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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELIS 24 

Volume 31, Number 1-2 January-February, 1978 


The Thomas Cartwright Theological Collection 



The purchase by the Clark Library of a collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century 
English theology, formed in the first half of the eighteenth century by Thomas Cartwright of Aynhoe 
Park, Northamptonshire, has added 
significantly to the Library’s holdings in that 
area of interest. Cartwright was born in 1671 
and died in 1748; he collected contemporary 
works throughout his lifetime and acquired 
works by some of the major religious figures 
of the preceding age. The collection consists 
of some 1,150 titles in more than 400 
volumes and was preserved intact until 
recently in the library of the seventeenth- 
century manor house at Aynhoe, with the ad¬ 
dition of only a few volumes after 1748. 

Thomas Cartwright, whose portrait is 
reproduced here from The Victoria History 
of the County of Northampton, was the 
grandson of William Cartwright, a Puritan 
lawyer and a staunch supporter of the 
parliamentary forces in the English civil war 
of 1642-1649 (the house at Aynhoe was bom¬ 
barded and burned by royalist forces). His 
mother was Ursula Fairfax, daughter of the 
parliamentary general in the north, Fer- 
dinando Lord Fairfax. Thomas was admitted 
as a fellow-commoner at St. Catherine’s 
College, Cambridge, in 1687 but appears 
never to have taken a degree. As a wealthy 
member of the landed gentry, he made 
politics his career. He stood for Parliament as a Tory in 1695, and was elected to one of the two 
county seats of Northamptonshire. He was defeated for reelection in the triennial election of 1698, 
but he ran again in the election of 1702 and was elected to the first parliament of Queen Anne’s 
reign. He retained his seat thereafter until his death in 1748, a total parliamentary career of fifty 
years. Throughout his career, he voted the straight Tory party line, and he demonstrated his support 
for the High Church party by voting for Dr. Henry Sacheverell in 1710 and against the repeal of the 


Occasional Conformity Act in 1718. 


The collection reflects Cartwright’s deep interest in the welfare of Protestantism in England in 
both its theological and political aspects, and the books were gathered for his own use and for the 
“correct education” of his descendants. They are of interest not only for the individual titles, but 





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even more for the opportunity they offer, in conjunction with the Cartwright family archives (which 
are on permament loan to the Northamptonshire Record Society), to study the way in which the 
collection developed. The 460 authors represented include William Fleetwood, Simon Patrick, 
Edward Stillingfleet, and John Tillotson in the seventeenth century; Gilbert Burnet across both cen¬ 
turies; and Samuel Bradford, Benjamin Hoadly, Samuel Clarke, and William Whiston in the 
eighteenth. If these moderate or “Arian” authors are indicative of his private religious views, those 
would seem to have been at variance with the rather hard-line stance he took in Parliament on 
religious questions. Interesting possibilities are suggested for further research to determine to what 
degree his views on theology may have differed from those of the typical Tory country gentleman, 
which on the surface he appears to have been. 

It is planned to keep the collection as a unit, and for the present the books will be on display in 
the North Rare Book Room of the Clark Library. The collection was purchased through the good of¬ 
fices of D. F. Brooke-Hitching, London bookseller, with funds accumulated over a period of years 
from the Clark Library endowment. 

W.E.C. 

NOTE: When W.E.C. wrote this article, he did not know that at the annual meeting of the Chan¬ 
cellor’s Committee on the Clark Library in January it would be announced that special bookplates 
will indicate that the Cartwright Collection has been ‘‘Purchased in recognition of William E. Con¬ 
way’s devoted tenure as Librarian of the Clark Library,” in view of his announced retirement, 
which will take effect next autumn. 

R.V. 


Marcus Crahan (1900-1978) 


The Crahan family has provided us with uncommonly generous support. Elizabeth Crahan is 
the current president of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and her husband, Dr. Marcus E. Crahan, 
who died suddenly at age seventy-seven on January 11, served two terms (1972 and 1973) in the 
presidency, after joining the Council of the Friends in 1968. 

Dr. Crahan’s style as president was notably encouraging and warmhearted. This meant a great 
deal to us because of his own eminence and sophistication in the fields of bibliography and book 
collecting, because of the elegance of his personal standards, and because of the forthrightness of his 
critical judgments. Marc Crahan set a brilliant example of the full life devoted to humane pursuits. 

His professional career was certainly demanding enough. A physician with a specialization in 
psychiatry, he retired in 1970 as chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office, a 
position which involved him as an approved panelist in countless criminal court cases and con¬ 
sultancies. (After his retirement, Dr. Crahan deposited many of his professional case studies in the 
UCLA Library.) Yet he found the time and intellectual energy to enrich his life with a variety of ex¬ 
traprofessional pursuits (the word hobby seems too meager here) — book collecting, gastronomy, 
book binding, applied botany — all of which he pursued concurrently with superb scholarship and 
taste. 

After the 1971 auction sale by Sotheby in London of the books and manuscripts on the history of 
food and wine accumulated by the Swiss collector Harry Schraemli, there was no doubt that Dr. 
Crahan’s private collection in the same field was unsurpassed. Several Schraemli items are now in 
the Crahan collection. The UCLA community had a chance to view a choice selection of 116 of his 


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uncommon books and manuscripts at a University Research Library exhibition in the spring of 1976 
(UCLA Librarian, May 1976); the exhibit made evident that his interests involved “far more depth 
than just food and drink,” extending into medical, economic, agricultural, and botanical avenues. In 
1971 the Biomedical Library exhibited a stunning group of his rare books on mushrooms and other 
fungi in connection with an Extension Division seminar on hallucinogenic mushrooms, a subject on 
which Dr. Crahan was a scientific expert. 


The academic community should note that Dr. Crahan was introduced to book collecting by a 
teacher during his premedical training. Of that lifelong enthusiasm he wrote recently: “Book collec¬ 
ting provides a feast for the senses and nourishment to the mind, and it is almost effortless. Reading 
catalogs, bidding and buying, cataloging and collating, research for provenance involve not so much 
work as excitement of the chase and thrill of discovery. It’s a game like most games, in which one 
improves with practice — and with age.” 

But Marc Crahan did not just collect rare and handsome books in the effete sense. They built 
into his professional career, as with mushrooms; he became a skillful binder in order to restore 
some of his valuable books; and food and wine were an important part of his convivial life, as many 
of his lucky friends can testify. Moreover, he wrote and lectured about many of these matters with 
learning and grace. Marc Crahan was a master of the humane life. 

R.V. 


University Research Library Activates Exit Security System 

On March 1, the Library initiated its long-planned exit security system for the University 
Research Library. All of the front exits from the building are now monitored by the electronic sur¬ 
veillance afforded by the system, and manual inspection of briefcases and bags is no longer 
necessary. The fourth installed in libraries on the UCLA campus, the system is also in effect at the 
Biomedical Library, the Education and Psychology Library, and the College Library. 

