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Harold Glen Clark diaries and family records, 1896-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7959 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains family records, diaries, family histories, photographs, and other materials collected by Clark relating to his life and the Clark and Noble families. Materials date from between 1896 and 1981.


  • 1896-1981


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Harold Glen Clark (1902-1984) was an American educator and academic administrator in Utah. He 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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Clark attended Columbia University and later Brigham Young University (BYU). 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 U.S. Department 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 remarried later that year to Mary Dean 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 to 1977. Harold and Mary Dean Clark also served a mission in Sri Lanka from 1979 to 1981.


1 box

25 items

1 oversize folder

Language of Materials



Arranged in three segments by format and content. The first part of the series consists of family records and other miscellaneous materials. The second portion consists of the diaries kept by Harold Glen Clark from 1928-1981. The diaries are chronologically arranged. The third portion consists of family histories, photographs, and miscellaneous materials related to the Clark and Noble families.

Existence and Location of Copies

Carton 5 folders 9-28 contain printed transcripts of diaries, letters, and other materials created by Harold Glen Clark. The transcripts were created by Clark's children. The majority of the transcripts are from Clark's diaries, while others are categorized by subjects including his mission to Sri Lanka, temple work, and photographs taken from the collections. Dated 1902 to 1979.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States