Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

This Weekend: Eric Gill Exhibition Opening at Loyola Marymount!

Published: January 24, 2013

From Jennifer Bastian, Visual Resources Specialist. This Saturday, January 26th, an expansive exhibition of British artist Eric Gill’s work will be on view at Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery.  Over 100 works will be featured, including original drawings, engravings and paintings.  The Clark Library is very pleased to be involved in this exhibition so…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Account Book

Published: January 18, 2013

By Kathleen McSweeney, Reading Room Assistant Although Thomas Jefferson is well known for his roles in early United States government, he was also a business man, producing products using slaves at his mansion and plantation, Monticello. Among our Thomas Jefferson manuscripts is an account book of Jefferson’s nail business.  The book contains tables with information…

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Our 1613 King James Bible on exhibit

Published: January 17, 2013

From January 24 through February 22, the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University is delighted to host a traveling exhibition that explores the social, cultural, literary, and religious influence of the King James Bible over the four centuries since it was published. We were one of forty sites across the country to be…

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Robots in the Clark Library

Published: January 10, 2013

Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger While cataloging my way through the Sette of Odd Volumes, I ran across number 29 of the Sette’s privately printed opuscula, entitled Automata Old and New by Conrad William Cooke, Mechanick to the Sette. Delivered at a meeting of the Sette held at Limmer’s Hotel on November 6, 1891, this essay…

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Wilde in the Market Place

Published: January 3, 2013

Please join us on Thursday, January 31st at 4pm for 2013’s Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde, which will feature Rick Gekoski speaking on “Oscar Wilde in the Marketplace.” From the very start of his career, Oscar Wilde wanted to be noticed. He was the leading literary celebrity of his day, honed his epigrams, and ensured…

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Seasonal Greetings!

Published: December 21, 2012

The Clark Library — and the rest of UCLA — will be closed from December 22 to January 1.  We wish you a lovely holiday season and look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 2, 2013!

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Palm leaf manuscripts at the Clark?

Published: December 7, 2012

If you thought it was surprising that the Clark owned two first editions of Mao’s Little Red Book, you will perhaps also be surprised to learn that our diverse collections also contain two palm leaf manuscripts from Southeast Asia, one containing volume III of the Mahabharata and the other containing perhaps another religious text. Palm…

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New Publications from Clark Scholars

Published: November 30, 2012

Our former fellows have been busy lately!  In the last week, our friends Ellen Crowell (St. Louis) and Soren Hammerschmidt (Ghent) have announced the publication of  papers drawing on their research at the Clark. Ellen’s “Oscar Wilde’s Tomb: Silence and the Aesthetics of Queer Memorial” featured online in BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History and Soren’s “Pope, Curll,…

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Travel & Leisure thinks we are beautiful!

Published: November 20, 2012

Though they did not get all the facts about the Clark right, we think Travel & Leisure magazine is definitely correct in believing we are one of the Most Beautiful College Libraries in America!  The slideshow features an image of the Clark by our Visual Resources Specialist Jennifer Bastian and shows us in very good…

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