Collections of all units in the University Research Library building (Stacks, Circulation, 
Reference, Periodicals Service, Graduate Reserve Service, Theater Arts Library, Oriental Library, 
Special Collections, Public Affairs Service, and Technical Services Department) are now under the 
protection of this system. It is designed to remind users when they have library materials which they 
have forgotten to check out at a service desk, to forestall deliberate removal of uncharged materials, 
and to allow users to leave easily, without showing belongings to attendants. 


Circulating library materials from open-stack collections will be desensitized when checked out 
at the Main Loan Desk, the Periodicals Service, the Graduate Reserve Service, the Theater Arts 
Library, and Oriental Library to permit users to pass freely through the exit. If such materials are not 
properly charged and desensitized and attempts are made to leave with them, a chime will sound, 
and the' gate will lock. When this occurs, the user will be asked to step to one side, and the attendant 
will determine the reason the system was activated. 

A new entrance-exit configuration has been established to accommodate the new system. Three 
entrance turnstiles are now at the ends of the complex, with the three exits in the center. The new 
system is expected to strengthen security of the various collections in the building, while greatly 
improving traffic flow at the building exits. 

J.R.C. 


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Notes from the Clark Library 

The political theory of John Locke, seventeenth-century English philosopher, was the subject of 
a Clark Library invitational seminar December 10. In his paper on “The Two Treatises [of Govern¬ 
ment ] and the Whig Revolution: the Problem of Lockean Political Theory as Bourgeois Ideology,” 
Richard Ashcraft, associate professor of political science at UCLA, traced the chronology and the oc¬ 
casions of the composition and publication of Locke’s work. Two Treatises of Government was 
published in 1690 and is sometimes regarded as providing a theoretical basis for the Glorious 
Revolution of 1689. Professor Ashcraft placed its date of composition in the late 1670s and the im¬ 
mediate occasion as the attempt at that time by Locke’s patron, the Earl of Shaftesbury, to engineer a 
Whig revolution by the exclusion of James, Duke of York, from the succession to the English throne. 
Two Treatises is seen as a propaganda document in the Exclusion Crisis of 1678-1683. 

In the second paper, J.G.A. Pocock, Harry C. Black Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins 
University, controverted “The Myth of John Locke and the Obsession with Liberalism.” Professor 
Pocock contended that the contemporary influence of Locke’s political theories was slight, and it was 
not until the later eighteenth century that Whig historians retroactively established a basis for his 
reputation as an influential theoretician. 

The seminar was moderated, as one of his last official acts at UCLA, by Executive Vice- 
Chancellor William P. Gerberding. 

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Two papers on England from the Restoration to the American War were delivered during 
February in the continuing series arranged by Clark Library Professor Stephen B. Baxter. On 
February 3, Arthur M. Wilson, professor emeritus of history, Dartmouth College, related “The 
Enlightenment Came First to England.” Professor Lois G. Schwoerer, Department of History, George 
Washington University, read a paper on “The Glorious Revolution: New Perspectives,” February 17. 


Colloquium on Intellectual Freedom 

Robert Vosper will moderate the annual UCLA/USC Joint Colloquium on Intellectual Freedom 
April 15, beginning at 1:30, in Kinsey Hall 51 on the UCLA campus. An informal reception at the 
Graduate School of Library and Information Science will follow. 

The theme of the event, library and obscenity law, has grown out of concern that provisions in 
the new criminal code revision bill (S1437) could result in prosecution for librarians as 
disseminators of censored material. The convocation will feature Stanley Fleishman of Fleishman, 
Brown, Weston, and Rohde, who is noted for his work in the area of obscenity law. 


Campbell Collecting Prizes to be Awarded April 20 

The annual Robert B. Campbell Awards for outstanding book collections by students will be 
presented for the thirtieth time April 20 in the Department of Special Collections. Seven prizes 
totaling $650 will be handed out to graduate and undergraduate students, whose collections will be 
judged by George Allen, manager of the Bennett & Marshall bookshop; Sandra Colville-Stewart, 
History Division, Biomedical Library; and Nicholas Meyer, author and Baker Street regular. Winning 
collections will be on display in the University Library. For information about entries, inquire at the 
reference desk of the University Research Library, the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 
Library, or the Biomedical Library. 


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The Education and Psychology Library 

The Education and Psychology Library had its roots in the Education Library, which was 
established in Moore Hall in 1953. That unit, which started with less than 1,000 volumes, was nur¬ 
tured by the keen interest and close cooperation of the faculty, who, from the beginning, donated 
their own materials to the collection and played an important role in the selection of new titles to be 
purchased, policies to be established, and so on. An excellent example of faculty-library cooperation: 
in 1954, a joint committee solicited manuscripts and other archival material on the public junior 
college movement in California from leading educators; the project was very successful, and it has 
served as the foundation upon which an outstanding collection in community and junior college 
education has been built. In fact, the existence of that collection at UCLA was one of the factors that 
influenced the decision of federal officials to establish the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges 
on this campus. 

Over the years, a very earnest effort was made to develop the library’s holdings in concert with 
the changing and expanding programs of the School of Education. Although funds were very limited 
in the early years, these efforts produced a well-balanced collection in the field of education, with 
two major exceptions — a collection of curriculum materials, which is a typical component of an 
education library, and a file of standardized psychological tests and similar research instruments. 
Several important factors have influenced this situation. On this campus, formal responsibility for a 
curriculum collection — i.e., school textbooks, courses of study, media materials — has always been 
assumed by the School of Education. First known as the Curriculum Laboratory, this unit has been 
housed in Moore Hall, with funding for both staffing and the purchase of materials being supplied 
through the School of Education. The head of the Education Library has served several roles in 
regard to the Curriculum Laboratory, first as the immediate supervisor, then as a member of an ad¬ 
visory committee when direct responsibility for the lab shifted within the school, and finally as a 
consultant to the present director, Professor John Hawkins. Thus, with regard to this type of 
material, the library relies on the facility now known as the Curriculum Inquiry Center operated by 
the Graduate School of Education. In the case of psychological tests and research instruments, the 
confidentiality of the information associated with testing makes it impossible to service these 
materials as typical open-stack items. Without a closely controlled facility and trained professional 
personnel to interpret questions and maintain files, developing a useful file of such instruments and 
operating an effective service would be impossible. Neither of these considerations has been 
available in the past, nor are they a part of the plans for the library’s future development. 

Over the years, both before and during the Education Library’s existence, individual gifts and 
the procurement of special collections have contributed much to the scope and depth of the resour¬ 
ces in the field of education at UCLA. A case in point occurred in 1950, when, through the good of¬ 
fices of Professor Flaud Wooton, the University Library purchased the personal collection of Sir 
Michael Sadler, a well-known international scholar and professor of history and administration of 
education at Manchester University. This resulted in the acquisition of some 3,500 volumes 
documenting the history of education in Great Britain and other countries during the nineteenth cen¬ 
tury. The Sadler Library included personal papers, pamphlets, and other rare historical materials. 
Many of the items were deposited in the Department of Special Collections. Both the Education and 
Psychology Library and its predecessor have benefited from the income of the Wooton Endowment 
Fund, which was established in 1960 in memory of Dr. Wooton, professor of education. Annual in¬ 
terest on the $2,400 endowment has been used primarily to purchase materials in the areas of history 
and comparative education as well as certain specialized reference books. 

