Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Montana, Through the Stereoscope

Published: July 24, 2013

From Nicoletta Beyer, Reading Room Assistant In the less-travelled aisle of the library stacks known for its Montana Collection, I found a tan, medium-sized box. Inside the box live about fifty stereoviews alongside the original housing, a box with the title “Montana: Through the Stereoscope”. These early twentieth century stereoviews vary from sepia-toned rural landscapes…

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New Acquisition from the London Book Fair: Oscar Wilde Lecture in Dublin, 1883

Published: July 15, 2013

From Head Librarian Gerald Cloud Last month’s London Book Fair provided the Clark with some choice new acquisitions, including a rare first hand account of Oscar on the podium. The letter, seen below, was written by Hannah Ann Robinson, latter known by her married name, Nannie Florence Dryhurst, 1856-1930. Written to her future husband, Alfred…

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An Exhibition in Six Courses: Opening party!

Published: July 8, 2013

Thank you to all who were able to come to last Tuesday’s opening for our current exhibition, An Exhibition in Six Courses: Testing Recipes from the Clark’s Manuscript Collection!  In addition to the debut of the exhibit itself, the opening also featured the tasting of a Nottingham Ale brewed by UCLA PhD candidate and Clark researcher…

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Congrats & Bye, Kathleen!

Published: June 25, 2013

Congratulations to Kathleen McSweeney, one our long-standing and dedicated library assistants, who graduated from UCLA with her MLIS degree in June! Kathleen came to the Clark with experience working at the Palomar College Library and in Resource Sharing (ILL) at CSU, San Marcos. Here at the Clark, Kathleen was most passionate about our Edgar Allen…

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Good-bye and Good Luck!

Published: June 17, 2013

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, our interns were invited to participate in the quarterly CFPRT presentations on campus. The Center for Primary Research and Training is a program in the Young Research Library that introduces graduate students to the world of archival processing. The other five presenters were PhD candidates in disciplines that ranged from…

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New Acquisitions: The Grand Tour of Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue, 1788-1791

Published: June 11, 2013

From Head Librarian Gerald Cloud Fresh off the boat from the continent is this fabulous collection of eighteenth century science, travel, and culture, comprising twenty manuscript notebooks and journals of more than 1,150 pages describing Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue’s Grand Tour of France and Italy, 1788-1791. Fleuriau de Bellevue was a mineralogist and geologist whose…

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Save the Date for the Clark's Summer Exhibition Event!

Published: June 4, 2013

The staff of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is pleased to invite you to an exhibition opening and talk on Tuesday, July 2nd.  For An Exhibition in Six Courses: Testing Recipes from the Clark’s Manuscript Collection, Visual Resources Specialist Jennifer Bastian has curated a selection of manuscripts and books relating to 17th and 18th…

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Hannah More at the Clark

Published: June 3, 2013

If you missed the flash exhibition on campus, here’s a second chance to see: The Life & Times of Hannah More: Author, Reformist & Philanthropist Curated by Daniella Aquino at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library On view (by appointment only!) during summer 2013 From the curator: Over the past year, I have worked with both…

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Clark meteorite in UCLA's new museum

Published: May 22, 2013

UCLA’s new Meteorite Museum has just opened in UCLA’s Geology building and it features one the meteorites from Mr. Clark’s collection.  From the 1920s until 1951, when it was torn down, the Clark Library grounds were home to Mr. Clark’s very own observatory, which contained telescopes in addition to a collection of meteorites and a…

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Prize-winning Undergraduate Research at the Clark

Published: April 26, 2013

We have recently learned that two students from Professor Joseph Bristow’s Winter 2013 Ahmanson Undergraduate Seminar at the Clark, “The Wilde Archive,” have won UCLA Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research because of their fantastic scholarly work with material in the Clark’s collections!  Elizabeth Pieslor and her paper “A Study of Oscar Wilde’s Published and Unpublished Epigrams…

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