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Jean Clark Family Papers

 Collection — Box: MSB0003
Identifier: MS-27
This collection consists of letters that Jean Clark sent to her mother and father in Kansas while Jean was in South America serving as teacher to missionaries’ children from 1975-1982. In addition May Wallace, contributor, has included a 1959 form letter from Agnew Friends Church detailing the ministry that she and Jean provided as co-pastors to the Port Angeles, Washington, community for fifteen years from 1959-1974. A photograph album of Jean's South American journeys and a disk of digitized photographs is included as well as photographs of Jean Clark and May Wallace. A compact disk with the audio of her memorial service at Newberg Friends Church is also included.


  • 1959-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 1982


Restrictions on access

Collection is available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

George Fox University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of George Fox University is retained by George Fox University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


0.5 Cubic Feet (Several folders, photograph album, compact disks)


This collection consists of letters that Jean Clark sent to her mother and father in Kansas while Jean was in South America. Photographs of Jean and May Wallace, photographs of Bolivia and Peru are included as an album and on a compact disk. An audio CD of her memorial service at Newberg (Oregon) Friends Church in 2010 accompanies the collection.

Biographical note

Jean Clark, teacher of South American missionary children, was born in Eudora, Kansas, January 19, 1924. She graduated from Westmar College, Le Mars, Iowa, in 1949. She served with May Wallace as co-pastor of the Friends Church in Agnew, Washington, for fifteen years from 1958-1973. While at Agnew she wrote the following in a form letter: "I am Sunday School Superintendent, church pianist, co-sponsor of the Junior Christian Endeavor group, teacher of the Nursery Class of 2-3 year olds ... During the week I work in the accounting department …” She decided to become a teacher, went back to college, earned her teaching certificate from Washington state, and taught second grade at Sequim, Washington, public school for twelve years. When she was asked to go to Peru to teach the children of Friends missionaries in 1975, she accepted. She returned to Peru for a three-year period in the fall of 1979. Jean worked at Barclay Press for many years after returning from Peru and was an active member for Newberg (Oregon) Friends Church. She retired to the Friendsview Retirement Community and passed away December 10, 2010.


May Wallace


No accruals are expected.



Guide to the Jean Clark Family Papers
Zoie Clark
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the George Fox University and Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Archives Repository

416 North Meridian Street
Newberg Oregon 97132 U.S.A.