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Guide to the John R. Post Collection of Lawrence Clark Powell Material
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms Subjects

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John R. Post collection of Lawrence Clark Powell material
    Dates: 1919-1998
    Collection number: M1419
    Creator: John R. Post
    Collection Size: 11 linear ft
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection contains specially-printed keepsakes, broadsides, magazines, photographs, tapes and cds, and other miscellaneous items either written by, or about, Lawrence Clark Powell, UCLA librarian and "bookman."
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    John R. Post collection of Lawrence Clark Powell material, M1419. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Post, 2003. Accession 2004-029.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes: 1. Special printings of limited editions for use as keepsakes, personal gifts, etc.; 2. Broadsides, including a special series of 12, 1953-1958, printed for Powell, as well as 7 others using quotations from various literary figures. 3. Magazines (Arizona Highways, New Mexico Magazine, and Westways) with articles by Powell. Also Hoja Volante, a publication of the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles contains articles by Powell. 4. UCLA publications for the libraries including prefaces, forewords, and essays by Powell. 5. Miscellaneous articles by Powell in diverse journals, reprints, magazines, newspaper clippings, book publication announcements, book club flyers and book dealer catalogues. 6. Audio tapes, CD's and video. The tapes and CD's were recorded by Powell in his home in Tucson, AZ, 1997-1998. The video is about Henry Miller with a small segment with Powell. 7. Photographs, seven prints, 1950-1981 and nd.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-
    Post, John R., collector.
    American literature--20th century.