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William Boardman Kinter Collection

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William B. Kinter Papers

Marion A. Kinter’s Posters



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William Boardman Kinter Collection, 1943-2015 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

By Andrea Kutsenkow

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Collection Overview

Title: William Boardman Kinter Collection, 1943-2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1945

ID: RG2/091

Creator: Kinter, William B. (William Boardman) (1926-1978)

Extent: 0.3 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged by creator into two series: Series 1: William B. Kinter Papers, circa 1943-1979 and Series 2: Marion A. Kinter Posters, 2014-2015.

Please see the individual series descriptions for additional information.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015

Languages: English, Japanese, Dutch;Flemish

Abstract

William Boardman Kinter was a volunteer ambulance driver with the American Field Service in Burma between January and August 1945. The William Boardman Kinter Collection primarily consists of his wartime photographic material, including a scrapbook containing black and white photographs and memorabilia and a series of color Kodachrome slides. The collection also includes posters created by his daughter, Marion, more than sixty years after the war, using William’s photographic material and details regarding his service.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William Boardman Kinter Collection primarily consists of his wartime photographic material, including a scrapbook containing black and white photographs and memorabilia, and a series of color Kodachrome slides produced between January and August 1945 when he serviced with unit IB 43 of the American Field Service in central Burma. The collection also includes posters created by his daughter, Marion, more than sixty years after the war, using his photographic material and details regarding his service.

See the individual Series descriptions for more information.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 flat box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Digital photographs, scrapbooks pages, slides, and the letter can be accessed through the online finding aid. Permission to access original material is required by the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs in advance. Cotton gloves are required for the handling of all photographic material.

Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the AFS Archives. In the event that this research becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs as the source and credit line for the photographer are required.

Acquisition Method: The William Boardman Kinter Collection was donated by William B. Kinter’s daughter, Marion Kinter to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs in 2015.

Appraisal Information: Any material related to the cataloging of the collection by Marion Kinter was moved to an administrative file. No historic or original items from the collection were deaccessioned, separated, or removed from the collection.

Related Materials: For more information on the American Field Service’s activities during World War II, view RG2/001, the American Field Service World War II Records. For more information about the American Field Service’s activities in Burma during World War II, view RG2/019 the Norman C. Kunkel Collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Date]; William Boardman Kinter Collection; Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, New York, NY.

Processing Information: This collection was cataloged by Marion Kinter prior to its donation to AFS in 2015. Archival processing was completed by Andrea Kutsenkow in April 2016.  The finding aid was also written and encoded in EAD by Andrea Kutsenkow in April 2016.


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Series 2: Marion A. Kinter’s Posters, 2015Add to your cart.

This series contains sixteen 36” x 24” posters, which Marion Kinter created in 2015 using digitaized versions of her father’s black and white scrapbook prints and his 35mm Kodachrome slides. Marion also used her father’s annotations and excerpts from George Rock’s The History of the American Field Service, 1920-1955 (The Platen Press: New York, 1956) to create her own descriptions on the posters.

The hard copies of the posters are housed one folder. All but one of the digitized posters are available online.

Item 1: Draft PDF Prints of 24” x 36” Posters, Created by Marion Kinter, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.


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