Finding Aid for the Betty Rosenberg papers, 1950-1992

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Title: Betty Rosenberg papers
Collection number: 248
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 16.5 linear ft. (7 boxes. 13 cartons. 1 oversize box.)
Date: 1950-1992
Abstract: Betty Rosenberg (1916- ) was a lecturer in library and information science (1973-77), and senior lecturer emeritus (1977- ) at UCLA, and an author. Her publications include The romance of book collecting (1978), Genreflecting: a guide to reading interests in genre fiction (1982) and The letter killeth: three bibliographical essays for bibliomaniacs (1982). The collection contains notes and the manuscript for her revised edition of Genreflecting: a guide to reading interests in genre fiction (1982). The collection also contains book catalogs, photographs, business files and correspondence.
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.
Creator: Rosenberg, Betty

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Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Betty Rosenberg, bequest, 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Betty Rosenberg Papers (Collection 248). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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).

Scope and Content

Collection contains notes and the manuscript for her revised edition of Genreflecting: a guide to reading interests in genre fiction (1982). Also contains book catalogs, photographs, business files and correspondence.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Ephemera.
  2. Mean what you say, 1959.
  3. Reading and reading interests.
  4. Bibliomystery manuscript.
  5. Oak Knoll Book catalogs.
  6. Bibliomystery.
  7. Photographs.
  8. Notebooks.
  9. Mystery/suspense, sweet & savage, Gothic, romance misc.
  10. Business files & correspondence.

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

Related Material

Betty Rosenberg Collection of Genre Literature (Collection 1606).   Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233691 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rosenberg, Betty--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Graduate School of Library and Information Science--Faculty--Archival resources.
Authors, American--20th century--Archives.
Manuscripts for publications.

Container List

 

Reading and Reading Interests

Box 3

January 1978.

Box 3

1980.

 

Bibliomystery

Box 4

Rejects.

Box 4

A - D.

Box 4

D - H.

Box 5

H - S.

Box 5

S - W.

Box 6

Notes/index.

 

Notebooks

Box 7

Detective fiction.

Box 9

Detective fiction.

Box 10

Romance.

Box 11

Science fiction.

Box 12

Science fiction, fantasy, financial.

Box 13

Spy, disaster, publishing.

Box 14

Sagas, westerns.

Box 15

Reading & reading interests, introduction to librarianship.

Box 16

Lecture notes, capers, political thrillers.

Box 17

Adventure, best sellers, horror, popular culture, reading, quotes.

Box 18

Historical romance, soaps, romantic suspense, period romance, romance.

 

[Miscellaneous]

Box 1-2

Ephemera.

Box 3

Mean what you say, 1959.

General Physical Description note: 2 copies.
Box 3

Bibliomystery manuscript (in four folders).

Box 4

Oak Knoll Book catalogs.

Box 5

Photographs - Betty Rosenberg and colleagues.

Box 19

Mystery / suspense, sweet & savage, Gothic, romance miscellaneous.

Box 20-21

Business files & correspondence.