Fonds MS-2-800 - Ruth (Goodman) Pink fonds

Scrapbook of memorabilia and photographs collected by Ruth Goodman Scrapbook of memorabilia and photographs collected by Ruth Goodman

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Ruth (Goodman) Pink fonds

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  • 1932-2015, bulk 1932-1937 (Creation)
    Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

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10 cm of textual records

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Ruth Marilyn Goodman was born on May 23, 1915 to Jeanette and Solomon Goodman and had three sisters named Rose, Edith, and Annetta. She attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1936. She married lawyer Irving Pink (B.A. 1934, LL.B. 1936) and had four sons named Steven, Joel, Ronald, and Darrel. Pink lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, where she supported the YMCA and the Yarmouth Hospital with fundraising campaigns. She was also active in the Jewish community, serving as National Vice President of Hadassah WIZO Canada. In Yarmouth, Pink was known as a gardener and a potter among other hobbies. The Irving and Ruth Pink Award for Youth Development and Social Justice was first awarded in 2016 to celebrate Irving and Ruth Pink’s legacy of public service and advocacy. Pink passed away on October 13, 2014.

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Fonds was donated by the estate of Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink in February 2016. Accession 2017-065.

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Fonds contains two scrapbooks assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink. One scrapbook was assembled while Goodman was a student at Dalhousie and contains dance cards; place cards; programs; schedules and memorabilia from freshman initiation; and other memorabilia from events at Dalhousie and elsewhere in Halifax. The other scrapbook was assembled during Goodman's graduation from Dalhousie and the following year or so, and contains greeting cards and telegrams sent to Goodman for her graduation; programs; dance cards; greeting cards; and other memorabilia from events at Dalhousie and in other places around Nova Scotia. Both scrapbooks contain photographs of Goodman's friends and family taken at Dalhousie and during visits to various places around Nova Scotia.

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  • Box: MS-2-800, SF Box 89