Eric Gill archive – Knock the door down: for US readers, especially those in Los Angeles
This archive is at:
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018
The resource has been used in the past by writers such as Fiona Mccarthy, but will reward a new look. If you are near do go and ask the librarian if you can access the archive. Knock on the door, pull it down, enter the archive and liberate it for the good of all, and publish on the web. This archive deserves to be made freely available.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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. The collection includes manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, legal and financial documents, scrapbooks, clippings, periodicals, photographs, Gill’s books and library, as well as several printing items and a substantial amount of art.
Series 3. Art and artifacts, 1887-1940 and undated
Physical Description: 14 flat files, 9 tubes, 15 linear feet (45 boxes), 8 items
Scope and Content Note
This series is arranged into six subseries; Drawings, engravings, posters, etc., Sculpture,
Printing blocks, plates and punches, Sketchbooks and Miscellaneous artifacts.
Fuller descriptions of Eric Gill art can be found in an in-house, searchable, non-image
database at the Clark. The database comprises records concerning Gill and Gill-related art
that is held at the Clark. The database also includes a small number of records concerning
art produced by others such as members of the Gill family, Edward Johnston, Hague and Gill,
Harry Kessler, Graily Hewitt, George Friend, Anthony Foster, Laurie Cribb, Frances Cornford,
Caslon and the Central School for Art and Design. The database is searchable by title, artist,
date, object type (using a controlled vocabulary of largely preferred terms from the Getty’s
Art and Architecture Thesaurus ), description and in some cases by numbers cross
referenced from published works regarding Eric Gill (ie. J.F. Physick’s numbers from “The
Engraved Work of Eric Gill”).
In some cases art items pertaining to a specific manuscript work are filed under that work in
Series 2. Professional papers, subseries A. Manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title. This
generally applies to works sized 8 ó x 11 or smaller. This arrangement was imposed by the
Clark and was retained during processing.