Finding Aid for the David K. Bjork Papers, ca. 1399-1960

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Finding Aid for the David K. Bjork Papers, ca. 1399-1960

Collection number: 775

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David K. Bjork Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1399-1960
Collection number: 775
Creator: Bjork, David K.
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David K. Bjork Papers (Collection 775). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bjork, David K.--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
History teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Photographic prints.
Microfilms.

Items Removed from Collection

  • History Department files transferred to University Archives.

Container List

 

Various papers, ca. 1399-1960

Creator/Collector: Bjork, David Kenneth
Physical Description: (11 boxes, unsorted)

Note

Film shelved in microfilm collections under collection 775.