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Clarke, Alva John, 1908-



  • Existence: 1908 - 1995

Biographical History

Alva John Clarke (1908-1995) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and educational administrator in Utah.

Clarke, A. J. Personal histories, 1977: p. 1 (Alva John Clarke; b. 1908)

Brigham Young High School website, via WWW, Nov. 23, 2021 (A. John Clarke; Alva John Clarke; b. July 3, 1908; teacher, education administrator, public servant; principal of Brigham Young High School, 1946-1949; d. December 30, 1995, in Provo, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Alva John Clarke

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 21
Scope and Contents

Interview by C. Garn Coombs with A. John Clarke, Brigham Young University professor, concerning his experiences as a student at BYU during the late 1930s, and as an instructor and principle of the Brigham Young High School in the mid 1940s. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1977

Personal histories

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3024
Scope and Contents Autobiography for Alva John Clarke details memories of his childhood in Alberta, Canada; attendance at Calgary Normal School, 1927-1928; teaching school in Canada; marriage; attendance at the University of Alberta, 1930-1936, and Brigham Young University, 1937-1942; teaching at the Brigham Young laboratory school and Brigham Young University; travels to Iran as part of the U.S. Point Four program in Iran; and other travels. Autobiography of Rissa Merkley Clarke details memories of her...
Dates: 1977

Alva John Clarke Point Four Program files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2993
Scope and Contents

Contains reports, correspondence, hand-painted Christmas cards, and photographs, relating to the U.S. Point Four Program in Iran.

Dates: approximately 1950s-1960s