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Finding Aid for the William Targ letters from Lawrence Clark Powell, 1949-1982
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Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1949 February 19-1958 September 10

Scope and Content

Regards thanks for a inscribed copy of the Bibliophile in the Nursery, a luncheon date, a suggestion for another title for A Passion for Books, the use of Powell's book for a Christmas presentation, the possibility of writing a book on librarianship, and the planned opening of the new library school. Includes a letter from Powell to Charlie regarding a Melville piece and reference to Ben Johnson and Shakespeare.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1959 February 26-1959 October 9

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Regards correcting errors in A Passion for Books, an outline for Books in My Baggage, book galleys and their correction. Includes letters to Mr. Fried.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1964 January 5-1964 March 30

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Regards a paperback possibility for A Passion for Books, a Jeffers book in the works, and the popularity of The Little Package. Targ has moved to Putnam at this point.
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1964 May 10- 1964 May 21

Scope and Content

Regards retirement and Bennett Jeffers. Includes a letter from Jean asking for five signed copies of The Little Package and commenting on the first memorial book collecting contest (presumably at UCLA).
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1964 July 6-1964 October 26

Scope and Content

Regarding thanks for a copy of Wagenkecht's review, a couple of Jeffers leads, Powell's eagerness toward retirement and intention of donating all of his personal papers to UCLA.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence. 1964 November 6-1964 December 4

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Regards future writing plans, Trevor Roper, and the Sade project.
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence. 1965 February 3-1965 April 22

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Regards a the possibility of doing a Henry Miller feature and the loss of Targ's wife. Includes a condolence letter from Fay Powell to Targ. Also includes a letter from Dick Zumwinkle to Powell regarding a Japanese translation of the review for The Little Package.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence. 1965 August 12-1965 December 24

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Regards Targ's remarriage, more talks of retirement, Powell's son's illness, and forgotten projects.
Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence. 1966 January 4-1966 March 30

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Regards a Mozart book and requests for reprints of Powell's books. Includes a postcard from Japan.
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence. 1966 June 3-1966 June 30

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Regards Ward Richie Press, Powell's younger son's illness, and new book contracts.
Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence. 1966 July 7-1966 July 29

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Regards progress on writing, a garden picnic held in Powell's honor, and teaching his last class at UCLA.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence. 1966 August 3-1966 August 29

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Regards works to be included in the Powell reader, talks of a novella, and a trip to London.
Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence. 1966 September 2-1966 September 29

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Regards Frank Dobies and Henry Miller.
Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence. 1966 October 3-1966 December 5

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Regards the typing of Fortune and Friendship, a Richie anthology, Paul Horgan, and Wesleyan University. Includes postcards sent from Paris and Lisbon.
Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence. 1967 January 3-1967 January 19

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Regards Ward Richie deadline, Betty Rosenberg, and marketing problem with Fortune and Friendship.
Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence. 1967 February 4-1967 February 15

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Regards his foreward to the Chandler Omnibus, manuscript of the Bookman's Progress, and thoughts on The Art of Librarianship.
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence. 1967 March 23-1967 December 21

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Regards a Bowker contract for an autobiography and the jacket design for Bookman's Progress. Includes several postcards.
Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence. 1968 January 5-1968 April 26

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Regards the publication of his Phillips piece and wanting to feature Millicent Sowerby's Rare People and Rare Books.
Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence. 1968 June 2-1968 December 14

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Regards the sale and review of the Bookman's Progress, referred to as the Targ-Powell book.
Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence. 1969 January 9-1969 September 18

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Regards meeting with Brownie and working on a new California book.
Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence. 1970 April 10-1972 December 14

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Regards traveling and progress on his California book.
Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence. 1974 July 12-1975 December 15

Scope and Content

Regards the Southwest book.
Box 1, Folder 23

Correspondence. 1977 January 6-1982 September 23

Scope and Content

Regards reviews of The Blue Train and being through with writing about books, book collecting, and the Southwest.