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Personal papers of John G. Clark

Call Number: PP 399


The papers of John Garretson Clark are primarily composed of research notes on the environment, sustainable development and oil. Includes research notes, newspaper clippings, conference materials, publications, reports, newsletters, correspondence, and note cards.


  • Creation: 1900 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of John G. Clark

John Garretson Clark was a professor of environmental studies and history at the University of Kansas from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. Clark earned a bachelor of arts degree from Park College in 1954, his master's degree from KU in 1960 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1963.

During his career at KU, Clark served as assistant dean of research, acting chair of history, and chairman of the environmental studies program. He received many honors and awards, including a Research Fellowship at the National Humanities Center, North Carolina; the Jeffrey Balfour Research Award at KU; a Fulbright Award to LaRochelle, France; U.S. Department of Energy grants; and teaching exchanges in Leicester, England. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

John G. Clark passed away May 3, 2000 at the age of 67.


16.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes + 22 shoe boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 399

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lois Clark, 2000.

Related Materials

Consult library staff for availability of related materials such as biographical files, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the John G. Clark Collection
Personal papers of John G. Clark
Finding aid prepared by mrm, 2011; brch, 2012. Finding aid encoded by mrm, 2011; brch, 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of John G. Clark, University Archives, PP 399, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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