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Eric R. Lund papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/171

The Eric R. Lund papers cover Lund’s ancestry and life, including both his professional activities and other interests.

The Lund papers are arranged in ten series:



  • Biography. Materials related to Lund’s life, not including his professional activities. Important resources in this series are materials related to the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood during Lund’s youth (including neighborhood newspapers), and a substantial body of letters written during Lund’s service in the Army during World War II, in the Philippines and Japan. This series includes substantial information on Lund’s first wife, Florence Johannsen, and some information on his second wife, Grace Carlson.
  • Lund’s career in journalism and teaching. Lund worked principally at the Evanston review and Chicago daily news; the collection includes clippings, internal documents, correspondence and (especially for the Evanston review) background materials. The Evanston review materials contain substantial information on the culture and politics of Evanston in the 1960s. Lund taught at Northwestern University, Columbia College, and North Park College; the series includes syllabi, correspondence and other materials. This series includes significant materials collected during the writing of a history of First Federal Savings and Loan, which was never published
  • Correspondence. Letters to and from Eric and Florence Lund. Arranged in two principal groups: correspondence with Florence’s parents, and all other correspondence
  • Friends and associates. Materials (chiefly other than correspondence) related to friends and work associates of both Eric and Florence Lund
  • Frederick Lundin. Materials collected for a biography of the Illinois politician, which was never published
  • Swedish American heritage. Materials assembled by Lund on Sweden, and the contributions of Swedish immigrants to the United States
  • Travel. Eric and Florence Lund traveled chiefly to California (primarily the San Francisco region) and Scandinavia. This series contains correspondence, travel arrangements, restaurant menus, post cards, and other materials related to and collected during their trips
  • Journalism and writing. Materials on the subject of journalism, not related to any of the organizations for which Lund worked
  • Letters to the editor. A substantial body of information collected by Lund on the "letters to the editor" section of a newspaper, intended to be the subject of a book
  • Topics. Additional miscellaneous materials
  • Dates

    • 1900 - 2006

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    All parts of the Eric R. Lund papers are available for consultation. Recordings on tape must be transferred to a digital format before they can be consulted; this digitization is only performed as needed, and can involve a delay in availability.

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

    Extent

    111 Boxes

    Overview

    American journalist Eric R. Lund was born to Swedish immigrants on November 1, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. Lund attended Northwestern University 1942-1949 (B.S. in journalism). Lund worked primarily at the Evanston review and Chicago daily news. After the latter paper ceased publication, Lund undertook a number of research and editing projects. The Eric R. Lund papers cover Lund’s ancestry and life, including both his professional activities and other interests.

    Arrangement

    The Eric R. Lund papers were originally organized in a series of carefully-labeled folders, arranged in broad categories. The original arrangement, and the original folder captions, have been preserved whenever possible; some folders have been given new locations. Some folders with only general captions were given new titles, and unlabeled folders were provided with descriptive captions.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Grace Carlson-Lund (#16-91 and #16-96).

    Processing Information

    Gary Strawn, 2018.
    Title
    Guide to the Eric R. Lund papers
    Author
    Gary L. Strawn
    Date
    2018-03-08
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard

    Repository Details

    Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

    Contact:
    Deering Library, Room 110
    1970 Campus Dr.
    Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
    847-491-3354