The Clog

Holiday Closure

Published: December 17, 2010

  The Clark — and the rest of UCLA — will be closed from December 18th until January 3rd.  We hope you have a happy holiday season and a very happy new year!

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Item of the Week: In honorem J.H.

Published: December 9, 2010

The Clark recently purchased an apparently never-published poem by Selwyn Image, written in honor of John Milton’s tercentenary on December 9, 1908.  Our manuscript of the poem was actually written out a month after Milton’s December 9th birthday, on January 7, 1909, and was dedicated to “E.M.P.” In honorem J.M. Decr. 9. 1908. Three centuries!…

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Requiescat in pace, Hannah

Published: December 7, 2010

Hannah Phoebe Clark, 14 (72 human years), of the Clark Library, died this past Wednesday, December 1. She was born to unknown parents at an unknown date in the city of Beverly Hills, CA.  Hannah was street-learned, but she received an honorary Ph. D. from UCLA in 2002.  She had many male suitors but chose…

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Item of the Week: Gill's Mulier

Published: December 1, 2010

The Clark recently acquired a letter written from Eric Gill to curator Frank Rutter regarding Gill’s statue Mulier [Mother] BVM, which has been on display in front of UCLA’s Young Research Library since the 1960s.  At the time (February 1914), Gill was writing to decline lending Mulier to the Leeds City Art Gallery on the…

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New finding aid! The John Walkinshaw Crauford Papers

Published: November 30, 2010

A finding aid to the John Walkinshaw Crauford papers is now available via the Online Archive of California, thanks to the hard work of intern Katie Duvall. John Walkinshaw Craufurd  was born in 1720/21 at Craufurdland Castle, near Kilmarnock, Scotland. He entered the army at an early age and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel…

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Item of the Week: O.B.'s Aesthetic Reflections

Published: November 19, 2010

The Clark has recently acquired a small collection of 5 letters from legendary British educator and character Oscar Browning to British-Jewish critic and translator Joseph Leftwich.  These letters, which include 4 handwritten letters and one typewritten letter (with manuscript corrections), discuss Browning’s friendship with artist Simeon Solomon and his opinions of other figures within the…

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The Clark on Curating LA

Published: November 18, 2010

Jim Gilbert has featured the Clark in a post today on his blog, Curating Los Angeles.  We think it’s great!

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Did you miss our Eric Gill event last month?

Published: November 16, 2010

A video of Jennifer Bastian’s presentation on the Clark’s Eric Gill artwork collection is now posted online at Vimeo! Thank you to producers Frank Rothkamm & Nina Schneider, the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation, and the Lodge for Utopian Science.

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Veterans' Day Closure

Published: November 10, 2010

  The Clark will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans’ Day.

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