The collection is arranged as 9 series Series 1: Biographical Material, 1839-1980 (5 folders; Box 1, OV7) Series 2: Correspondence, 1874-1984 (1 linear foot; Box 1-2) Series 3: Diaries and Notebooks, circa 1900-1977 (0.8 linear feet; Box 2) Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1940-1978 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-4) Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1917-1983 (0.2 linear feet: Box 4) Series 6: Printed Material, 1878-1975 (1.0 linear feet; Box 4-5) Series 7: Photographs, 1880s-1980 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5-6, OV7, MGP2) Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1916-1940s (0.5 linear feet; Box 6) Series 9: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1900-circa 1940s (0.5 linear feet; Box 6, OV7)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of Virginia painter Eliot Candee Clark measure 6.14 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1984. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, 21 diaries and notebooks, writings and notes, personal business records, photographs, 9 sketchbooks, and artwork and artifacts. Many of the materials relate to Clark's travels in Europe, India, and throughout the United States.
Eliot Candee Clark papers, 1839-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 2027 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
The Eliot Candee Clark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries also holds Eliot Candee Clark papers.
Eliot Candee Clark (1883-1980) was a landscape painter, writer, and art historian who worked primarily in Virginia.
The collection is in English.
The Eliot Candee Clark papers were donated by his widow Margaret Fowler Clark between 1980 and 1984.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001