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Bruce Budge Clark autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2110

Scope and Contents

Autobiography details memories of his childhood in Georgetown, Idaho; attendance at the University of Utah, 1935-1943 and 1948-1950; church service, including a Mormon mission to the Northwestern States, 1939-1941; service in the U.S. Army, 1943-1946; attendance at Brigham Young University, 1946-1947; marriage; experiences while teaching at BYU; significant information on the English Department at BYU; retirement; and travels. Includes copies of correspondence and evaluations from his students. Also includes a volume of selected essays and other writings written by Bruce Clark.


  • 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Bruce Budge Clark (born 1918) was an English professor and academic administrator in Utah.

Bruce Budge Clark was born on April 9, 1918 in Georgetown, Idaho to Marvin Ezra Clark and Alice Clark. He attended Brigham Young University from 1946 to 1947, and later joined the faculty. He worked at the university as an English professor between 1950 and 1992. He also served as English Department chair (1960-1965) and dean of the College of Humanities (1965-1981).

Clark died on July 7, 2007 in Orem, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Bruce Budge Clark in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Bruce Budge Clark; 1999.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Bruce Budge Clark autobiography
Garrett Schroath
2011 February 25
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States