A Guide to the Orrie S. Clark Papers, 1920-1931
From Attica, Indiana, Orrie S. Clark was a trail rider and vice president of the Central National Bank of Attica, Indiana. He also wrote Clay Allison of the Washita: First a Cow Man and then an Extinguisher of Bad Men (1920).
A volume of transcribed correspondence, Photostat newspaper clippings, and a literary production composes the Orrie S. Clark Papers, 1920-1931, documenting Clark’s experiences in the American Old West and his research on gunmen and cowboys. Correspondence to and from Orrie S. Clark, 1920-1931, discusses gunfighter Clay Allison; Charles A. Siringo and other early settlers in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico; and writers Emerson Hough and Andy Adams. Newspaper clippings, 1925, undated, includes Clark’s review of Hough’s book North of 36 and reminiscences about the western frontier, while the undated literary production recounts his experiences with Allison, Jim East, and other cowboys and gunmen.
This collection is open for research use.
Orrie S. Clark Papers, 1920-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers