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Ken Brink Papers
1962-1995 and undated

MSS 61
Approximately 0.5 linear feet



Brink

Creator:

Brink, Ken, 1913-2001.

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points:

Black Hawk Hiking Club.

Finding aid prepared by:

Lisa Beane, 2002. Revised by Emily Hughes Dominick, 2006.

 

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu



Acquisition Information
Biography
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Box List
Related Collections



ACQUISITION INFORMATION

Slide collection donated by Harold Brink in 2001.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Ken Brink (1913-2001) was a lifelong resident of Moline and spent his professional life as a cost accountant at John Deere. He was an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church, where his father was the minister, until the church dissolved. Brink then became a member of First Congregational Church, where he continued to be an active member of the congregation and the church choir. Always an outdoors man, Brink joined the Black Hawk Hiking Club in the late 1940s. He was a 50-year member of the Club, and he participated in numerous "Big Hikes" over a span of three decades. Brink, in his retirement, volunteered at the Augustana College Special Collections.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Ken Brink collection dates from 1962 to 1995 and measures approximately 0.5 linear feet. The collection consists of a single series: Slides of Black Hawk Hiking Club hikes.
The Slides of Black Hawk Hiking Club hikes series (1962-1995; undated) contains slides of the trips taken by the Black Hawk Hiking Club between 1962 and 1995. These trips had a variety of domestic and international destinations, including Idaho, New Mexico, Canada, and Russia.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

The folders maintain the arrangement and description of Ken Brink's slide trays.

 

BOX LIST

Box 1
      Big Hike (Idaho), 1962
      Big Hike (Quarter Circle, Circle Ranch, Gunnison, CO), 1970 (1 of 2)
      Big Hike (Quarter Circle, Circle Ranch, Gunnison, CO), 1970 (2 of 2)
      Big Hike (Cooke City, MT), 1971
      European Big Hike, 1972
      Glacier National Park, 1973
      Norton and Brink (Idaho), 1973
      Big Hike (New Mexico), 1974
      Vermont Hike, 1975
      Russian Trip, 1975
      Grand Canyon (Prescott, AZ), 1976
      Big Hike (Canada), 1985
      Big Hike (Shenandoah National Park, VA), 1986
      Big Hike (Glacier National Park),1995 and Hidden Lake, 1983
      Various Big Hikes (shown at Club's 75th anniversary), undated
      Miscellaneous, undated

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

See also MSS 303, Black Hawk Hiking Club; MSS 27, John Henry Hauberg Papers; MSS 307 Georgia First

 

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