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Finding Aid for the Wallace Nethery Papers 1931-2000
MS.2007.017  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wallace Nethery Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1931-2000
    Collection number: MS.2007.017
    Creator: Nethery, Wallace 1910-1996
    Extent: 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection contains material created and collected by Wallace and Corry Nethery. Correspondence, drafts, research notes, and ephemera are included for a number of Nethery's books. Materials related to Nethery's work as a librarian at the University of Southern California are included as well. Photocopies of letters to, from, and about Elisabeth Jungmann are numerous. The subject matter for most of the books and papers relate to Max Beerbohm, Charles and Mary Lamb, Elisabeth Jungmann, and miniature books. Materials are in English, German, and Dutch.
    Physical location: This collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks in advance if you would like to view the materials in this collection.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or printed items must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wallace Nethery Papers, MS.2007.017, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, Corry Nethery, 2007.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009

    Biography

    Wallace Nethery born December 29, 1910 on his grandfather's farm outside the town of Gravity, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1934. He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Enterprise, stationed in the Pacific. Nethery intended to get a PhD in English from the University of Southern California, but switched over to Library Science and later started work at the USC library. He eventually married a fellow USC Library employee, Corry Sprangers.
    Corry helped Wallace with his printing endeavors, which Wallace printed on his Kelsey Co. miniature press bought in 1955. Over the course of nearly 40 years, the Netherys printed approximately 51 books and pamphlets, mostly miniatures (and mostly one page at a time!). Most of the books were miniature books printed personally, and sold at Dawson's Book Shop. Nethery was friends with Saul and Lillian Marks of the Plantin Press, as well as Glen Dawson of Dawson's Book Shop.
    Nethery was the librarian at the Hoose Library of Philosophy at USC until his retirement in 1976. He died in 1996, in the middle of printing his last miniature book "Pastorale".

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains material created and collected by Wallace and Corry Nethery, primarily related to books written by the Netherys. Correspondence, drafts, research notes, newspaper clippings, and advertisements for publications are included for a number of Nethery's books. Prints of some journal and magazine articles are included. Papers, letters, certificates, and other ephemera related to Nethery's work as a librarian at the University of Southern California are included as well. There are also a number of photocopies of letters to, from, and about Elisabeth Jungmann. The subject matter for most of the books and papers relate to Max Beerbohm, Charles and Mary Lamb, Elisabeth Jungmann, and miniature books. Materials are primarily in English, but a fair number of letters relating to Elisabeth Jungmann are in German. Some letters to Corry Nethery are in Dutch.

    Arrangement

    The collection remains in original order.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956
    Jungmann, Elisabeth
    Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834
    Lamb, Mary, 1764-1847
    Nethery, Corry
    Librarians--California--20th century
    Miniature books--California--20th century
    Printers--California--20th century

    Genres and Forms

    Clippings--20th century
    Ephemera--California--20th century
    Letters--California--20th century