Edith Marie Clarke papers
Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.
- Creation: 1861 - 1950
- Clarke, Edith Marie, 1870-1957 (Person)
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Materials associated with RH MS 26 and RH MS-P 26 are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.
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Biography of Edith Marie Clarke (1870-1957)
Edith Clarke, a Mayflower descendent and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), was born in Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas in 1870. Her father, Adam Clarke, was an agent for the Sac and Fox tribe. Clarke graduated from Lawrence High School in 1888 and the University of Kansas in 1895 with a bachelor's degree. She resided in Lawrence, Kansas most of her life but moved to a farm near Eudora, Kansas, during her later years.
From 1896(?) to 1915(?) Edith Clarke was an assistant librarian at the University of Kansas's Spooner Library. In 1902, she co-authored the Handbook of Kansas Libraries with Carrie Watson. Clarke was also a librarian at Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, in the late 1910s.
Edith Marie Clarke died in 1957.
10 Linear Feet (24 boxes + 5 volumes, 2 oversize folders)
Language of Materials
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RH MS 26
RH MS-P 26
RH MS E91
RH MS Q55
RH MS R56
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mr. Youngberg, 1958.
- Clarke, Florence (Person)
- Clarke, Martha (Resident of Kansas) (Person)
- Watson, Carrie M., 1858-1943 (Person)
- Kansas State Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Organization)
- Clark family (Family)
- Guide to the Edith Marie Clarke Collection
- Edith Marie Clarke collection
- Finding aid complied by mrw, July 1979. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2016; dsw, 2020; cmp, 2022.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Edith Marie Clarke Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 26, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas