Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Gold Rush Wood Engraving Blocks, ca. 1985

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé, online finding aid edited by Josh Fiala.
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Gold Rush Wood Engraving Blocks, ca. 1985

Collection number: 1537

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé, 2004
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234024 

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

1. “The Compressed-air Drill”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 1, Folder 1

2. “Last Chance”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#15 Alder Gulch. Montana.”
Box 1, Folder 2

3. “To Pike's Peak”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#11 Discovery on the South Platte."
Box 1, Folder 2

4. “The Trail of Tears”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#2.”
Box 1, Folder 3

5. “Rocky River”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm. Lower left corner cut away.
Box 1, Folder 3

6. “Seattle to Skagway”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#10 Rush to the Fraser River.”
Box 1, Folder 4

7. “The Transvaal”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 1, Folder 5

10. “Sutter's Mill”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 1, Folder 5

8. “Hangtown”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#16 The Last Chance Gulch."
Box 1, Folder 5

9. “Rocking the Cradle”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 2, Folder 1

11. “Around the Horn”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 2, Folder 1

12. “Overland Trails to California”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 2, Folder 2

13. “Homestake Foundry”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#24 The Last Great Rush.”
Box 2, Folder 2

14. “Witwaterstrand”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#20 The Mines of Witwaterstrand.”
Box 2, Folder 3

15. “The Klondike”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#22 Chilcott Pass.”
Box 2, Folder 3

16. “Dawson River”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 2, Folder 4

17. “South Platte, Colorado”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “Pike's Peak Rush.”
Box 2, Folder 4

18. “Auburn Ravine”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 2, Folder 5

19. “Double-jacking”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.

Scope and Content Note

With note on verso. “#19 Doublejacking at the Homestake Mine.”
Box 2, Folder 5

20. “Bathurst. Australia”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 3, Folder 1

21. “Ballarat. Australia”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 3, Folder 2

22. “San Francisco. 1849”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 3, Folder 2

23. “Mulepacking”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 3, Folder 2

24. “Hydraulicking”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 3, Folder 3

25. “Deadwood”

Physical Description: 10 × 18 cm.
Box 4, Folder 1

1. “The Compressed-air Drill”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 2

2. “Last Chance”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 3

3. “To Pike's Peak”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 4

4. “The Trail of Tears”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 5

5. “Rocky River”

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache drawing
Box 4, Folder 6

6. “Seattle to Skagway”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 7

7. “The Transvaal”

Physical Description: 4 drawings

Scope and Content Note

2 pen and ink gouache and 2 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 8

8. “Hangtown”

Physical Description: 4 drawings

Scope and Content Note

3 pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 9

9. “Rocking the Cradle”

Physical Description: 3 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and 2 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 10

10. “Sutter's Mill”

Physical Description: 4 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and 3 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 11

11. “Around the Horn”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 12

12. “Overland Trails to California”

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache
Box 4, Folder 13

13. “Homestake Foundry”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 14

14. “Witwaterstand”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 15

15. “The Klondike”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 16

16. “Dawson River”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 17

17. “South Platte, Colorado”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 18

18. “Auburn Ravine”

Physical Description: 7 drawings

Scope and Content Note

5 pen and ink gouache and 2 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 19

19. “Double-jacking”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 20

20. “Bathhurst, Australia”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 21

21. “Ballarat, Australia”

Physical Description: 3 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and 2 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 22

22. “San Francisco, 1849”

Physical Description: 3 drawings

Scope and Content Note

2 pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 23

23. “Mulepacking”

Physical Description: 3 drawings

Scope and Content Note

2 pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 24

24. “Hydrauliking”

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 25

25. “Deadwood”

Physical Description: 4 drawings

Scope and Content Note

3 pen and ink gouache and pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 26

Miscellaneous drawings

Physical Description: 5 drawings

Scope and Content Note

pen and ink gouache and 4 pencil sketch drawings
Box 4, Folder 27

Woodblock proofs

Physical Description: 25 proofs

Scope and Content Note

25 woodblocks proofs