Mrs. Leila Forbes Clark Facing Camera

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Description: Leila Forbes Clark sits at a desk in front of a window, facing the camera. Leila Gay Forbes Clark was a librarian at the Smithsonian Institution from 1929-1957. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in 1908 and from Pratt Institute in 1911 with a library degree. She was a librarian at Randolph Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, VA and was appointed librarian of the State Normal School in Montclair, NJ in 1921. She came to the Smithsonian in 1929 as Assistant Librarian in Charge and was promoted to Librarian in 1942. She married Austin Hobart Clark, curator of Echinoderms, in 1933. Clark was also considered a foremost expert on North American Butterflies.

Photographer: Ruel P. Tolman

Date: September 1935

Image ID: SIA2011-0756

Collection: RU 007433, Box 3, Folder "Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook A-N"

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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

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