LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/18/1970 - HFSID 73605
Sale Price $144.00
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The American author and university professor sends his thanks to a friend, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in black ink. 5½x3¼ index card. Postmarked June 18, 1970 in Malibu, California. Addressed to Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California. In full: "Dear Connie - No, I don't need any of the books on the issues, but am glad to know, in case I get requests. More than glad you are plugging the book. Am on "Merton" at the moment. And now we love Margaret's dishes! Yrs. ever,". 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 throughout. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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