Smith College. Faculty. Josephine Clark Files.

Title

Smith College. Faculty. Josephine Clark Files.

Description

After graduating from Smith College in 1880, teaching, and attending library school, Clark worked as an assistant librarian at Gray Herbarium, Harvard University; Botanical Bibliographer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Assistant Librarian, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Librarian, U.S. Department of Agriculture. During her service as Librarian she was a member of the Sub-committee on Libraries of the Keop Commission appointed by the President of the United States to improve the government of business and a founder of the Washington City Free Library. Clark ended her career with 12 years as the Smith College Librarian.

Contributor

College Archives
Special Collections Asst (Smith College)

Items in the Smith College. Faculty. Josephine Clark Files. Collection

Josephine Clark, c1880.
Head and shoulders portrait of college librarian Josephine Clark as a Smith student.

Josephine Clark, c1880.
Head and shoulders portrait of Josephine Clark, Smith College class of 1880, c1880.

Josephine Clark, autograph letter signed, dated 7 November 1909, to "my dear Class-mates".
Letter from Smith College librarian Josephine Clark, class of 1880, to other members of her graduating class, noting activities at the College and the upcoming new library opening.

Josephine Clark, autograph letter signed, dated 30 October 1910, to "My dear Classmates".
Smith College librarian Josephine Clark, class of 1880, writes news about the college to her classmates. (2 pages.)

Notebook of College Librarian Josephine Clark, 1899-1919.
Cloth covered book with handwritten notes. Includes notes about architectural plans for the new 1909 library building at Smith, and notes from visiting other colleges' libraries. (2 scanned pages)