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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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Books, music, photography, tennis, travel.

Connections

father:
Wesley Magnus Westerberg

mother:
Lorraine Jeanette (Larson) Westerberg