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Personal papers of John G. Clark

 Collection
Call Number: PP 399

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1900 - 2000

Creator

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.

Extent

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

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.
Title
Guide to the John G. Clark Collection
Subtitle
Personal papers of John G. Clark
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by mrm, 2011; brch, 2012. Finding aid encoded by mrm, 2011; brch, 2012.
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4948805496
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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