Finding Aid for the Brian Laird collection of readings by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1975-1998

Processed by Amelia Acker and Kelley Bachli in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Brian Laird collection of readings by Lawrence Clark Powell
Date (inclusive): 1975-1998
Collection number: 1277
Creators: Laird, Brian Andrew Powell, Lawrence Clark
Extent: 1 document box (.5 linear ft.) 2 shoe boxes.
Abstract: Audio recordings and videotapes of Lawrence Clark Powell's readings of Blue Train, Glowing Heart of the World, and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest, which were recorded from 1996 through 1998. Powell (1906-2001) was the UCLA Librarian from 1944-1961 and a prolific author on a variety of topics, including California history, the Southwest, librarianship, and literature.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Brian Laird, September 10, 2005.

Processing Note

Processed by Amelia Acker and Kelley Bachli in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brian Laird collection of readings by Lawrence Clark Powell (Collection Number 1277). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Brian Laird is an author, attorney, and law professor who produced books on tape and videotaped recordings of readings by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001), a prominent author and university librarian at UCLA. In the late 1990s, Laird produced audio collections of Glowing Heart of the World and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest which were published by Singing Wind Audio. Laird also recorded Powell reading his novel, The Blue Train, but due to Powell's death, the readings were not edited or published.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of audio recordings and videotapes of Lawrence Clark Powell's readings of Blue Train, Glowing Heart of the World, and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest, which were recorded from 1996 through 1998. The collection also contains production documents for the published audio books, clippings about Lawrence Clark Powell and the books' publisher, Winifred "Winn" Bundy, owner of Singing Wind bookstore and Singing Wind Audio, and additional recordings of readings by Powell.
Two of the audio books were published under the titles, the Glowing Heart of the World (1998) and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest (1997). The essays featured in Glowing Heart of the World also appeared in Powell's book Southwest Classics (1974). In Glowing Heart of the World, Powell provides an afterword and reads 20 classic works of authors of the American Southwest, including Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Zane Grey, Charles Lummis, Edward Santee, and Steward Edward White. Based on Powell's book Southwest, Three Definitions, the audio book Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest contains music by Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico. Also in the collection are unedited and unpublished recordings of Powell reading his book The Blue Train, which was written in 1941 and published in 1977.
The clippings in the collection primarily focus on Lawrence Clark Powell, his career in librarianship, and his published works. They also include articles about Winifred "Winn" Bundy, owner of the Singing Wind bookstore in Benson, Arizona. Bundy is the publisher of Powell's audio books and many of his later print books through her company Singing Wind Audio. The production documents consist of copyright agreements for Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest and proofs for the packaging of Glowing Heart of the World and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials in the collection did not have a discernible order. Therefore, the collection was organized into five series by project:
  1. Clippings
  2. The Blue Train
  3. Glowing Heart of the World
  4. Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest
  5. Miscellaneous Recordings

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Laird, Brian Andrew--Archives.

Related Material

Helen Amestoy Collection of Materials on Lawrence Clark Powell 1957-1998 (Collection 796)  . Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Lawrence Clark Powell Papers (Collection 229)  . Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Container List

 

1. Clippings 1975-1992

Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings about Singing Wind bookshop and Lawrence Clark Powell 1975-1992

 

2. Blue Train undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains CD-R and audio cassette recordings of Lawrence Clark Powell reading of Blue Train. These readings were intended to be published as a book on tape, but the project was never completed due to the death of LCP.
Box 1, Folder 7

Blue Train -- Chapter 1 undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 8

Blue Train -- Chapter 2 undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 9

Blue Train -- Chapter 3 undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 10

Blue Train -- Chapter 4 undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 11

Blue Train -- Chapter 5 undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 2, Folder 18

Blue Train -- Chapter 2 and 3 undated

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 19

Blue Train -- Marked "C" undated

Physical Description: digital audio tape
 

3. Glowing Heart of the World 1996-1998

Scope and Content Note

Contains compact disk and audio cassette recordings of Glowing Heart of the World, as well as packaging proofs and release announcements. Glowing Heart of the World consists of stories from LCP's book Southwest Classics. Many of the stories from Southwest Classics were recorded for Glowing Heart of the World, but not all were included in the final edited version of the book on tape.
Box 1, Folder 2

Glowing Heart of the World -- Packaging proofs ca. 1996

Box 1, Folder 3

Glowing Heart of the World -- Release announcement 1998

Box 1, Folder 12

Glowing Heart of the World -- Powell, Lawrence, "Traveling reader," read by the author, 1996, CD-R. 1996 April 10

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 13

Glowing Heart of the World -- (1) Garrard, Lewis; "Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail;" (2) Magoffin, Susan, "Down the Santa Fe Trail;" "Grey, Zane, "Riders of the Purple Sage" 1998 February 5

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 14

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, Ross Calvin "Sky Determines" and Mary Austin "The Land of Journies Ending" 1998 February 9

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 15

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, Martha Summerhayes "Vanished Arizona" and J. Frank Dobie "Coronado's Children" 1998 February 10

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 16

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, Erna Fergusson "Dancing Gods" 1998 February 11

