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Arthur L. Clarke Collection of Drawings and Photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur L. Clarke Collection of Drawings and Photographs
    Dates: 1900-1927
    Collection Number: 1986-98
    Creator/Collector: Clarke, Arthur L.
    Extent: 44 items
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: Cartoon illustrations and photographs of friends and co-workers collected by newspaper editor Arthur L. Clarke.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Arthur L. Clarke Collection of Drawings and Photographs. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 1986.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Arthur L. Clarke was editor in chief of the San Jose Mercury-Herald, and prior to that worked with newspapers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Clarke began his newspaper career on the sports department of the Omaha Bee. After serving the San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Tribune he was sent by the latter paper to London as special correspondent during the Boer war. He was later city editor of the Chicago Examiner, managing editor of the Los Angeles Examiner, Chicago Examiner and New York American. He died in San Jose, California, in 1928.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Clarke had a special interest in collecting cartoons and illustrations of fellow workers and friends. These mostly pen and ink drawings, as well as a small number of photographs, feature scenes of newsrooms, Los Angeles artist Paul de Longpre, Walter Russell, John T. McCutcheon, artist Howard Chandler Christy, Richard Mansfield and Sarah Bernhardt. Most are autographed. Many are undated, but appear to date from 1905-1927.

    Indexing Terms

    Caricatures and cartoons
    Newspaper editors--United States
    San Jose Mercury-news
    Black-and-white photographs
    Signatures (names)