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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Certificates

Printed material

7” reel-to-reel audiotape

Artwork [removed from frames]

Photographs

Scrapbooks

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Edward Clark Papers, 1963-1978, 1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Edward, 1906-1992.
Title: Edward Clark Papers
Dates: 1963-1978, 1993
Abstract: The Edward Clark Papers, 1963-1978, 1993, focuses on the ambassadorial career of Clark and his wife Anne Metcalfe Clark from 1965 through 1967.
Accession No.: 2009-142
Extent: 2 ft., 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edward Aubrey Clark (1906-1992) earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1928. In 1937, Mr. Ed, as friends knew him, attained the position as Texas’ Secretary of State. After leaving office, he began a law firm, which eventually became Clark, Thomas, Winters, and Newton, and served as legal counsel for future President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1948 contested win to the U.S. Senate. Clark continued a working relationship with Johnson, who appointed him Ambassador to Australia, 1965-1967. Afterwards Mr. Ed remained involved in politics, supporting John G. Tower’s 1972 bid for the Senate, working on the General Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for President Nixon, and serving on a nonpartisan steering committee to reelect President Reagan in 1984.

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Scope and Contents

The Edward Clark Papers, 1963-1978, 1993, focuses on the ambassadorial career of Clark and his wife Anne Metcalfe Clark from 1965 through 1967. Materials include correspondence from Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, and others, a printed copy of his appointment certificate as U.S. Ambassador, newspaper articles, speeches, press releases, 7” reel of an interview with Ed Clark, artwork and photographs, and several scrapbooks detailing their years in Australia, including newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, invitations, and more.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clark, Edward, 1906-1992 -- Archives.
Clark, Anne Metcalfe.
Subjects
Ambassadors -- United States -- Archival resources.
Places
United States -- Foreign Relations -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign Relations -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Clark Papers, 1963-1978, 1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, June 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Correspondence

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2.325/K152 Christmas cards from Sir and Dame Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, 1963-1966
Cards and correspondence, including letter from Sir Robert Menzies, 1965-1968

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Certificates

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2.325/K152 Council of American Ambassadors’ Resolution in Memoriam, April 27, 1993
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3S231 Appointment to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Australia, July 22, 1965
(printed copy)

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Printed material

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2.325/K152 Speeches, 1965-1967
Press releases, 1965-1967
Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1965-1968
Publications, 1963-1968
Schedules and "programmes", 1965-1967
Menzies, Robert, Sir. Winston Churchill: A Tribute by Sir Robert Menzies, K.T., C.H., Q.C., M.P., given on the occasion of the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, January 30, 1965. Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1965. (Copy 30 of 500.) Presentation copy autographed and inscribed "for Ed. Clark." Includes 1978 letter from Dame Pattie Menzies on occasion of Sir Robert’s death, 1965, 1978
Australia welcomes Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America, The Visit to Australia, 20 October-23 October 1966

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7” reel-to-reel audiotape

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2.325/K152 Interview of Clark by Blakehurst High School, Sydney, June 26, 1967

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Artwork [removed from frames]

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2.325/K152 Mixed material artwork of the desert by G. J. D[abay?], undated
Drawing of Captain Bligh House, Sydney, with letter from Lieutenant-General John Wilton, December 1967
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3S231 Ink sketch of Ed Clark with letter from USIS [United States Information Service] embassy staff, March 18, 1966

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Photographs

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3S231 Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Clark, [ca. 1960s]
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2.325/K152 Photos, [ca. 1960s]

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Scrapbooks

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2.325/L98 Anne Metcalfe Clark press and photos, 1965-1977
Australian press and events, November 1965-March 1966
Australian press and events, March-July 1966
Photos of Australian events, [1965-1967]

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