Clarke H. King Papers
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection includes WWI wartime correspondence by Clark H. King, written from France and addressed to his family in Denver, Colorado, 1917-1919.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.
Biographical / Historical
Clark Harold King was born in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 1895 and lived at 2735 W. 35th Avenue until he went into the Army. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 815 Infantry R.C., 164 Depot Brigade during World War I. His Basic Training was at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Camp Fulston, Kansas. He served in the Army from 1917 to 1919 at Camp Romagne, Villersla Chevre, Brest and Verdun, France. During his time at Ft. Riley he was in charge of a group of German prisoners of war. In France he was in charge of a group of men who were charged with finding the bodies of American soldiers so they could be returned to the United States for burial. After WWI, he received his Bachelor's degree and married Orpha L. Davis on August 28, 1923 in Denver, Colorado. He worked as a teacher in Pueblo, Colorado. He died in Pueblo on May 17, 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Nancy S. Owen, 2018.
Everything is in good condition.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Letters (correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Soldiers -- France -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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