LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1975 - HFSID 73584
Sale Price $136.00
LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL
The University of Arizona librarian and Southwest author sends letter discussing upcoming book projects to a colleague, signs name in blue ink
Autograph letter signed: 'Larry" in blue ink. 5½x3¼ blank index card. Postmarked August 5, 1975 in Tucson, Arizona. Addressed to Constance Spencer of San Francisco, California. In full: "Dear Connie - Bk goes off to Bowman. WR Press tells me they have reprinted 5000 SW U. in papers, 1000 in hardbound. So you should be able to get copies. L. Fergusson send me her fine write-up of you & others. Hermsen has not left any. Love". Post script: "I love the Hayes vol! My AZ bk in press with Norton, due spring '76, & also a bk on Sw essays from Northland Press also spring '76". 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 stamps throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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