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Guide to the Roger K. Larson Papers, 1988-1997
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Description
The Roger K. Larson papers measure 5 linear inches and date from 1988 to 1997. The papers are comprised of book auction catalogs which document one man's deep respect for scholarship as well as the sweep of California and Western history and the books that have chronicled that history. Written by Larson himself, the catalogs provide a very detailed description of each book as well as substantive annotations. The essays in the catalogs are particularly useful in understanding both the collection and the collector.
Background
Roger K. Larson, an avid book collector, has led an active career as a doctor and professor of medicine. Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Larson attended Northwestern University, Wheaton College and the University of Illinois before moving to California in 1949 for his residency in internal medicine. After a stint in the Korean War, Dr. Larson moved to Fresno to practice medicine and eventually became Chief of Medicine at Valley Medical Center.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been transferred to California State University, Fresno.
Availability
The collection is open for research.