Lawrence ClarkPowell papers, 1890-2001 (bulk, 1971-1991)


Lawrence Clark Powell papers, 1890-2001 (bulk, 1971-1991)

Lawrence ClarkPowell papers, 1890-2001 (bulk, 1971-1991)

Collection consists primarily of filesmaintained by Lawrence Clark Powell during his residency in Tucson and histenure at the University of Arizona. Includes correspondence, research files,transcripts of talks, and manuscripts of a variety of books and articles. Muchof the collection documents his activities at the University of Arizona, aswell as writings he completed during the 1970s and 1980s. Selectedcorrespondents include Edward Abbey, Ansel Adams, Bruce Babbitt, and PaulHorgan. Most of the collection is maintained in the original order in which thefiles were kept by Powell.

18 linear feet

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Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 (person)

Lawrence Clark Powell was a noted writer and librarian. Powell was well-known for his writings on librarianship and the literature of the American Southwest, including books such as Books West Southwest and Southwest Classics. He served as head librarian at UCLA from 1944 to 1961, when he became the founding dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library Service. After retiring from UCLA, Powell moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1971, where he served as a Professor in Residence at the University of Arizo...