Clark S. Knowlton papers
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Clark S. Knowlton. The professional papers include his work and research as a professor of sociology at the University of Utah, which includes correspondence, memorandums, articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, and other various materials, dated circa 1960-1990. Clark S. Knowlton did extensive research on minorities (especially Hispanic Americans). His personal papers include mostly correspondence with his family, dated 1916-1990. The letters from 1942-1946 as Knowlton served in the army during World War II.
- Knowlton, Clark S. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Clark S. Knowlton papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Clark Shumway Knowlton (1919-1991) was a professor of sociology. He did extensive research on minorities (especially Hispanic Americans) and ethnic studies, immigration issues, and land-grant issues.
Clark Shumway Knowlton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 31 December 1919 to Ezra C. Knowlton and Mary Albrea Shumway Knowlton. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina from 1939-1942. He then served in the US Army from 1942-1946, where he spent several years in Europe. He received his B.A. in Sociology from BYU in 1947 and then his M.A. in Sociology from BYU in 1948. He then studied from 1950-1951 at Escola Livre de Sociologia y Ciencias Socias, Sao Paulo Brazil, while working on his doctoral dissertation. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesse, in 1955.
He married Ruth Marion Deyoung on 30 August 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern College from 1952-1958 and New Mexico Highlands University from 1958-1962. He then became a full professor at Texas Western College in 1962. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the University of Utah where he stayed for the rest of his career. While there he was the director for Center for the Study of Social Problems and the director of the Social Research Development Division, American West Center. He also served in the Salt Lake City community in many ways as he participated in groups including: the Central City Multipurpose Center, Committee on Desert and Arid Zones Research American Sociological Society, Rural Sociological Society, National Council on Family Relations, University Archaeology Society, the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, and many others. Clark S. Knowlton died 20 January 1991.
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Language of Materials
This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Clark S. Knowlton, including correspondence, memorandums, articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, and other materials, dated circa 1916-1990.
Arranged in 5 series: 1. Clark S. Knowlton correspondence. 2. University of Utah, Department of Sociology memorandums, committees minutes, policies, promotion policies. 3. Clark S. Knowlton journals. 4. Clark S. Knowlton professional papers. 5. John Birch Society publications.
Other Finding Aids note
Similar collection also described in the Register of The Clark S. Knowlton Papers, 1949-1990 (J.Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah).
Custodial History note
First installment donated by Clark S. Knowlton in 1985. Installments continued to come until 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Clark S. Knowlton; 1985-1991.
Ethnic and minority history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.IV, 2007).
Separated Materials note
MSS 6092, was part of A1990-101, but was separated into its own collection because of a note in the case file.
Processing Information note
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Colleges and Universities
- Education, Higher -- Utah -- Salt Lake City
- Ethnic groups -- United States
- Home and Family
- Knowlton, Clark S. -- Archives
- Social Life and Customs
- University of Utah. Department of Sociology and Anthropology -- Faculty
- World War, 1939-1945
- Register of Clark S. Knowlton papers
- Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
- 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.
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