Clark Kerr Personal and Professional Papers documents Kerr's life as an educator,
labor negotiator, and, most importantly, as chancellor of UC Berkeley and then president of the University of
California system. The collection spans his professional career from the beginning of his work in labor
relations to his last great work, his memoir,
The Gold and the Blue: A Personal Memoir of
the University of California, 1949-1967
. The collection contains personal, professional, and family
papers (including correspondence and papers of his parents and grandparents) of Clark Kerr, including University
of California administrative records, writings, speeches, correspondence, awards, committee papers, and
Clark Kerr was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1911 to Samuel W. and Caroline (Clark) Kerr. He married
Catherine (Kitty) Spaulding in Los Angeles, California in 1934, and they had three children: Clark Edgar,
Alexander William, and Caroline Mary. Kerr died in 2003, shortly after completing his memoirs, The Gold and the
Blue: A Personal Memoir of the University of California, 1949-1967.
Number of containers: 70 Cartons, 6 boxes
Linear feet: 90.13
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Collection is open for research with a few exceptions. Boxes 5 and 6 are closed for 75 years past the date of
creation in compliance with Federal and State Privacy Law and FERPA. Subseries 4.6-Governance Interviews-is
restricted as described in the subseries scope and content note.