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Louise K. Clement Photographs

Identifier: SFHL-PA-061

Scope and Contents

The photographs in this collection were transferred from an RG5 file on Louise K. Clement Papers. This collection contains both loose photogrpahs and bound albums of mounted black and white photographs. The collection contains a variety of photgraphs, from loose black and white prints to mounted ones from from the earlier years of the 1910s and 1920s to loose photograph prints from later years (1940s). Although most albums are bounded and contain deciptions for each photograph, there is a disbounded, almost scrapbook-like, album of small prints. Some letters to Louise K. Clement are even included, as well as some postcards. In the Sky Island album, there is even a printed report on European immigration to the region. All the photographs depict diverse images, from landscapes of Japan, China, and Swarthmore, to portraits of both foreigners and Americans.


  • Creation: 1914 - 1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See

Biographical / Historical

Louise Knickerbocker Clement (1890-1974) received an A.B. in German from Swarthmore College in 1914 and went on to earn an A.M. from New York State College for Teachers in 1917. She worked as a teacher, including working at Woodstown High School in New Jersey, and in Japan in the 1920s.


.5 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Louise K. Clement was an avid photographer who captured foreign landscapes and peoples, urban and idllyic settings, and portraits of people of all ages from approximately 1914-1946.


This collection is generally arranged chronologically and by photograph subject. The albums are arranged according to region (e.g. Japan and/or China) and year(s) while the loose photographs are kept in sleeves in Box 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Brought to FHL by Boyd Trescott, executor for the estate of Louise K. Clement.

Processing Information

Originally processed as RG5: Louise K. Clement Papers. Moved to Photographs in 1992.

Jissel Becerra Reyes
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