Fonds 35-1997 - Robert B. Inch Fonds

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Robert B. Inch Fonds

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CA MCK 35-1997

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  • 1930-1977 (Creation)

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120 cm : files, clippings, booklets

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Robert Inch was born December 8th, 1903 at Oak Point, New Brunswick. He completed a Bachelor of Arts at Mount Allison University in 1924. After working for a brief time at The Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, New Brunswick, he traveled to the prairies, hoping to land a job at the Winnipeg Free Press. Initially unsuccessful, he was hired by the Calgary Albertan. In 1928, he secured employment at the Free Press, but remained their only a year, leaving for Ottawa to join the National Research Council. In 1935, he joined the League of Nations Society as its national secretary. In 1943, just before being shipped overseas to join the campaign in Europe, Inch married Elizebeth Gowling. He survived the war, and returned to settle in Sackville, New Brunswick with his wife, where he was appointed Director of Alumni and Public relations at Mount Allison University. His wife died in Sackville in 1956. In 1967, Robert Inch accepted a position as a sessional lecturer at Brandon University, and remained there until his retirement in 1972. In Brandon,he forming a Canadian branch of Amnesty International; for a time, he served as national director for Amnesty International. Robert Inch died in 1983.

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This fonds was compiled by Robert Inch during his life, and was accessioned by McKee Archives in 1997. It is unknown where the fonds resided from Roberts death in 1983 to 1997.

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This fonds contains books, pamphlets, and newpaper clippings on Canadian and British politics and public affairs from the 1940s; it also contains a strong focus on international affairs from the 1930s through to the Cold War era.Fonds also includes some biographical information on Robert Inch and his family name.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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N/A as of May 2001

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  • English

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