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Clark correspondence, 1907-1911.
2 boxes (7.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0521 (LD 7096.6 1911 Martin)

Clark, Susie Elizabeth Martin, 1889-1979; Secondary school teacher. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1911. Papers consist of letters to family, primarily documenting her experience at Mount Holyoke, with special emphasis on her summer study at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Institute and her later work as a teacher.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Susie Elizabeth Martin was born on September 11, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, where she attended Hartford High School. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1911, majoring in zoology and history. She taught high school in Bristol, Vermont for two years, and then moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, where she taught high school science. She continued teaching there until her marriage on November 17, 1918 to Cornelius Edwards Clark. Their daughter Edith graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1942. Clark lived in Portland, Maine from 1945 until 1963. On June 30, 1979, Susie E. Martin Clark died in Hartford, Connecticut.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Susie Elizabeth Martin Clark Correspondence contains letters to family members written while a student at Mount Holyoke College, 1907-1911, including letters from a summer study at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in 1910, and her subsequent work as a high school science teacher in Bristol, Vermont. The letters chiefly describe her social activities, academic work, friendships, work in the zoology lab, and excursions. Also included are accounts of meetings with her sister Margretta Martin Hayden, Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1909. The thirteen letters from Woods Hole describe boarding conditions and her work in the field of marine studies.

Chronologically arranged.

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Susie Elizabeth Clark Correspondence, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachsetts

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Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Clark, Susie Elizabeth, 1889-1979.
  • Bristol (Vt.) - Social life and customs.
  • College students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Family - United States - History - Sources.
  • Friendship - United States - History - Sources.
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty.
  • Mount Holyoke College - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • Schools - Vermont - History - Sources.
  • Teachers - Vermont - Correspondence.
  • Vermont - Description and travel.
  • Vermont - Social conditions.
  • Women - Employment - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women - United States - Social conditions.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Women teachers - Vermont - Correspondence.

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