The Clog

Qui me neglige me perd

Published: February 28, 2014

Claude Willan, Clark Fellow We all doodle. Studies have shown (nb, studies may not actually have shown, but I think they have) that doodling can help you think. But there’s a certain point at which doodling crosses over into daydreaming. Here in Clark MS 1986.003, Miss Boyes, the second owner of this commonplace book after…

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Broadsides From Oyez Press

Published: February 25, 2014

By Reader Services Assistant, David Eng Oyez Press was founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum in Berkeley, California. Its inaugural run was a series of 10 broadsides featuring poems by Michael McClure, Brother Antoninus, Josephine Miles, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, David Meltzer, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Gary Snyder and William Bronk….

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Cupid at the Clark

Published: February 14, 2014

By Library Assistant Nina Mamikunian Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Clark! We love all of you book lovers, and to show our appreciation, here are a few of my favorites from Cupid and Psyche, wood engravings by William Morris from 1881. Admirers of the beautiful Psyche neglect their worship of Venus….

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Finding What You Seek (Redux)

Published: February 13, 2014

As many of you know, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is a UCLA library and, as such, our holdings are represented in the UCLA Library online catalog. Searching the catalog can tell you what resources UCLA’s many libraries and archives have for you to explore, peruse, and read. The UCLA Library changed the interface…

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Granite & Cypress

Published: January 24, 2014

By Reader Services Assistant, David Eng When I was shown my office during my first day of employment at the Clark Library there was a framed broadside hanging on the wall announcing the establishment of William Everson’s Equinox Press in 1947, which also featured a block print by his partner Mary Fabilli. I considered this…

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Letters in the Landacre Archive

Published: January 15, 2014

By Library Assistant, Nina Mamikunian Over the Fall quarter I had the pleasure of working in the Clark’s Paul Landacre archive. Landacre, born in Columbus, Ohio in 1893, was a self-taught wood engraver and illustrator who was active in fine press printing in Los Angeles beginning in the 1930s until his death in 1963. He…

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A Slipcase Showcase: Items from the Arion Press

Published: December 17, 2013

by Cataloguing Assistant Alejandro Sanchez Nuñez Aside from libraries wishing to protect valuable materials, avid book collectors, and Folio Society aficionados, slipcases are not usually regarded as vital to a book’s anatomy.  These box-like enclosures, often fashioned out of paperboard, cardstock, or cloth are used to maintain the physical integrity of books protecting them from…

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Please welcome the Clark Library’s new interns for 2013-2014

Published: December 5, 2013

By Nina M. Schneider, Head Cataloger Once again, the Clark is lucky to host two interns from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, Patricia Garcia and Kate Papageorge. Both students will be here for the academic year focusing on the library’s Press collection and archive. Specifically, they will be processing and cataloging items in the Ward…

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Roads of Italy

Published: November 5, 2013

By Library Assistant Karie Jenkins Le porte-feuille necessaire a tous les seigneurs qui font le tour d’Italie… (Roads of Italy: A guide book necessary for all gentlemen who do a tour of Italy…) This book acquisition by  the Clark Library was made to compliment the recent collection acquisition of twenty manuscript notebooks and journals of…

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UCLA Volunteer Day at the Clark

Published: September 25, 2013

On Tuesday, the Clark was lucky to host a group of UCLA students who generously donated their free time for UCLA Volunteer Day.   Working with our groundkeeper, the students helped to weed flower beds, clean up plant debris, and beautify our outdoor space!  We hope that they had a great time visiting and helping…

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