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Willard Clark Research Collection

Identifier: AC 540

Scope and Content

Collection contains David Farmer's research material about Willard Clark. Correspondence to and from D. Farmer; his research notes; copies of much of Clark's work; and manuscript drafts for Farmer's book Willard Clark: Printer and Printmaker.. Collection also contains cassette tape recording of an interview with Pam Smith about Willard Clark; a few personal Willard Clark items; and original art pieces by Kevin Ryan.


  • 1988-2008

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Willard Clark (1910-1992) came to Santa Fe in 1928 with a special talent for creating woodcut imagery. This developed into a career for Clark, which was interrupted for 30 years while he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a master tool and die machinist. Clark retired from there in 1979 and returned to Santa Fe where he resumed his art as a printmaker until his death in 1992.

David Farmer attained a PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his career he worked with rare books and special collections. He taught master's level courses at Southern Methodist University and was director of the DeGolyer Library at SMU Dallas. After retirement, he relocated to Taos, New Mexico


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Guide to the Willard Clark Research Collection, 1988-2008
Edited Full Draft
© 2013
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Finding aid is in English

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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090