The scope of the Education Library’s collection changed radically during the 1960s. Early in 
1964, the departmental reading room of the Department of Physical Education was closed, and those 
materials were dispersed to the appropriate unit, with primary responsibility for library service to 
faculty and students, particularly in graduate course reserves, being assumed by this library. The 
collection was enhanced by the appearance of such journal titles as Research Quarterly, as well as 


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materials in the history and philosophy of recreation, physical training, health education, and the 
history, organization, and administration of sports. Also, all of the masters theses in health and 
physical education were added to the collection. 

While dispersal of the physical education collection was an important happening, a much more 
significant event was in the making at the same time — the establishment of the Education and 
Psychology Library. Located in refurbished quarters in Room 390 of what was then the College 
Library Building, the Education and Psychology Library was officially opened on August 9, 1965, 
with the responsibility of providing the full scope of library service to the Department of 
Psychology, one of UCLA’s busiest academic departments. At that time the collection totalled 37,000 
volumes, 9,535 of which were transfers from the University Research Library’s holdings in the BFs 
and RCs to form the nucleus of the new library’s resources in the field of psychology. Again, faculty 
cooperation was a crucial factor in the careful selection of these primary resources. Fortunately, the 
economic climate at this time was very favorable, and, during the following years, concerted atten¬ 
tion was given to identifying gaps in the collection, completing the library’s holdings of existing jour¬ 
nals, locating and acquiring complete files of new titles, expanding the reference collection, and 
carefully upgrading the entire collection by checking such publications as the Harvard List of Books 
in Psychology and acquiring needed titles. 

In September 1971, the library assumed responsibility for providing services to the Program of 
English as a Second Language or Dialect offered by the Department of English; To do this, a unique 
collection of more than 4,200 volumes, including various types of ephemeral materials (such as 
term papers, practice readers) were incorporated into the library’s collection. These materials, in 
combination with a growing number of masters theses produced by ESL students, the addition of 
outstanding term projects, and the ongoing development of the library’s collections in related fields, 
make the TESL collection at UCLA an outstanding resource for both teacher education and scholarly 
research. 

Today, the Education and Psychology Library provides specialized resources and services sup¬ 
porting the instructional programs and research needs of the faculties and students of the Graduate 
School of Education, the Departments of Psychology and Kinesiology, and the Program of English as 
a Second Language or Dialect in the Department of English. Located in Room 390 of the Powell 
Library Building, the Library’s collections include 112,000 cataloged volumes, about 270,000 research 
reports and bibliographies (primarily in microform), and some 14,000 ephemeral materials. More 
than 2,900 serial publications are received currently, including 1,400 journal titles. Standard 
reference works, as well as numerous indexing and abstracting services and specialized 
bibliographies, are available for use. The library maintains collections of reports from local, state, 
national, and international organizations, as well as a number of official reports and studies of 
education in foreign countries. Of particular importance are the UCLA doctoral dissertations and 
masters theses in education, psychology, health and physical education, kinesiology, and teaching 
English as a second language. As a result of close relations with the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior 
Colleges, the library serves as a depository for documents available in ERIC, the program of the 
Educational Resources Information Center. The library subscribes to the Health, Physical Education, 
and Recreation Microform Service produced at the University of Oregon, to reports on microfiche of 
federally funded research in the social and behavioral sciences from the National Technical Infor¬ 
mation Service, and to the microfiche collection of Selected Documents in Psychology produced by 
the American Psychological Association. Each of these microform collections has its own printed in¬ 
dexes or abstracts, except for the Oregon collection, where individual titles are located through the 
card catalog. 

One of the primary purposes of the Education and Psychology Library is to provide a collection 
of research and research-related materials in each of the academic disciplines mentioned above. To 
do this, each of the subject fields has been analyzed for the purpose of identifying the scope and 
depth of the collection in that area. Education, for example, has been regarded from a threefold point 


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of view: the study of education systems, the role of education in society, and the structure and func¬ 
tions of education agencies. These broad concerns are reflected in the selection of materials relevant 
to the training and practice of various types of professional personnel in all types of classrooms and 
at all levels of instruction. Particular attention is given to the special needs and training of excep¬ 
tional individuals, to developments in educational technology and other innovative practices, and to 
both changing and emerging instructional patterns in the field of education. Both contemporary and 
historical materials are sought for this area. Although the subject areas assigned to this library tend 
to complement each other in many instances, the strong tendency for the field of education to draw 
upon and/or relate to other disciplines in the behavioral sciences makes the selection of appropriate 
titles increasingly hazardous. 

The discipline of psychology is broad, and oftentimes it is difficult to delimit the areas of 
clinical psychology, physiological psychology, and psychiatry where overlapping interests prevail 
with the Biomedical Library. However, collecting practices here cover the theory and systems of the 
field, including methodology and research technology; experimental psychology, including percep¬ 
tion, learning, and environmental influences; comparative psychology, including human and animal 
behavior; developmental psychology, ranging from infancy through old age; social psychology, with 
an emphasis upon cultural and social processes, attitudes and behavior, sexual behavior, group 
processes, communication, and psycholinguistics; personality, including intelligence and creativity; 
and all aspects of educational psychology. Current literature, particularly periodicals, is emphasized 
for this field. 

Responsibility for providing library resources for faculty and students in kinesiology is shared 
with the Biomedical Library. As the Department of Kinesiology has moved its attention to the prin¬ 
ciples and concepts of human movement, their need for information has spread into other inter¬ 
disciplinary fields, particularly the medical sciences. Therefore, materials in cardiac and respiratory 
physiology, neuromuscular anatomy and physiology, and environmental physiology, among others, 
are supplied through the Biomedical Library. Fortunately, a literature of its own is developing in 
kinesiology, and often this tends to complement other aspects of this library’s collection — for exam¬ 
ple, developmental psychology and perceptual and motor skills. Sport competition and psychosocial 
development, rehabilitation, professional and legal aspects of sports medicine are examples of 
current interests in this field. Collecting materials on sports and recreational activities is held to a 
minimum. 


As was mentioned earlier, the TESL collection was incorporated into this Library in 1971. Since 
that time, subject coverage in this area has been expanded to include not only pedagogical 
techniques, linguistic structures, and transformational grammar, but also comparative bilingual 
systems, areas of psycholinguistics as foreign language acquisition, types and theories of 
bilingualism, learning theory, among others. Extensive coverage is given to language policy and 
program planning, particularly in developing countries such as Nigeria and the Philippines. 

The Education and Psychology Library’s resources reflect the impact and the demands of 
four different but closely related academic disciplines, as well as current developments in each of 
those fields. In the span of nearly twenty-five years, these collections have developed from less than 
1,000 “borrowed” books and journals gathered together for the purposes of serving one academic 
department on a very personal scale to a combined resource of nearly 400,000 items providing direct 
service to four academic fields in campuswide programs — a remarkable example of the inter¬ 
disciplinary nature of academia. 

