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Maximilian August Zink papers, 1911-1974

Identifier: 001.04.01

Collection mostly includes materials from Zink’s time as a student at Lewis Institute, with some material from alumni activities. Includes several bound and indexed volumes of articles from technical journals presumably collected by Zink (mostly The Architectural Record), class notebooks with assignments and exercises, and some instructional books. Also includes substantial materials related to Daedalian fraternity, including an alumni scrapbook with correspondence, alumni directory, and meeting minutes. Biographical materials include Zink’s diplomas, news clippings, photographs, and editions of the Lewis Annual from the years Zink was a student, some with inscriptions and his artwork. Also contains originals and copies of Zink’s artwork for classes, yearbooks, the Daedalians, and other sources. Photographs include shots of Lewis Institute, students, lab buildings, director Carmen, and other related subjects.


  • Creation: 1911-1974


Conditions Governing Use

Collection is available of research

Collection Size

6 Boxes

Biographical / Historical

Maximillian Zink (1903- 1992) received an Associate in Arts degree in 1923 and a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering from the Lewis Institute in 1925. As a student, he was a member of the Daedalians (fraternity), Inter-Fraternity Council, and Student’s Council. He also served as the Art Editor of the student yearbook, the Lewis Annual in 1925 and 1926; his hand-drawn cartoons appear in those yearbooks. After graduating, Zink remained active in the alumni community, contributing an article to The Technometer in 1949, and participating in the Daedalian Alumni Association. Zink had no direct descendants, and the majority of his estate was donated to IIT upon his death in 1992.


I. Bound Volumes & Notebooks, 1911- 1939 II. Lewis Annual, 1922- 1926 III. Academic & Biographical Materials, 1911- 1960 IV. Clippings & Serials, 1922- 1974 V. Photos VI. Original Artwork VII. Oversize photos

Processing Information

Processed by Claire Arnold, Archives Assistant, November 2016



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