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Library School of the Los Angeles Public Library records
5020  
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Description
The Library School of the Los Angeles Public Library was established in 1891 as a training class of the Los Angeles Public Library; from 1914 to 1934 it was conducted as a library school with a full curriculum involving between ten and fifteen courses plus field work. In 1935 the library school became the purview of the University of Southern California-- an accredited library school which closed fifty years later in 1985. The records in this small collection consist of several different versions of library school applications and questionnaires from the days when the days when the library school was part of the Los Angeles Public Library. There are perhaps over 100 completed applications covering the years from 1915 to 1931. Included with the records are also two copies of the library school's "Circular of Information" for the 1931-1932 academic year.
Background
The Library School of the Los Angeles Public Library was established in 1891 as a training class of the Los Angeles Public Library; from 1914 to 1934 it was conducted as a library school with a full curriculum involving between ten and fifteen courses plus field work. In 1935 the library school became the purview of the University of Southern California-- an accredited library school which closed fifty years later in 1985.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.