One of the largest special collections in the nation among schools of Southwestern’s size, the Edward A. Clark Collection was a gift of more than 2,400 volumes donated in 1965 from the private collection of Ambassador Edward A. Clark. It is rich in printed materials for the period of the Republic of Texas, the annexation of Texas by the United States, and Reconstruction. Also included in this collection are a number of periodicals, photographs and other printed and manuscript primary sources. Since Clark’s original gift, the collection has grown to more than 13,000 objects, including more than 7,000 printed items.
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