Collection ID: MG 178

Collection context


Personal papers of June Laura Bjorklund Martin. Contains personal records, correspondence, vacation materials, photographs, and other personal materials created by June B. Martin. Also contains a few documents reflect her career in New York State government, including newspaper clippings or personal letters between co-workers.
11 boxes


Scope and Content:

The June B. Martin Papers generally consist of personal records, correspondence, vacation materials, photographs, and other personal materials created by June B. Martin, formerly June L. Bjorklund. The bulk of the personal records are personal correspondence, with what little professional correspondence there is consisting of letters of congratulations and gratitude. Of interest here is the correspondence from Edgar Martin during his time stationed in the Pacific during WWII previous to their marriage. Vacation materials come from the extensive number of trips abroad by June & Edgar during their marriage. Materials include brochures, clippings, itineraries, photographs, and slides. In addition, there are two scrapbooks, one a collection of letter of congratulations upon her retirement, the other a biographical scrapbook compiled by her mother, Laura Bjorklund. Noticeably absent are any records of her time in the state government. What little exists in this collection are generally clippings or personal letters between co-workers.

Biographical / Historical:

June Bjorklund Martin was born June Laura Bjorklund on November 18, 1919 in Rockford, Illinois. She attended Beloit College in 1936 and the University of Michigan in 1942, attaining a Masters in Economics. In 1944 she was offered a position in the New York State Division of the Budget under Governor Thomas E. Dewey. She became Senior Research Analyst in 1945. After leaving the Division of the Budget in 1959, she continued in state government, working in the Office of Legislative Research and eventually becoming the Director. She worked in the Governor’s Office under Nelson Rockefeller as a Program Associate, then later as the Director of the Women’s Unit. As one of the early women working in the New York Government, June Martin’s career received some media attention. She spoke several times before the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Latham, becoming the groups “Businesswoman of the Year,” in 1962.

Rules or conventions:
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