This collection contains information about Samuel E. Clark's private piano and organ lessons, his teaching at Utah State Agricultural College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Music Institute Department, and other music endeavors.
Utah State University. Manuscript Collections
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Samuel E. Clark was born April 29, 1883, in St. Charles, Idaho. Clark attended the Chicago School of Music and later graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Clark settled in Logan, Utah where married his wife, Ida Charlotte Andersen on August 8, 1914. Clark was a prominent musician for both the community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teaching and playing piano and pipe organ as well as instructing in music theory. Clark was employed with the Thatcher Music Company (under George W. Thatcher) and taught publically for Utah State Agricultural College, the McCune School of Music, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Music Institute Department, and also gave private lessons. Clark died in Logan on December 14, 1963.
This collection contains information about Samuel E. Clark’s private piano and organ lessons, his teaching at Utah State Agricultural College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Music Institute Department, and other music endeavors. The collection consists of both ledgers and loose papers. The ledgers date from 1911 to 1953 and include music programs from recitals Clark performed or conducted, newspaper reviews for his recitals, newspaper articles, correspondence, financial records, and notes from his music coursework. The loose pages of the collection were originally inserted in the ledgers but were removed and placed in folders one through 16, where they are labeled to correspond with certain ledgers. Folders 17 through 19 do not correspond with a ledger. This collection is arranged in chronological order; however, the last five ledgers of the collection were not added to the collection until 2013 and are not included in the chronology of the first 23 ledgers. These additional volumes contain notes Samuel Clark took while attending school at the New England Conservatory of Music. Also added was a letter sent to Clark by friends from the Holland Furnace Company, congratulating him on his long and successful career in music.
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Samuel E. Clark Papers USU_COLL MSS 366,
Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 366,
This collection is arranged in chronological order. The ledgers in box 1 correspond with the loose papers in box 2.
Processing Note :
Processed in February of 2012
Acquisition Information :
The first 23 ledgers of box one and 19 folders of box two were donated to the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives by Clark Jensen in 2002. The last 5 ledgers and the contents of the last folder of box 2 were donated to Special Collections and Archives in 2002 by Lyman Jensen, and added to the collection in 2013.
Custodial History :
The first 23 ledgers of box one and 19 folders of box two were donated to the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives by Clark Jensen in 2002. The last 5 ledgers and the contents of the last folder of box 2 were donated to Special Collection and Archives in 2002 by Lyman Jensen, and added to the collection in 2013..
Obituary, Logan Herald Journal, Logan, UT, December 15, 1963.
Utah State History, “Utah Burials”, November 17, 2011, http://history.utah.gov.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Ledger 23: Music Theory
Ledger 24: Lectures (notes) on the orchestra by Louis C. Elson at the New England Conservatory of Music, 1911-1912
Ledger 25: Solfeggio lectures taught by Clement Semon, 1912
Ledger 26: Lectures in English Literature given by Charlton Black, 1912-1913
Ledger 27: Course in Public School Music as taught by Samuel W. Cole, 1913-1914
Ledger 28: Normal lectures given by F. Addison Porter, 1913-1914