The Clog

October 11th Open House and Exhibit Opening

Published: September 13, 2011

All Things New: An Open House at the Clark Library Tuesday, October 11, 4:00pm Please join the Center and Clark staff as we welcome our new director, Barbara Fuchs, and new head librarian, Gerald Cloud. Learn more about their visions for expanding programs and the Clark’s holdings, and be the first to view our new…

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Item of the Week: Handel at the Clark

Published: August 18, 2011

William Andrews Clark, Jr. not only was a bibliophile, he founded the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and subsidized the first fifteen years of its existence.  Reflecting Clark’s tastes, the Library owns an important collection of printed music published in Britain dating from about 1680 to 1810.  The jewel of this collection is the compositions of…

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Save the Date!

Published: August 16, 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 11 – All Things New: An Open House at the Clark Library Stop in to meet our new Director, Barbara Fuchs, and our new Head Librarian, Gerald Cloud, as well as view the newest exhibition, All Things New: Imperialism and Impact, curated by Rebecca Fenning Marschall and Nina Schneider. All Things New: Imperialism…

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Item of the week: Frank Harris is a despicable character

Published: August 11, 2011

Since our post of one of Mr Clark’s aboard-ship recordings was so popular, we thought we would share another with you this week.  This one was recorded on March 3, 1930 on the Ile de France, and was directed to librarian and assistant Cora Sanders who was overseeing the library at home in Los Angeles….

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Item of the Week: "Too much futuristic music"

Published: July 29, 2011

In March 1930, our founder William Andrews Clark, Jr. sent several aluminum dictation disks home to Los Angeles from onboard the ship Ile de France, which was bound from France to New York City.  These contained his audio letters to Caroline Estes Smith and Cora Sanders, his deputies at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the…

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Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle

Published: July 15, 2011

Thanks to all who were able to make it to the library last Friday for the opening of Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle!  We hope that this will be the beginning of many more Clark croquet parties in the future! For those of you who were not able to come to…

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KJB, Sea to Sea

Published: July 13, 2011

Our Interim Head Librarian/Head Cataloger, Nina Schneider, has a post up today on the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Manifold Greatness blog, describing our recent exhibition on the King James Bible. The Manifold Greatness blog and the website documenting the Manifold Greatness exhibit are well worth your time!  This exhibition is now on view at the Bodleian Library…

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Exhibit Opening: Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle

Published: June 29, 2011

Please join us on Friday, July 8th from 4pm to 7pm for an opening reception for our newest exhibit, Oscar Wilde and the Visual Art(ist)s of the Fin-de-Siecle. Gathering together original artwork and archival materials from the Clark’s collections, this exhibit will provide a survey of Wilde’s relationships with his contemporaries working in the fine…

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Published: June 24, 2011

NEW HEAD LIBRARIAN AT WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, UCLA  We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gerald W. Cloud as the new Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gerald is replacing Bruce Whiteman, who retired in the Fall of 2010. For the past four years,…

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Huguette Clark's Will

Published: June 24, 2011

Huguette Clark’s last will and testament have been publicly released, and there was some surprise at the contents.  The majority of her fortune will be given to charity, around $30 million dollars will go to her longtime nurse, and $500,000 each will be given to her attorney and accountant. We are happy to note that,…

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