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Register of the Friends of the UCSD Library. Records
RSS 1033  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • SCOPE AND CONTENT

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Friends of the UCSD Library. Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1986
    Collection number: RSS 1033
    Creator: Friends of the UCSD Library.
    Extent: 3.00 linear feet (6 archives boxes and 5 oversize folders)
    Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Abstract: Records documenting the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of the libraries at the University of California, San Diego. The materials consist primarily of correspondence, committee records, meeting minutes, membership lists, keepsake publications, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of lecture speakers. Also included are undergraduate essays, publicity materials and photographs. The records are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Collection is open for research

    Preferred Citation

    Friends of the UCSD Library. Records, RSS 1033. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

    The Friends of the UCSD Library is a non-profit educational organization whose members take an informed interest in the activities of the libraries and the University. Since 1961, the Friends have provided financial support for the enrichment of library resources, particularly through the acquisition of books in support of academic programs. The Friends sponsored exhibitions, receptions and public events, such as the Public Events Series, the Great Authors Series and the Contemporary Writers Program. Between 1975 and 1985, the Friends sponsored an annual contest for the best undergraduate book collection. The Friends have also published several facsimile keepsakes from holdings in the Library's collections.
    In 1993, the organization changed its name to Friends of the UCSD Libraries.

    SCOPE AND CONTENT

    The records of the Friends of the UCSD Library consist of correspondence, subject files, keepsake publications, Undergraduate Book Collection Contest materials, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of Great Authors Series speakers. The materials are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.
    SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
    The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board members. Also included are files created by University Librarian Melvin Voigt. The materials document the organization's early growth, as well as its concerns and activities from 1961-1982.
    SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES
    The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically by subject, and thereunder chronologically. They include board meeting agendas and minutes, committee records, mailing and membership lists, and rosters.
    SERIES 3: UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS
    The UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, arranged chronologically, consist primarily of student essays describing individual book collections, arranged chronologically. Also included are announcements and photographs of winners.
    SERIES 4: PUBLICATIONS
    The PUBLICATIONS series is arranged chronologically and contains production materials and published versions of the Friends keepsakes. Also included are announcements, fliers, and invitations to Friends events. Production materials, including manuscripts, for Robert Duncan's "The Five Songs" are also included.
    SERIES 5: LECTURE PROGRAMS
    The LECTURE PROGRAMS series contains announcements and promotional posters for lecture series, as well as cassette audiorecordings of the Great Authors Series.