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Finding Aid for the John B. Nomland Correspondence, 1960-1988
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John B. Nomland Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1988
    Collection number: 1549
    Creator: Nomland, John B.
    Extent: 26 boxes (13 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John B. Nomland (1923- ) served as architecture-fine arts librarian at University of Southern California, 1952-54, was a librarian and associate professor at Los Angeles City College in 1954 and became a bookseller. The collection consists of correspondence files related to Nomland's book business, including his dealings with little presses.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John Nomland, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John B. Nomland Correspondence (Collection 1549). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Nomland was born on October 28, 1923 in Pasadena, California; attended Pasadena Junior College, Whittier College, and University of Southern California, where he received his MLIS in 1952; AB, MA, Ph.D in Latin American Literature, 1944-50, UCLA; served as architecture-fine arts librarian at University of Southern California, 1952-54; became librarian and associate professor at Los Angeles City College in 1954, serving as president of the academic senate of the college, 1965-66; became a bookseller; wrote Teatro Mexicano Contemporáneo: 1900-1950 (1967).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence files related to Nomland's book business, including his dealings with little presses. Correspondents include George Allen & Unwin, American Philosophic Society, Ashland Poetry Press, Black Sparrow Press, Book Club of California, Brookings Institute, Chatto & Windus, City Lights Books, Dawson's Bookshop, Farm Workers Press, Feminist Press, Gay Book News, Grolier Club, Harvard University Press, Hispanic Society of America, Island Press, Little, Brown & Company, and Monthly Review Press.
    Portions of this collection are in Spanish.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nomland, John B.--Archives.
    College librarians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Booksellers and bookselling--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.