Guide to the Samuel E. Clark Papers,
1913-1953

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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.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

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 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 Information

Arrangement :

This collection is arranged in chronological order. The ledgers in box 1 correspond with the loose papers in box 2.

Processing Note :  

Processed in February of 2012

Acquisition Information :  

The first 23 ledgers of box one and 19 folders of box two were donated to the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives by Clark Jensen in 2002. The last 5 ledgers and the contents of the last folder of box 2 were donated to Special Collections and Archives in 2002 by Lyman Jensen, and added to the collection in 2013.

Custodial History :  

The first 23 ledgers of box one and 19 folders of box two were donated to the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives by Clark Jensen in 2002. The last 5 ledgers and the contents of the last folder of box 2 were donated to Special Collection and Archives in 2002 by Lyman Jensen, and added to the collection in 2013..

Bibliography :  
  • Obituary, Logan Herald Journal , Logan, UT, December 15, 1963.
  • Utah State History, “Utah Burials”, November 17, 2011, http://history.utah.gov.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Ledgers, 1911-1953
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

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Corresponding Ledger Materials, 1913-1954
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

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Clark, Samuel E., 1883-1963.
    • Clark, Samuel E., 1883-1963--Archives.
    • Clark, Samuel E., 1883-1963--Correspondence.
    • Clark, Samuel E., 1883-1963--Finance, Personal.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Music Institute Dept.--Faculty--Records and correspondence.
    • McCune School of Music--Faculty--Records and Correspondence.
    • Thatcher Music Company (Logan, Utah)
    • Utah State Agricultural College--Faculty--Records and Correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Concert programs--Utah.
    • Concert programs--Utah--Logan.
    • Concerts--Utah--Logan--History--20th century--Sources.
    • Concerts--Utah--Logan--Reviews.
    • Concerts--Utah--Reviews.
    • Music theory--Studying and teaching
    • Music--Instruction and study--Utah--History--20th century--Sources.
    • Organ teachers--Utah--History--20th century--Sources.
    • Piano teachers--Utah--History--20th century--Sources.

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