Fonds S740 - Carl Klinck fonds

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Carl Klinck fonds

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CA ON00362 S740

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  • 1914-1957 (Creation)

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18 cm of textual records
3 photographs : b&w

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Carl Frederick Klinck (1908-1990) was an author and university professor, holding positions at Waterloo College (now Wilfrid Laurier University), and the University of Western Ontario. He received his BA from Waterloo College, and his MA and PhD from Columbia University. In 1928 he was employed as an associate professor at Waterloo College. He served as college librarian from 1936 to 1942, and Dean of Waterloo College between 1942 and 1947. In 1948 Carl Klinck was appointed Head of the English Department at the University of Western Ontario, remaining there until his retirement in 1973. He was an author and editor of numerous articles and books. In 1973 Klinck was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal, Royal Society of Canada, in 1978.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, publications, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, and other material produced and accumulated by Carl F. Klinck. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Canadian Officers' Training Corps; Papers

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The fonds was acquired from Carl Klinck in 1957.


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Books written or edited by Carl Klinck can be found in the Wilfrid Laurier University Library collection.

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