LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/05/1970 - HFSID 73607
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL The UCLA library science dean writes to San Francisco bookstore owner about upcoming publications of his, signs name in blue ink Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in blue ink. 2 pages, 8½x11. Original envelope included. Malibu, California. March 5, 1970.
Sale Price $272.00
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The UCLA library science dean writes to San Francisco bookstore owner about upcoming publications of his, signs name in blue ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in blue ink. 2 pages, 8½x11. Original envelope included. Malibu, California. March 5, 1970. In full: "Dear Connie - We do want all of the Quimper, regardless of chipping. It all chips sooner or later, as we have learned. We'd like Fredericks to pack & U.P. to ship it, billing to us. We have daily U.P. delivery here in the country! We'd like all of it thus packed & shipped, & will take our chances on breakage. I phoned the UCLA Library school, & they have no Horn Books earlier than U. 38, 1962. So do please send all possible to Mrs. Rosalie Higgs, Librarian, School of Library Service, U. of C., L.A. 90024. Next time on campus I will Xerox proposed contents page of my book, giving the 33 titles and authors. It will be a year before it is ready. Will greatly appreciate your "plugging" it. Do you know anything special about the late Walter Nordhoff, author of "Journey of the Flame"? My next chapter is on it & him. Enclosed is a leaflet on the new paperback of our Malibu book, done photographically in black & white. Very handsome & a bargain at $3.00! 40% of course. Yrs. gratefully". Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) was an American librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than one-hundred books. Powell studied at Occidental College, later earning his doctorate from the University of Burgundy in Dijon and his Certificate of Librarianship from UC Berkley in 1937. He gained his literary reputation as the University Librarian at the UCLA Library and head librarian at the Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library from 1944 to 1961, after which he was named the first dean of the School of Library Service at UCLA (later the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies). After retiring in 1966, Powell moved to Tucson where he worked as Professor in Residence for nearly two decades at the University of Arizona and played an instrumental role in the growth of their Graduate School of Library Science. A Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lectures is held in Tucson annually in his honor, and the Fay and Lawrence Clark Powell Endowment for Southwest Research continues to support Powell's interest in the geography of the southwest United States. His works include Books: West Southwest: Essays on Writers, Their Books, and Their Land (1957), The Southwest of the bookman (1974), An Orange Grove Boyhood: Growing Up in Southern California, 1910-1928 (1988), and Eucalyptus Fair: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel (1992). Normal mailing folds. Toned. Corners rounded. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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