L.M. 


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Friends of the Library to Hear Espey on Pound/Collignon Papers 

John Espey of the Department of English will review his involvement with the life and work of 
Ezra Pound at the annual spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the Library, April 14. What 
began as a flirtation in the fifties grew into a lifetime commitment for Espey, as his first published 
work on the most controversial poet of the age led to a meeting with Pound in Washington after his 
release from St. Elizabeth’s. A succession of articles followed. Last summer, thinking himself free at 
last, the discovery of the Pound/Collignon papers thrust him once more into the arena. In his after- 
dinner causerie, he plans to assess Pound’s importance and the significance of the Library’s new 
acquisition, which provides a unique entry to Pound’s musical career. 


EMS Library Collects Landmark Volume 

The research collections of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library have grown 
steadily in the thirty-three years of its existence, at a pace of nearly 50,000 per decade. In December 
1977, the 150,000th volume, The Proceedings of the Fourth International Clean Air Congress, arrived. 

The report of a gathering held in Tokyo in May 1977 under the sponsorship of the International 
Union of Air Pollution Prevention Associations, the volume is an important addition to the library’s 
extensive collection of scientific and technical symposia. It consists of 273 selected papers on air 
pollution management, meteorology and diffusion of pollutants, their medical and biological effects, 
and the research, technology, and planning of air pollution control. 

R.I.W. 


New Editor for the UCLA Librarian 

Joel Gardner, senior editor in the Oral History Program, has been named editor of the UCLA 
Librarian, replacing Richard Zumwinkle. Mr. Gardner is a UCLA alumnus, having earned his MA in 
journalism here in 1966. He also has BA and MA degrees in French from Tulane University. He has 
worked in the Oral History Program since 1972, and will continue this assignment while he 
produces the UCLA Librarian. The responsibility for publishing the UCLA Librarian has been 
moved to the Office of the University Librarian. Communications concerning the publication should 
be addressed to the Library Administrative Office. 

Mr. Zumwinkle has served as editor of the UCLA Librarian for more than fifteen years, during 
which time he also carried out his duties as reference librarian. He recently asked to be relieved of 
the extra assignment as editor in order to devote full time to reference service. His service in both 
activities has been admirable and highly respected. In those fifteen years the UCLA Librarian con¬ 
tinued the level of excellence with which it was endowed by Everett Moore, its first editor, who also 
served for fifteen years. 

R.S. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, James R. Cox, Lorraine 
Mathies, Russell Shank, Robert Vosper, and Rosalee I. Wright. 


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Volume XXXI, Number 3-4 March-April, 1978 


Vicente Aleixandre and the Generation of 1927 

A small exhibition entitled “Vicente Aleixandre and the Generation of 1927,” honoring the 
Spanish poet who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977, will be on display in the lobby of 
the University Research Library from April 24 to May 5. The exhibition is being mounted in con¬ 
junction with a conference sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese which will be 
held on campus from April 28, to 30. It will commemorate both the eightieth birthday of the poet, 
born April 25, 1898, and the fiftieth anniversary of 
the publication of his first volume of poetry, Am- 
bito, in 1928. 


The group of brilliant young poets with whom 
Aleixandre was associated, which included 
Spanish Americans as well as Spaniards, began 
writing and publishing in the 1920s. They came to 
be known as the Generation of 1927, from the 
year of the tercentenary of the death of the 
baroque poet Luis de Gongora, the occasion of a 
great revival of interest in his work. The poets of 
the “Generation” contributed to the revival and 
were inspired by it. Federico Garcia Lorca, 
executed in 1936 in the first days of the Spanish 
Civil War, is the best-known member of the 
Spanish group, which includes Aleixandre, Rafael 
Alberti, Damaso Alonso, Luis Cernuda, Jorge 
Guillen, Pedro Salinas, and more than a dozen 
others. The best known among the Spanish 
Americans are Pablo Neruda and Cesar Vallejo. 

A lifelong invalid, Aleixandre remained in 
Spain after the war, always in opposition to the 
Franco regime. The Nobel citation of October 6, 

1977, calls his work “ .. .a creative poetic writing 
which, with roots in the tradition of Spanish lyric verse and in modern currents, illuminates man’s 
condition in the cosmos and in present day society.” Of his life, it says:“The Civil War came and 
from his bed he listened to the bombs exploding. When it was over and his fellow writers went into 
exile, they had to leave the invalid behind. But.. .he survived the Franco regime, never submitting, 
and thus becoming a rallying point and key figure in what remained of Spain’s spiritual life.” 



Vicente Aleixandre 


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H. Richard Archer (1911-1978) 

Word has been received of the untimely death of H. Richard Archer, custodian emeritus of the 
Chapin Library of Williams College, January 21, in a Boston hospital. He is remembered here as 
supervising bibliographer of UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library from 1944 to 1952 
and as a curator in the Department of Special Collections in 1952 and 1953. From 1954 until 1957, Mr. 
Archer was librarian of RR. Donnelley & Sons: The Lakeside Press, in Chicago, from which position 
he went to the Chapin Library. He had a certificate and an MA from the School of Librarianship at 
UC Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Chicago Library School. 

Mr. Archer was particularly interested in rare books, the history of printing and typography, and 
the work of modern printers and engravers. His extraordinary knowledge of this last field, his wide 
circle of friends among contemporary printers, and his collecting instincts led to an intensive 
development of the printing collections at the Clark Library during his years there. He also mastered 
the art of printing: a long series of occasional pieces, characterized by imaginative design, wit, and 
craftsmanship, issued from his Hippogryph Press. 

While in Los Angeles, he was a member and secretary-treasurer of the Rounce & Coffin Club 
(of printers, booksellers, and librarians), and he gave great impetus to the club’s activities. He was 
also a member of the Zamorano Club, serving as librarian from 1946 to 1949. 

Mr. Archer is survived by his widow, Margot, whom he met when both were bookshop em¬ 
ployees on Sixth Street in the 1930s. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Chapin Library’s H. 
Richard Archer Book Fund, which was established at the time of his retirement last summer. The 
address: Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, to the attention of 
Robert Volz, custodian of the library. 

W.E.C. 


URL Acquires Russian Revolutionary Literature on Microfilm 

A rich collection of Russian revolutionary literature dating back to the nineteenth century and 
dealing mostly with the period before 1917 is now available on microfilm at the Microform Room of 
the University Research Library. Cataloged as a set (DK 188 H 261r), with romanized analytical en¬ 
tries, Russian Revolutionary Literature consists of 1,168 items, ranging from one page to book 
length, on forty-seven reels. It represents a Harvard University Houghton Library Collection 
reproduced on microfilm by Research Publications, Inc., and filmed at Harvard’s request. 

