Clarence Loveberry was a student at the Ohio State University when he was hired to work as an assistant to Warren K. Moorehead. Upon Moorehead's resignation in 1897, the Ohio History Connection appointed Loveberry as the second Curator of Archaeology. He resigned within a year to accept a position with the United States Department of Veterinary Science in St. Paul, Minnesota.
During his brief tenure, he pursued an active fieldwork program exploring more than ninety sites, including mounds, enclosures, and village sites. One of the most important sites excavated by Loveberry is the Story Mound in Chillicothe.