Carl William Ackerman Papers on Bjornstrom Steffanson
ca. 1910-1962


Finding Aid Prepared by Michael Stone
December 2000


Date Range: ca. 1910-1962
Size of Collection: 4 linear ft. (ca. 700 items in 9 boxes)
Date of Acquisition: Gift of the estate of Douglas V. Ackerman, 1980
Material on Microfilm: No material on microfilm
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to publish materials must also be obtained in writing from the Director of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
Location in Stacks: In sequence
Processing Information: Processed by Henry Rowen October 1980 and November 1980
Associated Material: The edited transcripts of these interviews are part of The Oral History Collection
RLIN ID: NYCR86-A52

BIOGRAPHY

       Carl Willaim Ackerman (1890-1970), Columbia University B. Litt. 1913 Dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism from 1931 to 1956 spent from 1960 to 1962 researching and writing a biography unpublished of Hokan Bjornstrom Steffanson 1883-1962 the Swedish-American industrialist and financier.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       This collection of research notes, transcripts of interviews with Steffanson, correspondence, clipings, and other biographical materials deals with all aspects of Steffanson's life including his early career in America after 1909, the Swedish and Canadian paper, wood pulp, and cellulose industries, cultural and social life and New York City real estate in the 1920s, his escape from the Titanic in 1912, and genealogical notes on the family of his wife, Mary Pinchot Eno.



Cataloged Correspondence

1 Dawes, Charles Gates
     To Carl William Ackerman
     Chicago 28 March 1951
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Dodge, Marcellus Hartley
     To Carl William Ackerman
     New York 10 September 1947
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 House, Edwartd Mandell
     To Carl William Ackerman
     New York 17 September 1927
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Hillyer, Robert Silliman
     To Carl William Ackerman
     Cambridge, Mass. 10 May 1934
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Kahn, Otto Herman
     To Carl William Ackerman
     New York 31 August 1925
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Keir, Malcom
     To Carl William Ackerman
     Hanover, N.H. 12 February 1929
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Latimer, Samuel Lowery, Jr.
     To Carl William Ackerman
     Columbia, S.C. 20 December 1950
     2 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Pershing, John Joseph
     To Carl William Ackerman
     Washington D.C. 25 January 1952
     1 p. t.l.s.
     
1 Scully, Frank
     To Carl William Ackerman
     on board the S.S. Rex 15 August 1933
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Sherwood, Robert Emmet
     To: Carl William Ackerman
     [n.y.] 3 May 1949
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Watts, Harvey Maitland
     To: Carl William Ackerman
     Philidelphia 1 July 1919
     1 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Willert, Sir Arthur
     To: Carl William Ackerman
     [London] 15 December 1953
     4 p. a.l.s.
     
1 Wiseman, Sir William George Eden
     To: Carl William Ackerman
     New York 10 December 1953
     1 p. a.l.s.
     


Arranged Series

   --Correspondence

1 Letters to Carl William Ackerman from various people
     various 1942-1959
     8 a.l.s. & t.l.s.
     

   --Books

1 & 2 Inscribed books from his library
     

   --Research Notes and Interviews

3 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
     
4 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson (cont.)
     
5 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson (cont.)
     
5 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
& transcripts of notes and interviews
     
6 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
& transcripts of notes and interviews (cont.)
     
7 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
& transcripts of notes and interviews (cont.)
     
8 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
& transcripts of notes and interviews (cont.)
     
9 Research notes on H.B. Steffanson
& transcripts of notes and interviews