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Clipboards are stationery items used for note taking.
In Fallout 2, a clipboard is a quest item used to solve the Gecko powerplant problem . In Fallout 3, various kinds of clipboards can only be used as Rock-It Launcher ammo. In Fallout Tactics this item is absolutely useless but is carried by some characters. In the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues, the Book Chute can turn them into duct tape and scrap metal. In Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, clipboards are junk items.