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Ann Nolan Clark Letters

Identifier: MSS-998-SC

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 11 letters written by Ann Nolan Clark (ANC) from Tucson, AZ, to Hy Adler (HA) in Albuquerque, NM.


  • 1984-1986

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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Information

Ann Nolan Clark (1896–1995) was an American writer. Born in Las Vegas, NM, Clark graduated from New Mexico Normal School (New Mexico Highlands University) in Las Vegas at age 21. She taught English at Highlands University. In the early 1920s, she began teaching Native American children how to read and in the process incorporated Native American voices and stories to write books for children. Between 1940 and 1951, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs published 15 of her books, all relating to her experiences with Native Americans. Life and travels abroad led her to write additional books. Secret of the Andes won the 1953 Newberry Medal. Clark died in 1995 in Arizona. She published 31 books with an emphasis on Native American culture, mostly through the eyes of its children. The Nolan House in Las Vegas, NM, is on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the first quarry stone houses there.

Hy Adler was an Albuquerque book dealer who was active in providing rare and unique books and pamphlets to the University of New Mexico Libraries' Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. He was friends and maintained relationships with many New Mexico writers and authors.


1 Folder (11 letters)


Letters by Ann Nolan Clark to Hy Adler, Albuquerque Book Dealer.
Finding Aid of the Ann Nolan Clark Letters, 1984-1986
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131