Fonds MS-2-484 - Russell B. Zinck fonds

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Russell B. Zinck fonds

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MS-2-484

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  • [19--] - 1973 (Creation)
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    Zinck, Russell B.

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19 cm of textual records
1 picture ; 20 x 16 cm

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(1897-19--)

Biographical history

Russell B. Zinck was born in 1897 in Blandford, Nova Scotia. He attended the local school, but left at an early age to farm and fish. In 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent overseas in 1918, where he fought at the battle of Amiens with the Nova Scotia 25th Battalion. After the war he moved to Halifax and married Edith May Davis in 1922. Zinck was a member of the Twenty-fifth Battalion Memory Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Nova Scotia Centre of Poetry Society. He had more than one hundred poems published by the local press. His poetry was also published in the Nova Scotia Book of Verse, the Alberta Poetry Yearbook, and the Maritime Anthology of Verse.

Custodial history

Records were purchased by Dalhousie University Archives from John Towsend on 11 March 1983. Further information about the custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of materials regarding Russell B. Zinck's poetry, including poetry manuscripts and newspaper clippings; his notes about politics; and his involvement with the local press. Record types include correspondence, a scrapbook and a notebook containing poem drafts. The fonds also contains a picture by W.M. Schaffuer.

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Some of the documents are in poor conservation condition. Careful handling is required.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Russell B. Zinck fonds, MS-2-484, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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