Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters:
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.
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.
Open for research.
Gift of Inez Hendricks Henley, 2007.
Lloyd Clark and Inez Hendricks Letters, AR645, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Collection arranged and finding aid written by Rebecca E. Price, December 2, 2015.