The Clog

Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton Q&A

Published: May 19, 2015

You may be interested in reading an interview on the UCLA Newsroom website with our own Professor Joseph Bristow about his recent book, Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton! Oscar Wilde’s Chatterton notebook is housed here at the Clark, as the website notes, though of course, you will have to wait until we reopen in Summer 2016 to see…

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2015 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Published: May 18, 2015

The Clark would like to congratulate Michael Stinson, who won this year’s award for undergraduate research projects executed at the Clark Library.  Michael was a part of Professor Carla Pestana’s Ahmanson Undergraduate Seminar taught at the Clark and won the prize for his paper “A Good Death,” for which he used the Clark’s pirate-related holdings….

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Reorganizing the Press Collection

Published: May 14, 2015

By Nina Schneider, Rare Books Librarian If you haven’t heard (yet!), the Clark is closed for about fourteen months while the building is retro-fitted for earthquakes. Anyone who has experienced the world of construction knows that there is a lot of preparation required before any building activity can start. We’re taking advantage of this period—during…

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More from the Clark Library guest book

Published: April 24, 2015

(See our first post on Mr. Clark’s library guest book) Ramon Novarro was not the only Hollywood star to visit the Clark Library and sign the guest book — Mr. Clark’s guest book provides some interesting corroborating evidence about his friendship with actress Marie Dressler.  There are two very friendly letters from Dressler to Mr….

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Mr. Clark and His Guests

Published: April 10, 2015

While moving material to get ready for our seismic retrofit project, I came across the Clark Library guest book, begun by William Andrews Clark Jr. in 1924 and used until 1957, when the pages were completely filled.  Because this item was stored in a different location than the rest of the Clarkive (as we affectionately call our…

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A New Fund of Amusement: Annotating 18th-Century Word Games

Published: March 25, 2015
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Books of jokes and riddles have a long history. But it’s not too common to find annotated riddle books, with answers added in manuscript by historical readers. The Clark owns one such item, an exceedingly rare copy of a late-eighteenth-century Canterbury riddle book filled with “aenigmas, aenigmatical entertainments,” “one hundred rebuses,” “one hundred and twenty…

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"Oscar Wilde and the Visual Arts" at the Clark, 3/31/2015

Published: March 4, 2015

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde “Oscar Wilde and the Visual Arts” Given by Nicholas Frankel, Virginia Commonwealth University Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Oscar Wilde had much to say about the visual and decorative arts. His relationships with leading figures in the art world—notably James Whistler, Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Burne-Jones, and Charles Ricketts, as…

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Clark closed from April 1, 2015–Spring 2016

Published: February 26, 2015

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will close to the public in April 2015 and re-open to the public in spring 2016. During the closure the Clark Library will undergo a seismic retrofit; construction will include a new entrance pavilion and increased book storage on the basement level. We regret the inconvenience to our library…

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Help them help us!

Published: February 18, 2015

The Clark is working with students from UCLA’s information studies graduate program to optimize our website and online exhibits.  As a part of their work, they have written the below survey and we hope that you have time to take it and to help them with their strategic planning for the Clark! In the context…

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More House – A love story for everyone

Published: February 13, 2015

By Erin Hurley, Archival Processing Intern The Clark library recently acquired the More House Archive, a large collection of Victorian manuscripts, scrapbooks, and drawings of a family with distant connections to Oscar Wilde – the Hope-Nicholson family of More House located at 34 Tite Street, Chelsea.  Tite Street was a hub of artistic and literary…

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