The Clog

Ghoulies and Ghosties

Published: October 30, 2009

(by Carol Sommer, Head of Reader Services and expert on Clark Library paranormal activity) From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! (Scottish Saying) Since Halloween is nearly upon us, I’ve been asked about the ghost that haunts the Clark Library. Although never seen…

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Dia de los Muertos and Mr. Clark

Published: October 26, 2009

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood is the resting place of scores of Los Angeles luminaries, from movie stars to the Otis and Chandler families of the LA Times.  It is also the resting place of our library’s founder, William Andrews Clark, Jr.  His mausoleum, designed by architect Robert Farquhar and…

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Today's press

Published: October 12, 2009

Paul Chrzanowski’s generous gift to the Clark is featured on the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy today.  Go check it out if you haven’t read it yet.  And if you arrived here via Jacket Copy’s links, welcome!

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Go West, Young Man!

Published: October 9, 2009

A new finding aid for 96 images of Montana and the West has been added to the Clark’s page on the Online Archive of California. Though the finding aid itself only includes descriptions of the images and no pictures itself, it should serve as a valuable entry point to this interesting collection, which has remained…

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Paul Chrzanowski Collection

Published: September 30, 2009

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has been given the most valuable gift in its history. The Paul Chrzanowski Collection, consisting of some 72 rare books, has been appraised at just under two million dollars. Dr. Chrzanowski, a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, spent twenty years collecting books that were…

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August and September additions

Published: September 25, 2009

August and September were busy months for archives at the Clark and eight new finding aids are now available via our page at the Online Archive of California: Grolier Club Collection, 1893-1999 Hart Press Collection, 1932-1961 Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, 1541-1754 Pierre Loti Correspondence, 1866-1905 Wallace Nethery Papers, 1931-2000 Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection on…

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