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Robert E. Cowan Collection of Zamorano Club Ephemera b MS.2014.011
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Robert E. Cowan Collection of Zamorano Club Ephemera
    Identifier/Call Number: b MS.2014.011
    Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1929-1935
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1935, 1988
    Abstract: Ephemera related to Zamorano Club events from 1929-1935, from the collection of bibliographer Robert E. Cowan.
    Location of Collection: This collection is stored at the Clark Library.
    creator: Zamorano Club

    Historical Note

    The Zamorano Club is a Southern Californian organization for bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. It was founded in 1928, and sponsors lectures and publications on book-related topics. The Club was named in honor of Agustín V. Zamorano (1798-1842), a provisional governor of Alta California and the state's first printer. It is club tradition to present keepsakes to Club members at meetings, resulting in a variety of printed mementos ranging from pamphlets to small books; sometimes the items are reproductions of historical documents. Early members include A. Gaylord Beaman, Garner A. Beckett, William W. Clary, Arthur M. Ellis, W. Irving Way, Robert O. Schad, and Robert E. Cowan.


    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 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.


    Purchase, December 2014 (MS.2014.011).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert E. Cowan Collection of Zamorano Club Ephemera, b MS.2014.011, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of invitations and other ephemera from the Zamorano Club, dating 1929-1935, sent to Club member Robert E. Cowan. Cowan, who was also the bibliographer and librarian at the Clark Library from 1919-1932, is also pictured in a 1988 issue of Hoja Volante that is included with the collection.

    Processing Information

    This collection was physically processed and described in December 2014 by Katherine Monroe.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942
    Clubs--California--20th century
    Ephemera--California--20th century