Donald T. Clark was the first of founding Chancellor Dean E. McHenry's academic appointments at UCSC. Mr. Clark arrived in September 1962 as the founder of UC Santa Cruz's University Library. His early years were in Oregon and California; his undergraduate education was at Willamette University, UC Berkeley, and Columbia University; and he spent more than twenty years at the country's largest business library, Baker Library at Harvard University.
His tenure at UCSC from 1962-1973 included the following highlights: architectural planning for McHenry Library; development of the Friends of the UCSC Library and their book collection; and pioneering in the area of library automation, including working tirelessly to create a computerized book catalog at UC Santa Cruz in the 1960s, the first such effort in the UC system.
Don Clark served as chair of the Academic Senate from 1969 to 1971. After his retirement as University Librarian, he continued to work in the UCSC Map Room, doing original research and creating two authoritative geographical dictionaries, Santa Cruz County Place Names and Monterey County Place Names.
Emily E. Clark is a Pennsylvanian by birth, Californian by adoption, and graciously assisted her husband in all of his varied activities.