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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1971]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The library and its collections were built by William Andrews Clark, Jr., a prominent collector and philanthropist. He donated the collection, buildings, and property to UCLA on his death in 1934. It is a rare books and manuscripts collection, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. The library, designed by Robert D. Farquhar, was constructed from 1924 to 1926. Clark's house was torn down in 1971 to make room for a parking lot.
A view of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at 2520 Cimarron Street, a brick building with classical French and Italian influences. Decorative molding surrounds the circular windows and around the recessed arch. On the left is William Andrews Clark's residence.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Libraries-William Andrews Clark Library
University of California, Los Angeles
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Special libraries--California--Los Angeles
Farquhar, Robert D
Clark, William Andrews,1877-1934

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