Harriet G. Eddy papers, 1918-1967.
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Mary Abby Van Kleeck was born on June 26, 1883, in Glenham, New York, to Eliza Mayer and Episcopalian minister Robert Boyd Van Kleeck. (Mary van Kleeck changed the capitalization of her last name in the 1920s.) Following her father''s death in 1892, her family moved to Flushing, New York, where she attended Flushing High School. She earned an A.B. from Smith College in 1904. In the fall of 1905 she began working as a fellow for the College Settlement Association on New York''s Lower East Side, w...
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...
Harriet G. Eddy was born in Lexington, Michigan, in 1876. She graduated from Albion College in her home state and completed post-graduate work at the University of Chicago. She began her professional career teaching high school in Montana and became principal of the Elk Grove, California, high school when she relocated to that state. In 1909 Eddy was appointed by State Librarian James L. Gillis to develop public library service in the various counties of the state. For t...
History The Spanish settled in California in 1769. The first permanent settlement was started when soldiers and sailors established permanent residence in San Diego. San Jose de Guadalupe was the first pueblo in California. It was founded November 29, 1777 by five colonists who had come to California with explorer, Juan Baptista de Anza. From 1769 to 1822 California was under Spanish rule. In 1822, California declared independence...