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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 328

Around the world in 75 years: Autobiography of Dorothy Kneeland Clark, 1977


Autobiography of Dorothy Kneeland Clark, educator.


  • Creation: 1977

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in Around the World in 75 Years is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

This autobiography describes Clark's childhood, working life, and the years of caring for her aged father, Charles Wilder Clark.


In her manuscript autobiography, Dorothy Kneeland Clark describes her childhood in Keene, New Hampshire, where she was born in 1906. She attended Boston University, was graduated from Wellesley College and did graduate work at Radcliffe. A large part of the manuscript concerns her experiences in working for the War Department (later Department of Defense) both in the United States and abroad, in administrative positions at Wellesley and Radcliffe, and as assistant to the Dean of Women at Spelman College in Atlanta. She provides insights into the position of women in academe in the first half of this century, and discusses at length the years of caring for her father, Charles Wilder Clark, during the last part of his life.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 81-M98

This autobiography, Around the World in 75 Years, was given to the Schlesinger Library in April 1981 by Dorothy Kneeland Clark.

Processing Information

Processed: October 1981

By: Margaret J. Green

Clark, Dorothy Kneeland. Around the world in 75 years: Autobiography of Dorothy Kneeland Clark, 1977: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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