Mary Andersen Clark papers

Collection ID:
Clark, Mary Andersen, 1910-1994
Physical Description:
1 Reel
ca. 250 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers chiefly relating to Clark's career during the 1930s. Biographical data, including a letter in which Clark describes her work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois; personal photographs; photographs of work, including "Peace" and "Harvest," with photographs of the dedication and rededication ceremonies of these two heroic-size sculptures; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, instructor in sculpture and ceramics at Syracuse University, N.Y. Clark worked for the WPA-FAP in Illinois in the 1930s. Two heroic-size sculptures, "Peace" and "Harvest," commissioned by the FAP are currently located at the County Courthouse Plaza, Peoria, Illinois. They have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Clark studied at Carnegie Tech, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Academy, Rome, Italy. She also took a life class with her uncle, sculptor John Storrs.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4130 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of Mary Andersen Clark.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1988 by Mary A. Clark.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women sculptors -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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