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Finding Aid to the Clark Kerr Personal and Professional Papers, 1800-2005, bulk 1952-2003
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Clark Kerr Personal and Professional Papers documents Kerr's life as an educator, labor negotiator, and, most importantly, as chancellor of UC Berkeley and then president of the University of California system. The collection spans his professional career from the beginning of his work in labor relations to his last great work, his memoir, The Gold and the Blue: A Personal Memoir of the University of California, 1949-1967 . The collection contains personal, professional, and family papers (including correspondence and papers of his parents and grandparents) of Clark Kerr, including University of California administrative records, writings, speeches, correspondence, awards, committee papers, and photographs.
Clark Kerr was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1911 to Samuel W. and Caroline (Clark) Kerr. He married Catherine (Kitty) Spaulding in Los Angeles, California in 1934, and they had three children: Clark Edgar, Alexander William, and Caroline Mary. Kerr died in 2003, shortly after completing his memoirs, The Gold and the Blue: A Personal Memoir of the University of California, 1949-1967.
Number of containers: 70 Cartons, 6 boxes Linear feet: 90.13
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Collection is open for research with a few exceptions. Boxes 5 and 6 are closed for 75 years past the date of creation in compliance with Federal and State Privacy Law and FERPA. Subseries 4.6-Governance Interviews-is restricted as described in the subseries scope and content note.