Marian Clark Archives

Marian Clark was an author and Route 66 advocate that lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Inspired by a road trip on old 66, she conducted interviews with waitresses, cooks, roadies, and other people along the road. She used that information to write books including “The Main Street of America Cookbook”, “The Route 66 Cookbook”, and “Hogs on 66”. Her books have sold over 100,000 copies.

Marian Clark’s induction into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame in 2014 with Association President Brad Nickson

Marian’s research archives were donated to the Oklahoma Route 66 Association after her passing in 2017. Among those archives were audio recordings of many of her interviews, which are available to the public below. We are currently working to catalog the rest of her materials.

If you have any questions about the rest of her notes and research materials, please contact the Association directly. Thank you!

Cotton Eyed Joes – Claremore OK

Molly’s Landing – Catoosa OK

Metro Diner Recipes – Tulsa OK

Lyons Cafe – Bristow OK

Bungalow Inn – Izola Henson (Ada Martley recording)

Emma Martley (Ada Martley recording)

Aubrey and Ruth Young (Ada Martley recording)

Beryl Ford at Boston Ave United Methodist Church – Tulsa OK

KIEV Interview

KRMG Interview with Denver Fox – Tulsa OK

Mary Ormond Adams-Cowles

Smithsonian (1 of 3); Side 1; Guy Logsdon

Smithsonian (1 of 3); Side 2; Marian Clark

Smithsonian (2 of 3); Paul Hopper

Smithsonian (2 of 3); Suzanne and Michael Wallis

Smithsonian (3 of 3); Michael Wallis/Celeste Miller

Adrian Wildorado

Amarillo Part 1

Amarillo Part 2


Bent Door Cafe

Cals Erick


Formosa Cafe

Fred Harvey Waitress

Johnny Harden Tulsa

Krohns Cafe Truck Stop Vega

La Parisienne

Lillian Redman Tucumcari Tucumcari

Ludlow Chambless Cafe

Springfield Halltown Marys Crossroads MO

Thomas Winery – Bonos

Tip Top Amarillo

Springfield MO (Gabriels, Trotters Halltow)

Little Fat Lady Williams Monte Vista Gallup

Red Cedar Inn/Phil’s BBQ/Ted Drewes

Dan’s BBQ Davenport

Pig Hip Broadwell

Tropics Lincoln

Old Log Cabin Pontiac

Lindy’s Albuquerque

Margaret Mary Reddy Baxter Springs Kansas

Murphy Diner Car Baxter Springs

Radio Outro

Kansas (General)

Sayre OK (Gene Hill)

Juanita Snow Weatherford

Rt 66 Grill Chicago

Tulsa Weekend with Kathy Carol (KGTO?)

Williams and Company FM 89 Interview

Earl’s Park and Eat Gallup

Satellite Cafe