Fowler Museum Reopens With Exhibit That Includes Clark Materials

Published: July 13, 2021

UCLA’s Fowler Museum reopened in July, 2021 after an extended pandemic closure. One of the two fascinating exhibits that mark the reopening is “The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA“. The “Map and the Territory” exhibit features materials from the Clark Library collection, which include maps, books, a model ship, and…

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The 2021 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

Published: June 17, 2021

Please join us online via Zoom for The 2021 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival which runs from July 23 through August 5, 2021. Artistic Director, Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A. has brought together five fascinating Chamber Music performances for this year’s festival: Friday, July 23          Neave Trio Tuesday, July 27   …

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Did you miss Philomela at the Fin de Siècle?

Published: May 26, 2021

Did you miss our recent “Philomela at the Fin de Siècle” lecture given by 2020–21 Karmiole fellow, Tara Thomas? This fascinating lecture, illustrated with beautiful Wildeana from the Clark collection, is now available on our YouTube channel.  Thomas’ talk examines Oscar Wilde and Michael Field’s engagement with the Philomela myth from Greco-Roman mythology. Wilde engages…

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LA Times Covers Center/Clark Core Program

Published: January 7, 2021

LA Times theater critic, Charles McNulty, is a participant in our current core program roundtables organized by this year’s Clark Professor, Barbara Fuchs. The 2020–21 core program entitled “Resituating the Comedia” presents its second “For a Theater of the Future” zoom roundtable on January 15th at 2 p.m. McNulty presents a thoughtful and provocative response…

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New Center/Clark Director Announced

Published: December 9, 2020

Dear Alumni and Friends, I am writing to share news from the UCLA Center for 17th-and 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. As many of you are already aware, Helen Deutsch will complete her three-year term as director for the Center and the Clark Library at the end of the calendar year, which…

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Important Paul Landacre Archive Donated to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Published: October 15, 2020

Through a generous donation by the collectors Robert and Toni Crisell, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA has received a large archive of the work of Southern California wood engraver, Paul Landacre. The items in this archive comprise prints, print proofs, preliminary drawings and page layouts, chapbooks, correspondence, catalogs, clippings, magazines, photographs, and…

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Center/Clark Library Short-Term Fellowship Program Suspended for the 2021–2022 Fiscal Year

Published: September 15, 2020

As a result of Clark Library’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library’s Fellowship Program is suspending applications for the 2021–2022 fiscal year (July 2021–June 2022) for all Short-Term, ASECS/Clark, Predoctoral, Clark Bibliographical, Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research, and Kanner Fellowships in…

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Former Director Norman Thrower Passes Away

Published: September 10, 2020

We have received the sad news that our former director, Professor Emeritus Norman Thrower, passed away at his home in Pacific Palisades on September 2, 2020. Professor Thrower had a long and verdant association with the Clark Library, and he served as its director from 1981–1987. He was instrumental in the founding of the Center…

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2020–21 Call for Proposals and Presenters

Published: August 6, 2020

As part of our ongoing effort to sustain intellectual community and enable scholarly exchange, and in order to support and encourage the work many of us are doing in a range of public forums during this unprecedented time, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library are accepting proposals…

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Center/Clark Library Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd and the Movement for Racial Justice

Published: July 16, 2020

The Clark Library stands proudly within a community that, like most neighborhoods in Los Angeles, is made up of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This community has recently seen rapid changes that emphasize long-standing inequalities for marginalized communities. As librarians, our duty is to make sure there is room for everyone. The Clark’s mission to…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival Cancelled

Published: June 25, 2020

Due to current state and local public health orders in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce that the Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020. We look forward to hosting a full slate of concerts in the summer of 2021.

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Center/Clark COVID-19 Response II

Published: March 24, 2020

Dear Center/Clark Subscribers and Supporters, We hope you and your families are all staying healthy and safe during this challenging moment. Our greatest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our community and staff, and I’d like to provide another update on additional steps we have taken since last week. We continue to…

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Center/Clark COVID-19 Response

Published: March 13, 2020

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, our greatest priority is the health and well-being of our our community. I want to provide an update regarding additional measures we are taking in light of recent developments. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and follow the guidelines set…

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Fellowship Applications Open for 2020–21 Academic Year

Published: November 6, 2019

DEADLINE: February 1, 2020 The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library offer a range of research fellowships for both graduate and post-doctoral researchers interested in work in the Clark’s collections. Fellowship applications for residency during the 2020–21 academic year open today and are due by February 1, 2020….

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Obituary for former Director Professor Peter Reill

Published: September 6, 2019

Peter Hanns Reill 1938–2019 Peter Hanns Reill, Professor Emeritus of History and former Director of the Clark Library and the Center for 17th– and 18th-Century Studies at UCLA, passed away suddenly on August 18, 2019, following a fall at his home. He is mourned by his wife, Jenna, his daughter, Dominique, and by his wide…

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2019 Clark Library Prize

Published: June 7, 2019

On Monday, May 20, 2019, in the UCLA Powell Library East Rotunda, the 2019 Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research were awarded. This year a unique combined prize was presented to a group of undergraduates who were part of Muriel C. McClendon’s History 191C class. The class culminated in the creation of the “Bringing Early Modern…

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LA Conservancy Awards Clark Library Refit

Published: May 16, 2019

The LA Conservancy granted a 2019 Conservancy Preservation Award to the team involved in our recent seismic retrofit and construction project. An awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 25 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Read more about the 2019 Conservancy Preservation Award granted to the Clark Library. 

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Art History Professor, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Wins 2019 MRPI Funding Award

Published: January 9, 2019

UCLA Art History Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black was recently awarded over $1,000,000 in funding as a winner of the 2019 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition. MRPI funding encourages innovative research collaborations across UC campuses that lead to cutting edge discoveries in areas that are important to UC, California, and the global society. Villaseñor Black, a…

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