Register of the Ed Clark papers, 1972-1994

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Register of the Ed Clark papers, 1972-1994

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Beth Goder
Date Completed:
2012
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Collection Summary

Title: Ed Clark papers
Dates: 1972-1994
Collection Number: 2002C2
Creator: Clark, Ed, 1930-
Collection Size: 12 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 film reel (5.26 linear feet)
Repository: 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
Languages: The collection is in English.

Administrative Information

Access

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 or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ed Clark papers, 1972-1994, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . 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.

Related Materials

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June R. Genis papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Karl Peterjohn papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Lawrence Samuels collection, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical/Historical Note

1930 May 4 Born, Middleboro, Massachusetts
1952 B.A. in international relations, Dartmouth College
1952-1954 Lieutenant (junior grade), gunnery officer and destroyer escort, United States Navy
1954-1965 Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve
1957 Graduated from Harvard Law School
1970 Married Alicia Garcia Cobos
1972- Founding state chair of the Libertarian Party of New York State
1972-1974 Vice chair, Libertarian Party
1972-1978 Member, National Committee, Libertarian Party
1974, circa Elected state chair of the Libertarian Party of California
1974- Attorney for Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), specializing in anti-trust law
1977 Elected to area governing council of the Health Systems Agency in Los Angeles County
1978 Candidate for governor of California, nominated by the Libertarian Party of California
1980 Candidate for president of the United States on the Libertarian ticket
2000 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Libertarian Party.
Libertarianism--United States.
Presidents--United States--Election--1980.
Free enterprise.
Videotapes
Phonotapes


Collection Contents

Box: 1-2

California gubernatorial campaign of 1978 file 1972-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, speeches, and printed matter related to Clark's campaign for governor of California. Arranged alphabetically by format.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Buttons, circa 1978

Box: 1

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 1 : 2-5

General, 1978-1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes post-election correspondence
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Koch, Charles, 1978

Box: 1

Forms

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Form 720: statement of economic interests, 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes instruction manual
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Nomination forms for independent candidate, 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Libertarian Party News newspapers, 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Pamphlets, circa 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Speeches, 1978, undated

Scope and Content Note

Statements on issues
Box: 1-2

Subject file

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Advertisements, circa 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Analysis of the vote, 1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), 1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

California politics, 1972-1978, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Contributors, 1978-1979, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Election laws, 1974-1978

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Finance Committee, 1974-1978, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Fundraising, 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes MacBride for President materials
Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Gay rights, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Organization of campaign, 1977-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes statements and campaign proposal
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Political Strategy Committee, 1977

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Proposition 13, 1977, undated

Box: 2-10

United States presidential campaign of 1980 file 1975-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, clippings, speeches, press releases, campaign literature, scrapbooks, and files of Alicia Clark related to Clark's campaign for president of the United States as the Libertarian candidate. Arranged alphabetically by format.
Box: 2-3

Alicia Clark file

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

General, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Biographical summary, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Campaign literature and drafts in Spanish, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Certificate, 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Clippings, 1980-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Correspondence, 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Itineraries and calendar, 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Press releases, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Ballot status report (map), undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Biographical summary of Clark, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Briefings, 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Campaign book A New Beginning by Ed Clark, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes introduction by Eugene McCarthy
Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Campaign critique by David Nolan, 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Campaign literature, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Clippings, 1979-1981

Box: 3-7

Clippings scrapbooks

Box/Folder: 3 : 9-11

September-December 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

December 1979-January 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

February-March 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

April 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

April-May 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

May-June 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

July 1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

July 1980 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

August 1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 3-4

August-September 1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

September-October 1980

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

September-October 1980 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 6 : 2-4

October 1980

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

November 1980

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

November-December 1980

Box: 7

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

General, 1979-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to or from Edward Crane, Milton Friedman, Eric O'Keefe, Roger MacBride, and Murray Rothbard
Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Nolan, David, 1978-1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Declarations of candidacy for Clark and Koch, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

Financial documents, 1979-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes balance sheets
Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Invitations to Clark, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Interview of Ed Clark by Bob Clark and James Wooten, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Interview of Ed Clark for Update, typescript, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Letterhead, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Memoranda, 1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Miscellany, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Newsletters, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Internal campaign newsletter The Insider
Box/Folder: 7 : 13

Notes, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 14

Press kit, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes annotated speeches and notes
Box/Folder: 7 : 15

Press releases, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes statements of Clark
Box/Folder: 7 : 16

Printed matter, 1975-1981

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-3

Photographs, 1979-1980, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes images of Clark campaigning, the KYW-TV studio in Philadelphia, a portrait of Clark, and a photograph from Al [Weiney]
Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Research and statistics on issues, 1980

