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ILAB Congress visits newly opened William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, L.A.

UCLA's William Andrews Clarke Memorial Library, renowned for its collection of rare books and manuscripts from England’s Tudor period through the 18th century, including the world’s largest repository of materials related to Oscar Wilde, has just reopened after extensive renovations. Participants of the upcoming ILAB congress, will visit the library as part of the extensive congress programme.

Published on 21 Feb. 2018

UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

The university recently communicated:

"... At a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand reopening celebration, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block noted that Clark’s gift of the property to UCLA in 1934 was the first major gift to what was then a young university.

'Libraries are critical to the mission of a research university,' Block said. 'The Clark is one of the most beautiful libraries in America, but beyond its physical beauty it is hard to overstate the significance of what it provides in scholarship and research.' ...
'The thing that makes the Clark very special and part of UCLA, and unlike a place like the Huntington, is that the Clark is open to the public,
' she said. 'Anyone can come and work here. We are open to students of any level as well as to amateur scholars, and you don’t have to have a university affiliation. We really are looking forward to welcoming everyone back.'

ILAB booksellers will be able to visit this iconic literary destination during the 43rd Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, ABAA which runs from 4 - 8 February 2018. 

For more information, visit the congress website: www.ilab2018.com 

 

Source: Newsroom UCLA With renewed vigor, UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library reopens

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