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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2651
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: McClelland, David C. K.
Title: David C. K. McClelland diaries and notebooks,
Date(s): 1966-1971 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries and notebooks kept in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Harvard College undergraduate, David C. K. McClelland.
Examples of McClelland's illuminated calligraphic manuscripts are in the collection of Houghton's Department of Printing and Graphic Arts (MS Typ 888).For original audio fieldwork recordings collected by McClelland, see Celtic Department audio collection [HOLLIS 11288126] for: The Welsh colony in Patagonia sound field recordings, collected by Paul David Lagomarsino and David C. K. McClelland. 1968.
David C. K. McClelland (1947 February 11 - 1976 September 8) attended Harvard College with the Class of 1969. His family was from Rochester, Michigan. While at Harvard he was a member of Lowell House and joined the Harvard Lampoon in his freshman year as a cartoonist, eventually becoming the president. One of his best-known Lampoon covers was his parody of the Bayeaux Tapestry, portraying Harvard's victory over Yale in the Harvard-Yale football game; he also drew the "Boggie" cartoons. During the summer of 1968, he went on a trip to a Welsh colony in Patagonia where he collected field recordings with Paul David Lagomarsio. McClelland also produced beautifully illuminated calligraphic manuscripts, many of which several examples are in the collection of Houghton's Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Diaries, dated
- II. Diaries and notebooks, undated
Diaries include McClelland's observations on his life as a Harvard College undergraduate, music, philosophy, psychological difficulties, friends, lovers, his connection to the Philip Hofer family and Houghton Library, and travels. Also concerns his 1968 trip to Patagonia for a field study fellowship, time spent in Michigan, New York City, and San Francisco. Includes some of his cartoon drawings, fiction writing, and much commentary on life and the culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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