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The William Bergstrom Engineering Collection of California Shipbuilding Corporation
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Description
The William A. Bergstrom Engineering Collection of the California Shipbuilding Corporation is a collection of archival materials about engineering the design of ships built at California Shipbuilding Corporation during World War II. William A. Bergstrom and his father-in-law, Cyril Hubert, both worked as engineers for the company during the war and oversaw training of other engineering employees. This collection includes engineering and training manuals, publications, and photographs of the engineering and construction of ships.
Background
William A. Bergstrom was hired and trained at California Shipbuilding Corporation by his father-in-law, Cyril Hubert. Like other company workers, he received most of his training on the job. Eventually, Bergstrom became Chief Loftsman and coordinated all loft training. He was an amateur photographer; it's believed that he produced most of the images in this collection. After the closing of the shipyard, Bergstrom and Hubert worked at MGM Studios building sets, which Hubert had done prior to the war and working at the shipyard. After working at the studios, Bergstrom founded the “Vent-a-Hood” company in Buena Park, California.
Extent
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes, 1 document case)
Restrictions
The material in this collection is the property of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The material is subject to copyright restrictions and may not be used without prior permission from the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Please make an appointment with the Museum Archivist or Director for access to the collection.