Archive for April, 2013

Prize-winning Undergraduate Research at the Clark

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  Elizabeth Pieslor and her paper “A Study of Oscar Wilde’s Published and Unpublished Epigrams and Aphorisms” has won in the category of Best Short Paper in the Arts and Humanities category, while Andra Lim and her paper “The Isis, the Spirit Lamp, and Male Sexuality: Oscar Wilde and Student Journalism at the University of Oxford 1892-1893″ won in the “Best Use of Clark Library Collections” category.

We are proud of Elizabeth and Andra and of the role the Clark’s collections have played in their excellent work!

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

April 23, 2013




From Library Assistant Becky Ruud
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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 1616, making a very convenient day to celebrate both  his birth and death. Our Shakespeare collection here at the Clark includes many folios, quartos, and illustrated editions by Eric Gill and others, including my favorite edition illustrated by John Austen (see illustrations from the 1922 edition of Hamlet below), and much more.

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We are also proud to have the Chrzanowski collection, a well-rounded donation of works likely read by William Shakespeare, used as his sources, and/or those important to the development of the English language. For a detailed summary of the Chrzanowski collection please visit our website.


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Clark Chamber Music @ LA Times

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!