Finding Aid for the Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988

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Finding Aid for the Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988

Collection number: 1709

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff, August 1993
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jakob Bjerknes Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1988
Collection number: 1709
Creator: Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-1975
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes (1897-1975) was a professor of meteorology at UCLA (1940-1965). He founded UCLA's Atmospheric Sciences Department. His research work focused on the importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere. The collection consists of material relating to Bjerknes and his meteorologist father, Vilhelm. There are clippings, printed items, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia, papers by Jakob Bjerknes, awards, and materials regarding his memorial at UCLA, memorial lecture and fund.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Hedvig Bjerknes, 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jakob Bjerknes Papers (Collection 1709). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709374 

Biography

Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was born November 2, 1897; his father, Vilhelm Bjerknes published books on meteorology, including Dynamic meteorology and hydrography (1910-11); Jakob earned a Ph.D at the University of Oslo (Norway) in 1924; became chief of weather forecasting for western Norway in Bergen, 1921-31; consultancies in Zurich and London; professor of meteorology, University of Bergen, 1931-40; professor (1940-65) and professor emeritus, beginning in 1965, UCLA; founded UCLA Atmospheric Sciences Department; research work on importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere; publications include Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric cirulation (1922); member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he died in 1975.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material relating to UCLA meteorologist Jakob Bjerknes and his meteorologist father Vilhelm, including clippings, printed items, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia. Includes papers by Jakob Bjerknes, awards, and materials regarding his memorial at UCLA, memorial lecture and fund. Contains material about air-sea interactions from the Jakob Bjerknes Symposium, February 1988. Some materials are in Norwegian.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-1975--Archives.
Bjerknes, V. (Vilhelm), 1862- --Archival resources.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Meteorology--Faculty--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Vilhelm F.K. Bjerknes.

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings re Vilhelm Bjerknes.

Box 1, Folder 3

Olaf Devik - Vilhelm Bjerknes.

Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings re Jacob Bjerknes, 1929-1976.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 6

Papers & awards.

Box 1, Folder 7

Dynamic meteorology.

Box 1, Folder 8

Articles on Nobel Prize.

Box 1, Folder 9

Universitetsbibliotek Oslo.

Box 1, Folder 10

Minner Fra Bergenskkolen.

Box 1, Folder 11

Photographs & memorabilia.

Box 1, Folder 12

Photographs & awards.

Box 2, Folder 1

Appropriating the Weather by Robert Marc Friedman.

Box 2, Folder 2

Selected Papers by Jacob Bjerknes.

Box 2, Folder 3

Scrapbook - photographs & memorabilia.

Box 2, Folder 4

Bjerknes UCLA Memorial.

Box 2, Folder 5

Bjerknes Memorial Lecture.

Box 2, Folder 6

Bjerknes Memorial Fund.

Box 2, Folder 7

National Medal of Science.

Box 2, Folder 8

Jacob Bjerknes Symposium - Air-Sea Interactions, February 1988.