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Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark papers

Identifier: MS 00349

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Content Description

The Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark papers contains papers and notebooks belonging to Martha Washington College students Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark. Papers include classroom notes, booklets from the Locker Easy Writing Method System, poems and short stories.

A note on names, Clark is occasionally spelled with an “e” for both students. Tillie is sometimes spelled with a "y" instead of an "ie."


  • Creation: Circa 1920-1941

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark were two students from Virginia who studied at Martha Washington College.

Martha Washington College was established in 1853 by the Independent Order of Old Fellows McCabe Lodge No. 56. The College was transferred to the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church in 1858, which purchased the Gen. Francis Preston House (ca. 1832. Martha Washington College opened with its first class in 1860.

In 1918, the school merged with Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. Martha Washington College continued operations as a junior college until 1931. The former building was later transformed into the Martha Washington Inn by 1937.


1.83 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box and one 11x17 oversize box.)



Spanish; Castilian


The collection will be arranged into four series including: Series I. Biology papers, Series II. Class notes and notebooks, Series III. Creative writing Locker, and Series IV. Easy Writing Method System.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired with the Molly Elliot Seawell Endowment.

Guide to the Virginia Clark and Tillie Clark papers
Veronica Parker
2023 March 8
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository