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Tamara Saviano Collection of Guy and Susanna Clark

 Collection
Identifier: SWWC-132

Scope and Contents

The Tamara Saviano Collection of Guy and Susanna Clark spans the life and careers of both Guy and Susanna Clark with the main focus being on Guy. The collection comprises of Saviano’s research for her biography, Without Getting Killed or Caught; interviews, family histories, magazine articles, and donated materials from Guy and Susanna Clark. The organization of the collection is both organic and artificial as the research is left in the order given by Tamara Saviano whereas the personal materials are separated into Guy and Susanna Clark, respectively. The collection is organized into these four series: Tamara Saviano’s Research, Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Audio/Visual Materials.

Dates

  • 1965 - 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html

Biographical Note

Tamara Saviano was born and raised in Wisconsin but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has worked as a publicist, music journalist, record and television producer, and artist manager. She has served as president and board member of the Americana Music Association. She also was founder and president of American Roots Publishing, through which she produced the Grammy-award winning CD, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, as well as the critically-acclaimed album, The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson. Saviano is currently a writer, producer and director at Slow Uvalde Films, the production company for Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark. Saviano began donating her music archive to the Wittliff Collections in 2007 through the efforts of Dr. Gary Hartman and the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University.

Guy Clark was a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born November 6, 1941, in Monahans, Texas. Over the course of his career, Guy Clark released more than twenty albums. Many notable artists such as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffet, and Rodney Crowell recorded his songs. His last album, My Favorite Picture of You, won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Guy Clark passed away on May 17, 2016.

Susanna Clark was a songwriter and painter. She was born March 11, 1939 in Atlanta, Texas. In 1969, she met Guy Clark, and the two wed in 1972. Clark wrote “I’ll be Your San Antone Rose,” among many others. Artists such as Rosanne Cash, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allen Coe, and Emmylou Harris recorded her songs. Some of her paintings have been used as cover art for albums by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and her husband, Guy Clark. Susanna Clark passed away on June 27, 2012.

Extent

8 Linear Feet

12 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Tamara Saviano Collection of Guy and Susanna Clark spans the life and careers of both Guy and Susanna Clark with the main focus being on Guy. The collection comprises of Saviano’s research for her biography, Without Getting Killed or Caught; interviews, family histories, magazine articles, and donated materials from Guy and Susanna Clark. The organization of the collection is both organic and artificial as the research is left in the order given by Tamara Saviano whereas the personal materials are separated into Guy and Susanna Clark, respectively.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tamara Saviano, 2016.

Title
Guide to the Tamara Saviano Collection of Guy and Susanna Clark
Author
Evangelina Fuentes, Samuel Ross, and Brittany Schicker
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Katie Salzmann

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

Contact:
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA