Preliminary Guide to the Asa Clark Papers
MS.2005.02

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Clark, Asa V.
Title
Asa Clark Papers
ID
MS.2005.02
Date [inclusive]
1941-1978
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-6-12-1)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Asa V. Clark (1889-1972) was a longtime Pullman resident, a farmer, and a Washington State College alumnus from 1916. As a WSC student, Clark served as captain of the 1915 football team that made WSU's first appearance in the Rose Bowl, in which they defeated Brown University 14-0. Clark served in the State House of Representatives from 1941 to 1949 and as a State Senator from Whitman County from 1949 to 1956. Additionally, Clark served as one of twelve American farm ambassadors to the USSR in 1955. Clark Hall on the WSU Pullman campus was named after Asa V. Clark in 1972. Clark was also inducted to the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers pertaining to Asa V. Clark's service in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1941 to 1949 and as a State Senator from Whitman County from 1949 to 1956, as well as his work as an American farm ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1955. The collection includes notices and certificates of his elections to office, and incoming and outgoing correspondence. The collection also contains photographs and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from Clark's time in the USSR, as well as a scrapbook of the golden anniversary reunion for the WSC class of 1916.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Nancy Collins-Warner to the Washington State University Libraries in 2005 (MS 2005-02).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Asa V. Clark Papers (Cage 463)

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- Politics and government

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)
  • Farmers

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