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Clara Gillow Clark Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1016

Scope and Contents

The Clara Gillow Clark Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, a journal, and additional material related to the writing of the children's chapter book Nellie Bishop.


  • Creation: 1993 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Clara Gillow Clark was born in 1951 in Lookout, Pennsylvania. After marriage and children, she went to college in her thirties and became a writer. Her first novel, Annie's Choice, inspired by her mother being denied the chance to attend high school, was published in 1993. Her second novel, Nellie Bishop, was inspired by her great grandmother's childhood. Clark lives in Pennsylvania.

Biographical source: "Clara Gillow Clark (1951-)." Something About the Author./emph> Vol. 254. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2014.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Contains production material related to one chapter book by author Clara Gillow Clark.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clara Clark Gillow.

Clara Gillow Clark Papers, 1993-1996
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • March 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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