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Herald R. Clark papers

Identifier: MSS 145

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence and printed programs and periodicals collected by Herald R. Clark. The materials concern lecturers and concert artists appearing in the community concert series at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Materials date from between 1929 and 1971.


  • 1921-1971


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 Herald R. Clark papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Herald R. Clark (1890-1966) was a business professor and college administrator in Utah.

Herald Ray Clark was born on October 18, 1890 in Farmington, Utah to Amasa Lyman Clark and Alice Charlotte Steed. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in the Northern States Mission from 1910 to 1913. He later married Mabel Hone in 1915 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Clark joined the commerce faculty of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1913. He later served as dean of the College of Commerce (later College of Business) from 1934 to 1951. During this time he was also involved in the university's Lyceum program, assisted in art acquisitions, as well as acting as bookstore manager from 1915 to 1952. He also remained active in the Church, serving as bishop in the Sixth Ward and as a member of the Utah Stake presidency.

Herald R. Clark died in Provo, Utah on May 24, 1966.


12 boxes (6 linear ft.)

5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in 8 series: 1. Assembly speaker index, approximately 1960. 2. Papers on individual concert artists and lecturers, 1929-1965. 3. Correspondence with booking agencies, 1921-1964. 4. Correspondence and other material, 1930-1967. 5. Undated printed posters and placards, approximately 1940-1960. 6. Dated printed posters and placards, 1936-1971. 7. Correspondence with assembly speakers, 1958-1963. 8. Periodical and programs, 1938-1958.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Herald R. Clark left the volumes to his son, Richard Hone Clark, at the time of his death in 1966. These were later inherited by Lane O. Clark, who donated them in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lane O. Clark; September 22, 2017.


Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V. b. v. 2. a, October 2015).

Processing Information

Process; Whitney Dean; November 2017.

Register of Herald R. Clark papers
Garrett Schroath and Whitney Dean
2011 February 25
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