Guide to the Asa V. Clark Papers 1941-1978
Cage 841

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Clark, Asa V.
Title
Asa V. Clark papers
ID
Cage 841
Date [inclusive]
1941-1978
Extent
2.0 containers
General Physical Description note
1.0 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Asa V. Clark Papers consists of materials documenting Clark's career as a politician and his time as a student at Washington State College (WSC). This includes photographs, documents, and a scrapbook from the 1955 United States Agricultural Delegation to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR, now Russia), of which Clark was a part and announcements for WSC reunions and Clark's induction in to the WSU Hall of Fame.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Asa V. Clark Papers, 1941-1978. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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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 WSC'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 Washington State University (formerly WSC) 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. The collection consists largely of materials related to the 1955 United States Agricultural Delegation to the Soviet Union. There materials include photographs, travel documents, and a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings. The collection also contains certificates of his elections to office and materials about class reunions and his induction into the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Arrangement note

The collection is retains the original order at the time of processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Asa V. Clark Papers were donated to Washington State University by Nancy Collins-Warner to the Washington State University Libraries in 2005 (MS 2005-02)..

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cody Leander and Steven Bingo in 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Asa V. Clark Papers (Cage 463)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Clark, Asa V.--Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture--History--Sources.
  • Agriculture--Soviet Union--History.
  • International Relations.
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington (State) -- Politics and government.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Travel documents for United States Agricultural Delegation visit to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1955 

1 1

Photographs from United States Agricultural Delegation visit to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1955 

1 2

Photographs and roster removed from scrapbook 1955 

1 3

Political career and Washington State University Hall of Fame 1941-1978 

2 4

Scrapbook 1955 

2 5