Articles By: Rebecca Fenning Marschall

Gardens at the Clark

Published: November 16, 2012

From Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger               The Clark’s Head Cataloger will be hosting an employee from the Denver Botanic Gardens next week. This got us thinking about some of the botany, horticulture, and design books held at the library: volumes such as the 1682 copy of Labyrinte de Versailles…

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"Wilde's West Coast Collection" on BBC Radio 3

Published: November 15, 2012

On November 25th, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting a Sunday feature about researcher Thomas Wright and his work on Oscar Wilde’s personal library — especially those books housed here in Los Angeles in the Clark’s collections!  More information is available via the BBC website, and we will be sure to post a link to listen…

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Whose house is this?

Published: October 29, 2012

  Dear Friends and Fans of the Clark Library, While doing some spring cleaning earlier this year, we ran across this photograph of a lovely home in what appears to be central or southern California. We’ve asked around and no one seems to know the significance of this house. There’s a name on the mailbox,…

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Wilde Adventures in Cataloging

Published: October 24, 2012

As anyone who has worked in the Clark’s Oscar Wilde collection knows, there is a lot of room for discovery.  One of these spaces for discovery is in the correspondence collection, where there are a large number of correspondents simply labeled as “unknown person.”  Sometimes, signatures on these letters are illegible (or seemed so to…

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Person of the Week: Cataloging/Archives Intern Daniella Aquino

Published: October 17, 2012

From Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger This week we focus on Daniella Aquino, the second intern in our 30-week program. Graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology from Cal State Fullerton, Daniella will be working on our extensive collection of Hannah More materials. More (1745-1833) was smart and well-educated. Early in her career as…

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Celebrities at the Clark…

Published: October 11, 2012

From Becky Ruud, Student Assistant Nestled in our manuscript section is an intriguing book full of autographs and photos of celebrities from 1897.  This book was purchased by the Clark Library in 1950 and was unknown to me until I went through the bound manuscripts item by item. Featured in this book are many well-known…

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Person of the Week: Cataloging/Archives Intern Gloria Gonzalez

Published: October 8, 2012

From Head Cataloger Nina Schneider The Clark Library is fortunate to welcome two UCLA Information Studies students for a 30-week internship in the Cataloging Department. Conceived as a program that will provide hands-on experience to graduate students interested in a career in special collections librarianship (and a head start when they enter the job market)…

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Clark Quarterly!

Published: September 13, 2012

NOT by Oscar Wilde: Literary Forgery and Authorial Performance given by Gregory Mackie, University of British Columbia Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m. In the 1920s, the name “Oscar Wilde” underwrote numerous dubious texts including forged manuscripts, association copies, and even fake Wildean ephemera. Since Wilde promoted all forms of performative artifice—including forgery—as the creation…

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New events on the Clark horizon!

Published: September 7, 2012

The Clark/Center 2012-2013  program calendar has been released!  Please take special note of our upcoming open house and exhibit talk on October 9th and be sure to RSVP to the Center if you are interested in attending.  Among all the exciting conference and bibliographic offerings on the calendar is our popular Chamber Music at the…

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Character Building

Published: August 15, 2012

From Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger Type specimens have a long history in the world of printing. The first known example is Erhard Ratdolt printed sheet from 1486, discovered by chance bound into a contemporary codex. If one reads (or reviews) Daniel Berkeley Updike’s seminal work on the subject, it will come as no surprise that…

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