Obscura Society LA: Rare Books Galore at the William Andrews Clark Library

Obscura Society LA and Field Agent Robert Hemedes have organized a private, docent led tour of one of my favorite literary treasures in southern California – the William Andrews Clark Library. As I wrote in my blog post about the library back in October of 2010, “the library is managed by UCLA’s Center for 17th- and […]

Discovering The William Andrews Clark Library – A Genuine LA Treasure

In early October, I attended a SurveyLA presentation at The William Andrews Clark Library and wrote about the event. In that October 12th post, I promised to write a follow-up piece about the library itself because it made such an impression on me. As you’ll learn below, the Clark is not just any library. Rather, it’s a cultural resource that deserves a more prominent place in the city’s consciousness because it houses a world renowned rare book collection, hosts a variety of lectures and musical programs that are open to the public and because its founder generously contributed to the city’s early cultural development. I hope you’ll want to make time for a visit after reading this post.