Clark University

The use of many of these buildings has changed since this postcard was printed around the middle of the 20th century.
Group photo 1909 in front of Clark University. Front row: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall, Carl Jung; back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi.
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Private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Worcester, Massachusetts

City in, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.

City in, and county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.

History and cornerstone of Worcester, Massachusetts
The Star on the Sidewalk indicates the spot of the first reading in New England of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Salisbury Mansion, 1772
Three-deckers on Houghton Street
Worcester Common, established in 1669, pictured here in 1907
American Steel & Wire Company, c. 1905, employer of about 5,000
Damage at Assumption College after the 1953 Worcester Tornado
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts reopened in Franklin Square in 2008.
Downtown Worcester, with City Hall (built 1898) at right
Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, erected in 2002
Lincoln Square c. 1912
The Hanover Insurance Group
University of Massachusetts Medical School's Lazare Research Building
Durkin Administration Building
Boynton Hall, 1868, designed by Worcester architect Stephen Earle, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Warner Memorial Theater, opened 1932, designed by Drew Eberson, Worcester Academy
Mechanics Hall concert
Bancroft Tower stands atop Bancroft Hill and was erected in 1900 by Stephen Salisbury III in honor of his childhood friendship with George Bancroft.
Boulevard Diner
Mechanics Hall
The Elm Park Iron Bridge
The Burnside Fountain, also known as the Turtle Boy statue, is a local landmark on the Worcester Common.
The College of the Holy Cross' football team (purple)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Temple Emanuel Sinai
Armenian Church of Our Savior
Union Station, 1911, designed by Watson & Huckel of Philadelphia
Worcester Regional Airport
UMass-Worcester Medical School Hospital
Worcester and the surrounding areas in 2006, looking north from {{convert|3700|ft|m}}. Route 146 can be seen under construction.
Dodge Park
Washburn Shops, 1868
Cristoforo Colombo Park
Cristoforo Colombo Park

A center of higher education, it is home to eight separate colleges and universities, including Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and Clark University.

Association of American Universities

Organization of American research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.

Organization of American research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.

Lack of standardization damaged European universities' opinions of their American counterparts and many American students attended graduate school in Europe instead of staying in the U.S. The presidents of Harvard University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California sent a letter of invitation to nine other universities—Clark University, Catholic University of America, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and Yale University—to meet in Chicago in February 1900 to promote and raise standards.

Granville Stanley Hall by Frederick Gutekunst, circa 1910

G. Stanley Hall

Pioneering American psychologist and educator.

Pioneering American psychologist and educator.

Granville Stanley Hall by Frederick Gutekunst, circa 1910
Group photo 1909 in front of Clark University. Front row: Sigmund Freud, Granville Stanley Hall, C. G. Jung; back row: Abraham A. Brill, Ernest Jones, Sándor Ferenczi.

Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University.

American Psychological Association

Largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 133,000 members, including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.

Largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 133,000 members, including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.

The APA was founded in July 1892 at Clark University by a small group of around 30 men; by 1916 there were over 300 members.

Robert H. Goddard

American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket.

American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket.

Goddard at Clark University
Goddard loading a bazooka in 1918
Opel RAK.1 - World's first public flight of a manned rocket-powered plane on September 30, 1929
Robert Goddard, bundled against the cold weather of March 16, 1926, holds the launching frame of his most notable invention — the first liquid-fueled rocket.
Charles Lindbergh took this picture of Robert H. Goddard's rocket, when he peered down the launching tower on September 23, 1935, in Roswell, New Mexico.
Goddard towing a rocket in Roswell
Some of the parts of Goddard's rockets

Goddard received his B.S. degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic in 1908, and after serving there for a year as an instructor in physics, he began his graduate studies at Clark University in Worcester in the fall of 1909.

Franz Boas

German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology".

German-born American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology".

Boas's dissertation: Beiträge zur Erkenntniss der Farbe des Wassers
An illustration from Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (1863) by Thomas Henry Huxley, which became emblematic of the now-discredited idea of evolution as linear progress.
"Franz Boas posing for figure in US Natural History Museum exhibit entitled "Hamats'a coming out of secret room" 1895 or before. Courtesy of National Anthropology Archives. (Kwakiutl culture)
Columbia University library in 1903
Drawing of a Kwakiutl mask from Boas's The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897). Wooden skulls hang from below the mask, which represents one of the cannibal bird helpers of Bakbakwalinooksiwey.

