John Clarke papers, 1931-1950 Rauner Manuscript MS-439

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Title:

John Clarke papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-439

Collection Dates:

1931-1950

Size of Collection:

1.5 linear ft., 1 box

Abstract:

The John M. Clarke papers contain correspondence, typescripts of editorials and newspaper clippings. The collection documents Clarke's professional life as a newspaperman.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The John Clarke papers contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues as well as typescripts of editorials from the New Canaan Gazette (CT), the Washington Post, and the Claremont Daily Eagle. Also included are clippings from the Washington Post, material about the Lucius W. Niemen Fellowship for Newspapermen at Harvard University, the International Labour Union, Latin America and the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs.

Biography

John McLane Clarke graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932. He ran the New Canaan, Conn. Gazette for a brief period; then he joined the editorial staff at the Washington Post, under Felix Morley. In 1938 he was chosen as one of the first recipients of the Niemen Fellowship to study journalism at Harvard University. Upon completion of the fellowship he became a public relations assistant for John G. Winant, director of the International Labour Office. During World War II he served as an assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller in the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs. In 1948 he purchased the Claremont (N.H.) Daily Eagle, which he published until his death in 1950.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 1, Series: 1,

Box: 1, 1920-1950

Contains correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues as well as typescripts of editorials from the New Canaan (NH) Gazette, the Washington Post, and the Claremont Daily Eagle. Also included are clippings from the Washington Post, material about the Lucius W. Niemen Fellowship for Newspapermen at Harvard University, the International Labour Union, Latin America and the Office of the Coordinator for Inter-American Affairs.

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