Collection MS-2-292 - Sanford Archibald's scrapbooks documenting the Protestant Digest

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Sanford Archibald's scrapbooks documenting the Protestant Digest

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  • 1938 - 1946 (Creation)
    Archibald, Sanford

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3 volumes : 31 x 39 x 14 cm and smaller

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(1909 - 2001)

Biographical history

Sanford Wellington "Barney" Archibald was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1909. He attended Halifax Academy and graduated with a BComm from Dalhousie University in 1930. From 1929-1937 he worked in the circulation department of the Halifax Herald, and from 1937-1939 he was the circulation manager of the St. John Citizen. In 1939, he moved to New York City to establish the Protestant Digest (later The Protestant) with Kenneth Leslie, serving as the journal's promotion manager.

In 1954, Archibald founded Printolith Corporation in New York, with which he remained associated until his retirement to Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, in 1976. He was actively involved in a number of community organizations, including the Canadian Bible Society of Halifax and Children and Family Services of Annapolis County. He was treasurer of the Annapolis Royal Historical Association and arranged for the transfer of the Annapolis Royal Lighthouse from the Canadian Coast Guard. He died 18 February 2001 in Halifax.

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Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by Sanford Archibald in accession (35-77) in 1977.

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Collection comprises three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and leaflets documenting the Protestant Digest.

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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], Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and leaflets re. Protestant Digest, MS 232, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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