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Alan L. Bjorkman World War II Scrapbook Collection, 1936-1944

 Collection
Identifier: 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.

Dates

  • 1936-1944

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

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.

Extent

10.0 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks

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.

Title
ALAN L. BJORKMAN WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION, 1936-1944
Author
Inventory prepared by Tamara Gaydos
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).

Repository Details

Part of the Phillips Library Repository

Contact:
Peabody Essex Museum
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Rowley MA 01969 USA