The collection abounds with many rare items, including books and pamphlets, broadsides and 
broadsheets, periodicals such as Listok Narodnoi voli and Nabat; Lenin’s first printed book, 
Ob”iasnenie zakona o shtrafakh (1895) [An Explanation of the Law on Fines ] inscribed by Sab (an 
abbreviation of Sablina, the pseudonym used by Krupskaia, Lenin’s wife); and Manifest Kom- 
munisticheskoi partii (1882) of Marx and Engels, translated and with an introduction by Georgii 
Plekhanov, the well-known Russian Marxist philosopher. The preface to the Manifest was especially 
written for this edition by Marx and Engels themselves. Although not the first Russian translation 
(Mikhail Bakunin, the Russian anarchist, was first to translate and issue it in 1879), this is con¬ 
sidered the most influential Russian translation of the Communist Manifesto because of Plekhanov’s 
stature. 

A descriptive guide and key to this set, Russian Revolutionary Literature Collection (Ref. Z2509 
H261r), has been compiled by Kenneth E. Carpenter, the curator of Kress Library of Business and 


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Economics at Harvard University, and printed by Research Publications, Inc. This excellent guide 
provides not only the standard index entries, but series, translators, titles in Cyrillic, etc., and serves 
as the Reel Index to the collection, listing all items in the order in which they appear on the in¬ 
dividual reels. 

L.G. 

Dick Zumwinkle: An Appreciation 

It is worth some notice that the UCLA Librarian, which has been published without a break 
since October 16,1947, has had only two editors, and that Richard Zumwinkle has been the editor for 
more than half of the thirty-years-and-a-little-bit-over that have intervened. It is worth further notice 
that Dick had served as assistant editor for three years before becoming editor (during one year of 
which he shared that post with James R. Cox). 

In his more than fifteen years as editor, Dick has left his imprint — a most valuable one — on 
the publication. His work has been recognized not only by UCLA’s librarians, staff, faculty, and 
Friends of the Library, but by a number of readers in libraries in California, across the nation, and in 
several countries abroad. In becoming its third editor, Joel Gardner thus inherits editorial respon¬ 
sibility for a newsletter which has earned much respect in the library world. 

I’ve been enjoying the luxury of browsing in my file of the Librarian to refresh my memory of 
how the publication has served its purpose during the Zumwinkle period. (Having time to do this is 
one of the perquisites of retirement!) This has confirmed my recollection that Dick achieved a 
thoroughly professional editorial style in putting together a running record and commentary on the 
growth and continuing flowering of a great library. The acquisition of important and oftentimes 
unique materials, and the development of its services in making them readily available to the 
library’s users are documented through articles contributed by a wide variety of writers in the 
libraries and elsewhere on the campus. 

One of his most important contributions has been to extend the practice of obtaining articles by 
members of the faculty, in many fields, which have provided informed comments on significant 
acquisitions. A rough count of these, between 1962 and 1977, shows that there have been some fifty 
or more such articles — some of generous length. Several especially faithful faculty members have 
written a number of pieces over the years. Similarly, a good many articles have been contributed by 
library writers, and, again, I have noted several individuals who have written a number of reports on 
acquisitions or on functions and services in the several parts of the University Library. 

Not long after Robert Vosper came to UCLA as university librarian, in 1961, distribution of the 
UCLA Librarian was extended to include all members of the faculty and many administrative of¬ 
ficers of the university. And in 1967 the Librarian was adopted by the Friends of the UCLA Library 
as their official newsletter (the Friends had for a short time issued their own newsletter). With the 
establishment of the Library Newsletter/UCLA, which has provided a more efficient means for com¬ 
munication within the library system, the Librarian was freed from the necessity of publishing 
many items of in-house interest. Mr. Zumwinkle was enabled thereby to produce a publication more 
clearly focused on the library’s programs for collection development and the services in its various 
centers on the campus. 

During the years between my relinquishment of the editorship of the Librarian (1962) and my 
retirement two years ago, one of my happiest responsibilities was for the library’s broad program for 
publications and exhibitions. I was fortunate indeed that we had Richard Zumwinkle to serve not 
only as editor of the UCLA Librarian but as editorial director for other library publications and as 


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coordinator of activities connected with the design of exhibitions and miscellaneous printed 
materials. He has carried out these multifarious duties with distinction. The library and the univer¬ 
sity can take particular pride in the UCLA Librarian under his direction, for he has brought to it his 
considerable editorial skills and a remarkable ability to report library news responsibly and in¬ 
terestingly. He succeeded in this in the face of sometimes severe restrictions in space resulting from 
the university’s well-known fiscal problems. 

I’m pleased to have this opportunity to express my own appreciation for Dick’s invaluable con¬ 
tribution to the library, and to welcome to the editorship another colleague I have long enjoyed 
working with. 


E.T.M. 


News from the Graduate School of Management Library 

The following new and revised library guides are available at the Graduate School of 
Management Library: Management Series Number 11, Small Business Management (March 1978); 
Personnel Series Number 8, Compensation Management (January 1978); Reference Sources Series 
Numbers 6, 8, and 9, Government Publications for Business (revised March 1978), State and Local 
Statistics (January 1978), and State Industrial Trade Directories (March 1978). For a current list of 
guides in print, see GSM Library Guide/Library Locator Series Number 1 , Library Publicatons, 
available free by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Library Publications, Terry Fate, 
Graduate School of Management Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. 

With mail orders, there is a fifty cents charge for each title, to cover postage and handling costs, 
unless otherwise indicated. Checks should be payable to the Regents of the University of California 
(California residents, please add sales tax). Address orders to GSM Publications Services, Graduate 
School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. 


* * * 

Leonard Weil, president of the Manufacturers Bank, has given $5,000 to establish the James M. 
Pattillo Memorial Fund for the use of the UCLA Graduate School of Management Library. Under the 
terms of the gift, “The fund may be used for purchases which will contribute to the education of 
graduate students in the field of management.” 

James Pattillo spent more than fifty years as a banker. He was senior vice-president of the 
Manufacturers Bank for eleven years. Previously, he had served as president of the Independent 
Bankers Association of California and of Group V of the California Bankers Association. 


Marlene Shaughnessy, GSM collection development librarian, has written Information Sources 
for California Public Sector Bargaining (Los Angeles: University of California, Institute of In¬ 
dustrial Relations, 1978). 

News 

Ann Briegleb, archivist in the Ethnomusicology Library, spoke to the Thursday evening lecture 
series of the Craft and Folk Art Museum March 30. Her presentation was entitled “Romanian Folk 
Music Instruments: An Overview.” 


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The Music Library 

Nineteen seventy-seven marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of the UCLA Music Library, which 
began in 1942 in humble quarters in an east-west corridor on the ground floor of what is now Powell 
Library. About 8,000 pieces of orchestral and choral music, including scores and performing parts 
which were copied and gathered by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Music Project, 
were given to the library, and about 3,000 books and scores were transferred to the corridor facility 
from the stacks of the University Library to form the core collection. 

The library earned branch library status in July 1955, and the following year it was moved into a 
spacious room in the newly completed music building, Schoenberg Hall. Today the library is still 
located in this facility, but the quarters are no longer spacious. 

