Alida Clawson Clark Diary

MC 2363

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Clark, Alida Clawson, 1823-1892
Alida Clawson Clark Diary
Inclusive Dates
MC 2363
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

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Use Information

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Acquisition Information

The Alida Clawson Clark Diary was donated to the Special Collections Department by Thomas A. Bredehoft of Morgantown, West Virginia, on February 7, 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in February 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Alida Clawson Clark Diary (MC 2363), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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Biographical Note

Alida Clawson Clark (1823-1892) was a Quaker who along with her husband, Calvin Clark, co-founded Southland College for African-American students in Phillips County, Arkansas in 1864.

For additional information on Clark, see Thomas C. Kennedy's entry in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, "Alida Clawson Clark (1823-1892)" (

Scope and Content Note

Diary belonging to Alida Clawson Clark, a founder of Arkansas' Southland College. The diary includes several diary entries dating between April and May 1873; lists of correspondents in 1873 and 1874; and budget notes, including on school fees, donations, and aid to students, dating from 1873-1876. One budget entry is signed by Alida Clark, and a diary entry mentions "our dear son-in-law, T. F. Wright," so the diary has been attributed to Clark, but some entries may also have been written by her husband, Calvin Clark.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Alida Clawson Clark Diary include:

Southland College Papers, MC 577

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Southland College (Helena, Ark.)

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 2

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 2 Section MC 2363 Folder 1

    Alida Clawson Clark Diary, 1873-1876


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