Bergstrom, Marie Norberg.  Zamzam Survivors Collection, 1932-2006.

LCA Collection 10



Bergstrom, Marie Norberg.  Zamzam Survivors Collection, 1932-2006.  LCA Collection 10.  1 ½ Hollinger Boxes and 1 Flat Box.


ABSTRACT:

The Zamzam Survivors collection consists of a variety of ephemera documenting the ship’s sinking and subsequent events.  Included are personal accounts, scrapbooks, newsletters, reunion programs, clippings, and some published works on the incident.


HISTORICAL NOTE:

On 17 April 1941, the neutral Egyptian ship Zamzam, with 201 passengers and crew, among them 144 missionaries headed for mission fields in Africa, was attacked and sunk by a German raider.  Of the 144 missionaries, 19 were Augustana missionaries and their children.


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Lutheran Church Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Bergstrom, Marie Norberg.  Zamzam Survivors Collection, 1932-2006. LCA Collection 10.  Gustavus Adolphus College, Lutheran Church Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


ACQUISITION:

Marie Norberg Bergstrom donated this collection during 2008.


PROCESSED BY:

Edi Thorstensson processed this collection during 2008.
Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid during May 2010.


RELATED COLLECTIONS:

A large collection of ephemera concerning the Zamzam is held by the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German.
Women in missionary work.
Zamzam (Ship).
Anderson, Eleanor Danielson.
Bergstrom, Marie Norberg.
Hankins, Violet.
Holwerda, Luella Danielson.
Levitt, Kathleen.
Norberg, C. Einar.
Schellenberg, Alice.



LCA Collection 10

Box

Folder

Zamzam: The Story of a Strange Missionary Odyssey by the Augustana Synod Passengers, edited by S. Hjalmar Swanson, D.D., 1941 (2 copies)

1

1

Department of State Documents, 1941 (Compiled by Wilfred Danielson)

1

2

Anderson, Eleanor Danielson, Personal Accounts, “Memories of the ZamZam,” The Rose, 1996

1

3

Bergstrom, Marie Norberg, Personal Accounts, undated

1

4

Hankins, Violet, Personal Accounts, 1943

1

5

Holwerda, Luella Danielson, Personal Accounts, “Grandma’s Story,” 1997 (Includes Related Correspondence)

1

6

Levitt, Kathleen, Personal Accounts, “Mrs Kathleen Levitt’s Account of Her Experiences after the Sinking of the ZamZam on April 17, 1941,” undated

1

7

Norberg, C. Einar, Personal Accounts, “A Brief Account of our Journey to Africa in 1941,” undated

1

8

Schellenberg, Alice, Personal Accounts, “Gods Baffling Ways!: A True Story as Told to Luella Ruth Bradley by Alice Schellenberg,” undated

1

9

Passengers and Personnel of the S.S. Zamzam, undated

1

10

Copies of Publications, Free Trip to Berlin by Isabel Russell Guernsey, 1943; The German Raider Atlantis by Wolfgang Frank and Bernhard Rogge, 1956; Sea Raider Atlantis by Ulrich Mohr and A.V. Sellwood, 1955

1

11

Newsletters, 1991-93 (Includes Correspondence between Eleanor Danielson Anderson and Marie and Vern Bergstrom)

1

12

Newsletters, 1994-2006

1

13

Reunion Programs and Related Planning Materials, 1991-96

1

14

Correspondence, 1990s

1

15

Clippings and Miscellaneous, 1941 and 1987-2006

1

16

Lutz, Dorothy, Stories and Poetry, 1932 and 2000s

1

17

Scrapbook Binder, Zamzam Survivors, Photographs, Clippings, and Writings, 1940s-1990s (Compiled by Marie Norberg Bergstrom)

2

1

Loose Materials from Marie Bergstrom’s Large Scrapbook, 1940s

2

2

Scrapbook of Marie Bergstrom, 1940s

3

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