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Record Series 406 contains the administrative files of UCLA Library department of Special Collections, including: acquisitions, annual reports, correspondence, events, procedures, personnel, and statistics. Units within the Department of Special Collections include: rare books, manuscripts, oral history program, and university archives.
The UCLA Department of Special Collections, originally called the Department of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, was officially established on July 1, 1947 by Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA University Librarian. On July 28, 1950, the Department of Special Collections dedicated its "permanent" home located on the first and second floors, West wing, of what is now called the Powell Library. In July 1971 the Department of Special Collections relocated from the Powell Library into the newly constructed Young Research Library addition, Room A1713. The following persons have served as Head of the Department of Special Collections:
  • 1947-1950 Neal Harlow (Note: also UCLA Acquisitions Librarian.)
  • 1950-1951 Andrew H. Horn (Note: also UCLA University Archivist.)
  • 1951-1971 Wilbur J. Smith
  • 1973-1983 James V. Mink (Note: also UCLA University Archivist.)
  • 1984-1996 David S. Zeidberg
  • 1997-1999 Susan M. Allen
  • 2000-2009 Victoria Steele
  • 2010-2014 Tom Hyry
  • Extent
    12.8 Linear Feet (32 boxes)
    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.
    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.