A Guide to the J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr. Papers, 1943-1999 Clarke, J. Calvitt, Jr. ms 016

A Guide to the Papers of J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr., 1943-1999

A Collection in
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Collection Number MS 016


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Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives
Washington and Lee University
School of Law
Lexington, Virginia 24450-0303
USA
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© 2005 By Washington and Lee University. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives Staff

Repository
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
Accession number
MS 016
Title
J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr. Papers, 1943-1999
Extent
24 cubic feet and oversize flat storage.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr. Papers, Accession #016, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives, School of Law, Washington and Lee University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Calvitt Clarke, III.


Biographical/Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

U.S. District Court case files and opinions, both published and unpublished, constitute about half of this collection.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.

Arrangement

The materials, which have not been fully processed, are arranged by tentative series.

Contents List

1.0: Biographical Materials, 1944-1993
Carton: 1, oversized folder #1 & framed oversized (unboxed)
2.0: Correspondence, 1974, 1980-1982
Carton: 2
3.0: Subject Files, 1978-1999
Carton: 2-4
4.0: Speeches, 1976-1990
Carton: 5
5.0: Case Files
  • Carton 6
    5.1: Columbus America, 1996
  • Carton 7
    5.2: Hirschfeld, Runnels & Rennegades, c. 1989-1991
  • Carton 8
    5.3: Pearce, 1983
  • Carton 9
    5.4: Sea Hunt, 2001
  • Carton 9-10
    5.5: Titanic, 2001
  • Carton 11
    5.6: Walker, 1985
6.0: Opinions(published & unpublished; loose and bound), 1975-1999
Carton: 12-19
7.0: Christian Children's Fund, Inc. & Children, Inc., 1956-1999
Carton: 20-21
8.0: Scrapbook and Clippings, 1954, 1971-1973; 1988-1996
Carton: 22-23
9.0: Political Memorabilia,
  • 9.1: Printed Materials, 1954-1960
    Carton: 24
  • 9.2: Artifacts, 1948-1960
    Carton: 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.

10.0: Photos
  • 10.1: Judges and Clerks of the Eastern District Court of Virginia, 1975-1992 & n.d.
    Carton: 27
  • 10.2: Politicians, 1952-1985
    Carton: 27 & Oversize Folder 1
11.0: Certificates of Award, Merit and Membership, 1943-1995
Carton: 27 & Oversize Folder 1