The Specialization Papers, 1972-1990 contain specialization papers completed by the School of Library Service graduate students,
that later became the School of Library and Information Science, spanning 1972 through 1990. The UCLA University Archives
did not acquire papers prior to 1972. The format includes typed manuscripts and slides that are arranged chronologically,
then alphabetically by last name. Papers are identified by full name and accession number. The collection was a working
one used by faculty and students in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. It is an incomplete collection
with an unpublished finding aid that consists of an incomplete list of specialization papers and catalog cards for each paper.
Each student prepared a catalog card for his or her specialization paper with the exception of the years 1979-1981 and 1989-1990 (partial).
In December of 1958, the Regents of the University of California authorized the establishment of the School of Library Service on the Los Angeles Campus, which began a course of instruction in September, 1960, leading to a Master of Library Science
degree (MLS). The program's requirements for graduation were first designed by Lawrence Clark Powell, later revised by Andrew
H. Horn. Powell and Horn modeled the School of Library Services after the Library Service program at the University of California,
35 boxes (52.5 linear ft.)
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.