Life Sciences Communication receives gift of historical artifacts

The Department of Life Sciences Communication was honored with a special gift last week. The family and friends of the late Bob Bjorklund, who was an alumnus, donor and friend of the department, donated numerous historical artifacts from Bjorklund’s collection. Bjorkland, who passed away in 2004, worked at the Wisconsin State Journal as a farm editor for nearly 40 years. Bjorkland’s widow Louise Bjorklund made a special visit to LSC to present the gift, along with her friend Grace White.

The following photos and captions are from the LSC Facebook Page. You can read more about Bob Bjorklund and the recent donation event in this Wisconsin State Journal article:

Brossard with donors and Meiller
LSC chair Dominique Brossard stands by Bob Bjorklund’s historical artifacts with LSC donor and friend Grace White, LSC professor Larry Meiller, and LSC donor and friend Louise Bjorklund. “Agriculture is still such an important part of our country and our future and it’s fascinating to visit LSC to see how it is moving forward,” said Louise.
The donations made to LSC include Bob Bjorklund’s old camera, newspaper clippings, conference proceedings on records, a typewriter and his first laptop!
“Do we have something in LSC that can play this?” laughed LSC chair Dominique Brossard and LSC professor Larry Meiller. “I might,” replied Louise Bjorklund.
donors with group
LSC professor Larry Meiller, who is close to the Bjorklunds, said a few words about Bob’s great work. “Bob covered not just agriculture but also agricultural policy and his legacy is extremely important to this state,” Larry said. “I am very happy his artifacts and history have come back to the department.”