SCOPE AND CONTENT
Title: Friends of the UCSD Library. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1961-1986
Collection number: RSS 1033
Friends of the UCSD Library.
3.00 linear feet
(6 archives boxes and 5 oversize
Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
Abstract: Records documenting the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a
non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of
the libraries at the University of California, San Diego. The materials consist primarily
of correspondence, committee records, meeting minutes, membership lists, keepsake
publications, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of lecture speakers.
Also included are undergraduate essays, publicity materials and photographs. The records are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE,
2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK
COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research
Friends of the UCSD Library. Records, RSS 1033. Mandeville Special Collections Library,
The Friends of the UCSD Library is a non-profit educational organization whose members
take an informed interest in the activities of the libraries and the University. Since
1961, the Friends have provided financial support for the enrichment of library
resources, particularly through the acquisition of books in support of academic programs.
The Friends sponsored exhibitions, receptions and public events, such as the Public
Events Series, the Great Authors Series and the Contemporary Writers Program. Between
1975 and 1985, the Friends sponsored an annual contest for the best undergraduate book
collection. The Friends have also published several facsimile keepsakes from holdings in
the Library's collections.
In 1993, the organization changed its name to Friends of the UCSD Libraries.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The records of the Friends of the UCSD Library consist of correspondence, subject files,
keepsake publications, Undergraduate Book Collection Contest materials, lecture program
posters, and cassette audiorecordings of Great Authors Series speakers. The materials are
arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST
MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board
members. Also included are files created by University Librarian Melvin Voigt. The
materials document the organization's early growth, as well as its concerns and
activities from 1961-1982.
SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically by subject, and thereunder chronologically.
They include board meeting agendas and minutes, committee records, mailing and membership
lists, and rosters.
SERIES 3: UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS
The UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, arranged chronologically, consist
primarily of student essays describing individual book collections, arranged
chronologically. Also included are announcements and photographs of winners.
SERIES 4: PUBLICATIONS
The PUBLICATIONS series is arranged chronologically and contains production materials and
published versions of the Friends keepsakes. Also included are announcements, fliers, and
invitations to Friends events. Production materials, including manuscripts, for Robert
Duncan's "The Five Songs" are also included.
SERIES 5: LECTURE PROGRAMS
The LECTURE PROGRAMS series contains announcements and promotional posters for lecture
series, as well as cassette audiorecordings of the Great Authors Series.