Scope and Content
Title: Wallace Nethery Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1931-2000
Collection number: MS.2007.017
Creator: Nethery, Wallace
4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
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
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Wallace Nethery Papers, MS.2007.017,
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los
Gift, Corry Nethery, 2007.
Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009
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.
The collection remains in original order.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Max, Sir, 1872-1956
Genres and Forms