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Samuel E. Clark Papers, 1911-1954

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Clark, Samuel E., 1883-1963.
Title
Samuel E. Clark Papers
Dates
1911-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 Boxes, (2 Linear Feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 366
Summary
This collection contains information about Samuel E. Clark's private piano and organ lessons, his teaching at Utah State Agricultural College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Music Institute Department, and other music endeavors.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Samuel E. Clark was born April 29, 1883, in St. Charles, Idaho. Clark attended the Chicago School of Music and later graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Clark settled in Logan, Utah where married his wife, Ida Charlotte Andersen on August 8, 1914. Clark was a prominent musician for both the community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teaching and playing piano and pipe organ as well as instructing in music theory. Clark was employed with the Thatcher Music Company (under George W. Thatcher) and taught publically for Utah State Agricultural College, the McCune School of Music, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Music Institute Department, and also gave private lessons. Clark died in Logan on December 14, 1963.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains information about Samuel E. Clark’s private piano and organ lessons, his teaching at Utah State Agricultural College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Music Institute Department, and other music endeavors. The collection consists of both ledgers and loose papers. The ledgers date from 1911 to 1953 and include music programs from recitals Clark performed or conducted, newspaper reviews for his recitals, newspaper articles, correspondence, financial records, and notes from his music coursework. The loose pages of the collection were originally inserted in the ledgers but were removed and placed in folders one through 16, where they are labeled to correspond with certain ledgers. Folders 17 through 19 do not correspond with a ledger. This collection is arranged in chronological order; however, the last five ledgers of the collection were not added to the collection until 2013 and are not included in the chronology of the first 23 ledgers. These additional volumes contain notes Samuel Clark took while attending school at the New England Conservatory of Music. Also added was a letter sent to Clark by friends from the Holland Furnace Company, congratulating him on his long and successful career in music.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Samuel E. Clark Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Samuel E. Clark Papers USU_COLL MSS 366, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 366, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Ledgers, 1911-1953Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Ledger 1
1914
1
Ledger 2
1917
1
Ledger 3
1918
1
Ledger 4
1919-1920
1
Ledger 5
1920-1921
1
Ledger 6
1921-1922
1
Ledger 7
1923-1924
1
Ledger 8
1924-1925
1
Ledger 9
1926-1927
1
Ledger 10
1927-1928
1
Ledger 11
1930
1
Ledger 12
1932
1
Ledger 13
1936
1
Ledger 14
1938
1
Ledger 15
1939
1
Ledger 16
1940
1
Ledger 17
1944
1
Ledger 18
1945-1946
1
Ledger 19
1947
1
Ledger 20
1949
1
Ledger 21
1949
1
Ledger 22
1950-1953
1
Ledger 23: Music Theory
1
Ledger 24: Lectures (notes) on the orchestra by Louis C. Elson at the New England Conservatory of Music, 1911-1912
1
Ledger 25: Solfeggio lectures taught by Clement Semon, 1912
1
Ledger 26: Lectures in English Literature given by Charlton Black, 1912-1913
1
Ledger 27: Course in Public School Music as taught by Samuel W. Cole, 1913-1914
1
Ledger 28: Normal lectures given by F. Addison Porter, 1913-1914

Corresponding Ledger Materials, 1913-1954Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Receipts
(from Ledger 1)
1914
2 2
Receipts
(from Ledger 2)
1917
2 3
Correspondence, receipts
(from Ledger 5)
1920-1921
2 4
Programs, reviews, roll cards, correspondence
(from Ledger 10)
1927-1928
2 5
Reviews, programs, receipts, correspondence, Logan Rotary Club pamphlet
(from Ledger 11)
1930
2 6
Photos
(from Ledger 11)
1930
2 7
Receipts, programs, reviews, Logan City Water notice
(from Ledger 12)
1932
2 8
Correspondence, reviews, programs, rolls cards
(from Ledger 13)
1936
2 9
Reviews, programs, roll cards
(from Ledger 14)
1938
2 10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Music Institute Department correspondence, programs, roll cards, poem, newspaper article, receipts
(from Ledger 15)
1939
2 11
"Notes on New England Conservatory Pupils from Utah"
(from Ledger 17)
1944
2 12
Utah State Agricultural College receipts
(from Ledger 18)
1945-1946
2 13
Utah State Agricultural College receipts, programs, correspondence, review
(from Ledger 19)
1947
2 14
Steed Dairy Product Receipts
(from Ledger 20 and 21)
1949
2 15
Christmas Carol Booklet, Roll Cards
(from Ledgers 20 and 21)
1949
2 16
Utah State Agricultural College Schedule Bulletin, USCA receipts, USAC Correspondence, Other Correspondence, Roll Cards
(from Ledger 22)
1950-1953
2 17
"Hand Culture Notes" Music Theory
1913
2 18
Music Theory Notes
2 19
Letter of congratulations from the Holland Furnace Company, 1954