Articles, pamphlets, offprints, and minor bibliophile publications by and about
Lawrence Clark Powell, former UCLA librarian (1906-2000).
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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