Lawrence Clark Powell Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of clippings by and about Powell, and transcripts of some of Powell's speeches.
- Madson, Marie (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
Lawrence Clark Powell was born in Washington D.C. in 1906, graduated from Occidental College in 1928, and received his PhD from the University of Dijon, France, in 1932. Upon returning to the United States, Powell took apprenticeships among bookstores, publishers and libraries of Los Angeles and entered the Library Science program at the University of California, Berkeley from which he received his Master of Library Science in 1937. Powell joined the staff of the University of California Los Angeles library in 1938 and held the position of University Librarian from 1944-1961 and Dean of the Graduate School of Library Service from 1960-1966. During his years at UCLA, the library grew from 400,000 to 3 million volumes, he created the Special Collections Department of the library and he founded the Graduate School of Library Service. As a result of his contributions to UCLA, the undergraduate library was renamed in his honor.
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