The Clog

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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A Christmas Clog

Published: December 23, 2014

By Emily Meehan, Reader Services Student Assistant Every year, when the day after Thanksgiving rolls around, I jump at the opportunity to put on a Christmas sweater, blast Christmas radio in my car, and truly embrace the holiday spirit. To tell you the truth, I find that the joy and anticipation of Christmas Day helps to…

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Audiobooks and English Essayists

Published: December 17, 2014

By Katherine Monroe, student library assistant Have you ever read one of those books that just makes you want to stop everything else you are doing and delve into its pages?  I find this to be true even when I listen to audiobooks, an activity I have taken up in order to stay sane in…

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The Clark & Wilde on SoCal Connected

Published: December 11, 2014

The Clark Library’s Oscar Wilde collection was the focus of a segment that aired last night on KCET TV’s SoCal Connected.  UCLA Professor of English Joseph Bristow and the Clark’s Manuscript & Archives Librarian Becky Fenning Marschall were both featured, as were some Wilde collection highlights.  For our non-local friends (and our local friends who…

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Happy Turkey Day from the Clark

Published: November 26, 2014

The Clark will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.   In honor of tomorrow’s turkey-centered festivities, I went looking for turkeys at the Clark.  They are not very abundant here, either in the stacks or outside, but to my surprise I found that we do have…

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Reminder: Clark Book Club, Thursday 11/20

Published: November 17, 2014

Dear Friends of the Clark, Please join us next Thursday, November 20th, for the second meeting of the Clark Library Book Club. We’ll be discussing Peter Ackroyd’s prize-winning novel Hawksmoor, which interweaves tales of murder and mayhem in eighteenth-century London with a twentieth-century counterpart involving Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor’s investigation of a bizarre series of deaths…

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Feeling the Effects of All Hallow’s Eve

Published: October 31, 2014

By Katherine Monroe, student library assistant Halloween is almost upon us, and the Clark collection is ready to provide you with all of your necessary remedies against any curses you may receive come All Hallow’s Eve.  William Drage’s Daimonomageia. A Small Treatise of Sicknesses and Diseases from Witchcraft and Supernatural Causes. Never before, at least…

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Reminder: Clark Book Club tomorrow!

Published: October 22, 2014

Dear all, A reminder to join us, if you can, for the inaugural meeting of the Clark Library Book Club tomorrow at 4pm in the North Book Room. We’ll be discussing An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears. Feel free to come no matter how much you’ve read–there won’t be any quizzes or assignments! We’ll kick off…

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A Very Happy Birthday to You, Mr. Wilde

Published: October 16, 2014

From Reading Room Assistant Katherine Monroe “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” -Lord Henry Wotton, from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray October 16th marks the 160th birthday of Oscar Wilde, poet, author, lecturer, and well-known face of the Aesthetic…

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Woodcuts (and Engravings) Captioned by Early Readers

Published: October 15, 2014

by Philip S. Palmer, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clark Library Some of you may be familiar with Twitter’s “Woodcut Wednesday,” when users share xylographic images from early modern European books, typically coupled with humorous captions and commentary. Woodcut-captioning, it turns out, has a long history. Illustrations in three books from the Clark’s early printed…

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