Records documenting the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a non-profit educational organization dedicated
to supporting the interests and needs of the libraries at the University of California, San Diego. The materials consist primarily
of correspondence, committee records, meeting minutes, membership lists, keepsake publications, lecture program posters, and
cassette audiorecordings of lecture speakers. Also included are undergraduate essays, publicity materials and photographs.
The records are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS,
and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.
The Friends of the UCSD Library is a non-profit educational organization whose members take an informed interest in the activities
of the libraries and the University. Since 1961, the Friends have provided financial support for the enrichment of library
resources, particularly through the acquisition of books in support of academic programs. The Friends sponsored exhibitions,
receptions and public events, such as the Public Events Series, the Great Authors Series and the Contemporary Writers Program.
Between 1975 and 1985, the Friends sponsored an annual contest for the best undergraduate book collection. The Friends have
also published several facsimile keepsakes from holdings in the library's collections.
5.9 Linear feet
(6 archives boxes, 2 records cartons, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Collection is open for research.