Elvin Bjorklund Papers
Elvin C. Bjorklund
0.84 linear feet (2 Document Boxes)
South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections
Hilton M. Briggs Library (SBL) Room 241, Box 2115
1300 North Campus Drive
Brookings, SD 57007
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. This material does not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Name of item. MA96, box #, folder #, Elvin Bjorklund Papers, South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
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.
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.
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).
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|Biographical||1||1||Elvin's Biographical Profile for Workshop and Conference||1958 - 1962|
|History of Soil Conservation Service||1||2||Chronical History of the Soil Conservation Service and Related Events||1955|
|History of Soil Conservation Service||1||3||History and Development of the Soil Conservation Service||1963 - 1969|
|History of Soil Conservation Service||1||4||Work and Accomplishments of the Soil Conservation Service||1960|
|History of Soil Conservation Service||1||5||Organization and Development of the Soil Conservation Service, and Land Use in South Dakota Position Statement||1970 - 1974|
|Personnel of Soil Conservation Service||1||6||Soil Conservation Service Personnel||1970|
|Personnel of Soil Conservation Service||1||7||Photographs (Black and White) of Soil Conservation Service Personnel||1946 - 1965|
|Personnel of Soil Conservation Service||1||8||Photographs (Black and White) of Participants at Workshops Conferences Meeting, and Device Awards||1942 - 1965|
|Black Hills||1||9||Black Hills Area Resources||1967|
|Photographs||1||10||Photographs (Black and White) of Farms, Farming Practices, and Floods||1941 - 1957|
|Hugh Hammond Bennett||1||11||Hugh Hammond Bennett the man the Legend a Collection of anecdotes||1973|
|Ross D. Davies||1||12||Correspondence and Articles on the Death of Ross D. Davies||1959|
|Ross D. Davies||1||13||Letter and Photographs on Ross D. Davies Memorial Loan Fund and Name Plate||1959 - 1971|
|Exit Report and Pre-retirement Seminar||1||14||Exit Report and Pre-retirement Seminar||1970 - 1983|
|Anniversary||2||1||United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service: 25th Anniversary (1960) and 15th Annual Meeting Talk (1960)||1960|
|Anniversary||2||2||Soil Conservation Service 25th Anniversary||1960|
|Government Employment||2||3||Government Employment Information (Notification of Personnel Action)||1957|
|Leadership and Training||2||4||Leadership Development and Training Workshop||1958|
|Leadership and Training||2||5||Certificate of Training by United States Department of Agriculture- Office of Personnel||1957|
|Soil Conservation Service Project||2||6||Oahe Irrigation Project||1977 - 1982|
|Soil Conservation Service Project||2||7||Study Guide Missouri River Basin Development Program, Soil Conservation Field Days, and National Plowing Contest Program||1953 - 1960|
|Soil Conservation Service Project||2||8||South Dakota Conservation Needs Inventory||1970|
|Engineer Handbook||2||9||Engineer Handbook Region 5 United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Chapters 1-5 part 1||1946|
|Engineer Handbook||2||10||Engineer Handbook Region 5 United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Chapters 6-10 part 2||1946|