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Clark, Solomon H. Papers
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Ph.B., University of Chicago, 1897. Lecturer, Trinity University, 1888-1892. Reader in elocution, University of Chicago, 1892-1894; instructor, 1894-1897; assistant professor of public speaking, 1897-1901; associate professor, 1901-1921. Contains correspondence, press notices, speeches, and articles by others.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Clark, Solomon H. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Solomon Henry Clark, Associate Professor of Public Speaking in the University of Chicago from 1901 to 1921, obtained his education at this institution (Ph.B., 1897), and taught here from 1892 until his retirement in 1921, having lectured previously at Trinity University (1886-1892). In addition to his academic career, he gave considerable time to outside speaking engagements, particularly to commercial, fraternal and philanthropic groups.
The collection relates entirely to his professional activities over a period from 1911 to 1922, and consists of one box of ten folders. It is divided into four general categories: correspondence; press notices; speeches; and articles by others. The section on speeches is further subdivided into preliminary notes and drafts, and speech texts. Aside from a letter from his son, Robert, and chance references in the press notices, the collection contains no personal papers or biographical materials.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
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Miscellaneous speech notes and outlines and memoranda on speaking technique
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Speech texts (arranged chronologically, 1914-1920, and undated): 1914
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Speech texts (arranged chronologically, 1914-1920, and undated): 1917-1920, and undated
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Speech texts: "Salesmanship" (notes, MS draft, TS draft, with corrections)
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Speech texts: "The Seven Keys of Salesmanship" (MS of draft text, with corrections)
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Speech texts: "The Seven Keys of Salesmanship" (TS of draft text, with corrections)
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Speech texts: "The Seven Keys of Salesmanship" (carbon copy of TS of draft text, with corrections)
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Articles by others
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Reprints of articles by Solomon H. Clark