Barbara Hinds fonds

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Barbara Hinds fonds

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ca. 200 cm of textual records
ca. 1200 photographs, proof sheets, negatives, and slides
71 audio reels
4 audio cassettes
7 maps

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(1924 - 2014)

Biographical history

Barbara Agnes Hinds was a journalist known for the breadth of her interests and knowledge, from science and municipal affairs to Inuit art and heritage preservation. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1924, Hinds worked in public service and as a customs officer until moving to Canada in 1956, where she began work as a journalist for The Chronicle Herald and Mail Star, a career that continued for 33 years. In 1960, Hinds travelled to Fort Chimo, Quebec, with photographer Rosemary Gilliat, where she interviewed Inuit families. Throughout early 1960s Hinds made more trips to the Eastern Arctic and Yukon. As part of her abiding interest in the Canadian Arctic, Hinds collected Inuit art, which she later donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1974 Hinds was appointed medical correspondent for Halifax Herald Ltd. Later she became a public relations expert and medical reporter for Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Her interest in birdwatching evolved into a long-running birdwatching column for the Weekender. Barbara Hinds died in 2014.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Barbara Hinds in three accessions: accession (2009-003) in February 2009; (2010-010) in July 2010; and (2015-009) in June 2015.

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Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs, and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers mostly consist of research material, drafts of articles, and newspaper clippings of articles related to Barbara Hinds' journalism career, but also include correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps, and manuscripts. The sound recordings were mostly created during Barbara Hinds' travels in the Canadian arctic and include several interviews. The photographs include prints, slides, negatives, and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian arctic but also include research material and personal photographs.

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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 Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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