 1933.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 432-1735
mssa.assist@yale.edu