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James C. Clark Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-046

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies and printouts of government documents from FBI files, state and county court records, and electronic databases. The majority of the collection consists of photocopies of FBI files from the 1940s through the late 1960s on Pepper. The files were collected by Dr. James C. Clark, an adjunct professor in the UCF History Department and journalist, who wrote a series of articles for the Orlando Sentinel between 1987 and 1995 and based them on the collected documents. Dating from approximately 1930 to 1990, the materials deal mainly with racism in Central Florida and the political career of Claude Denson Pepper.

Dates

  • Created: 1937-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is open for research. Most records in the collection are public records. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permissions from organizations that are not government entities to publish from the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The James C. Clark Research Papers is a group of documents primarily focused on racism in the Central Florida, the death of Harry T. Moore, the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Orange Country, and the political career of Claude Denson Pepper. The majority of the materials are focused on the death and subsequent murder investigation of Harry T. Moore, a civil rights activist in the Central Florida area and a part of the NAACP. Moore is believed to have been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan of Orange County in 1951. The other items in the collection relate to the political career of Claude Denson Pepper (1900-1989), a Florida legislator, U.S. Senator and Congressman.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists of photocopies and printouts of government documents from FBI files, state and county court records, and electronic databases dating from approximately 1930 to 1990. The materials deal mainly with racism in Central Florida, the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Orange Country, the death of Harry T. Moore, and the political career of Claude Denson Pepper. The files were collected by Dr. James C. Clark, who wrote a series of articles for the Orlando Sentinel based on the collected documents.

Method of Acquisition

The materials were collected by James C. Clark in order to write a series of articles for the Orlando Sentinel. The collection was donated to the Special Collections by James C. Clark 2003 (CFM2003_10).

Related Materials

Clark, James C. Faded Glory: Presidents Out of Power. New York : Praeger, 1985. General Collection - Call Number E176.1 .C58 1985.

Clark, James C. The Murder of James A. Garfield: the President's Last Days and the Trial and Execution of His Assassin. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1993. General Collection - Call Number E687.9 .C58 1993.

Clark, James C. 200 Quick Looks at Florida History. Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, 2000. General Collection - Call Number F311.6 .C57 2000.

Green, Ben. Before His Time: the untold story of Harry T. Moore, America's first civil rights martyr. New York: Free Press, 1999. Special Collections- Floridiana Call Number: E185.M79 G74 1999.

The Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

The Orlando Magazine

Processing Information

Collection processed by Nadine Helm and April Karlene Anderson; finding aid prepaired by Nadine Helm and April Karln Anderson.
Title
James C. Clark Research Papers
Author
Nadine Helm and April Karlene Anderson.
Date
-0/0-/2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections & University Archives
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Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576