Guide to the Lawrence Clark Powell Collection

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2007-11-02
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Guide to the Lawrence Clark Powell Collection 1964/1984

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lawrence Clark Powell Collection
Dates: 1964-1984
Identification: MS-0194
Creator: Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001
Physical Description: 0.21 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Lawrence Clark Powell was born in Washington D.C. in 1906, graduated from Occidental College in 1928, and received his PhD from the University of Dijon, France, in 1932. Upon returning to the United States, Powell took apprenticeships among bookstores, publishers and libraries of Los Angeles and entered the Library Science program at the University of California, Berkeley from which he received his Master of Library Science in 1937. Powell joined the staff of the University of California Los Angeles library in 1938 and held the position of University Librarian from 1944-1961 and Dean of the Graduate School of Library Service from 1960-1966. During his years at UCLA, the library grew from 400,000 to 3 million volumes, he created the Special Collections Department of the library and he founded the Graduate School of Library Service. As a result of his contributions to UCLA, the undergraduate library was renamed in his honor.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles. Library
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Library Service

Genre/Form of Material:

Publications

Personal Name:

Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 -- Archives

Topical Term:

Library Science

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lawrence Clark Powell Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of clippings by and about Powell, and transcripts of some of Powell's speeches.