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Clark (William Andrews) Memorial Library, UCLA
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Los Angeles, California 90018
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Amalgamated Printers' Association Ephemera Collection

Ephemera from various members of the Amalgamated Printers' Association and from the Association's annual convention, the Wayzgoose.

 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Records

This collection contains papers and other items related to the organization and running of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).

 
Archer (H. Richard) and the Hippogryph Press Collection

This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs and other materials collected by H. Richard Archer, former bibliographer at the Clark Library, from his years at UCLA until his last position at Williams College. Many items were printed by his personal press,...

 
Armitage (Merle) Collection

This collection contains correspondence, printed ephemera, articles, book designs, announcements, and other materials written by and about and designed by Merle Armitage. Most items relate to book design and the performing arts.

 
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Battledore Press Collection

The collection includes printed ephemera created primarily by the Battledore Press, run by Mary and Andrew Horn. Items are mainly paper examples of printing, with a few pieces on wood. Many of the pieces of ephemera relate to the UCLA...

 
Beerbohm (Max) Collection of Majl Ewing

Original artwork and prints created by (or related to) caricaturist, author and artist Max Beerbohm. The items in this collection were a donation from the estate of UCLA Professor Majl Ewing.

 
Bentley (Wilder) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, designs, and miscellaneous printed ephemera related to the activities of Wilder Bentley and his work with the Archetype Press. Also included are materials related to his non-printing endeavors and to his friends and colleagues....

 
Book Fair Poster Collection

Posters from fifteen book fairs that were held in California between 1963 and 2004.

 
Browne (Clyde) and the Abbey Press Collection

Items related to, written by or about Clyde Browne, the printer and proprietor at the Abbey Press.

 
Burne-Jones (Edward) Letters to Violet Maxse

Letters and drawings sent to Violet Maxse (later Viscountess Milner) by Edward Burne-Jones.

 
Burns (Phil) Papers

Items related to the Aubrey Beardsley collection assembled by Phil Burns, which was sold at auction in 1999.

 
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Carpenter (Edwin H.) Collection on Hand Presses

This collection contains items collected by Edwin H. Carpenter about hand printing presses located primarily in California intended to be used to create a list or census of hand presses. Correspondence, photographs, and press information originate from many of those...

 
Castle Press and Grant Dahlstrom Ephemera Collection

This collection consists of ephemera and other printed matter produced by Grant Dahlstrom and the Castle Press. It also contains some materials printed before and after Dahlstrom's involvement at the Press.

 
Cheney (William M.) Papers

This collection consists of printed miniature books, correspondence, ephemera, broadsides, and woodblocks related to William Murray Cheney and his activities as a printer in Los Angeles. It also includes materials related to other Los Angeles area printers, presses, and bibliophiles...

 
Clark (William Andrews, Jr.) and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Records

This collection consists of the pre-1934 institutional archive of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the records of its founder, William Andrews Clark, Jr. Items include correspondence, invoices, photographs, secondary source materials and other documents related to Clark, his...

 
Clark (William Andrews) Memorial Library Institutional Archive

Records of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies from 1934 to the present. Subjects treated by these materials include library acquisitions, academic events, fellowships, Clark buildings and grounds, publicity and press clippings,...

 
Compton (Spencer), Earl of Wilmington Papers

Accounts, inventories, and receipts of George II and Spencer Compton.

 
Conyers (Dorothea) Papers

This collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts of many of the works of 20th century Irish author Dorothea Conyers.

 
Craufurd (John Walkinshaw) Papers

This collection contains letters, memoranda, bills and notes retained by John Walkinshaw Craufurd, a Scottish landowner and army officer, between 1746 and his death in 1793. Also included are letters regarding the disposition of Craufurdland Estate after his death.

 
Cruikshank (George), An Essay on the Genius of

"An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank by W.M. Thackeray; and additional memoirs by Hamilton, Stephens, Wilson, Bates and others" is in seven volumes dating from 1808 to 1877. The collection was purchased by William Andrews Clark from George...

 
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Douglas (Lord Alfred) Collection

Correspondence, manuscript items (such as poems), photographs, and other miscellaneous documents related to Lord Alfred Douglas taken from the larger Oscar Wilde collection.

 
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Everson (William) Papers

This collection contains items written by William Everson, primarily poems, correspondence, and drafts of manuscrupts (including his autobiography). Other items such as ephemera and newspaper clippings are also held in the collection.

 
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Farquhar (Robert D.) Collection

Scrapbooks, ephemera, photographs, and correspondence related to architect Robert D. Farquhar and his work, particularly buildings commissioned by William Andrews Clark, Jr.

 
Fine Press Ephemera Collection

The collection contains material from fine presses and individual printers in the United States and England (but primarily from California). Items include cards, advertisements, invitations, and other printed materials.

 
Freedman (Ted) Papers

This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs and other materials collected by Ted Freedman, from 1935-1966. Many items were printed under his personal imprint, the Platen Press.

 
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Gerry (Vance) and the Weather Bird Press Archive

The collection of Vance Gerry's Weather Bird Press jobs primarily consists of illustrations, layout sketches, galley, page, and signature proofs, dummies, correspondence, ephemera, pochoir samples, and stencils. It was given to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in 1988 and...

