Finding Aid for the Helen Amestoy Collection of Materials on Lawrence Clark Powell, 1957-1998

Processed by Marlene Allen, with assistance from Laurel McPhee, 2006; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Helen Amestoy Collection of Materials on Lawrence Clark Powell
Date (inclusive): 1957-1998
Collection number: 796
Creator: Amestoy, Helen Monnette.
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Helen Amestoy was a librarian at the Los Angeles County Public Library, and a member of the first graduating class of UCLA's School of Library Science. This collection consists of letters, clippings, and other ephemera regarding Lawrence Clark Powell and UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margot E. Amestoy, 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Helen Amestoy Collection of Materials on Lawrence Clark Powell (Collection 796). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5399261 

Processing History

The collection was processed in 2006. The 28 books were removed from the collection at this time so that they could be individually cataloged and made accessible via the UCLA Library's online catalog. A list of the books included in the original gift is included in the finding aid for reference purposes.

Biography

Helen Amestoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and her Master's of Library Science degree from UCLA. She was a member of the first graduating class of UCLA's School of Library Science. Amestoy began her career at the UCLA Engineering Library. She later moved to the Los Angeles County Public Library, where she worked for twenty-five years. She served as president of the California Society of Librarians in 1982 and was honored as Librarian of the Year by the Los Angeles County Library in 1980. She passed away on July 8, 2004.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of letters, clippings, and other ephemera regarding Lawrence Clark Powell and UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Letters and ephemera (1957-1998)
  2. Books (1960-1992).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001.
Librarians--United States--Archival resources.
Library schools--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

Lawrence Clark Powell Papers (Collection 229)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

Letters and ephemera 1957-1998

Physical Description: 1 box.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of letters to Helen Amestoy, clippings, programs, brochures, and other assorted materials relating to Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and the UCLA Library.
Box 1, Folder 1

Assorted letters and postcards to Helen Amestoy from V. Kinsey, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Ward Ritchie 1985-1994

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

Reprint of "Of 'Memory and Muchness'" by Frances Clarke Sayers 1957 January

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

Programs, reports, course syllabus, and articles relating to UCLA's GSEIS 1962-1998

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Programs and tribute from "UCLA Librarian" on Lawrence Clark Powell's retirement 1966 June

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

Program for ALA Gala Inaugural Banquet 1976 July 23

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 6

Booklet entitled, Charles F. Lummis: Inside His Habitat, and poster from the centennial celebration of Lummis 1978, 1985

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Powell to Helen Amestoy, and an invitation and keepsakes from Powell's 75th birthday celebration 1981-1982

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Assorted materials relating to Andrew H. Horn, including memorial tributes 1981-1983

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

Powell Library building brochure, UCLA Librarian vol. 63, no. 2, Beta Phi Mu Newsletter 1989-1996

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter features a photograph of Powell with Jesse Shera.
Box 1, Folder 10

Audio cassette tape entitled, "Lawrence Clark Powell for LAPL" 1986 November

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

Invitation and photographs of book signing by Powell and Ward Ritchie at Dawson's Book Shop 1991 January 8

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 1, Folder 12

Program materials for symposium celebration for 100th birthday of Seymour Lubetzky 1998 April 18

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 13

Articles, photocopied speech (A sense of the future), and bibliography of Los Angeles by Lawrence Clark Powell 1963-1964, 1983

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1, Folder 14

Notebook entitled, "Introduction to Librarianship & University and Academic Libraries" with class notes 1963-1964

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Helen Amestoy's class papers and notes for Library school.
 

Books 1960-1992

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of books written by, or about, Lawrence Clark Powell. Other topics include book collecting and librarianship. The books have been individually cataloged and may be found by searching on their titles in the UCLA Library online catalog.
 

Foss, Sam Walter. The Song of the Library Staff.. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1965.

 

William Targ. Bookman's Progress: The Selected Writings of Lawrence Clark Powell.. Los Angeles: Printed by the Ward Ritchie Press, 1968.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell. An Orange Grove Boyhood.. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1988.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell. Books in My Baggage: Adventures in Reading and Collecting.. Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1960.

 

Ward Ritchie. Growing Up With Lawrence Clark Powell.. Sacramento: California State Library Foundation, 1987.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

John W. Caughey. Keepers of the Heritage.. Berkeley: California Library Association, 1963.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell. Southwestern Book Trails: A Reader's Guide to the Heartland of New Mexico and Arizona.. Albuquerque: Horn & Wallace, 1964.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell. The Blue Train. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1977.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell A Good Place to Begin. Sacramento: California State Library Foundation, 1987.

 

Althea Warren Althea Warren, Librarian. [Berkeley?]: California Library Association, 1962.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

Betty Rosenberg Checklist of the Published Writings of Lawrence Clark Powell. Los Angeles: University of California, 1966.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

Lawrence Clark Powell The River Between. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1979.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell El Morro. Sacramento, CA: Capra Press, 1984.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Eucalyptus Fair: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel. Tucson: Books West Southwest, 1992.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963. Los Angeles: University of California, 1964.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Life Goes On: Twenty More Years of Fortune and Friendship. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1986.

 

John David Marshall Books Are Basic: The Essential Lawrence Clark Powell. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1985.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Fortune & Friendship: An Autobiography. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1968.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Musical Blood Brothers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Josef Haydn. Malibu, CA: Press of the Prevailing Westerly, 1966.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell The Example of Miss Edith M. Coulter. Sacramento: California Library Association, 1969.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Portrait of My Father. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1986.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell Islands of Books. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1991.

 

Lawrence Clark Powell The Little Package: Pages on Literature and Landscape from a Traveling Bookman's Life. Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1964.

 

The Mystique of Printing: A Half Century of Books Designed by Ward Ritchie. Sacramento: California State Library, 1984.

Physical Description: (2 copies)