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Eric Gill archive – Knock the door down: for US readers, especially those in Los Angeles

16/03/2012

This archive is at:

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90018

http://cdn.calisphere.org/data/13030/gh/kt9m3nc2gh/files/kt9m3nc2gh.pdf

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.

For example:

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.

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