Aside from his editorial work at Science, Boas secured an appointment as docent in anthropology at Clark University, in 1888.

Michelson in 1907

Albert A. Michelson

Not to be confused with the athlete Albert Michelsen.

Not to be confused with the athlete Albert Michelsen.

Michelson in 1907
Page one of Michelson's Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light
Concluding page of Michelson's Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light
Lt. Cmdr. Albert A. Michelson while serving in the U.S. Navy. He rejoined the U.S. Navy in World War I, when this portrait was taken.
The horizontal structure mounted at the top of the Hooker Telescope implements Michelson's stellar interferometer (1920). Mirrors on that stage (not visible in picture) redirect starlight from two smaller apertures up to 20 feet (6m) apart into the telescope.
"Albert Abraham Michelson was born in this city on December 19, 1852. He was a professor at the University of Chicago, a Nobel laureate, who, with his famous experiments on the speed of light, started a new era in the development of physics. This plaque was placed to celebrate the foundation of great physics." A commemorative plaque in Strzelno, Poland, installed by the Polish Physical Society.
A monument at United States Naval Academy marks the path of Michelson's experiments measuring the speed of light.
Light waves and their uses, 1907

In 1889 Michelson became a professor at Clark University at Worcester, Massachusetts, and in 1892 was appointed professor and the first head of the department of physics at the newly organized University of Chicago.

The Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 1/5 in Kazakhstan

Rocket

Spacecraft, aircraft, vehicle or projectile that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

Spacecraft, aircraft, vehicle or projectile that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

The Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 1/5 in Kazakhstan
Depiction of rocket arrows, from the Huolongjing. The left arrow reads 'fire arrow' (huo jian), the middle is an 'dragon shaped arrow frame' (long xing jian jia), and the left is a 'complete fire arrow' (huo jian quan shi)
An East India Company battalion was defeated during the Battle of Guntur, by the forces of Hyder Ali, who effectively utilized Mysorean rockets and rocket artillery.
William Congreve at the bombardment of Copenhagen (1807) during the Napoleonic Wars.
Goddard with a liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket (1926)
A V-2 rocket launched from Test Stand VII in summer 1943
Viking 5C rocket engine
Gas Core light bulb
Illustration of the pendulum rocket fallacy. Whether the motor is mounted at the bottom (left) or top (right) of the vehicle, the thrust vector (T) points along an axis that is fixed to the vehicle (top), rather than pointing vertically (bottom) independent of vehicle attitude, which would lead the vehicle to rotate.
A Trident II missile launched from sea.
A Bumper sounding rocket
Apollo LES pad abort test with boilerplate crew module.
Doglegged flight path of a PSLV launch to polar inclinations avoiding landmass.
Workers and media witness the Sound Suppression Water System test at Launch Pad 39A.
A balloon with a tapering nozzle. In this case, the nozzle itself does not push the balloon but is pulled by it. A convergent/divergent nozzle would be better.
Rocket thrust is caused by pressures acting on both the combustion chamber and nozzle
Forces on a rocket in flight
A map of approximate Delta-v's around the Solar System between Earth and Mars
The Tsiolkovsky rocket equation gives a relationship between the mass ratio and the final velocity in multiples of the exhaust speed
Spacecraft staging involves dropping off unnecessary parts of the rocket to reduce mass.
Apollo 6 while dropping the interstage ring
during launch phase
torn apart T+73 seconds after hot gases escaped the SRBs, causing the breakup of the Shuttle stack
A battery of Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers fires at German forces during the Battle of Stalingrad, 6 October 1942

In 1920, Professor Robert Goddard of Clark University published proposed improvements to rocket technology in A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes.

Jonas Gilman Clark

Front entrance to Clark University's Jonas Clark Hall, the main academic facility for undergraduate students.

Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University.

New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference

Intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III.

Intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division III.

At the conclusion of the 1994-95 academic year, Brandeis University withdrew from the NEW 8 to join the University Athletic Association (where its men's sports competed at that time) and Clark University accepted membership, keeping the NEW 8's membership at eight institutions.