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Collection on Lawrence Clark Powell

2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001
Title
Collection on Lawrence Clark Powell
Collection no.
0157
Date [inclusive]
1937-1990
Extent
0.42 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Articles, pamphlets, offprints, and minor bibliophile publications by and about Lawrence Clark Powell, former UCLA librarian (1906-2000).

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Collection on Lawrence Clark Powell, Collection no. 0157, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Lawrence Clark Powell was born Sept. 3, 1906 in Washington, D.C.; his family moved to South Pasadena, CA in 1910. He earned a BA from Occidental College in 1928 and his Ph.D. from the University of Dijon, France, in 1932. He worked at Jake Zeitlin's bookstore in Los Angeles during the mid-1930s and graduated from the library school at UC Berkeley in 1937. He worked briefly at the Los Angeles Public Library before joining the UCLA Library staff in 1938. He served as the UCLA Librarian from 1944 to 1961, director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library from 1944 to 1966, and became the first Dean, UCLA School of Library Service, in 1960. When he retired from UCLA in 1966, the campus's main library was named in his honor. A prolific author, Powell's writings include books and articles on a variety of topics including literature, librarianship, the book trade, California history, and travel. He served as professor-in-residence at the University of Arizona from 1971, and was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the American Library Association in 1981. He died in February (?) 2001.

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Scope and Content

Articles, pamphlets, reprints of articles by and about Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA librarian. Included are essays and articles honoring Powell, and essays by Powell on readers and reading, librarianship, and book arts.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of California, Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Offprints
  • Pamphlets

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Library science--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box

 UCLA Librarian June 1966 

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LCP's retirement (pp. 1-2)

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 UCLA Magazine December 1944 

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LCP as new head librarian (pp. 5, 14-16)

1

 Occidental College Alumnus Winter 1967 

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"The Elements of a Good Librarian." Article by LCP (pp. 1-7)

1

 The Language of the Heart 1957 

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Pamphlet. Printed by Gordon Lee at L.A. City College Press.

1

 Librarians as Readers of Books 1948 

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Printed by Frank McCaffrey for the Typophiles.

1

 "A Convocation at UCLA Honoring Lawrence Clark Powell on his Retirement" 1966 

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Announcement.

1

 "The First Annual Hanging in Effigy of Lawrence Clark Powell" 1951 

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Announcement. Rounce & Coffin Club.

1

 "Annual Tribute Luncheon to Los Angeles Authors" 1971 

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Announcement. Honoring Fay and Lawrence Clark Powell. Signed by both honorees.

1

 Music into Silence Winter 1951 

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Pamphlet reprint from The Pacific Spectator.

1

 This Dry and Wrinkled Land 1953 

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Pamphlet. Arizona State Library Assoc.

1

 Land of Fiction June 1953 

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Pamphlet reprint from California Librarian.

1

 "South from Lisbon" Spring 1968 

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Offprint from Southwest Review.

1

 "A Tribute to Bradford Booth" Summer 1970 

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Offprint from Modern Fiction Studies.

1

 Charles Fletcher Lummis and The Land of Sunshine January 1970 

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Pamphlet reprint from Westways.

1

 "The Free Flow of Books" October 15, 1951 

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Offprint from Library Journal.

1

 "Who is B. Traven?" August 2, 1938 

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Article clipped from New Masses.

1

 The Sense of the Past December 1958 

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Pamphlet reprint from Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly.

1

 Resources of Western Libraries for Research in History , September 1942 

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Pamphlet reprint from Pacific Historical Review. Inscribed "To Jake [Zeitlin], 9-30-42".

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 Stop Thief! December 1953 

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Offprint from Wilson Library Bulletin.

1

 From Private Collection to Public Institution April 1950 

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Pamphlet reprint from Library Quarterly.

1

 Three Loves Have I February 26, 1955 

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Pamphlet reprint from Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review. Inscribed "To J Z[eitlin]".

1

 Recollections of an Ex-Bookseller undated 

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Pamphlet. Published by Zeitlin & Ver Brugge.

1

 Checklist of the Published Writings of Lawrence Clark Powell. 1966 

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Compiled by Betty Rosenberg. Slip inserted: "This is one of the copies presented . . . to those attending a Convocation in honor of Dean L. C. Powell," June 11, 1966.

1

 Remarks on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Addition to the Mary Norton Clapp Library Pamphlet. January 20, 1971 

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Occidental College.

1

 Vroman's of Pasadena  October 1953 

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Pamphlet.

1

 Lea, Tom. Maud Durlin Sullivan 1962 

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Pamphlet. Foreword by LCP. Printed by Carl Hertzog.

1

 Landscapes and Bookscapes of California 1958 

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Pamphlet. Friends of the Bancroft Library.

1

 Durrell, Lawrence. A Landmark Gone 1949 

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Pamphlet. Note by LCP. Printed by Reuben Pearson.

1

 The Example of Miss Edith L. Coulter 1969 

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Pamphlet. California Library Association.

1

 "Policy and Administration" in Rare Books in the University Library 1948 

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Booklet. Inscribed by LCP "To Jake [Zeitlin] . . . for his collection of fabrikoid bindings!" Assoc. of College and Reference Libraries.

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 Essences of Britain 1950 

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Pamphlet reprint from the Annual of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. Bound in wrappers by the Auk Press as a Christmas Greeting.

General note

2 copies

1

 The Prospect Before Us 1963 

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Pamphlet. The Book Club of California. Printed by the Grabhorn Press.

1

 Libraries in the Southwest 1961 

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Edited by LCP. UCLA Occasional Papers Number 3.

1

 The Southwest of the Bookman 1959 

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Collected by LCP. UCLA Occasional Papers Number 11.

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 "Around the World in Sixty Books" 1960 

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Typed pamphlet. UCLA Library.

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 "Profile: Lawrence Clark Powell," by Richard Dillon, Library Journal, (pp. 5341-43) December 1965 

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 "To Touch or Not To Touch" September 1958 

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Offprint from ALA Bulletin.

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 Mercurius Redivivus (Newsletter of the Clark Library, edited by LCP). Issues 1-3 1952, 1953, 1958 

1

 "Book Arts Club Will Hold Meeting." Clipping from the Daily Californian March 23, 1937 

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"Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell, graduate student in the school of librarianship, will speak on Ward Ritchie and his private press."

1

 Photograph of John Steinbeck display, "annotated by Lawrence Clark Powell" 

1

 "Expansion and Change," Annual Report of the Libraries of the University of California 1956-1957 

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Note clipped to cover, "Dr. Powell must have helped Mr. Voigt write this report."

1

 Booklet listing "Gifts Received" by the University of California 1936-1937 

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Inscribed "To JZ from LP. See p. 4-5."

1

 Make Mine a Small One 1965 

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Peacock Press.

1

 Ritchie, Ward, "Some Recollections," AB January 22, 1990 

1

 "Well Stacked", Westways May 1977 

1

 "Go Forth and Be Useful: Valedictory Address of the Dean to the Class of 1962," School of Library Science, UCLA` 1962 

1

 "John E. Goodwin, Founder of the UCLA Library. An Essay Toward Bibliography" 1972 

1

 Ex Libris Lawrence Clark Powell 1992 

Scope and Content

Catalog Three, Books West Southwest

1

 "An Islandian on the Islands" by Austin T. Wright, introduced by Lawrence Clark Powell 1930 December 9 

1

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