Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Clark Library Manuscripts Project @ UCLA Digital Library

Published: July 26, 2012

It’s taken a long time, but three manuscripts from the Clark’s collections are now (or soon will be!) available in their entirety via the UCLA Digital Library.  Several years ago, the Digital Library Program supported the digitization of these three items, which were selected by Clark librarians as being items often ordered up for reproduction…

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Oscar Wilde's Tite Street house for sale!

Published: July 20, 2012

Oscar Wilde’s former home in Tite Street is up for sale!  The Telegraph reports that the home is listed at £1.295 million.  Some photographs of the house’s interior and exterior are available on the listing realty company’s website.

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2012's Best Undergraduate Research in Special Collections

Published: June 27, 2012

We’re a little behind on the news, but we are proud and pleased to learn that UCLA undergraduate Lee Jasperse won this year’s UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for his work in Professor Jonathan Post’s Ahmanson-Clark Library Seminar!  To be specific, Lee’s work on “‘A plenitude of subtle matter’: Reproduction, Gender, and Value in A Lover’s…

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The Clark in UCLA's Virtual Tour

Published: April 11, 2012

UCLA has produced a new series of virtual tour videos for its website, one of which features the Clark Library and the seminar taught here this past quarter by Professor Jonathan Post.  You should really watch the whole thing, but pay special attention from 1:08-1:14!  It’s a brief appearance, but our star-power is obvious!

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The Clark Quarterly: a new lecture series at the Library

Published: April 4, 2012

The Clark Quarterly brings a new series of lectures to the Library, with topics focused on the history of the book, book collecting, publishing history, the book arts and fine printing, as well as those subjects near & dear to the Clark—Oscar Wilde and of course the literature, history, and culture of the 17-18th centuries,…

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Going Clubbing at the Clark

Published: March 8, 2012

This new exhibit at the Clark is opening in conjunction with March 22nd’s lecture by Peter Hanff on his recent book, Cyclone on the Prairie, published by the Book Club of California — which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Going Clubbing : Mr. Clark and the Book Club of California An exhibition on view…

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Item of the Week: Ars Notoria and the occult

Published: February 8, 2012

By Lesley Ragsdale, Reader Services Student Assistant Among the Clark’s collections rests a seemingly innocuous 1657 pocketbook holding a surprising secret.  Ars Notoria: the notary art of Solomon translated by Robert Turner is the fifth and final part of the anonymous 17th century grimoire, The Lesser Key of Solomon.  Grimoires are books of occult knowledge, purportedly…

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45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair!

Published: January 13, 2012

This year’s California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be taking place February 10-12, and the Clark will be participating!  A special exhibit at the book fair, “A Love Affair with Books: Personal Stories of Noted Collectors,” will include a case of materials from the Clark Library, related to our founder’s collecting habits and our collection’s history….

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Upcoming conferences, lectures and events…

Published: January 10, 2012

The Clark/Center calendar is a busy one! February 9, 4:00pm at the Clark:  Parallel Lines Never Meet: Dolphins and Anchors and Aldus/Book Historians and Numismatists and Roman Coins, a lecture given by Terry Belanger (Founding Director, Rare Book School, Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia) Co-sponsored by Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections Registration information…

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