This is a collection of manuscripts by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). This collection includes correspondence from Powell
to Southwest Museum librarians and directors, typed and published manuscripts, a newspaper clipping, pamphlets, and speeches
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.
3.1 linear feet
(1 folder, 1 oversize folder)
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