Articles By: A Thorne

Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle

Published: July 15, 2011

Thanks to all who were able to make it to the library last Friday for the opening of Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle!  We hope that this will be the beginning of many more Clark croquet parties in the future! For those of you who were not able to come to…

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Published: June 24, 2011

NEW HEAD LIBRARIAN AT WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, UCLA  We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gerald W. Cloud as the new Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gerald is replacing Bruce Whiteman, who retired in the Fall of 2010. For the past four years,…

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Huguette Clark's Will

Published: June 24, 2011

Huguette Clark’s last will and testament have been publicly released, and there was some surprise at the contents.  The majority of her fortune will be given to charity, around $30 million dollars will go to her longtime nurse, and $500,000 each will be given to her attorney and accountant. We are happy to note that,…

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Item of the Week: Circus!

Published: April 21, 2011

In early April, the Clark Library welcomed former head librarian Bruce Whiteman back for memorable afternoon in the drawing room. After the formal events finished, a gift was presented to the Clark in honor of Bruce.  It is the 5th publication of Shanty Bay Press and includes some dynamically beautiful illustrations by Walter Bachinski. Circus:…

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King James Bible Exhibition Opening

Published: April 20, 2011

Last Friday afternoon the Clark Library open its doors to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with an exhibition entitled: Bible. English. Authorized.  Following are some photographs snapped during the opening. The exhibition, the weather, and the company were all wonderful.  We are indebted to Curtis and Douglas Dombek for lending us…

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Item of the Week: An Eventful Weekend!

Published: April 8, 2011

Last weekend was a busy one for the Clark. On April 2nd, we were thrilled to have John Wilson Foster here from across the pond, giving a lecture on Oscar Wilde entitled “Green Carnations: Wilde, Culture, and Crime.” You can read a description of the lecture topic in an earlier Clog post here.  The lecture…

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Exhibition Opening at the Clark Library

Published: April 5, 2011

Bible. English. Authorized: Celebrating 400 Years  of the King James Bible (at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library) Friday, April 15,  4:00-7:00 p.m. Please join us as we commemorate one of the most important publishing ventures in the western world. King James the First was nothing if not determined. When he ascended the English throne…

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A Tasty Thank You

Published: April 1, 2011

Today we say a bittersweet goodbye to one of our favorite scholars, Lisa Sarasohn.  This is her third visit to the Clark, so she is a seasoned visitor and is very familiar with the collections.  The current project she’s been working on is “Vermin: A Cultural History of Early Modern England from the Outside in,”…

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Item of the Week: Playing Cards at the Clark

Published: March 31, 2011

From Library Assistant Lauren Zuchowski The librarians at the Clark have plenty of gaming options with our playing card collection.  Our decks range from original artworks to facsimiles and each depict a historical event relevant to the collection at the library (bringing plots, revolutions, love, geography, reigns, war and more to life).  Originating in the…

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A Day to Celebrate!

Published: March 29, 2011

From library assistant Lauren Zuchowski Bon Anniversaire, William Andrews Clark Jr.! Today the Clark Library is celebrating the 134th birthday of its founder, William Andrews Clark Jr.  Because he spent his childhood years in France, we have decided to re-imagine what one of young Clark’s birthday parties might have been like. In France, our birthday…

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