Fonds SC056 - Carl Hinke fonds

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Carl Hinke fonds

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  • 1960 - 1991 (Creation)

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1.75 m of textual records and other material

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Carl John (C. J.) Hinke was born in New Jersey and was active in the anti-Vietnam war movement until he moved to Canada in the 1960's. He lived in Victoria and Tofino and later moved to Thailand where he teaches in a University. While living in B.C. he was active as a writer, translator (into Latin) , teacher of yoga , collector of books and seller of children's books, in particular "The Wizard of Oz". His book, "Oz in Canada", a bibliography of Canadian issues of the Oz books and other books by L. Frank Baum was published in 1982. He also published a Latin translation of "The Wizard of Oz" entitled "The Classical Wizard: Magus Mirabile in Oz" in 1987. His political activism turned to environmental activism is the 1980's when he became known as "Spike Hinke" for his advocacy of tree spiking.

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The fonds consists of correspondence; records of high school activities; records of anti Vietnam and ecological political activism, 1963-1974; correspondence, typescripts, proofs and photographs relating to Hinke's book, "Oz in Canada: a Bibliography" (1982); correspondence, transcripts and proofs of the "The Classical Wizard: Magus Mirabilis in Oz" (1987) and "Tela Charlottae" (a Latin version of "Charlotte's Web").

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Includes approximately 100 photographs and 18 slides.

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Revised by JF, June 21, 2013.

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  • English

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