Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Item of the Week: Gill's Mulier

Published: December 1, 2010

The Clark recently acquired a letter written from Eric Gill to curator Frank Rutter regarding Gill’s statue Mulier [Mother] BVM, which has been on display in front of UCLA’s Young Research Library since the 1960s.  At the time (February 1914), Gill was writing to decline lending Mulier to the Leeds City Art Gallery on the…

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New finding aid! The John Walkinshaw Crauford Papers

Published: November 30, 2010

A finding aid to the John Walkinshaw Crauford papers is now available via the Online Archive of California, thanks to the hard work of intern Katie Duvall. John Walkinshaw Craufurd  was born in 1720/21 at Craufurdland Castle, near Kilmarnock, Scotland. He entered the army at an early age and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel…

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Item of the Week: O.B.'s Aesthetic Reflections

Published: November 19, 2010

The Clark has recently acquired a small collection of 5 letters from legendary British educator and character Oscar Browning to British-Jewish critic and translator Joseph Leftwich.  These letters, which include 4 handwritten letters and one typewritten letter (with manuscript corrections), discuss Browning’s friendship with artist Simeon Solomon and his opinions of other figures within the…

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The Clark on Curating LA

Published: November 18, 2010

Jim Gilbert has featured the Clark in a post today on his blog, Curating Los Angeles.  We think it’s great!

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Did you miss our Eric Gill event last month?

Published: November 16, 2010

A video of Jennifer Bastian’s presentation on the Clark’s Eric Gill artwork collection is now posted online at Vimeo! Thank you to producers Frank Rothkamm & Nina Schneider, the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation, and the Lodge for Utopian Science.

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Veterans' Day Closure

Published: November 10, 2010

  The Clark will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans’ Day.

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Item of the Week: The mysterious John Clifford Cowles

Published: November 5, 2010

A few weeks ago, when two of the Clark’s librarians were going through over-sized items housed in an out-of-the-way spot, they discovered a scrapbook related to American artist John Clifford Cowles, which has apparently been a part of the library’s collections for a long time.  At first puzzled about how and why the scrapbook was…

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One more reminder…

Published: November 3, 2010

The Sixth Annual Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade: Bankruptcy and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade A lecture at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library by Christine Ferdinand, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Saturday, 6th Nov. 3:00 p.m. Some eighteenth-century booksellers made mistakes that led to unplanned bankruptcy, despair, and even suicide, while…

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Item of the Week: Witchy Recap

Published: October 29, 2010

Instead of featuring something new this week, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight some of the more ghostly and ghouly items we’ve featured before, in honor of Halloween. The Undead A product of the rare book dealer John Kevin McLaughlin, The Undead is the culmination of his years selling vintage comics, pulp fiction…

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New Ricketts and Shannon Finding Aids

Published: October 27, 2010

Thanks to UCLA MLIS intern Katie Duvall, there are two new finding aids to the Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon collections now available via the Online Archive of California. Charles de Sousy Ricketts was born on October 2, 1866 in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1882, at the age of sixteen, he met his lifelong partner, artist…

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