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Dag Hammarskjöld Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Hammarskjøld, Dag 1905-1961

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.

The collection consists of copies of Hammarskjöld's correspondence with Martin Buber, a typescript copy of Hammarskjöld's book Vag Marken, a copy of his itinerary while he was secretary-general of the United Nations, and a copy of an unfinished typescript manuscript of his translation of Martin Buber's Ich and Du.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Six Letters from Dag Hammarskjöld to Professor Martin Buber, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Itinerary of Dag Hammarskjöld while Secretary General of the United Nations, 1954-1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photostatic Copy of Vägmärken, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ich und Du, Unfinished Manuscript of Dag Hammarskjöold's Translation of Buber's Ich und Du, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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