Fonds P121 - Eugene Perry Link Fonds

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Eugene Perry Link Fonds

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6 cm of textual records and photographs

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Eugene Perry Link was born in Paris, Illinois, and grew up in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated with a B.A. degree from the College of Emporia in 1929; three years of graduate study at the University of Chicago followed (1929-1931). In 1931 he left Chicago after winning an honours scholarship to Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational Church in 1933, after which he held a succession of academic positions over four decades. Largely through part-time attendance in the late 1930s, Link obtained his Ph.D. in social history from Columbia University in 1941. Through his work, Link increasingly concentrated on those groups that have tended to suffer from the abuses of the capitalist system: laborers, women, minorities, and Third World nations. He served as a Fulbright Lecturer in India two different times (1954 and 1960) and strongly urged the United States government to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in the 1970s. Among his many publications are The Humanitarian Tradition in American Medicine, The Social Ideas of Physicians, and T.B.'s Progress: Norman Bethune as Artist.

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Donated by Eugene P. Link, November 1991. Old accession number 897.

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Fonds documents Eugene P. Link's work for his publication T.B.'s Progress : Norman Bethune as Artist, published in 1991. The fonds contains research materials, correspondence and photographs.

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  • English

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The documents are in English

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at Advance notice is recommended.

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  • Box: 268 (P121)