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Finding Aid for the John Edward Goodwin Papers, 1895-1949
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Edward Goodwin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1949
    Collection number: 186
    Creator: Goodwin, John Edward, 1876-1948
    Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John Edward Goodwin (1876-1948) was head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library and a librarian at the University of Texas before becoming a librarian at the University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923. The collection consists of correspondence, articles, photographs, clippings, notes, memorabilia, and printed material related to Goodwin's career as a librarian.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Fanny Alice Goodwin, 1949 & 1962.
    • Gift of Linda L. West, 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Edward Goodwin Papers (Collection 186). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Goodwin was born in 1876; attended University of Wisconsin and New York State Library School, Albany; became head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library; Librarian, University of Texas; became Librarian, University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923; in 1923, the UCLA library had a staff of twelve and a collection of 42,000 volumes; by his retirement in 1944, UCLA's collection had increased to 52 staff members and 462,000 volumes; died in 1948.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, articles, photographs, clippings, notes, memorabilia, and printed material related to Goodwin's career as a librarian. Includes material concerning his activities as a student at the University of Wisconsin and at the New York State Library School, Albany. Contains material related to his professional career, as head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library, Librarian of the University of Texas and as Librarian of UCLA. Also contains research materials about Goodwin assembled by Linda L. West.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Box 1).
    2. Manuscripts and memorabilia (Box 1).
    3. Notes, New York State Library School, Albany, 1903-4 (Boxes 2-9).
    4. Research materials about John E. Goodwin (Box 10).
    5. John E. Goodwin sketch for marble plaque in UCLA Library (oversize folder).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Goodwin, John Edward, 1876-1948--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Library.
    Library administrators--United States--Archival resources.
    Online resources.