 
Gibbings (Robert) Collection

This collection contains correspondence, artwork, bound manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and other materials by Robert Gibbings and related to his work.

 
Gill (Eric) Archive

This collection of materials accumulated by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library documents the personal and artistic development and activities of Eric Gill, a twentieth-century English stone-cutter, sculptor, artist, author, typographer/type designer, printer, book illustrator; and champion of social reforms....

 
Gill (Eric) Artwork Collection

Artwork and other visual material produced by or related to British artist, designer and sculptor Eric Gill. This collection contains a large amount of original art as well as reproductions, photographs and supporting documentation.

 
Goudy (Frederic W.) Collection

This collection contains printed ephemera, pamphlets, pictures and other materials related to the work of Frederic W. Goudy, a prolific typeface creator.

 
Grolier Club Collection

This collection contains materials for members of the Grolier Club. It includes event announcements, yearly event lists, publications for sale, keepsake booklets, correspondence, and exhibition catalogs.

 
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Harris (Frank) Collection

This finding aid describes the Clark Library's collection of material created by and related to Frank Harris, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings, typescripts and proofs.

 
Hart Press Collection

This collection contains items printed by James D. Hart of the Hart Press. Included are individual pieces of ephemera and keepsake printed booklets or pamphlets. Some are about Western America, including the California Gold Rush.

 
Heritage Book Shop Records

This collection contains items related to the Heritage Book Shop, an antiquarian bookseller formerly located in West Los Angeles, California. This collection includes sale and purchase invoices, inventories, daily business files, catalogs, and artwork, dated from 1966-2007.

 
Hoffman (Richard J.) Collection

This collection contains material created and printed by Richard J. Hoffman for various individuals, institutions, and clubs. Items are mostly printed ephemera including Christmas cards, invitations, announcements, memorials, and certificates for various events.

 
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Images of Montana and the West

This collection contains images of people and places in the Montana and Dakota Territories and other locations in the western United States. Individuals photographed include Calamity Jane, Malcolm Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, and others. Places photographed include towns, mining camps, wilderness...

 
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Landacre (Paul) Archive

This collection consists of artwork, association items, manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, and original blocks related to the activities of Paul Landacre and his work as an illustrator....

 
Lang (Fred S.) Company Archive

This collection contains correspondence, ephemera and other materials of and made by The Fred S. Lang Company of Los Angeles, from academic prospectuses to an invitation for an exhibit of Mr. Lang's work held by the Rounce & Coffin Club.

 
Legal and Exchequer Document Collection

The bulk of this collection consists of Exchequer records and legal documents from England, 1541-1754. Includes documents and fragments bearing the signatures of Exchequer officials and other public officials. Also includes indentures regarding property in the village of Sulgrave, ancestral...

 
Levenson (Roger) and the Tamalpais Press Archive

Papers of Tamalpais Press and its founder Roger Levenson, dating from 1955-1994, including correspondence, job files, proofs and related ephemera.

 
Loti (Pierre) Correspondence

Letters written by French author Pierre Loti to members of his family from approximately 1866-1905.

 
Louÿs (Pierre) Collection

Manuscripts and drafts of letters written by French writer Pierre Louÿs.

 
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May (James Lewis) Papers

The May papers include correspondence addressed to James Lewis May and his daughter, Barbara Lewis May, as well as manuscripts of works by May and his correspondents.

 
Montana Manuscript Collection

This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, Montana-related ephemera, correspondence pertaining to the Society of the Framers of the Constitution of the State of Montana as well as written attempts to compile historical accounts of various aspects of Montana's history.

 
More (Hannah) Collection

Letters written to and from writer and social reformer Hannah More, as well as other manuscript and visual materials relating to the lives of More and her contemporaries.

 
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Nethery (Wallace) Papers

This collection contains material created and collected by Wallace and Corry Nethery. Correspondence, drafts, research notes, and ephemera are included for a number of Nethery's books. Materials related to Nethery's work as a librarian at the University of Southern California...

 
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Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Forgeries

This finding aid describes manuscript items that are confirmed or probable forgeries of Oscar Wilde's work and correspondence.

 
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Peregrine Press and Henry H. Evans Collection

Correspondence, writings, designs, photographs, prints, artwork and ephemera produced by Henry H. Evans and the Peregrine Press.

 
Phillipps (Sir Thomas) Collection on Publishing and Bookselling

Letters related to publishing and bookselling in 18th and 19th century England, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.

 
Pièces de thêatre: Collection of 18th century plays

This collection of 548 plays was bound into 42 volumes between 1814-1819 and includes plays, mostly comedies, from the 1780s through the early 19th century, although the majority of the plays come from the time of the French Revolution.

 
Plantin Press Papers

The archives consist of subject files on artists, typographers, clients, business contacts, suppliers, projects, etc. Individual files contain correspondence, lectures, photographs, greeting cards, and examples of artwork. Also to be found are printed items by Plantin Press and other printers,...

