Articles By: davidattheclark

February 14th: Celebrating Love & the Death of Captain James Cook

Published: February 14, 2023

by UCLA PhD candidate & student staff Erin Severson “NEAR THIS SPOT CAPT. JAMES COOK MET HIS DEATH FEBRUARY 14, 1779” — A brick laid in the waters of Kealakekua Bay, Kona district, Hawaiʻi  Some people will spend today celebrating the Feast of Saint Valentine. Some will tactfully (or begrudgingly) refrain. I will spend the…

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Broadsides From Oyez Press

Published: February 25, 2014

By Reader Services Assistant, David Eng Oyez Press was founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum in Berkeley, California. Its inaugural run was a series of 10 broadsides featuring poems by Michael McClure, Brother Antoninus, Josephine Miles, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, David Meltzer, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder and William Bronk….

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Granite & Cypress

Published: January 24, 2014

By Reader Services Assistant, David Eng When I was shown my office during my first day of employment at the Clark Library there was a framed broadside hanging on the wall announcing the establishment of William Everson’s Equinox Press in 1947, which also featured a block print by his partner Mary Fabilli. I considered this…

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A Slipcase Showcase: Items from the Arion Press

Published: December 17, 2013

by Cataloguing Assistant Alejandro Sanchez Nuñez Aside from libraries wishing to protect valuable materials, avid book collectors, and Folio Society aficionados, slipcases are not usually regarded as vital to a book’s anatomy.  These box-like enclosures, often fashioned out of paperboard, cardstock, or cloth are used to maintain the physical integrity of books protecting them from…

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