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Tony Clark Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-10
Identifier: MS 167-2015-021

Scope and Contents

The collection includes writings and published works of Tony Clark including articles, notes, poems, short stories and plays. Also included are school papers, exams, news clipping, photographs, illustrations, publicity, and videotapes.


  • Creation: 1953-2009


Conditions Governing Use

The papers are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Tony Clark was born in Jacksboro, Texas to Champ and Elizabeth Clark. He graduated Jacksboro High School in 1955, married Linda Clark in 1958, and graduated TCU in 1965 with a BA in Journalism and English. He received his Master’s in English from TCU in 1971. He worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a sportswriter and later as a copy editor. He moved to Paris, Texas in 1971 and worked for the Paris Junior College for 19 years. He received his doctorate in 1984 from East Texas State University. In 1990, he and wife moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he taught at Scottsdale College until his retirement in 1998. He and his wife then moved to Georgetown, Texas to be near his son and grandchildren.. Most of his life he wrote stories, articles, essays, poems and plays. He was a member of the Texas Folklore Society. In 1999, his play “Bat Masterson’s Creede” was staged by a theatre company in Creede, Colorado. He died in 2005 in Georgetown, Texas.


10 Linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in three series. Series I. Course Material and Student Writing, Series II. Writings, and Series III. Subject Files.

Physical Location

Wright Storage: 15E1-15E4

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by Linda Major Clark, Todd Clark, and Karen Clark Ristine.

Guide to the Tony Clark Papers
Lisa Pena
February 9, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
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