Oral Histories

Interview of Lawrence Clark Powell (1963)

Librarian, author, and bibliographer. UCLA university librarian and dean of the UCLA School of Library Service.
The UCLA Library School
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Librarians
Handelsman, Norman
Powell, Lawrence Clark
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Library school at UCLA proposed by Everett Perry, Los Angeles city librarian, 1930; library training school at Los Angeles Public Library founded by Charles Lummis; opposition to UCLA library school from Dean Sydney B. Mitchell of University of California, Berkeley, School of Librarianship; support from Regent Edward A. Dickson; first year of operation, UCLA School of Library Service, 1959-60; Chancellor Raymond B. Allen; Vern O. Knudsen, dean of Graduate Division; support from Dean Perry Danton of Berkeley library school; early administrative problems; efforts toward accreditation with American Library Association and California State Board of Education; laboratory book collection policy; scholarships; support from Gold Shield; projections for future of school.