Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Published: April 23, 2013

      From Library Assistant Becky Ruud Today marks the celebration of the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare. The church registry lists William Shakespeare’s baptism on April 26, 1564, and it can be assumed that Shakespeare was born a few days before that. This date is also the same day that he died in…

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Clark Chamber Music @ LA Times

Published: April 1, 2013

The Clark’s chamber music series was featured in this past Sunday’s Los Angeles Times!  If you missed the article, it is available online. It’s too late to get tickets for a concert in this year’s series, but sign up for the Clark/Center email list and learn about the 2013-2014 series when it is made public!

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Finding What You Seek: Catalogs + Finding Aids

Published: March 21, 2013

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. But what if you are looking…

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Murmurs from the Montana Collection, Part Two: Idah Meacham Strobridge

Published: March 8, 2013

From Nicoletta Beyer, Library Assistant. “Chasms where the sun comes late, and leaves while yet it is early afternoon.” (Land of Purple Shadows, 2) My favorite library experiences are born from the discovery of a new book and following its trail through history. The sleuthing can be more fruitful in some cases than others. In…

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“Wilde in San Francisco”

Published: March 8, 2013

From Gerald W. Cloud, Clark Librarian At the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco last month I asked Ed Maggs the question I ask as many booksellers as will listen, “Do you have any Wilde material?”  Ed replied that he did indeed and produced from his glass-fronted cabinet the photograph shown here:…

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Printing, A Desirable Career

Published: February 27, 2013

Printing, A Desirable Career published by the Los Angeles Trade-Tech Junior College in the mid-1950’s is this week’s focus in the Cataloging Department. The Clark Library holds an extensive (yet little used) collection of mid-20th century printing and graphic arts manuals, reference works, type and paper specimens, promotional literature, yearbooks, and archives of Los Angeles…

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The Clark's Night with Coffee: Thierry Rigogne on Myths and Histories of the French Cafe

Published: February 22, 2013

Last night’s visitors to the Clark were full of merriment and nostalgia for cafe culture and coffee itself.  We were thrilled to welcome Thierry Rigogne, Associate Professor, Department of History, Fordham University, to present his lecture, “Myths, Anecdotes, Petite Histoire and Some History, Too: Creating the French Café.”  Further information about Rigogne’s lecture can be…

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Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and the 12th of February

Published: February 12, 2013

It is striking that two men, as great in the eyes of history as Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, would be born on the same day. Yet, on 12 February 1809, both Lincoln and Darwin indeed entered the world. You may expect that Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or…

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Published: February 7, 2013

In honor of Charles Dickens’ 201st birthday, we thought we would share one of the many Dickens items that Mr Clark collected.  Though Dickens is not really in the Clark’s usual scope, he was one of our founder’s favorites and we have a nice collection of Dickens in parts as a result. “What is Dickens…

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An Impromptu Concert for Students in Professor Bristow's Ahmanson Seminar

Published: January 30, 2013

This quarter, the Clark Library is hosting UCLA English Professor Joseph Bristow’s Ahmanson Undergraduate Seminar, the Wilde Archive. We could not be more thrilled to host Professor Bristow and the ten budding scholars as they dive into primary sources on Oscar Wilde and his literary circle. But today we discovered that, indeed, we could be…

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