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Donald Lemen Clark papers, 1927-1956

Summary Information


This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and printed materials, 1927-1956, of Donald Lemen Clark, Professor of English Literature.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0230
Bib ID 4078611 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Clark, Donald Lemen, 1888-1966
Title Donald Lemen Clark papers, 1927-1956
Physical Description 7.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language(s) English .

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-16. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected Materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in three series.



Letters, manuscripts, memorabilia, and printed materials including letters from a number of well-known authors, three typescript manuscripts, working copies of books in Clark's library, and numerous copies of books inscribed to Clark.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-16. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald Lemen Clark papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Donald L. Clark, 1949 & 1957.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 05/04/89.

Revision Description

2012-04-03 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education, Ancient Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ertz, Susan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hanford, James Holly, 1882-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull, Helen R (Helen Rose), 1888-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loggins, Vernon, 1893- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Milton, John, 1608-1674 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Owens, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parry, Albert, 1901-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paul, Louis, 1901-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rhetoric, Ancient Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richardson, Dorothy M (Dorothy Miller), 1873-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson, Mabel Louise, 1882?-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stribling, T. S (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor English Literature at Columbia University (Columbia University Ph.D., 1920).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email rbml@library.columbia.edu to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.

Series I: Cataloged and Arranged Material

Cataloged Correspondence:

Box 1 Ertz, Susan

Box 1 Glasgow, Ellen

Box 1 Hanford, [James] Holly

Box 1 Paul, Louis

Box 1 Richardson, Dorothy M.

Box 1 Smith, Alexander Brent

Box 1 Stribling, T.S.

Box 1 [Van Doren] Mark

Box 1 Van Vechten, Carl

Box 1 Miscellaneous

Cataloged Manuscripts:

Box 1 Clark, Donald L. Milton at St. Paul's School

Box 1 Clark, Donald L . Notes removed from Parry. Albert. Garrets and Pretenders.

Uncataloged Manuscripts:

Box 1 Clark, Donald L. Rhetoric in Greco-Roman Education.

Series II: Books - Working Copies

Box 2 Milton Paradise Regained, The Minor Poems, and Samson Agonistes

Box 2 The Chapbook, no.22: "Poetry in Prose: 3 essays by T.S. Eliot, Frederic Manning, Richard Aldington."

Box 2 Modern English Readings, D. Clark & Loomis, eds.

Box 2 Webb, Clemens C.I. Ioannis Sareberiensis Episcopi Carnotensis Metalogicon

Box 2 The Imitation of Buddha, compiled by Ernest Bowden

Box 2 Richards, William C Harry's Vacation

Box 2 Walton, Isaak The Complete Angler

Box 2 Milton Prose Selections

Box 3 Eliot, T.S. For Lancelot Andrews

Box 3 Eliot, T.S. Collected Poems

Box 3 Eliot, T.S. Murder in the Cathedral

Box 3 Eliot, T.S. After Strange Gods

Box 3 Eliot, T.S. The Use of Poetry

Box 3 Clark, Donald Rhetoric in Greco-Roman Education

Box 3 Eggleston, Edward The Hoosier School Master

Box 3 Aldington, Richard A Wreath for San Gemignano

Box 3 Thinking, Speaking, and Writing, Knickerbocker, Clark, and Veit, eds.

Box 3 Hadas, Moses A History of Latin Literature

Box 4 Milton Criticism, James Thorpe, ed.

Box 4 Shakespeare Sonnets

Box 4 The Student's Milton

Box 4 Wells, Carolyn Folly for the Wise

Box 4 Eliot, T.S. John Dryden

Box 4 Milton Poems

Box 4 Milton's Poetical Works

Box 4 Preceptes de Rhetorique

Box 5 Hanford, James H. A Milton Handbook

Box 5 Eggleston, Edward The End of the World

Box 5 Magazine Article Readings, Brennecke and Clark, eds.

Box 5 Aristotle Poetics, trans. Butcher

Box 5 Newman's Essay on Aristotle's Poetics

Box 5 Clark, Donald John Milton at St. Paul's School

Box 5 Poe, Edgar Allan Al Aaraaf

Box 5 Milton Areopagitica

Box 5 Eliot, T.S. Poems 1909-1925

Box 5 Aristotle Rhetorica, de Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, de Poetica

Series III: Inscribed Books

Box 6 Family Bible; Autograph album

Box 7 William Owens

Box 7 Mark Van Doren

Box 8 Paul Louis

Box 9 Helen Hull

Box 10 Helen Hull

Box 11 Helen Hull

Box 12 Vernon Loggins

Box 12 Mabel Robinson

Box 13 Thomas Kennedy

Box 13 Andre Gide

Box 13 Don M. Wolfe

Box 13 Edmond Faral

Box 13 Dorothy Brewster

Box 13 Frank S. Caprio

Box 13 Rosemond Tuve

Box 13 Ernest Brennecke Jr.

Box 14 Geoffrey Wagner

Box 14 E.M.W. Tillyard

Box 14 Louis M. Hacker

Box 14 John R. Humphreys

Box 14 Caroline Gordon

Box 14 Allen Tate

Box 14 J.R. Humphreys

Box 15 George N. Conklin

Box 15 Leonie Adams

Box 15 Basil Willey

Box 15 Dorothy McCleary

Box 15 Alden Hatch

Box 15 John Selby

Box 16 Rosemond Tuve

Box 16 Dorothy Brewster

Box 16 Angus Burrell

Box 16 Marchette Chute

Box 16 Raymond Weaver

Box 16 Joseph Wood Krutch

Box 16 Henrietta Mason

Box 16 Godfrey Davies