Biography and History

Dag Hammarskjöld was born on 29 July 1905 in Jönköping, Sweden, and died 18 September 1961 near Ndola, in Northern Rhodesia. He was a Swedish economist and statesman who served as the second secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961), during which time he enhanced the prestige and effectiveness of the UN. Hammarskjöld was posthumously awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1961.

Source: From the finding aid for C1074

  • Dag Hammarskjöld Collection. 1958-1961 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1074

    Consists of selected copies of correspondence and manuscripts of Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  • Derso and Kelen Collection. 1922-1982 (inclusive), 1922-1970 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC205

    The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of correspondence, writings, published material, and over 900 cartoons and caricatures in varying media ranging from pencil sketches and ink drawings to richly-hued watercolors and limited edition lithographic portfolios created by the Hungarian caricaturists and political satirists Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The vast majority of the works were produced between 1920 and 1950, the active period of collaboration between Derso and Kelen.