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Ecke, Robert
TitleEcke, Robert
Scope and Content of FondsOn March 8 2006 the papers of Dr. Robert Ecke were received at Archives and Special Collections of the Queen Elizabeth II Library. They were received from John McGee Jr., the lawyer for the estate of Dr. Ecke. These papers cover the entirety of Dr. Ecke's life, from his early childhood in New York to his medical practice in the United States and in Newfoundland, to his military service, writing and retirement. Over a century is represented by these documents, as this collection also contains keepsakes that pre-date Dr. Ecke's birth in 1909, and also contains material from the year he died in 2001 - - This collection also contains the papers of Kathryn Ecke, Dr. Ecke's sister. They were contained within the boxes received, and have been assembled as a series in Dr. Ecke's papers. Kathryn was an officer in the Air Force and served in Japan in the 1950s. There are many photographs of this time in the collection. - - A large portion of this collection is Dr. Ecke's personal correspondence with friends and family over seven decades. There are letters written to and written by Dr. Ecke. There is also a significant volume of medical and military documents, as well as material from his years with the Institute for Contemporary Russian Studies. There are many photographs and home movies, including color footage of Twilingate, where he worked for a number of years, in the late 1930s or early 1940s. - - Dr. Ecke's years in Twilingate working at the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital with Dr. John Olds are represented in letters, photos, and journals. This collection contains many of Dr. Ecke's personal diaries, including those that cover his time in Newfoundland. These journals were published in 2000 as a memoir called Snowshoe and Lancet: Memoirs of a Frontier Newfoundland Doctor, 1937-1948. Drafts and other material related to the publication of this book comprise a section of this collection as well. - - The documents in this collection will be of interest to researchers of Newfoundland history, specifically the Notre Dame Bay and medical/hospital history. The military material, including Kathryn Ecke's, may offer insight to World War II researchers. The correspondence and diaries provide intriguing access to a long and fruitful life, and the photographs and videos enhance what is provided by the textual records. - -
Author of Finding AidWhite, Linda, 1950-
Date of Finding Aid2007
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections - Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of the material in this collection. Copyright regulations may apply.
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