Collection Scope and Content Note
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Collection consists primarily of correspondence documenting Clarke's unsuccessful
campaign to prevent the demolition of Cornell University's Boardman Hall and its
replacement by Olin Library. Also included are addresses, published Christmas
sonnets by Clarke, 1968-1980, 1982, clippings, articles, letters to the editor
(Ithaca Journal and the New York Times), photographs, campus maps, and photocopies
of letters, including two from Harry S. Truman concerning Clarke's opinion on
remodelling part of the White House (1947). Represented in the collection are
Bernhard Louis Clynes, John Lyon Collyer, George Bain Cummings, Edmund Ezra Day,
Arthur Hobson Dean, C.W. DeKiewiet, Douglass Boardman Lee, Thomas W. Mackesey, Deane
W. Malott, Floyd Roy Newman, Jerome O'Connor, Nathaniel Alexander Owings, Gustav
Jaeger Requardt, and Allen Hosie Treman.
Approximately 150 mounted gelatin silver print photographs of projects Clarke
designed as landscape architect for the New York City Park Commission, ca. 1930-ca.
1937. Approximately 400 photographs of projects Clarke designed as landscape
architect for the Westchester County (N.Y.) Parks Commission, especially the Bronx
River Parkway, ca. 1925-ca. 1937, including one photograph of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, ca. 1925.