Identifier

MA 96

Dates

1946-1983

Extent

0.84 linear feet (2 document cases)

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.

Historical Note

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, SD 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.

Content Notes

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).

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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Language

English

Publisher

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Rights

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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