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Finding Aid for the David K. Bjork Papers, ca. 1399-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • 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 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 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

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David K. Bjork Papers (Collection 775). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230383 

    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.