E. CLARK JOHNSTON PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
E. Clark Johnston was a Colorado citizen who collected a variety of materials. The Clark Johnston papers reflect his eclectic interests in Colorado and the West. His broad interest in Colorado history included Native Americans, festivals, windmills, Colorado cities and towns, and an emphasis on the Pueblo area.
The collection consists of his manuscript on Native Americans, along with articles on windmills. Correspondence, family documents, photographs and articles about E. Clark Johnston complete the collection.
The series contains Johnston’s manuscript on petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon National Monument
The series consists of newspaper clippings, advertisements, flyers and correspondence.
Family documents include a copy of Richard Biddle Clark’s Civil War discharge papers, school programs of Mattie Clark, newspaper clippings, correspondence from Clark to his parents during World War II, cemetery deed, and homestead deed comprise this series.
The series contains b/w photographic prints and negatives depicting family members and family tombstones. Most are unidentified. Numerous 35mm slides depict national parks and monuments. Included are Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico; Pecos National Historic Park, New Mexico; Lowry Pueblo, Colorado; Wupatki National Monument, Arizona; Monument Valley, Arizona; Canyonlands National Park, Utah; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon and additional unidentified locations. The slides were formerly accession number 2004.119.
The collection is open for research.
Literary rights and copyrights have been assigned to the Denver Public Library.
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.
E. Clark Johnston, born in La Jara, Colorado in 1918, lived in Colorado most of his life. During World War II, he was stationed in North Africa. He worked as a seasonal park ranger in Chaco Canyon National Monument after the war. He conducted a survey of the petroglyphs of the canyon. Johnston spent most of his life working for several hardware businesses in South Denver. His last position was at the Western Trading Post, a Native American arts and craft store on South Broadway in Denver, Colorado.
Other Finding Aids
E. Clark Johnston donated his papers in 1986 and 1990.
Number of Boxes: 1 (.25 linear feet)
REVISED AND ENCODED BY:
Merrie Jo Schroeder
October 2008, June 2011
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park (N.M.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Johnston, Clark -- Archives.
- LettersClippings (information artifacts). Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Petroglyphs -- New Mexico. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Windmills. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- E. CLARK JOHNSTON PAPERS
- REVISED JUNE 2011
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