Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints, ca. 1984
1383  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (111.53 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1984
    Collection number: 1383
    Creator: Moser, Barry
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Barry Moser (1940- )was a graphic artist and printmaker who worked in ink and wood. The collection consists of wood engraving blocks, pencil sketches, incipient drawings and illustrations for books he illustrated including Frankenstein, The Hunting of the Snark, The California Dante, The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
    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 Barry Moser, 1985.
    • Pennyroyal Press, purchase, 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints (Collection 1383). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233459 

    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, and illustrated many books; member, American Printing History Association, and winner of American Book Award.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of wood engraving blocks for Frankenstein and The Hunting of the Snark, pencil sketches for The California Dante, incipient drawings and illustrations for The Inferno, and illustrations for Purgatorio and Paradiso.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Frankenstein wood engraving blocks (Boxes 1-9).
    2. The Hunting of the Snark Wood engraving blocks (Box 9).
    3. The California Dante (Box 10).
    4. The Inferno drawings and illustrations (Box 10).
    5. Purgatorio illustrations (Box 11).
    6. Paradiso illustrations (Box 11).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Moser, Barry.
    Wood engravers--United States--Archival resources.
    Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Wood blocks.
    Wood engravings.

    Related Material

    • Wood Engraving Blocks by Barry Moser Illustrating The Gold Rush (Collection 1537)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Moser, Barry, Gold Rush: Twenty-Five Wood Engravings (Call number: *NE 1112.M67 A67 1985). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Moser, Barry, Wild Bill Hickock: Resident of Deadwood, 1876 {pencil and ink drawing}. Collection 99. Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Moser, Barry, Portrait of Lewis Carroll (Collection 99). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Moser, Barry, Woodcut Portrait of Lewis Carroll (Call number: 123277**). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Moser, Barry, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. (Call number: 113793). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Hunting of the Snark: an Agony, in Eight Fits / Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Barry Moser (Call number: 114552*). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • The Tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen and adapted, illustrated, and designed by Barry Moser (Call number: G 000 054 802 4). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Polly Vaughn: a Traditional British Ballad. Designed, illustrated, and retold in an American setting by Barry Moser (Call number: PZ 7 M834p 1992). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.