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A Guide to the Elmer Banks Clark Scrapbook

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2008

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Elmer Banks, 1910-
Title: Elmer Banks Clark Scrapbook
Dates: 1930-1937
Abstract: Scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, postcards and memorabilia documenting Elmer Banks Clark's graduation from the Adelphi Academy in New York in 1930 through his graduate school days at the University of Florida from 1931 to 1937.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 1 scrapbook.
Identification: Ms Coll. 93
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

E. B. (Fred) Clark was a student at the University of Florida from 1931 to 1937. He received his BA in Education in 1935 and a Master's in French in 1937.

Scope and Content

Scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, postcards and memorabilia. The scrapbook documents Clark's graduation from the Adelphi Academy in New York in 1930 through his graduate school days at UF. Clark roomed at the Thomas Hotel during most of his stay at UF and there are many photographs of the hotel, guests, and members of the Thomas family. There are also photographs of Gainesville residents as well as people and places in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

A digital reproduction of the scrapbook is available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elmer Banks Clark Scrapbook, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joel W. Eastman. Donated in the author's name.

Contents List


Page 1. Blank
Page 2. Blank
Page 3. Book Shelf Scrap Book of E.B. Fred Clark
Page 4. Copyrighted 1931 with other information
Page 5. Commencement invitation at Adelphia Academy
Page 5. Two newspaper clippings
Page 6. Blank
Page 7. Two newspaper clippings
Page 8. Three newspaper clippings
Page 9. Program of Commencement Exercises of the Class of 1930
Page 10. Blank
Page 11. Another page of the Program of Commencement Exercises
Page 12. Copy of the official school record of Elmer Banks Clark, Jr. (first and second years)
Page 13. Third and fourth years of the school record
Page 14. a. Horticulture Bldg. U. of F.
Page 14. b. University of Florida Stadium - seats 22,000
Page 14. c. Stadium
Page 14. d. Stables U. of F.
Page 15. Views of my "Alma Mater" (1930-1937)
Page 15. a. Peabody Hall
Page 15. b. Administration Building
Page 16. Blank
Page 17. a. Florida Union Bldg.
Page 17. b. P.K. Yonge Laboratory School - Here I did my first "practice teaching"
Page 18. John F. Seagle Bldg.
Page 19. a. Auditorium
Page 19. b. Campus
Page 20. Seagle Bldg.
Page 21. a. Campus
Page 21. b. ZAE House - "I did not belong to a fraternity"
Page 22. Seagle Bldg.
Page 23. a. Chemistry Building
Page 23. b. Stadium - "My M.A. degree was conferred during the first Commencement to be held in this Stadium"
Page 24. "Architect's drawing. Only a portion of this structure had been built when I left the university in 1937" (Administration Building)
Page 25. Radio Station WRUF
Page 26. Written note - "The Hotel Thomas was my home for six years."
Page 27. Hotel Thomas, Gainesville, Fla (front view)
Page 28. Views of Hotel Thomas - six small photographs
Page 28. a. View of entry path and front of the building
Page 28. b. Closer view of building
Page 28. c. Sidewalk beside the hotel
Page 28. d. Wrought iron fence and Hotel Thomas beyond
Page 28. e. A woman seated on a porch swing
Page 28. f. A young man sitting on a porch railing
Page 29. Hotel Thomas
Page 29. "This hotel, my home for most of my college days, was operated by Major Thomas. It had a family atmosphere. Sometimes Mother would spend the winter here. At other times I would be alone."
Page 30. Views of Hotel Thomas - eight small photos a-h
Page 31. Patio, Hotel Thomas
Page 32. Views of Hotel Thomas - six small photos a-f
Page 33. Patio, Hotel Thomas
Page 34. Blank
Page 35. Written note - "Casa Mia" (1930-1937), no photograph on page
Page 36. Blank
Page 37. Three newspaper clippings
Page 38. Blank
