William Andrews Clark, Jr. founded not only our Clark library, but also funded the building of Clark Hall at his alma mater, the University of Virginia. Originally the law library (Mr Clark was part of the law school class of 1899), Clark Hall now houses the Science and Engineering Library, but still contains the same law-themed murals by artist Allyn Cox, who also executed the mural work at the Clark Library in Los Angeles.
Two Clark librarians are at UVa this week, attending classes at Rare Book School and they made a point to stop by the Clark Hall to see Mr Clark’s east coast library (which is not the only library for which he was responsible — he also built the Alice McManus Clark Library, now Clark Administration Building, at the University of Nevada, Reno).
Wow, the murals are fancy! I really like the skylight roof and the floor in that hall. Very nice.
The fact that the UVa murals were done by the same Cox who did those at the WAC says a lot about … well …. it just does.
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