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Adult Education and Extension Services director records, 1924-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contain the papers of Dr. Harold Glen Clark, who served as director of the Extension Division and Adult Education and Extension Services, and as dean of the Division of Continuing Education, 1946-1971. There are 48 containers of material involving two series of records, each arranged alphabetically, and some additional material added after the register was completed, which is located in the last three containers. The papers of four predecessor directors or acting directors, Harrison R. Merrill, 1936; Seth T. Shaw, Carlton Culmsee, Gerrit de Jong, Jr. and Thomas L. Broadbent, 1938-1946; are non-existent. There are additional files relating to Adult Education and Extension Services and Extension Division in boxes 41-45 of President Harvey Taylor's papers located in the Administrative Officers section of the University Archives (see register to President Taylor's papers.) Dated from 1924 to 1970.

Dates

  • 1924-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Division of Continuing Education records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Extension Division (1921-1957) was the unit at Brigham Young University responsible for coordinating distance education and extension work. The Extension Division was established in 1921 in a reorganization of the earlier Extension Department. It was charged with providing educational services to those outside the university campus, such as off-campus programs, lectures, classroom offerings, and correspondence courses. Directors of the division included Lowry Nelson (1921-1936), Harrison R. Merrill (1936-1939), Carlton Culmsee (1939-1944), Gerrit de Jong (Acting Director, 1944-1946), Thomas L. Broadbent (Acting Director, 1946-1947), and Harold Glen Clark (1947-1957). In 1957 the unit was renamed as Adult Education and Extension Services.

Administrative History

Adult Education and Extension Services (1957-1964) was the unit at Brigham Young University responsible for coordinating distance education and extension work. The division of Adult Education and Extension Services was established in 1957 in a reorganization of the earlier Extension Division. The unit was charged with providing educational services to groups outside the normal day enrollment of the university. Harold Glen Clark served as the dean of the division from its establishment until its reorganization in 1964 as the Division of Continuing Education.

Biographical History

Harold Glen Clark (1902-1984) served as the Dean of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University. Harold Glen Clark was born in 1902 in the Salt River Valley, Arizona. After serving a mission for the LDS church, Clark attended Columbia University and later Brigham Young University. In 1929 he returned to Mesa and married Virginia Driggs. After receiving a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California, Clark went on to serve as the secretary of congressman John R. Murdock in 1936 and received a doctorate degree at George Washington University. In 1944, Clark became the personnel trainer in the Triple A Program of the US Dept. of Agriculture. Returning to Utah in 1946, Clark took a position as Professor of Education at Brigham Young University. In 1950 Clark's wife Virginia died from cancer, and Clark was remarried later that year to Mary Deane Peterson. Clark's later positions at BYU included the Director of Extension Services in 1947, the Dean of Adult Education and Extension Services, and the Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. Clark served in various church positions in his life, inluding high councilman, bishop, and president of the Provo Temple from 1971-1977. Harold and Mary Dean Clark also served a mission in Sri Lanka from 1979-1981.

Extent

48 boxes

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1924-1964. 2. Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1956-1970. 3. Adult Education and Extension Services director additional papers and faculty terminations, 1952-1970.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA547.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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