Ida Marie C. Logan Jensen was born to Samuel E. Clark and Ida A. Clark on December 10, 1915 in Logan, Utah. She grew up in Logan, and later became an Associate Professor and Head Reference Librarian at Utah State University. She also served as Vice President of the Faculty Association, and published a book entitled, A Statistical Method for Evaluating Serial Holdings, in 1961. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and participated as a teacher and leader in the Young Woman’s Mutual Improvement Association. Ida Marie passed away November 4, 2001.
This collection contains the papers of Ida Marie Logan Jensen, who was the head Reference Librarian at the Merrill Library of Utah State University. The collection is divided into two series of material which are housed in nine archival boxes.
Series I of the Collection is a bibliographic series compiled by Ida Marie Jensen and includes bibliographies on subjects such as biochemical substances (Alcohol, Ascorbic Acid, etc.), Child Psychology, Education, Health, Nutrition, and several others. The materials are organized alphabetically.
Series II of the collection contains correspondence between Mrs. Jensen and various faculty members, notes from her time in the library, and assorted poems and other writings. A portion of the series contains inspirational quotes, teaching materials and other items related to the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association. Also included is the Diary of Ida-Marie Jensen from when she was fourteen years old entitled, “My Life”, and two World War II era photographs of some Polish soldiers. These materials are organized into two main categories; those materials compiled into folders (labeled by Ida-Marie Jensen and likely her husband Lyman Jensen), and those originally housed in binders. These papers have been removed from the original binders and folders (which were discarded) and placed in archival folders. The folder and binder titles were retained, though materials from a single binder may have been divided among several folders.
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Ida-Marie Jensen Bibliographic Series must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Ida-Marie Jensen Bibliographic Series USU_COLL MSS 62, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 62, USUSCA.
Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.
Processing Note :
Processed in November of 2001Acquisition Information :
Series I of the collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives by former USU librarian Ida-Marie Jensen. Series II of the Collection was donated by Lyman Jensen sometime after Ida-Marie's Death in 2001.Related Materials :
Samuel Clark papers, Coll Mss 366Separated Materials :
Several papers were removed from the collection and added to other collections: (1) Samuel E. Clark music theory notes, correspondence, and notes from the New England Conservatory of Music were moved to the Samuel E. Clark Papers (Coll Mss 62 Box 1 Ledgers 24-28; Box 2 Fd 18-19); (2) Logan High School Amphion (1932-1934) was added to Book Coll 57; (3) Several copies of A Statistical Method for Evaluating Serial Holdings, by Ida-Marie Jensen, were given to the University Archivist.
Detailed Description of the Collection