LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1972 - HFSID 73618
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL The university dean and librarian writes to friend in San Francisco, hoping to meet with her while visiting the following month, signs name in blue ink Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in blue ink. 5½x3¼ index card. Postmarked July 29, 1972 in Malibu, California.
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LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The university dean and librarian writes to friend in San Francisco, hoping to meet with her while visiting the following month, signs name in blue ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in blue ink. 5½x3¼ index card. Postmarked July 29, 1972 in Malibu, California. Addressed to Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California. In full: "Dear Connie - It will be Sept. before I can come North, will you kindly inform Mrs. Mathias? I hope she is feeling better. I plan to attend the Zamoras. No Barge Frolic Sept. 9-10 & would hope to see her (& you) wither before or after. Hope to wind up the SW series by the end of the year - I have left 6 or so to write. Am not doing as many as planned. About 25 in all will comprise the book. Yrs.". 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. Light surface creases. Ink postage stamps throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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