Page 39. Commencement Convocation program (1937 Jun 7)
Page 40. Blank
Page 41. Baccalaureate Sermon program (1937 Jun 6)
Page 42. Blank
Page 43. Pamphlet - Rules Governing Academic Customs and Costumes
Page 44. Blank
Page 45. Newspaper clipping
Page 46. Newspaper clipping - continuation of article on page 45
Page 47. Newspaper clipping
Page 48. Blank
Page 49. Views of a home on the "Coffee Pot", St. Petersburg, Fla. - six small photos a-f
Page 50. Blank
Page 51. Six small photos with views of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Page 51. 1. Pelican on pier
Page 51. 2. Soreno Hotel
Page 51. 3. On Snell Island
Page 51. 4. Dirigible hanger
Page 51. 5. The pier
Page 51. 6. Pelicans on pier
Page 52. a. Pier at St. Petersburg - exterior
Page 52. b. Pier at St. Petersburg - view from under colonnade
Page 52. c. Log cabin at Paradise, Silver Springs, Fla.
Page 53. "The Portrait Gallery - pictures of friends in Gainesville, Fla. Students, town people, tourists etc. This is not a fully complete collection".
Page 54. Blank
Page 55. a. Alfred Rembert
Page 55. b. Virginia Biddle
Page 55. c. Alfred and Wilson Hendricks
Page 55. d. Virginia - "I was briefly engaged to V. Biddle"
Page 56. Blank
Page 57. a. Virginia
Page 57. b. Mildred and I
Page 57. c. Mildred Thomas
Page 57. d. Mildred - "Mildred Thomas is another member of the large Thomas family".
Page 58. Blank
Page 59. a. Mildred and I
Page 59. b. Mildred
Page 59. c. Mildred
Page 60. Blank
Page 61. a. Mildred and I
Page 61. b. Ray Stockfish
Page 62. Blank
Page 63. "O.P." Davis - "a clerk at Hotel Thomas, well liked by everyone"
Page 64. Note - "This picture was made at Crawford Notch, N. H." refers to photo a. on Page 65
Page 65. a. Dan Wyman and I
Page 65. b. "Phil" Thomas (manager of Hotel Thomas)
Page 65. c. Mr. Marsh (guest at hotel)
Page 65. d. Small photo of a man by some trees
Page 66. Blank
Page 67. a. "Mr. And Mrs. Herbert MacIntire, who gave me this book as a graduation gift, June 1937"
Page 67. b. Louise Sword
Page 68. Blank
Page 69. a. Mrs. Mary McRee
Page 69. b. "Dick" Tench - "classmate at U. of F. Picture taken atop roof of hotel in Valdosta, Georgia
Page 70. Blank
Page 71. a. "Buddy" Chalker
Page 71. b. Another picture of "Buddy"?
Page 72. Blank
Page 73. a. Claude Murphree - by a car
Page 73. b. Claude Murphree - by a door to a building
Page 74. Blank
Page 75. a. Roy Daniels
Page 75. b. Victor Konopka - U. of F. student
Page 76. Blank
Page 77. John Meagley (pictured with a young woman whose name is not given)
Page 78. Blank
Page 79. a. "Bob" Higginbotham - "country lad from interior of Florida. I visited his home".
Page 79. b. Roger Monroe - U. of F. Student
Page 80. Blank
Page 81. a. George Watson - "Friend from St. Petersburg Fla."
Page 81. b. George and one of his friends
Page 82. Blank
Page 83. a. "Jack" Cooper - "Friend from Palatka, Fla."
Page 83. b. Roger, myself, Jack - "Three little lads in Florida white"
Page 84. Blank
Page 85. John Maura - U. of F. Student
Page 86. Blank
Page 87. Note - "Allen of Miami" - no photo included on page
Page 88. Blank
Page 89. Woodrow of Miami
Page 90. Blank
Page 91. George Watson of St. Petersburg, Fla
Page 92-149. Blank

Loose Photographs

a. Mother
b. Commencement Day UF (1937 Jun)
c. After Commencement (1937 Jun)
d. Front porch in my house.
e. General Beaver's residence, showing the approach
f. Rear view of the general's house taken from the formal gardens
g. General Beaver's residence taken from the highway in front
h. Fred on a big palm.
i. Out by Fred's room
j. Me by the big palm. The lake is Mirror Lake, near here.
k. Tryon, N.C. April 1919. Billy and Elmer (the horse)
l. Apartment building in Brooklyn, New York City, where we lived in 1930, prior to going to Florida.
Fifteen unidentified photographs of people and buildings

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Gainesville (Fla.) -- Photographs
Saint Petersburg (Fla.) -- Photographs
Universities and colleges -- Florida -- History
University of Florida -- Photographs

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