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Harold S. Fink Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0779

This collection contains correspondence and other materials documenting the Knoxville Civil War Centennial and Harold Fink's work with the Civil War Marker Project.

Dates

  • 1959-1970

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and other materials documenting the Knoxville Civil War Centennial and Harold Fink's work with the Civil War Marker Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold Swenson Fink was born in Garland, Texas on September 16, 1903. He earned his BS (1925) and MA (1929) from the University of Minnesota and his PhD (1936) from Princeton University. Fink began his professional career at Hibbing Junior College in 1934 and married Magnhild Esther Ordal of River Falls, Wisconsin on December 5, 1942. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942 and served on Saipan before being discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1945. An internationally recognized specialist on the Crusades, Fink joined the University of Tennessee's History Department in 1946 and taught until his retirement in 1974. He was also deeply interested in local history and researched the subject extensively. Harold Fink died on October 4, 1981 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Harold S. Fink donated this collection to Special Collections in 1974.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:

  1. CSWS.0071, Harold S. Fink Collection, 1930-1981
  2. MS.1380: Harold S. Fink Papers, 1929 May-1969 March
  3. MS.1526, Harold S. Fink Report of the Trip of History Convention at Doha, Qatar, 1977
  4. MS.1585, "Foundation of the Latin State, 1097-1118" by Harold S. Fink, undated
  5. MS.1685, The Development of Royal Taxation in England and France in the Twelfth Century, 1929 June
  6. MS.1686, Henry II and his Plans for a Crusade, 1928 February
  7. MS.1687, A Criticism of the Chronicle of Guibert of Nogent, 1929 June

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480