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Allan Clark papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 18, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSF 90

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two folders which appear to contain lectures Professor Clark gave on the yacht, Sea Cloud, while on a cruise around the Mediterranean. He lectured on Greek and Roman art and history.


  • undated


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Professor Clark obtained his Ph. D. from Princeton and then went on to teach at Brown University, where he spent 14 years, with sabbaticals at the Institute for Advanced Study and the Mathematics Institute in Aarhus, Denmark.

In 1975 Purdue offered him the Deanship of the School of Science, where he spent 10 years. He served on the Board of Directors of Fermilab from 1978 to 1984. He retired in the summer of 1997, as executive vice president of Research Foundation of the City University of New York, after a career as a mathematics professor and academic administrator in a variety of positions at Brown, Purdue, Clarkson, Califiornia State, and the City University of New York.

One of his last accomplishments at RF/CUNY was to move the entire operation into a building at 30 West Broadway, the culmination of four years of planning and construction. It was all ruined when the 9/11 terrorist attack occurred. The building was too badly contaminated to be usable, but fortunately none of the staff were seriously injured.


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)


The collection materials are arranged by lecture number.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

Material has been housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Allan Clark papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-03-07 by Mary Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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