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Series 3: Correspondence, 1921-1975 (mostly 1950s-1970s)
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Correspondence series contains some of Clark's father's correspondence, particularly a letter signed by J. Edgar Hoover. Included in Clark's own correspondence are thank you notes and informal letters from John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The notes are conversational in tone. Letters signed "Jack" are from his days in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Kennedy also thanks him for gifts and congratulates him on a new job. Mrs. Kennedy thanks Clark for Christmas gifts, discusses a wedding present to Clark's son, and looks forward to visiting with him on Martha's Vineyard.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Newspaper clippings and other material gathered in research were separated from this collection.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Jennifer Sharp in June 2006. Finding aid written by Jennifer Sharp in June 2006.
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- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
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- Credit this material:
Series 3: Correspondence; Blair Clark Papers, MC195, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 3
- Other Finding Aids
Electronic finding aid describing Clark's compilation of papers related to Robert Lowell, and reflecting their close friendship until Lowell's death in 1977, is available online via the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/clark.html.
Bernstein, A. (2000, June 8). Journalist, Democratic Activist Blair Clark Dies. Washington Post, p. B6. Pace, E. (2000, June 8). Blair Clark, 82, CBS Executive Who Led McCarthy's '68 Race. New York Times, p. B14.
- CBS News.
Clark, Blair (1917-2000)
Kennedy, John F. John Fitzgerald 1917-1963
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.