George E. Hink scrapbooks
Held at: Fireman's Hall Museum [Contact Us]147 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA , 19106
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George E. Hink (1898-1965) began his service with the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1921. He rose through the ranks, attaining the rank of Deputy Fire Commissioner and Chief of Department in 1952.
Philadelphia Fire Department. "Forty Years of Service: A Testimonial Dinner to Deputy Fire Commissioner, Chief of Department George E. Hink." September 13, 1961. Pamphlet found in collection.
This collection consists of 7 volumes of choronologically-arranged newspaper clippings scrapbooks relating to fires and fire-fighting history. The dates of each volume are as follows--Volume 1: 1922-1929, Volume 2: 1929-1930, Volume 3: 1930-1933, Volume 4: 1934-1937, Volume 5: 1935-1943, Volume 6: 1937-1942, and Volume 7: 1937-1938. There is also a folder which contains a very small number of miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, and photos.
Gift of Mary Gerson, 2007. (Accession #2007.007)
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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