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Collection Summary

Identifier

 MA96

Title

Elvin Bjorklund Papers

Creator

Elvin C. Bjorklund

Dates

1946-1983

Extent

0.84 linear feet (2 Document Boxes)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections
Hilton M. Briggs Library (SBL) Room 241, Box 2115
1300 North Campus Drive
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605-688-5094
Email: arcrefs@sdstate.edu

Access Note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. This material does not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. MA96, box #, folder #, Elvin Bjorklund Papers, South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Elvin C. Bjorklund live from 1908 to 1990 and worked for Soil Conservation Service as deputy state conservationist. He dealt with soil and water conservation needs inventory, flood prevention, and watershed protection. This Collection contains Elvin Bjorklund Soil Conservation Service papers. It is comprised of records on Soil Conservation Service’s works, events, and personnel. Likewise, it has photographs of personnel, conservation, and events.

Biographical Note

Elvin C. Bjorklund was born on November 6, 1908. He was born on an eastern South Dakota farm. He attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1930 with B.S. in civil engineering. In June of 1935, he joined the Soil Conservation Service, as a Project Engineer on controlling wind erosion. At Alcester SD, Bjorklund was the district conservationist from 1938 to 1944. In 1944 he became a conservation engineer for the Lincoln, Nebraska Regional Office. He transferred to Huron, South Dakota State Office to become the deputy state conservationist. In this role he dealt with soil and water conservation needs inventory, flood prevention, and watershed protection. Elvin Bjorklund married Eloys Nelson in 1934 and they had two son Dick and Don. He died July 16, 1990.

Contents Note

This Collection contains Elvin Bjorklund Soil Conservation Service papers. It is comprised of records on Soil Conservation Service’s works, events, and personnel. Likewise, it has photographs of personnel, conservation, and events. There are correspondence between Bjorklund and South Dakota representatives and senators on the Oahe Irrigation Project and the passing of State Director of Soil Conservation Service Ross. D. Davies. Additionally it includes Resource study (1967), Engineer Handbook (1946), South Dakota Conservation Needs Inventory (1970).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright Notice

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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Container List: Elvin Bjorklund Papers MA 96

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
Biographical11Elvin's Biographical Profile for Workshop and Conference1958 - 1962
History of Soil Conservation Service12Chronical History of the Soil Conservation Service and Related Events1955
History of Soil Conservation Service13History and Development of the Soil Conservation Service1963 - 1969
History of Soil Conservation Service14Work and Accomplishments of the Soil Conservation Service1960
History of Soil Conservation Service15Organization and Development of the Soil Conservation Service, and Land Use in South Dakota Position Statement1970 - 1974
Personnel of Soil Conservation Service16Soil Conservation Service Personnel1970
Personnel of Soil Conservation Service17Photographs (Black and White) of Soil Conservation Service Personnel1946 - 1965
Personnel of Soil Conservation Service18Photographs (Black and White) of Participants at Workshops Conferences Meeting, and Device Awards1942 - 1965
Black Hills19Black Hills Area Resources1967
Photographs110Photographs (Black and White) of Farms, Farming Practices, and Floods1941 - 1957
Hugh Hammond Bennett111Hugh Hammond Bennett the man the Legend a Collection of anecdotes1973
Ross D. Davies112Correspondence and Articles on the Death of Ross D. Davies1959
Ross D. Davies113Letter and Photographs on Ross D. Davies Memorial Loan Fund and Name Plate1959 - 1971
Exit Report and Pre-retirement Seminar114Exit Report and Pre-retirement Seminar1970 - 1983
Anniversary21United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service: 25th Anniversary (1960) and 15th Annual Meeting Talk (1960)1960
Anniversary22Soil Conservation Service 25th Anniversary1960
Government Employment23Government Employment Information (Notification of Personnel Action)1957
Leadership and Training24Leadership Development and Training Workshop1958
Leadership and Training25Certificate of Training by United States Department of Agriculture- Office of Personnel1957
Soil Conservation Service Project26Oahe Irrigation Project1977 - 1982
Soil Conservation Service Project27Study Guide Missouri River Basin Development Program, Soil Conservation Field Days, and National Plowing Contest Program1953 - 1960
Soil Conservation Service Project28South Dakota Conservation Needs Inventory1970
Engineer Handbook29Engineer Handbook Region 5 United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Chapters 1-5 part 11946
Engineer Handbook210Engineer Handbook Region 5 United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Chapters 6-10 part 21946