The Edward D. Clarkson Collection, in the form of an autograph collection, contains various correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous works, and ephemera
of Clarkson’s. The correspondence discusses a diverse array of contemporary issues, including U.S. relations with Cuba and
race relations between whites and African Americans in the United States. In a recruitment type fashion, Clarkson attempts
to enlist a variety of individuals in many causes. These individuals include both the political and artistic sphere of American
Born on November 22, 1890, Edward D. Clarkson spent many years actively campaigning for social progress towards his view of
what United States government policies should be both at home and abroad. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1916 and served
in both World War I and World War II. Later in life, Clarkson took up residency in Cuba, where he spent approximately ten
years in a diplomatic fashion. Clarkson retired from the army in 1944 and earned a master’s degree in history from San Diego
State College in 1958.
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the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
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is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.