The Music Library has been developed to serve as the central library facility for music study 
and research at UCLA. It is open to all univeristy students, faculty, and staff, and also to the commu¬ 
nity at large. Indeed, a large percentage of patrons includes students from other colleges and univer¬ 
sities, performers, teachers, and members of the Los Angeles community of music lovers. The gen¬ 
eral collection contains about 30,000 volumes of books about music, including biographies, histories 
and reference works about music, periodical and serial sets, UCLA theses and dissertations, and a 
large variety of materials on specific musical topics. The score collection, about 45,000 volumes, con¬ 
tains not only scholarly editions of works, from the music of the Greek and Roman civilizations to 
this century’s masterpieces, but also a wide range of editions of vocal and instrumental music with 
individual parts for performance. 

The solemn melodies of the Gregorian chant, the complex chromatics of Ockeghem, the 
ebullient symphonies of Beethoven, and today’s electronic bleeps and squeals can be heard on 
recordings from the more than 15,000 discs and tapes in the Music Library’s audio facility. Seating 
forty listeners, the facility is open to use by patrons, but its primary service consists of listening 
assignments for classes of the Department of Music. 

Another important genre of research materials in the library consists of music dissertations 
from other universities in the U.S. and many European countries, music manuscripts, and early 
printed sources on about 3,000 microfilms and microcards. Almost 800 of these microfilms contain 
manuscripts of polyphonic music of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries in European and 
domestic libraries, an area of strong interest in the classrooms as well as the research carrels of the 
music departments’s musicology faculty. 

The library’s collections of opera scores and librettos are particularly well developed to support 
the music department’s Opera Workshop and also early opera research by the faculty and students. 
One unique and outstanding primary source in this area is the 117-volume set of 1,215 librettos of 
operas performed in Venice from 1635 through 1769. Several hundred eighteenth- and early- 
nineteenth-century French, English, and German librettos plus the scores for more than 5,000 
operas, operettas, and musical comedies make this genre one of the strongest in the library. 

The Music Library also gathers the published and unpublished works of contemporary com¬ 
posers, especially those working in the Los Angeles area and at UCLA. Henry Leland Clark, Fannie 
Charles Dillon, Rudolf Friml, Roy Harris, Mantle Hood, Boris Kremenliev, Colin McPhee, Mary Carr 
Moore, Gardner Read, Helen Schaffer, Gunther Tatenhahn, John Vincent, Ernst Toch, Eugene Zador, 
and Eric Zeisl are among the composers whose manuscripts and other archived materials are in the 
library. 


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English theater music of the late eighteenth century, folk ballads and songs of the British Isles, 
the Yiddish theater music of Joseph Rumshimsky, early theoretical treatises, performing editions of 
music for the classical guitar, eighteenth-century chamber music of Ignaz Pleyel and other com¬ 
posers of the rococo and classical periods, and contemporary Japanese music scores are among the 
library’s areas of concentration. 

Six special archives are important affiliates of the Music Library. The Ethnomusicology Ar¬ 
chive, located in the basement of Schoenberg Hall, supports the research of ethnomusicology faculty 
and students, as well as the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The archive has outstanding 
collections of both commercial and field recordings of Oriental, African, Eastern European, Latin 
American, and American Indian music. The “Kunst collection,” which duplicates in original or 
reprint form several thousand items listed in Jaap Kunst’s major bibliography of ethnomusicological 
sources, and the extensive collection of Oriental-language writings on music are two unique and in¬ 
ternationally known resources in the archive. 

The Archive of Popular American Music, housed on the second floor of Kinsey Hall, is a re¬ 
markable accumulation of sheet music, song folios, band arrangements, and recordings representing 
the heritage of this country’s popular music. The archive’s foundation is the collection of about 
250,000 pieces of sheet music issued between 1830 and 1960, given to UCLA by composer Meredith 
Willson. This music was the stock of Stanley Ring’s music store on Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. 
Willson purchased the store at auction when Mr. Ring passed away and, in March 1965, formally 
presented the collection to UCLA “at a festive ceremony on the forecourt of the University Library. 
‘Seventy-six Trombones’ blared out from the UCLA Marching Band, while Willson himself played 
his flute in a mock recreation of the scene from his famous musical.” A colorful brochure, from 
which this description is taken, explains about the archive and its collection of more than a half¬ 
million items. 

The American Film and Television Music Archives is a huge and exciting special collection of 
manuscript materials associated with the music of commercial motion picture and television show 
production. Autograph sketches and scores by Henry Mancini, Alex North, William Lava, Harry 
Lubin, Edward Ward, and other film music composers, and the personal film-music recordings of 
Alfred Newman make up a substantial part of the archive. Musical arrangements and script 
materials for the Carol Burnett Show, Danny Kaye and Smothers Brothers television specials, shows 
such as “Cowboy in Africa,” “Gentle Ben,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” plus “Road Run¬ 
ner,” “Woody Woodpecker,” and “Pink Panther” cartoons are a sampling of the television music 
collection. The complete General Music Corporation, Sunset Music Company, and Ivan Tors 
libraries of Television Music are among these materials. 

Austrian emigre community composers in Los Angeles have been one focus of study by the 
UCLA Oral History Program. Archives of the music materials of Ernst Toch and Eric Zeisl have 
been established in the Music Library as a part of oral history projects. Another archive has been 
established for John Vincent, the celebrated American composer who was chairman of the UCLA 
Department of Music for almost two decades. 

A number of reference works and journal articles describe the important holdings of the Music 
Library. Walter H. Rubsamen’s survey “Unusual music holdings of libraries on the West Coast” 
(Notes, X, no. 4, Sept., 1953, pp. 546-554) and Lester Brothers’s article “University of California, Los 
Angeles [Music Library]” ( Current Musicology, no. 17, 1974, pp. 36-39) describe the most notable 
research materials in the library. The Music Library Association, Southern California Chapter’s A 
directory of special music collections in Southern California libraries and in the libraries of the 
University of California and the California State Universities and Colleges (Irvine, CA: SCCMLA, 
1976) and the International Association of Music Libraries’ Directory of Music Research Libraries, 


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Part I: The United States, 2nd ed. (Kassel, Ger.: IAML/Barenreither, in press) list the music archives 
and other special materials in the library. Many other articles describe the Venetian Libretti collec¬ 
tion, the Pleyel music editions, the Archive of Popular American Music, Ethnomusicology Archive, 
and the Ernst Toch and Eric Zeisl Archives. 

Several special music collections exist on the UCLA campus or in association with the campus 
but outside the Music Library. The Folklore and Mythology Center, located in the Graduate School 
of Management building, contains a commercial-recording collection of folk music of the world, with 
a particular focus on Afro- and Anglo-American music. The Center’s Archive of California and 
Western Folklore apd its Western Kentucky Folklore Archive include many music books and 
ephemeral materials relating to these areas. 

The John Edwards Memorial Foundation, also a part of the Folklore and Mythology Center, 
owns one of the largest American Country music collections outside of Nashville’s Country Music 
Foundation. About 100,000 pieces of sheet music, song folios, books, brochures, and more than 
32,000 recordings document bluegrass, mountain, gospel, blues, country and western, and other 
country music forms. 

