Finding Aid for the Betty Rosenberg Collection of Genre Literature, 1930-

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff, September 1993; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé; online finding aid edited by Josh Fiala, November 2002, and Amy Shung-Gee Wong, July 2006.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Arts and Humanities -- Literature -- General

Descriptive Summary

Title: Betty Rosenberg Collection of Genre Literature,
Date (inclusive): 1930-
Collection number: 1606
Collector: Rosenberg, Betty
Extent: 59 cartons (59 linear ft.)
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.
Language: English

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Partially processed. Consult with Rare Books librarian before use. 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.

Processing Information:

Collection is partially processed. Please contact the Rare Books librarian for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Betty Rosenberg collection of genre literature (Collection 1606). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Rosenberg was born on October 17, 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; came to the U.S. in 1917 and became a citizen in 1923; BA (1938), MA (1950), UCLA; Certificate in Librarianship, UC Berkeley, 1940; worked as a librarian, Los Angeles County Public Library, 1942-45; librarian (1945-57), bibliographical assistant to librarian (1957-61), lecturer (1961-73), senior lecturer in library and information science (1973-77), and senior lecturer emeritus, beginning in 1977, UCLA; publications include: The Romance of Book Collecting (1978), Booked for Murder (1979), Bibliomania, or Bound to Kill (1981), Genreflecting : a Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction (1982) and The Letter Killeth: Three Bibliographical Essays for Bibliomaniacs (1982).

Related Material

Betty Rosenberg Papers  (Collection 248). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

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