Chester Clark Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Clark, Chester
Chester Clark papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Chester Clark graduated from high school in Howell, Michigan in 1935 and entered MAC on a scholarship and majored in agriculture. He earned the scholarship by being the 4-H Garden Champion in Michigan in 1935. He attended MSU from 1936-1938 and 1939-1940 but did not graduate. His freshman year, Clark corresponded with a pen pal, Joseph Price, a coal miner in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

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Scope and Contents note

The Chester Clark papers consist of htree of Clark's letters to Joseph Price. In the letters Clark describes his graduation from high school, the farm he lived on, his garden and fair prizes, and hist first week as a freshman at Michigan Agricultural College. Also included is a newspaper clipping from "The Boys World" advertising Clark's interest in a pen pal, and a photograph of Chester Clark taken May 1, 1936.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2011

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

A gift of Anthony J. Kowalski.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. -- General subdivision--Freshmen.;


  • 4-H clubs -- Michigan
  • Agriculture
  • College freshmen

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Correspondence, newspaper clipping, and photograph 1936 

F.D. 1