Lawrence Clark Powell Collection


Lawrence Clark Powell Collecti

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
Library Science ; Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 ; University of California, Los Angeles
Lawrence Clark Powell received his Master of Library Science in 1937 from the Library Science program at the University of California, Berkeley. Powell joined the staff of the University of California Los Angeles library in 1938 and held the position of University Librarian from 1944-1961 and Dean of the Graduate School of Library Service from 1960-1966. During his years at UCLA, the library grew from 400,000 to 3 million volumes, he created the Special Collections Department of the library and he founded the Graduate School of Library Service. As a result of his contributions to UCLA, the undergraduate library was renamed in his honor. The collection consists of clippings by and about Powell, and transcripts of some of Powell's speeches.
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Collection Size:
0.21 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lawrence Clark Powell Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.