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Edward D. Clarkson Collection, 1916-1969Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Edward D. Clarkson Collection, 1916-1969Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0088
Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1959-1962
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Born on November 22, 1890, Edward D. Clarkson spent many years actively campaigning for social progress towards his view of what United States government policies should be both at home and abroad.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1916 and served in both World War I and World War II.  Later in life, Clarkson took up residency in Cuba, where he spent approximately ten years in a diplomatic fashion.  Clarkson retired from the army in 1944 and earned a master’s degree in history from San Diego State College in 1958.

Clarkson spent the remainder of his life in La Jolla, California.  As a resident for more than 30 years, he was highly active not only as a correspondent but also through participation in organizations such as the American Legion, the Scottish Rite Masons, Phi Alpha Theta and even the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.  Edward D. Clarkson died in October of 1969.

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This collection is arranged in the following manner: Correspondence is alphabetical and fallowed by miscellaneous folders also alphabetized by their title.

1. Correspondence to and from Edward D. Clarkson (In alphabetical order)

2. Miscellaneous

3. Clarkson Family correspondence

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Acquired: 1964
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Edward D. Clarkson
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Edward D. Clarkson Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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