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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.


  • approximately 1950s-1960s


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 Point four programs files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Clarke served in the following capacities at Brigham Young University: Instructor in Laboratory School, 1938-1945; Principal of Laboratory School, 1945-1950; Chairman of Secondary Education Department, 1950-1953; Professor of Education, 1955-1960; Assistant Dean of College of Education, 1960-1963; and Acting Dean of College of Education; 1960-1961. Clarke also served as Advisor to Ministry of Education in Tehran, Iran, 1953-1955, and 1962-1964.


4 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Found in the University Archives student work area. Financial papers were destroyed with University Archivist's approval, 24 March 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1999.


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

Register of Point Four Program files
Elisa Visick
2010 December 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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