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Finding Aid for the William Targ letters from Lawrence Clark Powell, 1949-1982
1968  
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William Targ (1907-1999) was a successful publisher and editor who published several books by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). Powell was a librarian, bibliographer, and collector of books and avidly wrote on these subjects. After being appointed University Librarian of the UCLA Library and director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in 1944, Powell became the first Dean of the UCLA School of Library Service in 1960. The Targ letters from Lawrence Clark Powell, which span almost twenty five years, document their professional relationship and the development of friendship.
Background
William Targ (1907-1999) was a well-known editor and publisher based in New York. He was also a bookseller, collector, and writer. He is perhaps most famous for agreeing to publish Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather when he served as editor-in-chief of G. P. Putnam's Sons. Targ became acquainted with Lawrence Clark Powell through publishing several of Powell’s books including Bookman's Progress and Southwest: Three Definitions.
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1 half document box (.25 linear ft.)
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
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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.