Box: 8

Reports

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

"Marketing and Promotional Strategy for the Libertarian Party in 1980" by David Nolan 1980

Box/Folder: 8 : 6-8

"Public Attitudes Toward Current Political Issues" study by Opinion Research Corporation, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes public attitudes survey
Box: 8-9

Scrapbooks

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

1979

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

1979 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

1979-1981

Box/Folder: 9 : 3-4

1980-1981

Box: 9

Speaking engagements and events file

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Flyers and programs, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

Invitations, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Itineraries, 1980

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Press releases, 1980, undated

Box: 9-10

Speeches

Scope and Content Note

See also press releases and press kit
Box/Folder: 9 : 9

"Acceptance Speech," 1979

Scope and Content Note

Clark's speech accepting presidential nomination at the Libertarian Party presidential convention
Box/Folder: 9 : 10

"Banquet Speech," circa 1979

Box/Folder: 9 : 11

"New Jersey Statement," 1980

Box/Folder: 9 : 12

"Speech #1," undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 13

"Speech #2 (Business)," undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 14

"Speech #3 (Liberals)," undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 15

Speech about Reagan Administration, circa 1981

Box/Folder: 9 : 16

Speech about education, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 17

Speech given in Alaska, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 18

Speech given in London, 1980

Box/Folder: 9 : 19

Speech given in Los Angeles, undated

Scope and Content Note

Fragment
Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Speech outline, undated

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

"Statement of Ed Clark," 1979

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Statement of Ed Clark given in Des Moines, 1979

Box: 10

Subject file

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Bergland for Senate campaign, 1980

Box/Folder: 10 : 5-6

Delegates to Libertarian Party conventions, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

Fundraising, 1980, undated

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

Media contacts, 1978-1982

Box/Folder: 10 : 9

Television advertisements, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes script
Box/Folder: 10 : 10

White papers, undated

Box: 10-11

Libertarian Party file 1972-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials related to the campaigns of Dan Dougherty and Gene Burns, correspondence of Alicia Clark, and Libertarian Party pamphlets.
Box/Folder: 10 : 11

Alicia Clark workshops, 1988

Box/Folder: 10 : 12

Dan Dougherty campaign for governor, 1982, undated

Box/Folder: 10 : 13

Gene Burns presidential campaign, draft booklet, circa 1983

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

Libertarian Party national convention, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence of Alicia Clark
Box/Folder: 11 : 2

Libertarian Party pamphlets, undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Libertarian Party platform, 1972

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Speakers Bureau manual, undated

Box: 11-13, film shelf

Audiovisual material, 1979-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes video tapes, compact sound cassettes, sound disc, and motion picture film. Includes sound recording of Clark's acceptance speech at the Libertarian Party convention after being nominated as the presidential candidate. Descriptions are transcribed from labels on media; accuracy may vary.
Box: 11-12

Video and film

Box: 11

Betamax tapes

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

"Clark and Issues. Clark and News. Good Morning AM, Sun. Morning, Jim Berns," undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

"Jim Berns, Barishni Kov, and Ed Clark. CBS News," undated

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

"Jim Berns," undated

Film shelf

16mm motion picture film

Film shelf

"Clark for President," undated

Box: 12

U-matic video tape

Box: 12

"Project Flex, Ed Clark for President," 1994

Box: 12

Two-inch video reels

Box: 12

Reel from the American Broadcasting Company, undated

Box: 12

Reel #2, Ed Clark, undated

Box: 12-13

Sound recordings

Box: 12

45 RPM sound disc

Box: 12

"Cane Creek Song. Blackberry Brambles," with Phil Busby and Steve Gronback, 1979

Box: 13

Compact sound cassettes

Box: 13

Alicia Clark. Children's songs and games in Spanish, undated

Box: 13

Bill Hunscher presidential nominee campaign speech at the Libertarian Party convention, 1979

Box: 13

"Ed Clark. 1988: What Was Accomplished & Learned," California/Nevada Libertarian Party, Las Vegas, 1989

Box: 13

Ed Clark acceptance speech at the Libertarian Party convention, 1979

Box: 13

"Ed Clark Acceptance Speech. Libertarian Party National Convention," 8 September 1979

Box: 13

"Ed Clark Address to Commonwealth Club in San Francisco," 1981

Box: 13

"Ed Clark, LBT, KOY," 3 August 1979

Box: 13

"For President Vote Clark. Ed Clark Is the Man. Craig Franklin Is the Man," 29 July 1980

Box: 13

"ISI Interview. Portland, Oregon," undated

Box: 13

"Libertarian Spots," undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes note from Craig Franklin
Box: 13

Radio show in Dallas, Texas, 30 July 1980

Box: 13

"Vote Clark," undated