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Kermit Berndt Westerberg

Kermit Berndt Westerberg, American librarian. Recipient award of commendation, Concordia History Institute, 1985; Hooker fellow, Yale University, 1970. Member of Special Libraries Association, Society of America Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, Swedish-American History Society (board directors 1989-1992, 1996—2002, bibliography project co-editor 1982-1983).

Background

  • Westerberg, Kermit Berndt was born on April 2, 1946 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of Wesley Magnus and Lorraine Jeanette (Larson) Westerberg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1968. Master of Arts in Religion, Yale University, 1970. Master of Library Science, University Minnesota, 1977.

    Career

    • Library. assistant, department supervisor Uppsala University Library, Sweden, 1977-1981. Library, archivist, instructor Swedish Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1981-1992. Monographs library Yale Division School Library, New Haven, 1992-1995.

      Manager cataloging, collection development officer Thomson-Gale, Primary Source Microfilm, Woodbridge, since 1996. Grant projects reviewer National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1985—1999. Free-lance translator Swedish to English, Uppsala, Sweden, 1971—1974, Uppsala, 1978—1981.

    Works

    • Co-translator: From Sweden to America, 1976. Translator: Swedish Exodus, 1979. Translator, associate editor: On the Left in America, 1999.

      Contributor articles and essays to professional publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member of Special Libraries Association, Society of America Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, Swedish-American History Society (board directors 1989-1992, 1996—2002, bibliography project co-editor 1982-1983).

    Personality

    Interests

    Books, music, photography, tennis, travel.

    Connections

    • father: Wesley Magnus Westerberg
    • mother: Lorraine Jeanette (Larson) Westerberg
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    Born April 2, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Oberlin College
    • 1970
      Yale University
    • 1977
      University Minnesota
    • 1977 - 1981
      Library assistant
      Sweden
    • 1981 - 1992
      library
      Rock Island, Illinois, United States
    • 1992 - 1995
      monographs library Yale Division School Library
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1996
      manager, Thomson-Gale
      Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
    • 1996
      collection development officer, Thomson-Gale
      Woodbridge, Virginia, United States