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Ken Clark papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: JM098

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, personal papers, clippings, and postcards ranging from 1937-1986 that were retrieved by Ken Clark's mother from the Micheners’ home in Tinicum, PA, in 1994. The correspondence is primarily between James Michener and Mari Michener as they traveled through Asia and Europe respectively in 1956-1957. The photographs depict the Micheners' travels through Tahiti, Egypt, and Israel, as well as their home in Tinicum, PA. The personal papers consist of books, financial records, a set of dental x-rays, and other personal papers from the Micheners' house in Tinicum, PA. It includes records from Mari Michener's time as a student at Antioch College in 1942. The clippings consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, mostly pertaining to James Michener. The Events series contains documents from the honorary doctorate awarded to James Michener by Lafayette College in 1972, as well as from the James Michener Tribute Day that took place in Tinicum, PA, on May 8th, 1985. The postcard series contains blank postcards from Israel, Japan, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Turkey, France, and the U.S.


  • 1937 - 1986
  • Existence: 2017

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections for further information.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 Doc (letter) Box)

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This collection contains material retrieved from Ken Clark’s mother from the Michener’s home in Tinicum, PA and includes correspondence, photographs, and personal papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ken Clark, Nov. 28 2017


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639