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Finding Aid for the Library. Special Collections. Administrative files. 1943-1994.
University Archives Record Series 406  
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  • Title: Library. Special Collections. Administrative files.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 406
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.8 linear ft. (32 boxes)
    Date: 1943-1994
    Abstract: Record Series 406 contains the administrative files of UCLA Library department of Special Collections, including: acquisitions, annual reports, correspondence, events, procedures, personnel, and statistics. Units within the Department of Special Collections include: rare books, manuscripts, oral history program, and university archives.
    Creator: Library. Department of Special Collections.

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
    Preferred Citation: Cite as: Department of Special Collections Administrative Files (Record Series 406). UCLA University Archives, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Library. Special Collections. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 406). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Historical note

    The UCLA Department of Special Collections, originally called the Department of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, was officially established on July 1, 1947 by Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA University Librarian. On July 28, 1950, the Department of Special Collections dedicated its "permanent" home located on the first and second floors, West wing, of what is now called the Powell Library. In July 1971 the Department of Special Collections relocated from the Powell Library into the newly constructed Young Research Library addition, Room A1713. The following persons have served as Head of the Department of Special Collections: 1947-1950 Neal Harlow (Note: also UCLA Acquisitions Librarian.) 1950-1951 Andrew H. Horn (Note: also UCLA University Archivist.) 1951-1971 Wilbur J. Smith 1973-1983 James V. Mink (Note: also UCLA University Archivist.) 1984-1996 David S. Zeidberg 1997-1999 Susan M. Allen 2003- Victoria Steele
    Various library units have reported to the Department of Special Collection since its inception [see also Organization Charts at end of Inventory]: 1947/1948 Manuscripts and Archives; Maps; Music Library; Photographic Service; Rare Books; University Archives 1948/1949 California Imprints; Exhibits; Manuscripts and Special Collections; Maps and Atlases; Music Library; Pamphlet Collections; Photographic Service; Rare Books; UCLA Archives 1955 July Music Library becomes a branch library 1955/1956 Bindery Restoration, Oriental Collection, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Rare books, University Archives 1959 July Oriental Collection becomes a branch library. Note: The Oriental Collection was founded in 1947 by Professor Richard C. Rudolph Oral History Program established 1960/1961 Graphic Arts, Bibliography, Manuscripts, Literary Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Rare books, University Archives Note: the 1960/1961 Annual Report notes that the bulk of the map collection was transferred to the Geography Department. 1970/1971 Oral History Program, Ephemera, Bibliography, Graphic Arts, Manuscripts (Literary & Historical), Maps, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Rare books, Theater Arts, Theses and Dissertations, University Archives 1980/1981 Manuscripts (Literary & Historical), Oral History Program, Rare Books, University Archives, Exhibits 1985/1986 Manuscripts, Oral History Program, Prints & Photos, Rare Books, University Archives 1995/1996 Manuscripts, Oral History Program, Publications, Rare Books, University Archives 20003 Manuscripts, Rare Books, University Archives
    For additional information on the UCLA Department of Special Collections, see: Department of Special Collections. Guide to the Department of Special Collections; 50th Anniversary of the Department, 1950-2000. UCLA Department of Special Collections, 1998. Department of Special Collections. Not Tantamount to Rarity: Fifty Years of Collecting, An Exhibit Celebrating a Half Century of Special Collections at the UCLA Library. 2002. UCLA Department of Special Collections, 2002. Zachary, Claude Ben. A History of the UCLA Library Department of Special Collections: 1945-1971. UCLA Dept. of Library and Information Science (thesis), 1998.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 406 contains the administrative files of UCLA Library department of Special Collections, including: acquisitions, annual reports, correspondence, events, procedures, personnel, and statistics. Units within the Department of Special Collections include: rare books, manuscripts, oral history program, and university archives.
    Abbreviations Used in the Container List:

    ABAA Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

    ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries

    ADCON Library Administrator's Conference

    ALA American Library Association

    CAAS Center for African American Studies (UCLA)

    GSLIS Graduate School of Library and Information Science (UCLA)

    LAPNET Los Angeles Preservation Network

    LSD Library Systems Development (UCLA)

    MLA Music Library Association

    NEH National Endowment for the Humanities

    PLB Powell Library Building (UCLA)
    Conservation Note: Newspaper clippings and photographs.
    This is an active Record Series; additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3466947 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Harlow, Neal
    Horn, Andrew H.