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Register of the Melvin Voigt Papers
MSS 0170  
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Description
Papers of Melvin Voigt, first university librarian (1960-1976) at the University of California, San Diego. The materials relate to Voigt's professional career in library science as an editor, writer, reviewer, researcher, and consultant. Included are correspondence, journal articles, book reviews, speeches and lectures, consulting files, and committee files. Not included in the collection are files generated as the UCSD University Librarian; although, there are several files documenting the history of the UCSD Library. The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) CONSULTING PROJECTS, 5) GRANT PROJECTS AND RESEARCH PROPOSALS, 6) PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, and 7) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Background
Born in Upland, California, on March 12, 1911, Melvin J. Voigt received an A.B. in mathematics from Bluffton College (Ohio) in 1933 and a masters of library science from the University of Michigan in 1938. Voigt held numerous positions in library administration, management and teaching during his career--librarian at the University of Michigan (1935-1942), librarian and professor of library science at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1946-1952), assistant librarian and lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley (1952-1959), library director at Kansas State University (1959-1960), and university librarian at the University of California, San Diego (1960-1976).
Extent
4.00 linear feet (10 archives boxes)
Availability
Collection is open for research