A Collection in
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number MS 016
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, Washington and Lee UniversityContact Information:
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
Phone: (540) 458-8969
Fax: (540) 458-8967
Processed by: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives Staff
2005 By Washington and Lee University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr. Papers, Accession #016, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University.
Gift of J. Calvitt Clarke, III.
J.(oseph) Calvitt Clarke, Jr.(1920-2004)was educated at the University of Virginia and practiced law in Richmond from 1944-1975. In 1954, he was a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress. From 1975 until his death, Clarke served as Judge on the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. He took senior status in 1991.
U.S. District Court case files and opinions, both published and unpublished, constitute about half of this collection. Also included are biographical materials, correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, political memorabilia and artifacts, and photos. Activities of Clarke's father, J. Calvitt Clarke, are documented in the Christian Children's Fund, Inc. & Children, Inc. papers, 1956-1999 found here.
The materials, which have not been fully processed, are arranged by tentative series.
Carton 65.1: Columbus America, 1996
Carton 75.2: Hirschfeld, Runnels & Rennegades, c. 1989-1991
Carton 85.3: Pearce, 1983
Carton 95.4: Sea Hunt, 2001
Carton 9-105.5: Titanic, 2001
Carton 115.6: Walker, 1985
9.1: Printed Materials, 1954-1960Carton: 24
9.2: Artifacts, 1948-1960Carton: 25
9.3: Oversized Materials, 1960 & n.d.Carton: 26 & oversize folder #2
Richmond Times Dispatch issues, and 1 reel of 16mm motion picture film, Report to the People- no credits, c. 1956. Film extols accomplishments of first Eisenhower administration. Short clip of Clarke campaigning for Republican seat in Congress is inserted near the end of the film. Oversize folder holds posters, bumper stickers and photos.
10.1: Judges and Clerks of the Eastern District Court of Virginia, 1975-1992 & n.d.Carton: 27
10.2: Politicians, 1952-1985Carton: 27 & Oversize Folder 1