The Department of Special Collections of the University Research Library houses the famed 
George Pullen Jackson collection of Southeastern U.S. hymnals, the Joseph C. Stone collection of 
early American songbooks, the Royal B. Stanton collection of American hymnals, and the music 
manuscripts and memorabilia of Hollywood actor/composer Lionel Barrymore. 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles includes music as a part of a 
much larger collection specializing in English culture of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Its 
catalog shows about 1,000 music titles, including a rich variety of rare books, printed scores, and 
manuscripts (especially original editions of English operas, masques and plays with music, librettos, 
eighteenth-century ballad operas, and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English and Scottish 
songs). Such composers as John Blow, Henry Laws, Purcell, Handel, and Thomas Morley are well 
represented. 

In the spring of 1975 the library became the Walter Rubsamen Music Library, in honor of the 
former chairman of the music department who devoted much of his energy building the great 
scholarly collection we house today. 

The UCLA Music Library provides full reference service to its library users who want to find 
answers to the complex musical problems they face in their academic careers or performance work. 
It is a busy, professional, but friendly facility, where the staff is as excited about things musical as 
the public it serves. 

S.M.F. 

Publications 

Leon Gabrelian’s article, “The Saltykov-Schedrin State Public Library: The Formative Years, 
1795-1814,” appeared in the October issue of California Librarian. 

* * * 


Macmillan Information has published a second edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, 
and Loans by Lorraine Mathies and Elizabeth I. Dixon. 


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The Last Word: Exhibits 

The Music Library and much of the lobby of Schoenberg Hall were given over during Winter 
Quarter to a display entitled “European Folk Music: A Century of Systematic Scholarship.” Con¬ 
ceived by Professors James Porter and Boris Kremenliev, the exhibit developed three major themes. 
Inside the library, photographs, books, and transcriptions paid homage to the great scholars of the 
field, including Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Bartok, Percy Grainger, and Manuel de Falla. In the lobby of 
Schoenberg, cases offered samplings of imported printed collections, arranged according to area of 
scholarship; others, in the corridor leading away from the auditorium, showed traditional musical in¬ 
struments and costumes, and noted the particular organilogical interests of European scholars. 

The collection was assembled from materials drawn from our own libraries — including the 
Research Library, the Music Library, the Museum of Musical Instruments, and the Museum of 
Cultural History—as well as private collections. Professor Porter was aided in arranging the 
materials by Marsha Berman of the Music Library, Ziomek Pawluskiewicz, and graduate students 
Don Niles, Betsy Quick, Cynthia Schmidt, and Nancy Thym. 


* * * 


“The Stinehour Press,” a study of the work of one of America’s finest fine printers, is 
showcased in the entrance lobby of the University Research Library through the middle of May. The 
collection, developed by Jim Davis, includes selections from throughout the career of Roderick D. 
Stinehour. All but three of the works on display are from UCLA Library collections; the 
others were lent by Dartmouth University, the printer’s alma mater. 

The exhibit traces the origins of Stinehour’s art, exploring his impressive work for the Limited 
Editions Club and Eakins Press, his cards and keepsakes for G.K. Hall, his catalogs and facsimiles 
for the Morgan Library, among many other items. One case describes the printer’s craft: it shows 
proofs, dummies, pasteups, and zinc blocks from the Limited Editions Club publication of Ambrose 
Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary, created by Stinehour. 

* * * 

“Words and Images” is a retrospective of the fine art printing of Tatyana Grosman’s Universal 
Limited Art Editions, and is at the Wight Galleries through May 7. Postwar American art, especially 
the New York genre, is represented strikingly by Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Larry Rivers, 
Robert Rauschenberg, and others. Equally striking is the small display at the entrance and adjacent 
that traces the history of art in printing, culminates with Editions Ambroise Vollard and Teriade of 
Paris, and includes several masterpieces of Blake and Goya, of which many of the editions are from 
the collections of the UCLA Library. Maurice Bloch, director of the Grunwald Collection of the 
Graphic Arts, assembled the show. 


J.G. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Stephen M. Fry, Leon 
Gabrelian, Everett T. Moore, and Frances K. Zeitlin. 


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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY* 
Volume XXXI Number 5 


LOS ANGELE S 24 

May 1978 


The Walter Lantz Collection 
Arrives at the Theater Arts Library ( P a g e2o j 



also: 

Graduate School of Management Library ( page 22) 
The Last Word: The Campbell Contest (page 23 j 





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Manuscript Donated in Daughter’s Memory 

Early in March a brief note came to the Department of Special Collections from Howard C. 
Sarvis of Boise, Idaho. He had a 200-year-old Mexican manuscript and would be willing to donate it 
to the library. Were we interested? Of course! We speculated on his reasons for choosing UCLA but 
wasted no time in responding to his generous offer. Our donor (donors, as it turns out) did not keep 
us in suspense. The manuscript arrived by certified mail, followed by a long and moving letter which 
put to rest all speculation on the donors’ choice of the UCLA Library as the appropriate repository 
for their gift. As Mr. Sarvis wrote, the manuscript “. . . is an heirloom, so before telling you about it 
I have to tell you something of our family.” 

In the early 1930s, he was living in the small Mexican village of Villadama, Nuevo Leon, where 
he met and married Carmen Garay. After the couple returned to the United States, their only 
daughter, Geneva, was born in 1934. Mr. Sarvis continues: ‘‘After considerable exploration and 
experimentation, including living in Spain for several years, Geneva continued her education at 
UCLA: Bachelor of Arts (Geography) 1968; Master of Arts (Geography) 1970. While she was doing 
her postgraduate work, she told some of her professors about the old ms and, because they were 
interested, proposed loaning it to the University. We were reluctant at the time. Unfortunately . . . 
she died suddenly here, in 1976. And we recall her wishes . . . we would like to think that we are 
donating this in her memory to an institution that contributed much to her life.” 

The manuscript, 414 pages in length, is the will and inventory of the estate of General Don Josef 
Salvador Lozano, Nuestra Senora de Monte Rey, Nuevo Reyno de Leon (now Monterrey, Nuevo 
Leon), dated 1779. The general’s forebears were cofounders of the city of Monterrey, and his 
holdings were extensive. He owned several houses and a mercantile firm in that city as well as 
properties in the surrounding territory, including mines. A closer inspection of the will and 
inventory reveals that the general was married twice and had seventeen children. Listed in detail 
are the dowries, money, jewels, slaves, and goods which came to him through his two marriages. 
There are many pages of inventory of the mercantile firm, right down to assorted buttons of gold, 
silver, and whale whiskers, and including a wire moustrap in the warehouse. Inventories of the 
countryside holdings are equally impressive listings of livestock, mines, and a sugar mill. 

‘‘So we send it to you,” conclude Carmen and Howard Sarvis, ‘‘the story of the affairs of 
General Don Josef Salvador Lozano, complete from wives to slaves, whale whiskers and 
mousetrap—in the name of one of his latter-day descendants, Geneva Carmen (Sarvis) Copeland.” 

