Articles By: A Thorne

Reminder: Clark Book Club tomorrow!

Published: October 22, 2014

Dear all, A reminder to join us, if you can, for the inaugural meeting of the Clark Library Book Club tomorrow at 4pm in the North Book Room. We’ll be discussing An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears. Feel free to come no matter how much you’ve read–there won’t be any quizzes or assignments! We’ll kick off…

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Introducing the Clark Library Book Club!

Published: October 8, 2014

Dear all, It is my pleasure to invite you to join us for a new series of events open to anyone and everyone with an interest in literature, history, and the Clark collections. The Clark Library Book Club will meet monthly to discuss a book chosen for its ability to bring to life an aspect…

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Binders Full of Women (at the Clark)

Published: November 30, 2012

An American presidential candidate recently used the term “binders full of women” in a political debate. The evocative nature of the term, above and beyond the intent of the candidate, inspired many an Internet howler for the American public, but I’d like to explore the term from a collections perspective. Archival collections do, sometimes, contain…

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Vigilante Days at the Clark Library

Published: November 19, 2012

From Reading Room Assistant Nicoletta Beyer. Montana vigilantism was born unto a landscape of frontier mining towns in a territory yet to be incorporated as a state of the union. In the 1860’s while the rest of the nation was busy with a civil war, gold was discovered in the mountains of Montana. Towns like…

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Incomplete Binding, Completed Lecture

Published: November 16, 2012

From Visual Resources Specialist, Jennifer Bastian. Last month the Clark Library welcomed Nicholas Pickwoad from the University of the Arts London for his lecture, Unfinished Business: Incomplete Bindings Made for the Book Trade from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century. The lecture and accompanying visuals were truly marvelous.  We are so pleased to have hosted this…

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New Acquisition: The 1932 Los Angeles Blue Book of Land Values and, of course, Mr. Clark

Published: November 5, 2012

From Gerald Cloud, Clark Librarian. The Clark has always been interested in its own history and the library maintains a substantial collection of letters, receipts, invoices, and other materials that document both the construction of the building and the formation of the collections (recall the earlier entry: “I’ll-bet-you-didn’t-know-it-was-at-the-Clark, part 1: an introduction to Mr. Tenniel”…

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Not by Oscar Wilde: A Clark Quarterly Lecture

Published: November 2, 2012

We were recently graced by the presence of a former Clark Fellow, Gregory Mackie, when he came to present his lecture Not By Oscar Wilde: Literary Forgery and Authorial Performance.  This lecture was a part of the Clark Quarterly lecture series.  Details about the lecture and upcoming Clark Quarterly lectures can be seen here. Below…

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Writing in books: the library of François-Louis Jamet

Published: September 27, 2012

From Gerald Cloud, Head Librarian For scholars and historians of the book, reader reception is one of the most difficult things to measure when evaluating how original or early owners responded to and interacted with the books they possessed.  Frequently, one can draw some conclusions about a reader’s response to a book from examining a…

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Space Shuttle Endeavor peeks over the Clark's roof!

Published: September 21, 2012

We didn’t plan on viewing the space shuttle Endeavor on its flyover route today, but Librarian Nina Schneider recommended we head outside.  It was quite a shock to see the giant shuttle so low to the ground!  With a quick snap of an iPhone, we did manage to get one fun photo of the shuttle…

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Eric Gill: a Complex Spirit

Published: September 18, 2012

Join the staff of the Center and Clark Library and friends for an evening of visual interest and a lively lecture, as we open our doors for an Exhibition and the 2nd Annual Clark Library Open House. The exhibition, Eric Gill: a Complex Spirit, will showcase the breadth of Gill’s skills as an artist and…

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