Biography and History

Robert Judson Clark *74 is a professor emeritus of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. While earning his doctorate at Princeton in the early 1970s, Clark earned national recognition as a specialist in the study of decorative arts, chairing the Princeton University symposium "Aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America" in 1972. A subsequent edited volume The Arts and Crafts Movement in America: 1876-1916 remains one of the most widely used texts in the field. Clark has also acted as a curator or advisor on many major museum exhibitions.

One of Clark's most enduring research interests as an acting professor and emeriti has been the architecture and grounds of the Princeton campus. Among undergraduates one of his most popular upper-level courses was a seminar given on Princeton architecture, which focused on the evolution of the campus in the context of modern architectural history. He also offered a similar course on the town of Princeton, though less frequently.

Robert Judson Clark also oversaw the research aspects of the Evolution of a Campus project. Undertaken as part of the University's 250th Anniversary Celebration in 1996-1997, this project compiled an architectural history of the University, focusing on the structural history of each individual building. The final online product incorporated three-dimensional digital models, photographs, and text to present researchers with single-point access to a digital narrative of the campus' past and present.

Source: From the finding aid for AC208

  • Robert Judson Clark Papers. 1741-1997 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC208

    The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of records pertaining to the architecture and grounds of Princeton University's campus and the surrounding area, compiled by professor emeritus Robert Judson Clark of the Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology.

  • Robert Judson Clark Papers. 1741-1997 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC208

    The Robert Judson Clark Papers consist of records pertaining to the architecture and grounds of Princeton University's campus and the surrounding area, compiled by professor emeritus Robert Judson Clark of the Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology.