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Finding Aid for the Waldemar Westergaard Papers, ca. 1910-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Waldemar Westergaard Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-1962
    Collection number: 132
    Creator: Westergaard, Waldemar, 1882-1963
    Extent: 200 boxes (100 linear ft.) 62 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Waldemar Christian Westergaard (1882-1963) was a historian who specialized in Scandinavian and European history. The collection consists of correspondence, transcripts and copies of documents and manuscripts, clippings,and photographs regarding Westergaard's career, research, and writings.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    The collection contains microfilm copies and photostats from other archival and manuscript collections in various European repositories, many of which are not identified.
    Gift of Waldemar Westergaard, 1951-1963.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Waldemar Westergaard Papers (Collection 132). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Waldemar Christian Westergaard was born February 4, 1882 in Buffalo, North Dakota; attended University of North Dakota, University of California at Berkeley, Cornell, Stockholm University; specialized in Scandinavian and European history; taught at Pomona College and UCLA (1925-1949); died in 1963.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, transcripts and copies of documents and manuscripts, clippings,and photographs regarding the career, research, and writings of Westergaard. Research materials from Danish and Swedish archives concerning 16th-19th century Danish, Scandinavian, Russian and Danish West Indian history.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Arranged by material type (photostats, correspondence, photo albums) at the box level.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Westergaard, Waldemar, 1882-1963--Archives.
    Pomona College--Faculty--Archival resources.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Scandinavia--History--Research.
    Europe--History--Research.

    Related Material

    • Memoirs of an Historian [oral history transcript] / Westergaard, Waldemar, 1882-1963, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1965. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Nordic Collection on Scandinavian and Baltic History. Available at Department of Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont Colleges, California.