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Eugene Perry Link Fonds

Eugene Perry Link Fonds

Physical Description

6 cm of textual records and photographs



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

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 Peoples 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. (From http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap025.htm, Sept. 22, 2003)

Scope and Content

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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Custodial History

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


The documents are in English

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the documents in the fonds.

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Bethune, Norman
Link, Eugene Perry, b.1907