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Clark-Burr Family Archives, 1825-2002.
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Clark-Burr Family Archives, 1825-2002


This collection is organized into four themes: documentation and research for the five-volume set titled "Diaries of 'Pioneer' George Hobler"; documentation for the six-volume set titled "Jessie Hobler Clark Diaries"; Cal-Clark Dairy farm history, management, and cattle documents; and documents from World-Wide Sires, a company formed by Willard Clark for the purposes of distributing frozen bull semen for U.S.-A.I. Cooperatives throughout the world for selective breeding.
The collection includes personal papers of Wesley and Mary Clark of Cal-Clark dairy, Clark Family photographs, personal family ephemera, farm photographs and dairy working papers and records of specific prize-winning cattle, history and papers on the creation of World-Wide Sires, Willard (Bill) Clark's travels, speeches, and awards associated with his involvement in World-Wide Sires and the breeding industry, and personal papers belonging to Willard Clark and his family. Papers and photographs fromother family members are included for their own contribution to California history.


1825 (issued)


Boxes 3169-3173: George Hobler & Hobler Family; Box 3174: Burr Family; Boxes 3175-3176: Clark Family; Box 3177: Peden Family, Boxes 3178-3181: Clark Family; Box 3182: Cal-Clark Farms; Boxes 3183-3191: World-Wide Sires; Boxes 3192-3193: Cal-Clark Dairy; Boxes 3194-3201: Ephemera; Box 3202: John L. Dugan.


Hobler, George
Clark, Jessie Hobler
Clark, Grant Ulysses
Clark, Wallace
Clark, Wesley K
Clark, Mary
Clark, Willard G., 1930-
Cal-Clark Dairy.
World-Wide Sires.
Animal husbandry
Kings County (Calif.) -- History


Grant Ulysses and Jessie Clark emigrated from Australia to California in approximately 1874 to begin dairy farming in the Central Valley. This was the start of the oldest continuous dairy farm in Kings County, and the oldest registered purebred herds in California. When Grant Ulysses Clark was killed by a bull in 1919, Jessie and her sons Wallace and Wesley continued to manage the dairy until 1948 when Jessie Clark retired. The herd was divided between Wallace and Wesley, and Wesley continued the dairy farming and breeding of Holsteins with his wife Mary. In 1958 Wesdley died of pneumonia. Mary and her son Willard (Bill) took over the dairy herd and farming under Cal-Clark Dairy. In 1971 Bill Clark formed World-Wide Sires. He has received numerous awards for the quality of his herd and for his contributions to the dairy and breeding industries.
Gift; Willard G. Clark.
Inventory available in library; folder level control.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.



Physical Description:

34 archive boxes; 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
1 manuscript box; 15 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
1 manuscript box; 25 x 20 1/2 x 4 in.






Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.