Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Clark, George Thomas, 1928-1990
- G. Thomas Clark Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- ca 1965-1986
- MC 1328
- 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Natalie Clark of Conway, Arkansas, donated the papers of her husband, Dr. George Thomas Clark, to Special Collections on February 24, 1995.
Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November 1995.
Preferred Form of Citation
G. Thomas Clark Papers (MC 1328), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
George Thomas Clark (1928-1990) was born in Charleston, Illinois. He received a BA degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1950 and an MA degree in Botany from the University of Michigan in 1951. Clark married Natalie Williams and spent the next eight years working on the family farm. In 1962, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, and subsequently received his Ph.D. in Plant Ecology at the University of Arkansas in 1971. He rose to the rank of Professor of Biology in 1975. Aside from classroom teaching, Clark directed the herbarium, supervised the college greenhouse, served actively in the management of campus landscaping, and engaged in ecological research. He earned a reputation as one of the state's premier botanists. Clark was named the Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of Biology in 1980, and continued to teach in this capacity at Hendrix College until his death in 1990. Clark is the author of Winter Twigs of Arkansas: A Field Guide to Deciduous Woody Plants. Little Rock, Arkansas: Rose Publishing Company, 1981; Preliminary Ecological Study of Crowleys' Ridge. Conway, Arkansas: Hendrix College, 1973; and several other publications and newspaper articles. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the Botanical Society of America, to name just a few. He was also the recipient of several academic awards.
Scope and Content Note
The Papers are composed of research material, correspondence, biographical material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides.
Arrangement of the Papers
The papers were arranged in four series.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:
series 1: Research Papers
Research papers, correspondence, and other printed material pertaining to the ecological study of Crowley's Ridge, Arkansas.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 1||
|series I||Box 1||Folder 2||
Preliminary Ecological Study of Crowley's Ridge.(1 of 2)
|series I||Box 1||Folder 3||
Preliminary Ecological Study of Crowley's Ridge.(2 of 2)
|series I||Box 1||Folder 4||
Preliminary Ecological Study of Crowley's Ridge Evaluation
|series I||Box 1||Folder 5||
Species list - Crowley's Ridge, 1973
|series I||Box 1||Folder 6||
series 2: Publications
This series contains a typescript and corrected proofs of Winter Twigs of Arkansas: A Field Guide to Deciduous Woody Plants, and other publications.
|series II||Box 2||Folder 1||
Corrected proof - Winter Twigs of Arkansas: A Field Guide to Deciduous Woody Plants
|series II||Box 2||Folder 2||
Typescript - Introduction
|series II||Box 2||Folder 3||
Typescript - Trees/Shrubs (whorled buds)
|series II||Box 2||Folder 4||
Typescript - Trees/Shrubs (opposite buds)
|series II||Box 2||Folder 5||
Typescript - Trees/Shrubs (alternate, terminal, imbricate buds)
|series II||Box 2||Folder 6||
Typescript - Trees/Shrubs (alternate, terminal, valvate buds)
|series II||Box 2||Folder 7||
Typescript - Trees/Shrubs (alternate, terminal, naked buds)
|series II||Box 2||Folder 8||
Typescript - Trees/ Shrubs (alternate, pseudo-terminal, conicate buds)
|series II||Box 3||Folder 1||
Typescript - Thorns & Spikes
|series II||Box 3||Folder 2||
Typescript - Prickles & Bristles
|series II||Box 3||Folder 3||
Typescript - Vines (opposite buds)
|series II||Box 3||Folder 4||
Typescript - Vines (alternate buds)
|series II||Box 3||Folder 5||
Typescript - Glossary
|series II||Box 3||Folder 6||
Typescript - Illustrations
|series II||Box 3||Folder 7||
Other publications and manuscripts - Trees of the Campus
|series II||Box 3||Folder 8||
Other publications and manuscripts - Winter Twigs. A Winter Wonderland
|series II||Box 3||Folder 9||
Other publications and manuscripts - Native Plants for Landscaping
series 3: Personal Papers,
Correspondence, biographical sketch, newspaper clippings, and other personal papers.
|series III||Box 3||Folder 10||
Miscellaneous personal papers
series 4: Photographs and slides
Contains mostly images of twigs. Seventy-nine photographs (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") identified and mounted on 10 white sheets of paper were kept as received. Ninety identified negative pictures were originally mounted on legal pad sheets. They are now stored in protective sleeves and kept in negative storage.
|series IV||Box 3||Folder 11||
Images 1-36. Twigs
|series IV||Box 3||Folder 12||
|series IV||Photograph Collection Negative Storage||
Five sheets with 88 identified negatives (images of twigs)
|series IV||Photograph Collection Slide Storage||
Kodak slides 1-15. Identified as "Big Island"
|series IV||Photograph Collection Slide Storage||
Polaroid lantern slides 1-8. Seedlings (?)
END OF COLLECTION