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Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection

Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection

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Open Finding Aid

ALAN L. BJORKMAN WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION, 1936-1944

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Bjorkman, Alan L., 1924-1944
Title:Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection
Dates:1936/1944
Quantity:10.0 linear feet (18 boxes)
Abstract:The Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection includes 92 volumes of clippings from various news sources that document the events of World War II via the American news media.
Identification:MM 23

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Scope and Content Note

The Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection includes 92 volumes of clippings from various news sources that document the events of World War II via the American news media. The majority of the material focuses on the events that led up to the outbreak of World War II and the following wartime events. The earlier scrapbooks also include articles about the English Royal Family, the United States Congress, and the Sino-Japanese conflict. Bjorkman arranged his scrapbooks chronologically and numbered each volume. This order has been maintained within this collection. Some of the volumes were titled and this information has been included in the finding aid when available. In some instances, the original three-ring binders are included with the loose paper because additional clippings can be found pasted on the inside covers.


Biographical Sketch

Alan L. Bjorkman (1924-1944) was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts on August 20, 1924 to Lennart W. Bjorkman and Ruth Tewksbury Bjorkman (1896-1946). Bjorkman was twelve years old when he began his scrapbook collection, which he continued until he joined the war effort himself. He enlisted in the Army of the United States on March 5, 1943 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, as a Private First Class. He was killed in action while in France on November 27, 1944.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Bjorkman, Alan L., 1924-1944
American newspapers
Monarchy--Great Britain
Nazis
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Soldiers--Massachusetts--Swampscott
United States--History, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Scrapbooks

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Alan J. Bjorkman Scrapbook Collection, MM 23, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Lennart W. Bjorkman on November 25, 1946.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Tamara Gaydos, 2011. Updated by Halley Grogan, March 2012.


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