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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Evert Mordecai Clark Papers, 1920-1957



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Evert Mordecai, 1879-1961
Title: Clark, Evert Mordecai, Papers
Dates: 1920-1957
Abstract: Evert Mordecai Clark was a longtime English professor and Chairman of the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. The papers concern his teaching career and relate to his graduate students, the University, the Milton Scholarship, and writings and book reviews.
Accession No.: 62-099; 69-005
OCLC No.: 949799611
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Evert Mordecai Clark, Professor Emeritus of English, was born November 27, 1879, in Ashville, Ohio. He graduated from Lebanon University in Ohio with a B.S. degree in 1901 before moving to Texas to teach Mathematics and Greek in the East Texas Normal School at Commerce from 1901 to 1904 and 1906 to 1908. He studied at Yale University, earning a B.A. in 1905 and a Ph.D. in English in 1911.

Beginning at instructor, Clark moved up through the ranks to professor and member of the graduate faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as Chairman of the English Department from 1921 to 1923 and 1929 to 1934 and as Chairman of the Budget Council, 1945 to 1946. A specialist on John Milton, Clark edited Milton’s The Ready and Easy Way to Establishing a Free Commonwealth and A Letter to a Friend, Concerning the Ruptures of the Commonwealth, along with authoring several other publications.

In 1912 Clark married Grace Felicia Courtright and the couple had two sons, Rupert and Kenneth C. Clark. He died in Denison, Texas, on December 23, 1961.

Sources:

University of Texas Record, Volume 11, Number 1, July 8, 1911

In Memoriam - Evert Mordecai Clark, filed with the Secretary of the General Faculty by Mody C. Boatright, Chairman of the Special E. M. Clark Memorial Resolution Committee, April 1962.

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Scope and Contents

The Evert Mordecai Clark Papers, 1920-1957, include letters, financial papers, business papers, photographs, pictorial materials, newspaper clippings, maps, literary productions, grade books, note cards, final examinations, and book reviews. The collection concerns the career of Clark as English professor and relate to Clark’s graduate students, the University of Texas, the Milton Scholarship, and writings and book reviews. Additionally, the papers contain correspondence between Clark and Harry Yandell Benedict concerning the administration of the University of Texas and the building of a separate building for the English Department.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clark, Evert Mordecai, 1879-1961
Milton, John, 1608-1674
Benedict, Harry Yandell, 1869-1937
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Poets, English
Religious literature.
English teachers.
College administrators.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also Harry Yandell Benedict Papers, 1855-1865, 1874-1940

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Map Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Evert Mordecai Clark Papers, 1920-1957, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Gordon Burke, December 1962.

Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, February 1985 and Jessi Fishman, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2N450 Correspondence
E. M. Clark and others, 1920-1956
E. M. Clark's graduate students
Literary production
Notes on John Milton
Articles
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2N451 Literary production
Articles
Anthology of Milton's poetry and prose
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2N452 Literary production
Anthology of Milton's poetry and prose
Milton's A Free Commonwealth
Milton bibliography
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2N453 Literary production
Articles
Paradise Lost word count
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2N454 Literary production
Paradise Lost word count
Lecture
Teaching material
The Bible in English Literature (Eng. 338)
Fragments
Miscellaneous notes
Business papers, The University of Texas
Newspaper clippings
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2N455 Grade books
Note cards
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2N456 Note cards
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3S164 Oversize photograph of oil painting, John Milton, age 10 ("Red Boy") by Cornelius Janssens (1593-1664)
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3S168 Oversize newspaper clippings related to John Milton, 1937, 1953
Page of questions and answers related to Bible with the UT Final Exam Schedule, First Term, Summer Session, 1948 on the reverse side
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3Y14 Photographs and pictorial materials
4 ink (one with watercolor) drawings of cosmologies related to Milton's Paradise Lost
2 halftone (one color, one sepia) reproductions of painting of John Milton with his daughters, undated
1 color halftone reproduction of painting of aged John Milton, undated
4 negative Photostats of John Milton at different ages
Positive Photostat of Milton
Photographic print of unidentified gate, undated
3 photographic prints of title pages of Bibles, 1560, 1597
Photographic negative of above, 1560
Photographic print of signatures, including John Milton, undated

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