The Clog

Save the Date for the Clark's Summer Exhibition Event!

Published: June 4, 2013

The staff of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is pleased to invite you to an exhibition opening and talk on Tuesday, July 2nd.  For An Exhibition in Six Courses: Testing Recipes from the Clark’s Manuscript Collection, Visual Resources Specialist Jennifer Bastian has curated a selection of manuscripts and books relating to 17th and 18th…

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Hannah More at the Clark

Published: June 3, 2013

If you missed the flash exhibition on campus, here’s a second chance to see: The Life & Times of Hannah More: Author, Reformist & Philanthropist Curated by Daniella Aquino at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library On view (by appointment only!) during summer 2013 From the curator: Over the past year, I have worked with both…

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Clark meteorite in UCLA's new museum

Published: May 22, 2013

UCLA’s new Meteorite Museum has just opened in UCLA’s Geology building and it features one the meteorites from Mr. Clark’s collection.  From the 1920s until 1951, when it was torn down, the Clark Library grounds were home to Mr. Clark’s very own observatory, which contained telescopes in addition to a collection of meteorites and a…

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Prize-winning Undergraduate Research at the Clark

Published: April 26, 2013

We have recently learned that two students from Professor Joseph Bristow’s Winter 2013 Ahmanson Undergraduate Seminar at the Clark, “The Wilde Archive,” have won UCLA Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research because of their fantastic scholarly work with material in the Clark’s collections!  Elizabeth Pieslor and her paper “A Study of Oscar Wilde’s Published and Unpublished Epigrams…

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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Published: April 23, 2013

      From Library Assistant Becky Ruud Today marks the celebration of the 449th birthday of William Shakespeare. The church registry lists William Shakespeare’s baptism on April 26, 1564, and it can be assumed that Shakespeare was born a few days before that. This date is also the same day that he died in…

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Clark Chamber Music @ LA Times

Published: April 1, 2013

The Clark’s chamber music series was featured in this past Sunday’s Los Angeles Times!  If you missed the article, it is available online. It’s too late to get tickets for a concert in this year’s series, but sign up for the Clark/Center email list and learn about the 2013-2014 series when it is made public!

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Finding What You Seek: Catalogs + Finding Aids

Published: March 21, 2013

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. But what if you are looking…

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Murmurs from the Montana Collection, Part Two: Idah Meacham Strobridge

Published: March 8, 2013

From Nicoletta Beyer, Library Assistant. “Chasms where the sun comes late, and leaves while yet it is early afternoon.” (Land of Purple Shadows, 2) My favorite library experiences are born from the discovery of a new book and following its trail through history. The sleuthing can be more fruitful in some cases than others. In…

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“Wilde in San Francisco”

Published: March 8, 2013

From Gerald W. Cloud, Clark Librarian At the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in San Francisco last month I asked Ed Maggs the question I ask as many booksellers as will listen, “Do you have any Wilde material?”  Ed replied that he did indeed and produced from his glass-fronted cabinet the photograph shown here:…

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Printing, A Desirable Career

Published: February 27, 2013

Printing, A Desirable Career published by the Los Angeles Trade-Tech Junior College in the mid-1950’s is this week’s focus in the Cataloging Department. The Clark Library holds an extensive (yet little used) collection of mid-20th century printing and graphic arts manuals, reference works, type and paper specimens, promotional literature, yearbooks, and archives of Los Angeles…

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