Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
169 documents - page 1 of 9

Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1971, bulk 1890-1940

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Medora  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9588
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211790
AAA_collcode_claralso
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211790
Additional Online Media:

George Washington Stevens papers, 1910-1911

Creator:
Stevens, George Washington, 1866-1926  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Alson Skinner  Search this
Lungren, Fernand Harvey  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Rockwood, George Gardner  Search this
Ward, De Witt  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Mowbray, Harry Siddons  Search this
Ording  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde  Search this
Dabo, Leon  Search this
Haeseler (Firm: Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9480
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211678
AAA_collcode_stevgeor
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211678

Oral history interview with Medora Clark, 1956 April 21-1957 March 10

Interviewee:
Clark, Medora  Search this
Interviewer:
Hunter, Margaret Truax  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Alson Skinner  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12920
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214173
AAA_collcode_clark56
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214173

Alson Skinner Clark letter to Amelia 'Mela' Baker

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Baker, Amelia "Mela"  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1897 May 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7726
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1971, bulk 1890-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7726
Additional Online Media:

Mural in the Polytechnic Elementary School

Subject:
Clark, Alson Skinner  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca.1935
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8541
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1971, bulk 1890-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8541

Alson Skinner Clark letter to Medora Clark

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Clark, Medora  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Date:
1912 Jan. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8788
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1971, bulk 1890-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8788
Additional Online Media:

Alson Skinner Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Names:
Clark, Medora  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Date:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-1958 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1962 (Boxes 1-2; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1889-1922 (Boxes 2-4; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1900-1962 (Boxes 4-5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1889-1930 (Boxes 5, 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1890-1971 (Boxes 5-6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1910-1920 (Box 6; 2 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1885-1935 (Boxes 6, 8, 9; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1902-1955 (Boxes 7, 8; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949) was a painter and muralist who travelled and worked in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Panama, and the United States, ultimately settling in southern California.

Clark was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began training in 1891 at the age of 11 at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1896 he studied under William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League of New York and briefly at the Chase School of Art before moving to Paris to train with James Abbott McNeill Whistler at the Academia Carmen in 1898. Alongside his wife, Medora (married 1902), Clark travelled extensively, painting the landscapes and urban activity of Chicago, New York, Quebec, France, Dalmatia, and Spain.

In 1913, Clark journeyed to Panama to document the construction of the canal, and in 1919, after serving as a military photographer in World War I, he settled in Pasadena, California, where he adopted the landscapes and colonial architecture of Mexico and the American West as subjects en plein air. It was during this time that Clark began to take on work as a muralist, accepting commissions from the local bank and theatre while also embarking on a teaching career at Occidental College and eventually the Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts, where he served as director.
Provenance:
The 1897 diary, sales notebook, glass negatives, and albums of negatives were donated in 1986 by Joseph Moure, an art historian who purchased the material from occupants of Clark's former studio. The remainder was donated by Clark's son, Alson Clark, in 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1997 and by Clark's grandniece, Deborah Clark, in 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.claralso
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-claralso
Additional Online Media:

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Extent:
6 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1958
Scope and Contents:
This series contains scattered biographical documents. Found here are legal documents of citizenship, driving, and parking papers; miscellaneous biographical material, including a recipe, address list, and Chicago social organization roster; documents from Medora Clark's membership in a Pasadena society club; and the typewritten and annotated transcript in two drafts of Margaret Truax Hunter's oral history interview with Medora Clark in 1956.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.claralso, Series 1
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref1

General Correspondence, undated

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 32-33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1895-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref10

Fiction, "The Moment," Acts I, II, and III

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref100

Fiction, "The Moment," Act I (Two Versions)

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref101

Fiction, "The Moment," Act II

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref102

Fiction, "The Moment," Act III (Two Versions)

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref103

Fiction, "The Pasterijica"

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref104

Fiction, "Peacock and Almonds"

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1905-1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref105

Fiction, "People" (Two Versions)

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref106

Fiction, "The Release of the Lizards"

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1908
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref107

Fiction, "Reproaches to a Work-Table"

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1908
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref108

General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 34-39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1870-1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Alson Skinner Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-claralso-ref11

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archives of American Art