The Archive

The TEEM Expedition Archive was founded by Dr. Michael Patenge in 1996. It holds numerous estates in the fields of travel, explorations, expeditions, missionary and naval history. The founder wants to keep valuable archives together, preventing them from separation and loss. The archive gives an unique insight into the courage and determination of historic explorers whose life was on stage quite often. Without those brave men and woman, the world as we know it, would be different today.

Manuscripts are often several hundreds years old. Style, language, scripture differs from nowadays. Patience and expertise is needed to complete a transcription and to bring the content of the documents alive.

Join the explorers on their voyages by discovering old manuscripts, photos and letters preserved by our Archive.