Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Cupid at the Clark

Published: February 14, 2014

By Library Assistant Nina Mamikunian Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Clark! We love all of you book lovers, and to show our appreciation, here are a few of my favorites from Cupid and Psyche, wood engravings by William Morris from 1881. Admirers of the beautiful Psyche neglect their worship of Venus….

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Finding What You Seek (Redux)

Published: February 13, 2014

As many of you know, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is a UCLA library and, as such, our holdings are represented in the UCLA Library online catalog. Searching the catalog can tell you what resources UCLA’s many libraries and archives have for you to explore, peruse, and read. The UCLA Library changed the interface…

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Letters in the Landacre Archive

Published: January 15, 2014

By Library Assistant, Nina Mamikunian Over the Fall quarter I had the pleasure of working in the Clark’s Paul Landacre archive. Landacre, born in Columbus, Ohio in 1893, was a self-taught wood engraver and illustrator who was active in fine press printing in Los Angeles beginning in the 1930s until his death in 1963. He…

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Please welcome the Clark Library’s new interns for 2013-2014

Published: December 5, 2013

By Nina M. Schneider, Head Cataloger Once again, the Clark is lucky to host two interns from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, Patricia Garcia and Kate Papageorge. Both students will be here for the academic year focusing on the library’s Press collection and archive. Specifically, they will be processing and cataloging items in the Ward…

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Roads of Italy

Published: November 5, 2013

By Library Assistant Karie Jenkins Le porte-feuille necessaire a tous les seigneurs qui font le tour d’Italie… (Roads of Italy: A guide book necessary for all gentlemen who do a tour of Italy…) This book acquisition by  the Clark Library was made to compliment the recent collection acquisition of twenty manuscript notebooks and journals of…

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UCLA Volunteer Day at the Clark

Published: September 25, 2013

On Tuesday, the Clark was lucky to host a group of UCLA students who generously donated their free time for UCLA Volunteer Day.   Working with our groundkeeper, the students helped to weed flower beds, clean up plant debris, and beautify our outdoor space!  We hope that they had a great time visiting and helping…

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Farquhar's Vision: Original Plans for the Clark

Published: September 13, 2013

We recently had a request from another campus department for access to our collection of original plans (many of them drawn or prepared by architect Robert D. Farquhar) for the Library’s construction.  Most of the staff had never had the chance to see all of them, if any, and it was a great excuse to…

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A Suffolk Treasure in California

Published: August 23, 2013

    In 2009, we posted a Clog article about an elaborately made manuscript version of a wedding sermon  in our collection.  Last year, history columnist John Blatchly wrote in detail about our manuscript in his weekly column for the East Anglian Daily Times.  This week he sent us a scan of the article and we…

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A Hybrid Book: Print to Manuscript

Published: August 14, 2013

The Clark Library has a number of printed books that are very heavily annotated. They are so heavily annotated, in fact, that the weight of the hand-drawn ink seeps into your eyes as you contemplate the very nature of the object as a printed book or manuscript. Here is a two-page spread toward the beginning…

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French Theater at the Clark

Published: July 31, 2013

From Reading Room Assistant Becky Ruud In 2012, the Clark acquired a collection of 548 French plays. These plays were lovingly bound in 42 volumes between 1814-1819. However, the ordering of the volumes seems to have no discernible pattern. The collection includes plays from the 1780s through the early 19th century, although the majority of…

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