Helen Amestoy Collection of Materials on Lawrence Clark Powell 1957-1998
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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...
Helen Amestoy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and her Master's of Library Science degree from UCLA. She was a member of the first graduating class of UCLA's School of Library Science. Amestoy began her career at the UCLA Engineering Library. She later moved to the Los Angeles County Public Library, where she worked for twenty-five years. She served as president of the California Society of Librarians in 1982 and was honored as Librarian of the Year by the Los Angeles C...