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University of California, Los Angeles, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Address:
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles
2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018
USA

Contact: Ms. Rebecca Fenning, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
Phone: 323-731-8529
Fax: 323-731-8617
E-mail:

Institution Type: Archive, College/University, Historic Site, Library

Web site: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/clarklib
Blog: http://clarklibrary.wordpress.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4691978039
Twitter: @ClarkLibUCLA
Other Social Networks: Mr. Clark's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/wac.jr

Archives and Collections

Description:
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is a rare books and manuscripts collection, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641–1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. Though the majority of the Clark's collections are focused on Great Britain, the library still maintains significant Los Angeles-related collections. In particular, the library's collections in the fields of fine printing and graphic arts contain personal archives, published works and other productions of Los Angeles-area fine printers such as Ward Ritchie, Saul and Lillian Marks (Plantin Press), Patrick Reagh, Vance Gerry (Weatherbird Press), and Grant Dahlstrom. These archives consist primarily of job packets, typescripts, manuscripts, lectures, correspondence, sketches, artwork, page and galley proofs, and poetry. The Clark's own institutional archive contains materials on the library's founder, William Andrews Clark, Jr. (a patron of the arts in Los Angeles and a founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), the library's growth as a part of UCLA from 1934 to the present, and various plans, drawings and other materials related to the library's 1924-1926 design and construction by architect Robert D. Farquhar.

Regions Covered: Los Angeles region

Type of Materials: Architectural Drawings, Artworks, Books, Diaries/Journals/Personal Papers, Ephemera, Institutional Publications, Institutional Records, Manuscripts, Maps, Memorabilia, Photographs, Printed Works, Prints/Posters, Rare Books

Time Periods: 1900-1920, 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Sectors of the Population: Artistic Communities, Clubs/Service/Social Organizations, College/University Faculty, Musicians, Professional

Management

Catalog System: The majority of collections are searchable through the UCLA online library catalog and the Online Archive of California. Some manuscript material is only accessible through an onsite card catalog.
Online Catalog: http://catalog.library.ucla.edu
Repository/Depository: Yes
Loan To Others: Yes
Exhibited: Yes
Exhibition Frequency: Ongoing
Makes Purchases: Yes
Formalized Purchases: Yes
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Conferences/Conventions, Internet, Library Events, Mailings, Newsletter, OCLC/RLIN, Online Catalog, Public Lectures & Programs