G. Thomas Clark Papers

MC 1328

Special Collections
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Clark, George Thomas, 1928-1990
Title
G. Thomas Clark Papers
Inclusive Dates
ca 1965-1986
Identification
MC 1328
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Natalie Clark of Conway, Arkansas, donated the papers of her husband, Dr. George Thomas Clark, to Special Collections on February 24, 1995.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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

Research proposal

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

Correspondence, 1973-1974

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,

ca 1978-1986

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

mages 37-115.Twigs

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

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