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Finding Aid for the Tom Clark Papers, 1963-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tom Clark Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1991
    Collection number: 1020
    Creator: Clark, Tom, 1941-
    Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Thomas Willard Clark (1941- ) was the poetry editor of The Paris Review (1963-73), senior writer of The Boulder Monthly (1978-79) and instructor in poetics at New College of California (1988- ). He wrote numerous books of poetry, wrote a biography of musician Neil Young (1971) and books on baseball. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Clark by various authors for possible publication. Also includes many of Clark's manuscripts as well as manuscripts and correspondence from other authors.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tom Clark Papers (Collection 1020). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964290 


    Thomas Willard Clark was born March 1, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois; attended John Carroll University (1959-60), University of Michigan (BA, 1963), Cambridge University (MA, 1965), and University of Essex (1965-67); poetry editor, Paris Review (1963-73); instructor in American poetry, University of Essex (1966-67); senior writer, Boulder Monthly (1978-79); instructor in poetics, New College of California, beginning in 1988; author of numerous books of poetry, including Stones (1969), Air (1970), and Blue (1974); also wrote a biography of musician Neil Young (1971) and books on baseball.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Clark by various authors for possible publication. Also includes Clark's manuscripts for the following titles: Stones, Air, Chicago, Neil Young, and Blue. Correspondents and manuscripts by other authors include writings from Clark Coolidge, Donald A. Davie, Donald Hall, Ron Padgett, Aram Saroyan, Ted Berrigan, and John Martin.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-3).
    2. Poetry of Ron Padgett, Aram Saroyan, and Clark Coolidge (Box 1).
    3. Tom Clark manuscripts (Boxes 1, 4-6).
    4. Galleys, proofs, photographs, and drawings (Boxes 6-7).
    5. Prospectus for GAS High Octane Poetry, quarterly review (Box 7).
    6. Bumper sticker: More more hair every day (Box 8).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Clark, Tom, 1941- --Archives.
    Berrigan, Ted.
    Coolidge, Clark, 1939- .
    Davie, Donald.
    Hall, Donald, 1928- .
    Padgett, Ron.
    Saroyan, Aram.
    Poets, American 20th century--Archival resources.