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Gordon Bjork Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 3588 C
Identifier: H2007-041

Content Description

The collection consists of date books, news clippings, photographs, booklets, brochures, obituaries, and various materials relating to “Big Bands” and band members of South Dakota. Gordon Bjork played for several bands, including Danny Kealey, Six Fat Dutchmen, Jimmy Barnett and Sammy Jensen Orchestra. He was band director in Rutland, SD from 1965-1984. Gordon Bjork was born on June 12, 1923 in Alcester, SD. He died in Madison, SD on August 16, 2007. The folder list includes the following materials.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1960s-1980s


0.25 Cubic Feet


Folder 1: Sioux Falls Musician Association, member list – 1973, 1976-1978 Folder 2: Date Books for band events – 1966-1969, 1971-1984 Folder 3: Photographs – Band and family members Folder 4: Obituaries/ Memorial Cards Folder 5: News Clippings Folder 6: Sheet Music Folder 7: Piano Tuning Handbook Folder 8: Newsletter – Dancing USA Folder 9: Newspapers