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Jefferson H. Clark Collection

Identifier: MS 00107

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of Jefferson H. Clark, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania physician, who was a field surgeon in France during World War I, and of the research papers of his daughter Mary Clark Shade (1928-2009), who was working on a book documenting her father's WWI duty.

Jefferson H. Clark's papers include diaries, an officer's record book, correspondence, military orders and records, maps (one of which is labeled 'trench map'), photographs, dictionary, his helmet and embroidered helmet bag, a ration tin, and a surgical kit. Clark's papers have been digitized. The link to each folder's digital object can be found at the folder level within the container inventory.

Mary Clark Shade's research papers include notes, photographs, postcards, photocopies of articles, and related material.


  • Creation: 1914-2000


Language of Materials

English French

Conditions Governing Access:

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.


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Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1: Jefferson H. Clark; and Series 2: Mary Clark Shade Book Research.

Custodial History:

Seller obtained collection from Mary Clark Shade's husband, Jefferson H. Clark's son-in-law.

This collection was originally Mss. Acc. 2009.191.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Ute Schechter in May 2009.

Arranged and described by Susan Gilliam, SCRC staff, in September-October 2009, and Jeffrey Flanagan, SCRC staff, in February-March 2010.

Susan Gilliam, Jeffrey Flanagan, Karen King, SCRC Staff.
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository