Clark A. Elliott
is a graduate of Marietta College and received his graduate
degrees in history and in library and information science from Case Western Reserve University.
Now retired, Dr. Elliott was associate curator of the Harvard University
Archives for many years and also head of the Burndy Library at the Dibner
Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
His contributions to historical and archival literature include
- Biographical Dictionary of American Science: The Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries.
- History of Science in the United States: A Chronology and Research Guide.
- Thaddeus William Harris (1795-1856): Nature, Science, and Society in the Life of an American Naturalist.
- Co-editor with Margaret W. Rossiter, Science at Harvard University: Historical Perspectives.
- "Communication and Events in History: Toward a Theory for Documenting the Past,"
American Archivist 48, no. 4 (Fall 1985):357-68; and correction in 49, no. 1 (Winter 1986): 95.
A founder of the Forum for the History of Science in America
, he was inaugural editor of the groupís newsletter, News and Views.