Clock Collection

The Clock Collection was acquired through the generous donation of Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Thomas of Tucson, Arizona in 1971. It consists of examples of fine art and rich craftsmanship, which range from small and dainty to large three-piece sets. The clocks boast French, German, Swiss and Austrian origins as well as American heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries. They are intricately carved, many displaying figurines. The Clock Collection is another treasure preserved at APU, which records for us a unique facet of European and American history.

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Collection Highlights

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, contact Ken Otto, Special Collections librarian, at or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263.