Thomas A. Clark Papers, 1874-1948
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Brief Description: Papers of Thomas Arkle Clark (1862-1932) '90, dean of undergraduates (1901-1909) and men (1909-1931) and instructor and professor of English (1893-1899), including correspondence (1903-1932); subject files (1874-1931); photographs; manuscripts of articles, "Eight O'Clock" homilies and talk (1911-1924); publications (1900-1932); press releases (1927-1932); scrapbooks and newspaper clippings (1881-1932) relating to manuscripts; publications; fraternities; fraternity house notes (1907-1919); university administration; English and rhetoric instruction (1895-1910); student discipline and regulation (1905-1913); investigation reports on student employment, boarding clubs, restaurants, rooming houses and hospitals (1914-1920); Theta Nu Epsilon (1913-1915, 1920-1922); Presbyterian Church (1908-1913, 1931); World War I service (1917-1920); estates (1894-1920); letter writing (1910-1922) and the Office of Dean of Men (1916-1920).  Correspondence includes personal letterbooks (9/1901 - 9/1909), North Central Association letterbooks (3/1906 - 10/1909) and letters received at Silver Jubilee as Dean of Men (1/1927) and while in the hospital (1927, 1930-1931).  Publications include Facts for Freshmen (1911, 1914, 1916, 1927) The Fraternity and the College (1915), Sunday Eight 0'Clock (1916) and many magazine articles on fraternities and college life.  For other Clark material, see record series 3/1/2, 3/1/3, 5/10/3, 41/2/1 and 41/2/2.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 333-2868
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Record Series Number: 41/2/20
Created by: Clark, Thomas Arkle (1862-1932)
Volume: 8.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963; 4/30/1965; 12/11/1975; 3/30/2005
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronological or alphabetical thereunder
Subject Index
Dean of Men
English Department
Fraternity House Management
Higher Education
Housing, Student
Letter Writing
North Central Association
Rooming Houses
Student Discipline
Theta Nu Epsilon
University Administration
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]