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Harold Glen Clark papers

Identifier: MSS 7959

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of Clark, including his diaries, daily planners, scrapbooks, high school yearbooks, photographs, letters, sound recordings of his speeches, and transcripts of his diaries created by children. Dated approximately 1896 to 1985.


  • 1896-1985


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

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.


4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.15 linear ft.)

3 folders (0.15 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into five series: 1. Harold Glen Clark scrapbooks and photographs, 1902-1985. 2. Harold Glen Clark diaries and family records, 1896-1981. 3. Harold Glen Clark letters and speeches, 1956-1977. 4. Harold Glen Clark sound recordings, 1947-1984. 5. Harold Glen Clark transcripts of diaries, 1902-1979.

Custodial History

Donated by Lynn Clark Callister, the daughter of Harold Glen Clark.

Custodial History

Donated by Lynn Clark Callister, daughter of Harold Glen Clark, in September 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lynn Clark Callister; Sept. 20, 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lynn Clark Callister, daughter of Harold Glen Clark; September 2018.


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

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.

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; September 22, 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell; August 19, 2019. Addendum processed and updated for DACS compliance.

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; June 2021. Added item-level description of audiovisual materials.

Register of Harold Glen Clark papers
Dani Peterson
2011 September 21
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2019 August 19: Addendum to collection processed; Grace Bithell.
  • 2021 June 29: Item level description added for A/V materials; Jamie Wiser.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States