 
Pole Family Manuscript News Collection

This collection contains manuscript news-letters as well as printed issues of newspapers and with manuscript additions, all addressed to the Pole family of Radbourne, Derbyshire. Written from an agent in London, these letters and papers contain information on current happenings...

 
Popkin (Richard H.) Papers

Richard H. Popkin was an influential historian of philosophy. His 1960 work "The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes" introduced many historians to a previously unrecognised influence on Western thought in the seventeenth century, the Pyrrhonian Scepticism of Sextus...

 
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Radford (Dollie) Papers

Correspondence, contracts, diaries, original manuscripts and typescripts of poems, plays, and short stories by Dollie Radford. Several mss. by her daughters, Hester and Margaret, and by her husband, Ernest Radford. A.Ls.S. by John Lane, D. H. Lawrence, John Masefield, Ernest...

 
Rampant Lions Press Collection

This collection contains items related to the Rampant Lions Press and its owners Will and Sebastian Carter. Materials include those printed by and about the Rampant Lions Press, including books in print pamphlets, lecture announcements, book prospectuses, and other printed...

 
Reagh (Patrick) Printers Papers

The collection of Patrick Reagh's Press consists of ephemera, page and galley proofs, printing plates, and various items relating to printing. The collection is contained in 90 boxes. Filed in folders, the archive contains the paperwork concerning the production of...

 
Ricketts (Charles) Collection

This collection contains visual material created by Charles Ricketts, an English printer and artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 
Ritchie (Ward) Papers

The Ward Ritchie Press collection consists primarily of job packets, typescripts, manuscripts, lectures, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, sketches, page and galley proofs, poetry, and some personal items....

 
Roscoe (William) Collection

Contains correspondence to and from William Roscoe, his family circle and various friends, booksellers and colleagues as well as commonplace books compiled by his wife Jane Griffies, portrait engravings and ephemera, dating 1774-1887 and undated.

 
Ross (Robert Baldwin) Collection

Correspondence, court papers, and other miscellaneous documents related to Robert Baldwin Ross.

 
Rounce and Coffin Club Collection

This collection contains papers and printed ephemera created for members of the Rounce & Coffin Club. It includes items related to administration and activities of the club, materials associated with the annual Western Books Exhibition, event invitations, and printed keepsake...

 
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Savage-Armstrong Family Papers

Papers and bound manuscripts of poet and scholar George Francis Savage-Armstrong and his family, including commonplace books, notebooks, military papers, photograph albums, watercolors, and other items.

 
Sette of Odd Volumes Collection

Ephemera and correspondence related to Ye Sette of Odd Volumes from the collections of Ralph Straus and John Hassall. The majority of material is printed ephemera related to Odd Volumes meetings and activities, but there is also a substantial amount...

 
Shannon (Charles) Collection

This collection contains visual material created by Charles Shannon, an English artist, printer and lithographer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 
Sherard (Robert Harborough) Collection

Correspondence and other materials related to Robert Harborough Sherard, collected by both Glennyth M. Woods and by Francis Watson. Letters and other documents are concerned with the reputation of Oscar Wilde, Sherard's life and career, his views on other literary...

 
Sowers (Roy Vernon) Collection

This collection is the research material collected by Roger Burford-Mason for his book, Roy Vernon Sowers : a life in rare books (1997).

 
Stricker (Thomas P.) Papers

This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, original drawings, designs, broadsides, and photographs related to Thomas Perry Stricker and his activities as a printer in Los Angeles and New York....

 
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Verschoyle (John Stuart) Papers

Correspondence sent to John Stuart Verschoyle from a wide-ranging group of fin-de-siecle notables, dating 1881-1915 and undated. Though much of the correspondence issues from Verschoyle's role as assistant editor of the Fortnightly Review, a significant number of items related to...

 
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Wilde (Oscar) and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence

Material described in this finding aid represents the main correspondence portion of the Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle collection at the Clark Library. The collection includes letters by Wilde, his wife, his mother, Lord Alfred Douglas, More Adey, Christopher...

 
Wilde (Oscar) and his Literary Circle Collection: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Materials

This finding aid described literary and miscellaneous manuscripts related to or composed by Oscar Wilde and his literary circle. Significant manuscripts include drafts of , , and a chapter of .

 
Wilde (Oscar) and his Literary Circle Collection: Wildeiana

This finding aid describes a wide-ranging collection of material relating to Oscar Wilde and to his literary and artistic circle in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Great Britain.

 
Woodward (George Ratcliffe) Papers

This collection contains papers, correspondence, and bound pamphlets relating to the work of George Ratcliffe Woodward. Included in the collection are lecture notes for sermons, translations from Greek and Latin, original compositions, correspondence, printed Christmas greetings, and other items.

 
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Yerbury (Ann) Papers

Poems and prose written by Ann Yerbury between 1729 and 1753 on various themes including illness, religion, friendship, reflections, and death.

 
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Zamorano Club Collection

Collection of materials created by and for the Zamorano Club, including primarily printed books, pamphlets, and other ephemera from meetings, talks, and dinners. Also includes minutes from meetings, meeting announcements, and other club functional records.