University of Texas Arlington

Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Lloyd.
Title: Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters
Dates: 1942-1944
Abstract: Lloyd Clark was a student at North Texas Agricultural College from 1940 to1942. He met Inez Hendricks, to whom he wrote numerous love letters. From 1941 to 1942, Clark was the editor of the school newspaper, The Shorthorn. During his service in World War II, he privately published an alumni newsletter, The Ex-Claimer, later renamed The Ex-Press. In 1948, he moved to Arizona. The correspondence between Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks encompasses the years 1942 to 1944. On some occasions, Clark included copies of The Ex-Claimer and Ex-Press with his letters.
Identification: AR645
Extent: 2 boxes (0.62 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Lloyd Clark was a student at North Texas Agricultural College from 1940 to 1942. He was editor of the Shorthorn during the 1941-1942 academic year, and was cadet commander of the R.O.T.C. battalion from June-September 1942. He privately published an alumni newsletter, The Ex-Claimer, later renamed the Ex-Press. He attended Louisiana State University when his ROTC unit there was called into active duty in 1943 during World War II. In 1946, Clark was elected president of the Ex-Students Association in which he remained active until he moved to Arizona in 1948. In the fall of 1947, the Ex-Students Association took over the publication of the Ex-Press, with Clark remaining as editor.

After World War II, Clark worked as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News while he completed his journalism degree at Southern Methodist University. After moving to Arizona, he worked as a reporter for the Phoenix Gazette. In 1966, Clark founded the Council of Abandoned Military Posts and, in 1967, he returned to active duty in the U.S. Army. In 1976, he achieved the rank of colonel, and retired from the military in 1979. Inducted into the University of Texas at Arlington Military Hall of Honor in 1998, Clark passed away November 17, 2014. Clark's ashes were scattered at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Scope and Contents

The Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters are primarily love letters written by Clark to Hendricks. There are a handful of letters from Hendricks to Clark as well, most of them dated towards the end in 1944. The letters document their courtship and engagement, as well as Clark's involvement in World War II and the military. Clark sometimes enclosed copies of The Ex-Claimer and Ex-Press or sent them in separate posts.

The collection is arranged in chronological order. Folders are labeled by month and year.

Addresses found on Clark- Hendricks envelopes:

Inez Hendricks: June 1942-September 1942 - 1120 S. Marlborough, Dallas, Texas; September 1942-May 1943 - 200 S. West St., Arlington, Texas; June 1943-October 1943 - 1120 S. Marlborough, Dallas, Texas; October 1943-November 1944 - 303 Baptist Building, Dallas, Texas.

Lloyd Clark: June-August 1942 - North Texas Agricultural College, Arlington, Texas; August 1942-May 1943 - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; June 1943 - Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, Memphis, Tennessee, and Fort Knox, Kentucky; July 1943-February 1944 - Nichols General Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky; February-March 1944 - Fort Knox, Kentucky; April-November 1944 - Camp Hood, Texas.


Organization

The letters are arranged chronologically in 34 folders and 1 additional folder which contains the selected envelopes.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Clark, Lloyd--Archives.
Henley, Inez (Inez Hendricks)--Archives.
Organizations
North Texas Agricultural College (Arlington, Tex.)--Students.
North Texas Agricultural College (Arlington, Tex.)--Alumni and alumnae.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection
University Archives

Related Material

AR177: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1941-1946

AR216: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1941-1949

AR243: North Texas Agricultural College Ex-Students Association Records, 1922-1975

AR352: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1920s-1991

Unprocessed mss. 95-37: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1982-1994

Unprocessed mss. 2010-62: Lloyd Clark Papers, 2000-2003

Unprocessed mss. 2010-68: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1942, 1982-2011

Unprocessed mss. 2011-34: Lloyd Clark Papers, 1990-2006

Unprocessed mss. 2011-36: Lloyd Clark Papers, 2004-2009


Separated Material

Envelopes have been deaccessioned from the collection. However, addresses for both the sender and recipient have been recorded to document locales in which Clark and Hendricks received their mail. Newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid free paper for preservation purposes, and the original clippings were also deaccessioned.


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Inez Hendricks Henley, 2007.

Citation

Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters, AR645, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 2007.

Processing Information

Collection arranged and finding aid written by Rebecca E. Price, December 2, 2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1-24 June 1942 - February 1944, 1942-1944



Box Folder
2 1-10 March -December 1944, 1944



Box Folder
2 11 Sample Envelopes, 1942-1944