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 17

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, works by George Agustus Frederick Raxton and Erna Fergusson

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 18

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 5, Josiah Gregg "Commerce of the Praries" and Ross Santee "Lost Pony Tracks" 1998 March 2

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 19

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 6, Eugene Manlove Rhodes "Paso Por Aqui" and Stewart Edward White "Arizona Nights" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 20

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 7, Theodore Roosevelt "Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail" and Oliver La Farge "Laughing Boy" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 21

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 8, Haniel Long "Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca" and John Ross Browne "Adventures in the Apache Country" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 22

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 9, John Westley Powell "Exploration of the Colorado River" and John C. Van Dyke "The Desert" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 23

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 10, Willa Cather "Death Comes for the Archbishop" and Charles Lummis "The Land of Poco Tiempo" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 24

Glowing Heart of the World -- Southwest Classics, CD 11, Joseph Wood Krutch "The Desert Year" and Will Levington Comfort's "Apache" undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 2, Folder 1

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona and the Deserts, volume 1 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 2

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona and the Deserts, volume 1 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 3

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-1 1998 June 2

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 4

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-1 1998 June 2

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 5

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-1 1998 June 2

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 6

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 7

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 8

Glowing Heart of the World -- Arizona T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 9

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe and New Mexico, volume 2 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 10

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe and New Mexico, volume 2 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 11

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 12

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 13

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 14

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 15

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 16

Glowing Heart of the World -- Santa Fe T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 2, Folder 17

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian Country and the Rockies, volume 3 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 1

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian Country and the Rockies, volume 3 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 2

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-1 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 3

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-1 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 4

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-1 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 5

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-2 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 6

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-2 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 7

Glowing Heart of the World -- Indian T-2 1998 June 4

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 8

Glowing Heart of the World -- The Mythic West, volume 4 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 9

Glowing Heart of the World -- The Mythic West, volume 4 undated

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 10

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 11

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 12

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-1 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 13

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 14

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 15

Glowing Heart of the World -- Mythic T-2 1998 June 3

Physical Description: audio cassette
 

4. Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest 1191-1997

Scope and Content Note

Contains copyright designations and packaging proofs and photographs, plus one digital audio tape of chapter 3 of Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest.
Box 1, Folder 4

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Copyright designations 1997

Box 1, Folder 5

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Packaging photographs 1991, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Packaging proofs 1997

Box 1, Folder 25

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexico -- unedited, plus university lecture 1997 March 31

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 26

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexican Arizona Deserts -- test master 1997 July 9

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 27

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Watter Flows -- CD 1, test master 1997 July 14

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 28

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Watter Flows -- CD 2, test master 1997 July 14

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 35

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Music by Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico undated

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 2, Folder 20

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Chapter 3, The Southwest: An Essay on the Land 1997 January 27

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 21

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexicana 1997 June 16

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 22

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexicana -- strictly local 1997 March 26

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 23

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows -- Prologue, Verde 1997 June 13

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 3, Folder 16

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexicana -- vol 3-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 17

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexicana -- vol 3-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 18

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Revista Nueva Mexicana -- vol 3-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 19

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows -- volume 2, T 1-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 20

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows, volume 2, T 1-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 21

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows, volume 2, T 1-4 1997 July 29

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 22

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows, volume 2, T 2-4 1997 July 30

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 23

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows, volume 2, T 2-4 1997 July 30

Physical Description: audio cassette
Box 3, Folder 24

Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest -- Where Water Flows 1997 February 13

Physical Description: video Hi8 tape
 

5. Micellaneous Recordings 1997

Scope and Content Note

Contains various digital audio tape and video recordings.
Box 1, Folder 29

Prologue edit, Rio Verde edit, Rio Colorado edit 1997 April 4

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 30

Rio Gila edit, Rio de La Santa Cruz edit 1997 April 9

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 31

Rio Salado edit, Rio San Pedro edit 1997 April 11

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 32

New Revista -- 1997 July 1

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 33

Arizona Deserts 1997 July 3

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 1, Folder 34

New Prologue edit, New Rio Verde edit 1997 July 10

Physical Description: CD-R
Box 2, Folder 24

Singing Wind -- Arizona Rivers, #1 prologue, #2 Rio Solado 1997 February 9

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 25

Singing Wind -- #1 Rio Solado (take 2), #2 Rio Verde, Rio Colorado 1997 February 9

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 26

At home in Tucson -- #2 Lawrence talks about Bob Bundy, #3 Gila River, #4, 5 Rio San Pedro, #6, 7 (post discussion), #8 Rio de la Santa Cruz 1997 February 13

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 27

Rio Salado, Farewell to the Encinal, Land of Many Returns, Personal Landscape 1997 March 19

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 2, Folder 28

Arizona's Deserts, Blue Train (chapter 1) 1997 June 20-24

Physical Description: digital audio tape
Box 3, Folder 25

LCP at Singing Wind 1997 February 9

Physical Description: video Hi8 tape
Box 3, Folder 26

Cross and Skull undated

Physical Description: video Hi8 tape