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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Hokan Bjornstrom Steffanson
RLIN number: NXCP88-A125
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early life, education, business experiences in Sweden; travel to United States, 1909; business ventures, United States and Canada; Kraft pulp, paper mills, oil, investments; business and finance during World War I and Depression; Swedish-American cultural and educational activities; New York, N.Y. society and social life; experiences on TITANIC, 1912; Metropolitan Club, Newport and Carlsbad; comments on Wall Street, investments and investing, estate management, Prohibition, antenuptial agreements; Pinchots and United States aid to Finland, 1940; impressions of Ivar Kreuger, Oskar Froding, Hjalmar Branting; the Eno family; Mary Eno Steffanson, Carl Milles, George McDonald, Ignace Paderewski, Axel Wenner-Gren, Edward R. Finch.
Extent: Transcript: 1,997 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for permission. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Steffanson, Hokan Bjornstrom, 1883-1962
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1883
Speaker occupation: Executive; Financier
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Ackerman, Carl William, 1890-1970
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Capitalists and financiers; North America; Swedish Americans--Ohio; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Business enterprises--United States--20th century; New York(NY)--Social life and customs; Shipwrecks; Steffanson, Hokan Bjornstrom, 1883-1962
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019079-14522