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Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Gold Rush Wood Engraving Blocks, ca. 1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barry Moser Gold Rush Wood Engraving Blocks,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1985
    Collection number: 1537
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box (.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Barry Moser (b.1940) is a graphic artist and printmaker. He has illustrated several books, including Chelmaxions (1977), Song of songs (1977), Moby Dick (1978), The divine comedy of Dante, Inferno (1980), and Alice's adventures in wonderland (1982). The collection consists of 25 wood engraving blocks by Moser for The Gold Rush (1985).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Phillip T. Bevis, 1986.
    Collection originally assembled by Phillip T. Bevis.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Barry Moser Gold Rush Wood Engraving Blocks (Collection 1537). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Moser was born on October 15, 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; became a graphic artist and printmaker; attended Auburn University; studied with George Cress at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and with Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin; head of studio art, Williston Northampton School (1967-82), and beginning in 1990, with the Rhode Island School of Design; exhibited in one-man shows at the Berkshire Museum (1973) and the Boston Athenaeum (1976); also exhibited at the Los Angeles National Print Show (1974) and the Library of Congress National Print Exhibit (1975-76); worked in ink and wood; member, American Printing History Association, and winner of American Book Award; illustrated several books, including Chelmaxions (1977), Song of songs (1977), Thistles & thorns (1977), Moby Dick (1978), The divine comedy of Dante, Inferno (1980), Alice's adventures in wonderland (1982), and Through the looking glass (1983).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 25 wood engraving blocks by Barry Moser for The Gold Rush (1985). The blocks are 10 × 18 cm. and portray gold mining activities from venues around the world. Pen and ink gouache drawings and pencil sketches are also included in the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Moser, Barry--Archives.
    Wood-engravers--United States--Archival resources.
    Wood blocks.

    Related Material

    Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints (Collection 1383).   Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.