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Finding Aid for the David K. Bjork Papers, ca. 1399-1960
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Description
David Knuth Bjork (1891-1962) was a professor (1932-44, 1944-58) and chairman of the UCLA history department (1939-58). He was also the director of the Western Federal Savings and Loan Association, Los Angeles (1939-43). The collection consists of photographic prints of material in the Reval state archive, now Tallinna Linnaarhiiv in Estonia, as well as reels of microfilm containing material from various archives, and printed ephemera, course information, speeches, clippings, correspondence, notecards, offprints, and a manuscript. Much of collection is in Old Norse.
Background
David Knuth Bjork was born on July 19, 1891 in Stockholm, Sweden; came to the U.S. in 1911; attended Illinois Wesleyan University (1915-16) and Pacific School of Religion (1916-18); AB (1919), AM (1920), and Ph.D (1923), UC Berkeley; instructor (1923-26), assistant professor (1926-32), associate professor (1932-44), chairman of the history department (1939-58), and professor (1944-58), UCLA; director, Western Federal Savings and Loan Association, Los Angeles, 1939-43; decorated knight of the Royal Order of Vasa by the King of Sweden; President of the Southern California chapter of the American Scandinavian Foundation; contributed to various historical publications; he died on March 5, 1962.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.