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Barbara Hinds fonds
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ca. 1801-2008, predominant 1960-2008 (Creation)
- Hinds, Barbara A.
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ca. 2 m of textual records. - ca. 1,200 photographs, proof sheets, negatives, and slides. - 71 audio reels. - 4 audio cassettes. - 7 maps.
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Barbara Agnes Hinds was born in Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 1924. Hinds worked in public service and as a customs officer until moving to Canada in 1956, where she began work as a journalist for the Chronicle Herald and Mail Star, a career that continued for 33 years. In 1960, Hinds travelled to Fort Chimo, Quebec, where she interviewed Inuit families. Throughout early 1960’s Hinds made more trips to the Eastern Arctic and the Yukon. As part of her continuing interest in the Canadian arctic, Hinds collected Inuit art, which she donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1974, Hinds became the medical correspondent for Halifax Herald Ltd. Later, she became a public relations expert and medical reporter for the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Hinds had an interest in birdwatching, and wrote a long-running birdwatching column for the Weekender. Barbara Hinds passed away in 2014 after suffering a stroke.
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Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs, and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers mostly consist of research material, drafts of articles, and newspaper clippings of articles related to Barbara Hinds' journalism career, but also include correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps, and manuscripts. The sound recordings were mostly created during Barbara Hinds' travels in the Canadian arctic and include several interviews. The photographs include prints, slides, negatives, and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian arctic but also include research material and personal photographs.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Barbara Hinds fonds, MS-2-130, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.