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Guide to the Evelyn M. Clar Papers, 1912-1993 (bulk 1950-1970)
BANC MSS 90/149 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Evelyn M. Clar papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1993
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1950-1970)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 90/149 c
    Creator: Clar, Evelyn Mickelberry, 1908-1989
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 cartons, 1 oversize folder

    Linear feet: 5.0
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: The Evelyn M. Clar Papers, 1912-1993, consist of records pertaining to Clar's work with various California organizations. The bulk of the records relate to her work with the League of Women Voters of California. Records in the collection also document Clar's involvement in the California Library Association, Friends of California Libraries, Friends of Sacramento Libraries, and the League of Women Voters of Sacramento. The papers include Board of Directors records, bylaws, committee records, correspondence, meeting and event material, program and project records, clippings, publications, and reports. Much of the material in the collection relates to Clar's work on legislative committees and as a lobbyist in Sacramento. Records in the collection date from 1912 to 1993, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1970.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Evelyn M. Clar Papers, BANC MSS 90/149 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    C. Raymond Clar papers, BANC MSS 75/66 c
    Portraits of Charles Raymond Clar from C. Raymond Clar papers, BANC PIC 1975.082-POR
    League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville records, BANC MSS 73/107 c
    League of Women Voters of the Bay Area records, BANC MSS 2004/162 c
    California Library Association records, BANC MSS 83/116 c, BANC MSS 81/172 c, BANC MSS 80/86 c, BANC MSS 85/109 c, BANC MSS 76/92 c, BANC MSS 79/135 c, and BANC MSS 70/112 c

    Separated Material

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Clar, Evelyn Mickelberry, 1908-1989--Archives.

    League of Women Voters of California.

    California Library Association. Legislative Committee.

    Friends of California Libraries.

    League of Women Voters of Sacramento.

    Associations, institutions, etc.--California.
    Women--California--Societies and clubs.
    Women in politics--California.
    California--Politics and government.
    Minutes.

    Lobbyists--California.

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The Evelyn M. Clar Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Evelyn M. Clar on December 19, 1973. Additions were made by C. Raymond Clar on May 21, 1990, and May 16, 1995.

    Funding

    Funding for the processing of the records provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Biographical Information

    Evelyn Mickelberry Clar was born on February 3, 1908, in Fresno, California. She grew up in Bakersfield, California, and graduated from Kern Union High School in 1924. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1929 with an A.B. degree in geography. A long-time resident of Sacramento, she was married to C. Raymond Clar in 1928 and had two daughters.
    Evelyn Clar was active in several California organizations for more than thirty years. She was the Northern vice-president of the League of Women Voters of California and served the league as a member of the standing rules, legislative, and organization committees. She also worked as the state league's first lobbyist in Sacramento during the 1950s-1960s. Clar was the vice president and president of the Sacramento League of Women Voters and served six years on the Sacramento league board as publicity, legislative, and section chairman.
    In addition, Clar served as the chairman of the legislative committee of the California Library Association. She worked as a legislative observer for the Friends of California Libraries, and served as vice-president, president, and newsletter editor of the Friends of Sacramento Libraries. Clar was also on the board of directors of the Mercy Clinic for Children in Sacramento. In 1962, she was honored as Woman of the Year by the Young Women's Christian Association of Sacramento for her community service with the Parent-Teacher Association.
    After several years of affliction with arthritis, Evelyn Clar died on December 11, 1989, at the age of 81.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Evelyn M. Clar Papers, 1912-1993, consist of records pertaining to Clar's work with various California organizations. The bulk of the records relate to her work with the League of Women Voters of California. Records in the collection also document Clar's involvement in the California Library Association, Friends of California Libraries, Friends of Sacramento Libraries, and the League of Women Voters of Sacramento. The papers include Board of Directors records, bylaws, committee records, correspondence, meeting and event material, program and project records, clippings, publications, and reports. Much of the material in the collection relates to Clar's work on legislative committees and as a lobbyist in Sacramento. Records in the collection date from 1912 to 1993, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1970.
    Writings by Evelyn Clar are located throughout the collection. Articles written by Clar that were published in the California Voter and manuscripts and typescripts of talks given by Clar are located in Series 2., League of Women Voters of California. Other writings such as legislative reports by Clar, and the California Library Association's "Handbook for Legislative Action" are located in Series 3., Other Organizations. In Series 3 there is also a League of Women Voters of Sacramento Voter article written by Clar.
    Many publications of organizations were retained in the collection since they served as reference material to Clar and are annotated in many cases. Publications that were separated include League of Women Voters newsletters from the national, state, and Bay Area leagues.