Oral Histories

Interview of Lawrence Clark Powell (1963)

Librarian, author, and bibliographer. UCLA university librarian and dean of the UCLA School of Library Service.
Subtitle:
The UCLA Library School
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
UCLA Librarians
Interviewer:
Handelsman, Norman
Interviewee:
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.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
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.