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Guide to The Papers of Clinton K. Judy, 1899-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Papers of Clinton K. Judy,
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1942
    Creator: Clinton, Judy K.
    Extent: Linear feet: 0.25
    Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
    Pasadena, California 91125
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, Box and file number], The Papers of Clinton K. Judy, Archives, California Institute of Technology.


    Clinton K. Judy (1879-1955) came to Caltech in 1909 when it was still Throop Polytechnic. For forty years he taught English language and literature, and chaired the Humanities Division from 1923 until his retirement in 1949.
    Judy was born in Vancouver, Washington, and educated in California schools. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1903, and his MS in 1907. He later earned a master's degree from Oxford University as well.
    Judy was a serious book collector, and his students have recorded vivid recollections of their visits to his home in San Marino, which housed his impressive library. He also maintained many contacts among the important literary figures of his day. At his death, a significant portion of his book collection was purchased by Caltech to form the nucleus of the Judy Library in Baxter Hall of the Humanities. Certain rare books and the literary correspondence were sold. The materials in the present collection, with the exception of the literary journal, were transferred from Millikan Library Special Collections to the Archives in February, 1995. Some of the more valuable books from the Judy collection were transferred to the Archives in 1992 and may be found in the Archives' book collections.