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Patricia Clark Papers

Identifier: MS-2680

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The research and articles of Patricia Clark document Andrew Johnson, his history, estate, and family through letters, articles, photographs, and clippings. Series I is based on Clark's research. It contains the articles that she wrote for Beacham Press and the Andrew Johnson Project History.

Items 3 through 11, Series II, consist of her research tracing the Johnson family into the collateral families and more histories of associated families, such as the Stover family of Bluff City or the McDonough family (Johnson's mother's family).

Artist George P. A. Healy exhibits the Newberry Library's collection of his paintings through a series of photographs in Items 5 and 6, while excerpts from the 1830-1831 Mayor's Book [of Greeneville] can be found in Item 9.


  • 1752-1989 (bulk 1752-1860)

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This collection contains Patricia Clark's research and articles documenting Andrew Johnson, his history, estate, and family through letters, articles, photographs, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patricia Pumphrey Clark grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and graduated form Madison College with a BA degree in education, a major in social science. She taught school for over five years before marrying G. Wayne Clark, a physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From 1955 to 1958, Clark worked for the Virginia Historical Society. In the 1960s, she received her master's degree in history from the University of Tennessee. She was an assistant research director and editor of the Papers of the Andrew Johnson Project at the university. She won the first Phillip M. Hamer award given by the Society of American Archivists, and has been published many times, including the Florida Historical Quarterly, the Virginia Magazine of History, and Biography.


This collection consists of a single box of material divided into two series: Andrew Johnson Project and Articles and Research.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections on May 9, 2005

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA