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Collection Overview

Title: Virginia Clarke Papers, 1944-1977Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1953-1968
ID: 02/21/ UG. 14
Primary Creator: Virginia Clarke (1907 - 1997)
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Box 1373 contains printed material; Box 1374 has examples of publications and photographs; Box 3 has publications and a certificate.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1976
Forms of Material: Photographs
Languages: English


Papers, photographs and publications focusing on the Laboratory School that were created by Virginia Clarke.  Ms. Clarke was the head of the Laboratory School.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Virgina Clarke was the head of the library at the Laboratory School at the University of North Texas.  This collection contains her publications (her thesis and printed material  reflecting her work in library service and the development of audio/visual materials in library), photographs, and information on her career.

Collection Historical Note

Virginia Clarke was the head librarian at the Laboratory School at UNT.

Biographical Note

Virginia Clarke (1907 – 1997) received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from North Texas State College, now known as the University of North Texas. Ms. Clarke served as a teacher and librarian in her hometown of Albany, Texas before joining UNT.  She served as the librarian for the Laboratory School at UNT from 1946 to 1970.  The Laboratory School was a teaching facility for students perusing a career in teaching.  It contained classes for students from kindergarten to twelfth grade.  In 1970, Ms. Clarke resigned as librarian with the Laboratory School to accept a position with the Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth. Ms. Clarke was named a UNT Distinguished Alumni in 1986.  This award honored her for her years of service as a librarian, her leadership in developing and promoting audiovisual collections in school libraries, and her work as a consultant for school libraries in Texas and Oklahoma.

[Information for this entry comes from the Denton Record Chronicle (January 29, 1970) and the Call Number (volume 46, number 3, Summer 1986).]

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Virginia Clarke
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Archives and Rare Books also hold Laboratory scrapbooks and yearbooks (the Lions Roar). For more information please see
Preferred Citation: Virginia Clarke Papers, University of North Texas Archives and Rare Books


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