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Jack Pink papers

Identifier: umja0030

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one journal, some ephemeral materials including posters and a troop station billet tag, correspondence, and one newspaper clipping. Materials are dated between 1918 and 1958. The journal is handwritten in a leather bound notebook; the pages are delicate and so the journal has been digitized. The journal includes detail of time spent at Camp Dodge before being sent to various locations around France throughout 1918.


  • 1918-1959


Use of Materials

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.

Historical Note

Jack Pink was born in 1891 in Romania, immigrating to the United States in 1906. He grew up in Minneapolis before moving to work in a store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He went into the armed services in 1917 with a machine gun company and fought throughout France. After the war he returned to North Dakota to run a general store, eventually returning to Minnesota in 1925 where he resided in Winthrop before settling in New Ulm. He ran a general store and became active in the City Council. During World War II he was the commander of the local American Legion post and became involved in the United Fund. He passed away in 1975.


0.20 Cubic Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of a journal during Jack Pink's time in the United States Army during World War I, as well as a few documents related to his businesses after the war.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Norman Pink.

Digitized Materials

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available through UMedia. Links to the digitized contents are included in the corresponding folder listing. The collection can be found at:

Jack Pink papers, 1918-1959
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick
January 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area