Scope and Content
Title: John B. Nomland Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1988
Collection number: 1549
Nomland, John B.
26 boxes (13 linear ft.)
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.
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
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of John Nomland, 1987.
[Identification of item], John B. Nomland Correspondence (Collection 1549). Department of Special Collections, Charles E.
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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;
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.
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.