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LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1978 - HFSID 73592

LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL The leading American librarian and author declines invitation to speak in letter to friend, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in black ink. 5¾x4 postcard from Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Postmarked March 18, 1978 in Tucson, Arizona.

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LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The leading American librarian and author declines invitation to speak in letter to friend, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in black ink. 5¾x4 postcard from Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Postmarked March 18, 1978 in Tucson, Arizona. Addressed to Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California. In full: "Dear Connie - Thanks for Browning clipping. They asked me to talk again, but it's too far. If I travel, it's east of the river!". 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). Toned. Corners rounded. Ink postage stamps in top margin. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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