Special Collections and Archives

Raymond M. Clark papers

Raymond M. Clark papers, 1943-1944

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, April 10, 2002; Revised by Katy L. Watts December 5, 2005
1 document case, .33 cubic ft., 11th floor


Biographical Note

Raymond M. Clark was appointed by the Board of Trustees in 1943 to serve as Acting President after the dismissal of Karl Clayton Leebrick until a successor was named. At the time of his appointment, Clark was a faculty member in the Psychology and Education departments. Clark prepared for the student population boom that was going to occur at the end of the Second World War following the passage of the GI Bill in the United States Legislature, which gave soldiers tuition benefits. After George Bowman was selected as president, Clark was appointed to lead graduate school instruction. In 1950, he became Dean of the Graduate School.

Note: More information on the life of Raymond M. Clark can be found in the book, The Years of Youth: Kent State University, 1910-1960, which is catalogued in KentLINK .


Scope and Content


Very few papers of the early presidents of Kent State survive today. The papers in this collection were found in the George A. Bowman, Papers, 1901-1976 and removed for better access to Leebrick's materials. The bulk of the material contains correspondence with several United States War Departments. Kent Sate materials include committee lists, inter-departmental correspondence, and faculty meeting minutes.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: Airport: 1943
  2. Correspondence: Architects: 1943
  3. Correspondence: Cadet program, Canton Center: 1943
  4. Correspondence: Civil Aeronautics Authority: 1943-1944
  5. Correspondence: College of Business Administration: 1943-1944
  6. Correspondence: Committees, University: 1943-1944
  7. Correspondence: Commencement: 1943
  8. Correspondence: Departments of the university: 1943-1944
  9. Correspondence: Director of Residence: 1943-1944
  10. Correspondence: Engleman Family correspondence: 1943-1944
  11. Correspondence: Library: 1943-1944
  12. Correspondence: State Department of Education: 1943
  13. Correspondence: Student Council: 1943-1944
  14. Correspondence: United States Cadet Nurse Corps: 1944
  15. Correspondence: United States Treasury Department: 1943-1944
  16. Correspondence and minutes: War Activity Council: 1943-1944
  17. Correspondence: War correspondence courses: 1943-1944
  18. Correspondence: War Manpower Commission: 1943-1944
  19. Minutes: Faculty meetings: 1943-1944
  20. Minutes, constitution: 1943-1944