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


Amboy


Bent Door Cafe


Cals Erick


Delgadillo


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