Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Ed Clark papers
Collection Number: 2002C2
Creator: Clark, Ed, 1930-
12 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 film reel
(5.26 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, press releases, clippings, election campaign literature, polling
data, minutes, financial records, video tapes, sound recordings, and photographs related to Libertarian Party electoral activity,
especially in the presidential election of 1980.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
The collection is in English.
Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to
copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives
at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see
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[Identification of item], Ed Clark papers, 1972-1994, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
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. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number
of boxes listed in this finding aid.
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|1930 May 4
||Born, Middleboro, Massachusetts
||B.A. in international relations, Dartmouth College
||Lieutenant (junior grade), gunnery officer and destroyer escort, United States Navy
||Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve
||Graduated from Harvard Law School
||Married Alicia Garcia Cobos
||Founding state chair of the Libertarian Party of New York State
||Vice chair, Libertarian Party
||Member, National Committee, Libertarian Party
||Elected state chair of the Libertarian Party of California
||Attorney for Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), specializing in anti-trust law
||Elected to area governing council of the Health Systems Agency in Los Angeles County
||Candidate for governor of California, nominated by the Libertarian Party of California
||Candidate for president of the United States on the Libertarian ticket
||Received Thomas Jefferson Award from Libertarian Party
Scope and Content of Collection
Ed Clark was the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of California in 1978 and for president of the United States in
1980. His papers, which predominately document these two campaigns, include correspondence, speeches and writings, press releases,
clippings, election campaign literature, polling data, minutes, financial records, video tapes, sound recordings, and photographs.
In his gubernatorial campaign, Clark received more than 5 percent of the popular vote. Although he campaigned as a Libertarian
candidate and was the nominee of the Libertarian Party of California, Clark appeared on the ballot as an independent candidate.
Important issues in his campaign included education, taxes, and job growth. He supported Proposition 13, which sought to limit
property taxation, and campaigned against Proposition 6, also known as the Briggs Initiative, a proposition that would have
limited gay and lesbian rights. The
California gubernatorial campaign of 1978 file, which documents Clark's campaign, includes his correspondence and statements on issues.
In 1980, Clark campaigned for president of the United States as the Libertarian Party candidate. He appeared on the ballot
in all fifty states and received more than 1 percent of the popular vote. In his campaign, Clark argued for curbing inflation,
reducing taxes, and providing tax credits for education. He supported a non-interventionist foreign policy and opposed the
draft and energy subsidies. The campaign ran national television advertisements that were largely funded by Clark's running
mate, David Koch. The
United States presidential campaign of 1980 file includes a clippings scrapbook covering Clark's campaign; correspondence between Clark and David Nolan, who was the founder
of the Libertarian Party; and files of Alicia Clark, who campaigned for her husband, Ed Clark. The
Audiovisual material includes a sound recording of Clark's speech upon accepting the presidential nomination as the candidate for the Libertarian
Party, as well as other sound recordings and films related to his presidential campaign.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.