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Edith Marie Clarke papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 26

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Materials associated with RH MS 26 and RH MS-P 26 are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or ksrlref@ku.edu, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Edith Marie Clarke

Edith Clarke, a Mayflower descendent and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was born in Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas in 1870. Her father, Adam Clarke, was a Sac and Fox Indian agent. 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.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (24 boxes + 5 volumes, 2 oversize folders)

Physical Location

Contact Spencer Library Reader Services (Library Annex)

Physical Location

RH MS 26

Physical Location

RH MS-P 26

Physical Location

RH MS E91

Physical Location

RH MS Q55

Physical Location

RH MS R56

Other Finding Aids

See the attached file for a collection description and listing of the photographs located at RH MS-P 26: ksrl.kc.clarkeedithphotos.pdf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr. Youngberg, 1958.
Title
Guide to the Edith Marie Clarke Collection
Subtitle
Edith Marie Clarke collection
Author
Finding aid complied by mrw, July 1979. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2016; dsw, 2020.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5529010269
Preferred citation
Edith Marie Clarke Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 26, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334