The Adelle Clark collection consists of materials pertaining to Clarks’ career as professor of English and Spanish at East Texas State Teachers College and Texas Christian University, her literary works, and her personal life and interests. The collection is organized into three series: materials related to the Commerce Civic Music Association, Manuscripts, and Biographical Materials, with a subseries containing Certifications.
Series I, Commerce Civic Music Association is organized alphabetically by folder content, then chronologically within each folder. It contains campaign literature, correspondence, and membership lists from the Commerce Civic Music Association, spanning in total from 1940-1948.
Series II, Manuscripts is organized alphabetically by title of the work for which each folder is named. It contains copies of Clarks’ major works, Lebanon on the Preston (in scrapbook form, which also contains draft materials), Meet the Chileans, and Writing the Research Paper.
Series III, Biographical Materials is organized alphabetically by subject, and organized chronologically within each subject’s contents – beginning with Notebooks, followed by Photographs, and ending with a Scrapbook of Clark’s own design. Notebooks contain news clippings, entries from Adelle Clark containing thoughts and favorite quotes, pictures, and class rosters, among other miscellaneous items. Photographs contain one photo of Miss Clark, and the Scrapbook included in this series contains many highlights from Clarks’ career in education, as well as successes in her personal hobbies and authorial projects. It spans the majority of Clark’s adult life and offers a comprehensive overview of Clarks’ interests, life events, and important achievements. Subseries, Certifications is organized chronologically. It contains two certifications of membership acquired by Adelle Clark throughout her career in academia.