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P-17: Anton Drabik Collection

ABSTRACT: The Anton Drabik Collection consists of materials related to marine salvaging. The collection consists of both archival records and monographs (books.)

SCOPE: The Anton Drabik Collection consists of two series; the Drabik Papers and the Drabik Monographs. Series One, the Drabik Papers, consists of archival records dealing primarily with marine salvage. This series consists of essays, correspondence, surveys, clippings, and Anton Drabiks own writings, in the form of published magazine articles as well as drafts to a larger work. Finding aids for series one can be located below.

The books of the Anton Drabik Collection make up series two, the Drabik Monographs. Series two consists of 55 volumes, totaling in all about three linear feet. The monographs in series two contain information on marine salvaging, as well as information covering submarines, maritime law, marine insurance, vessel engineering and shipbuilding, modeling, and shipwrecks. These monographs have been incorporated into the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library holdings, and can be accessed through the University of Missouris Online Public Access Catalog. In addition, the monographs can be perused in our finding aids, located below.

EXTENT: approximately 4 linear feet, of which 1 linear feet are archival records. The monographs consist of 53 volumes

ACCESS: This is Special Collection P-17. This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, depending on condition. Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. More information about conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.”

Finding Aid: Anton Drabik Collection Finding Aid (.pdf)


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