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Louise K. Clement Photographs


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Louise Knickerbocker Clement (1890-1974) received an A.B. in German from Swarthmore College in 1914 and went on to earn an A.M. from New York State College for Teachers in 1917. She worked as a teacher, including working at Woodstown High School in New Jersey, and in Japan in the 1920s.

The photographs in this collection were transferred from an RG5 file on Louise K. Clement Papers. This collection contains both loose photogrpahs and bound albums of mounted black and white photographs. The collection contains a variety of photgraphs, from loose black and white prints to mounted ones from from the earlier years of the 1910s and 1920s to loose photograph prints from later years (1940s). Although most albums are bounded and contain deciptions for each photograph, there is a disbounded, almost scrapbook-like, album of small prints. Some letters to Louise K. Clement are even included, as well as some postcards. In the Sky Island album, there is even a printed report on European immigration to the region. All the photographs depict diverse images, from landscapes of Japan, China, and Swarthmore, to portraits of both foreigners and Americans.

This collection is generally arranged chronologically and by photograph subject. The albums are arranged according to region (e.g. Japan and/or China) and year(s) while the loose photographs are kept in sleeves in Box 1.

Brought to FHL by Boyd Trescott, executor for the estate of Louise K. Clement.

Originally processed as RG5: Louise K. Clement Papers. Moved to Photographs in 1992.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Jissel Becerra Reyes
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Collection Inventory

#1. Miscellaneous (loose) 16 sheets.
Box 1
#2. Miscellaneous of Japan (loose) 15 sheets.
Box 1
#3 . 1923-1924 Includes Swarthmore College (1914?) .
Box 1
#4. Japan, 1924.
Box 2
#5. Japan, 1928-1929.
Box 2
#6. Japan and China, 1928-1929.
Box 2
#7. Sky Island, 1946.
Box 1

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