J.V.M. 


William Harvey Display at Biomedical Library 

In commemoration of the 400th birthday of William Harvey and the 350th anniversary of his 
major work, an exhibition of his life and times will be on display at the Biomedical Library through 
the end of June. Harvey is best remembered for being the first to describe the circulation of the 
blood. 

Born in Folkestone, England, Harvey was educated at Cambridge and the University of Padua, 
where he received his MD degree. He held a long-term appointment at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 
London, and was attendant physician to Kings James I and Charles I and to such well-known figures 
as Sir Francis Bacon. He died in 1657, at the age of seventy-nine. 


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Trained in the new tradition of the era—accuracy in anatomical dissection and description, 
dependence upon controlled experimentation—Harvey combined the observations of his 
contemporaries with his own elegant but simple experiments and mathematical analyses of blood- 
flow dynamics to produce a synthesis inDe Motu Cordis, published in 1628, which still stands among 
the classics of physiology. 

A portrait of Harvey is on display. Probably painted at about the time of the writing of De Motu 
Cordis, it was lent for the exhibit by Jake Zeitlin. 


Clark Library Notes 

A Clark Library seminar, “Landscape in the Gardens and the Literature of Eighteenth-Century 
England,” was held March 18. Dedicated to the late Ralph D. Cornell, noted landscape architect and 
longtime consultant to UCLA on-campus and Clark Library landscaping, the seminar presented 
papers by David C. Streatfield, associate professor of landscape architecture, University of 
Washington; and by Alistair M. Duckworth, professor of English, University of Florida. Professor 
Duckworth interrupted a Guggenheim fellowship in London to participate in the meeting. 


In his paper, “Art and Nature in the English Landscape Garden: Design Theory and Practice 
1700-1818,” Professor Streatfield discussed the styles of landscape design and the principal 
designers during that period. His lecture was illustrated by many slides of plans, contemporary 
drawings, painting, and prints, as well as photographs of famous English gardens as they are today. 
Professor Duckworth spoke on “Fiction and the Uses of Landscape,” exemplified in the novels of 
Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Jane Austen, and Sir Walter Scott. Moderator for the meeting 
was Donald Roberts, head of landscape design in the UCLA Department of Art. 


* * * 


Cedric D. Reverand III, associate professor of English at the University of Wyoming, was 
awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for study and research at the Clark Library during the 
months of January and February. Professor Reverand did research for a book on the views of John 
Dryden, seventeenth-century poet, dramatist, and critic, concerning the function and efficacy of 
poetry. 


* * * 


Building Book Libraries: Two Variations on a Theme, the latest publication of the Clark Library, 
presents the texts of papers delivered at a Clark Library Seminar February 7, 1976, by James M. 
Osborn and Robert Vosper. Mr. Osborn, chairman of the Yale Library Associates until his death 
later in 1976, spoke of “Some Experiences of a Scholar-Collector.” Mr. Vosper described “Books for 
Libraries: Institutional Book Collecting.” Daniel H. Woodward of the Huntington Library wrote an 
introduction to the volume. Copies are available from the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 
2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018, at three dollars (checks payable to the Regents of the 
University of California). 

W.E.C. 


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Walter Lantz Presents Archive to Theater Arts Library 

Walter Lantz, last of the great cartoon animators, creator of Woody Woodpecker, has 
presented the UCLA Theater Arts Library the fruits of more than fifty-five years of labor: a 
voluminous archive including drawings and cels, original sketches, backgrounds, storyboards, 
scripts, production material, animation models, music scores and parts, publicity stills, publicity 
materials, posters in English and many other languages, and comic books in English, French, Italian, 
Finnish, Portuguese, and Spanish. Along with 
Woody Woodpecker, the (world’s most popular 
animated film character, the cast includes 
Charlie Beary, Oswald Rabbit, Gabby Gator, 

Chilly Willy, Smedley, Sugarfoot, and Andy Panda. 


Walter Lantz was born in New Rochelle, 

New York, on April 27, 1900. At twelve, he sent 
for a mail-order cartoon-drawing course, and 
three years later, when he was a copyboy for 
William Randolph Hearst’s New York American, 
he was recommended for the cartoon studio of 
the now-famous director Gregory LaCava. Here 
Lantz drew such memorable characters as the 
Katzenjammer Kids, Happy Hooligan, Krazy Kat, 
and Mutt and Jeff. His first creations, Pete the 
Pup and Dinky Doodle, were born during this 
period. In 1922, he produced and directed Col. 

Heeza Liar, a silent cartoon series, at the J.R. Bray 
Studios. 

He jumped into his Locomobile and headed 
for Hollywood in 1926, beginning as a writer for 
Mack Sennett comedies. In 1928, he was placed 
under contract by Universal Studios, with whom 
he has been associated since. At Universal, he 
responsible for production of the first technicolor cartoon, The King of Jazz, which featured Paul 
Whiteman’s orchestra and a trio of young singers called the Rhythm Boys. It was Bing Crosby’s first 
sound recording on film. 

In August 1941, Lantz married actress Grace Stafford. Their first comedic offspring was born 
from a little bird who pecked his way through the roof of their honeymoon cottage. They adapted 
him, called him Woody Woodpecker, and cast him in an Andy Panda cartoon. Woody was an instant 
star. His distinctive, wacky laugh was to be heard, recognized, and enjoyed by millions around the 
world. In fact, Grace Lantz is Woody’s voice. When tests were made, she slipped a disc into the 
stack of tryout records and was selected—without Lantz’s knowledge that the voice was hers. Even 
though studios have virtually ceased production of animated cartoons for theatrical distribution, 
Woody continues to be seen in more than 12,000 American theaters and seventy-two countries 
outside the Iron Curtain. Though cartoons are dubbed into many languages, Woody’s laugh 
continues to be natural and original—and recorded by Grace Lantz. 

This year, Walter Lantz was paid homage at L.A. Filmex. At “A Tribute to Walter Lantz,” the 
first Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons were shown, along with early black-and-white 
Oswald Rabbit cartoons and several examples of World War II propaganda films. 

A.M. 



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Faculty-Library Committee Will Seek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts 

The Advisory Committee on Western European Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, a joint 
faculty-library committee, has been appointed by University Librarian Russell Shank to advise on 
the acquisition and handling of such manuscripts. Chairman of the committee is Norman Dudley, 
assistant university librarian for collection development. Members are Robert Benson, professor of 
history; Fredi Chiappelli, professor of Italian and director of the Center for Medieval and 
Renaissance Studies; James Mink, head, Department of Special Collections; Richard Rouse, 
professor of history; Diana Thomas, assistant professor of library and information science; and 
Frances Zeitlin, medieval and Renaissance bibliographer. 


The committee is initiating a policy of systematic acquisition of medieval and Renaissance 
textual manuscripts in Latin, Greek, and the vernacular languages of Western Europe. The 
desirability of building up the Library’s small collection of original manuscripts of the period has 
long been acknowledged. Such support is needed for the university’s strong programs in the 
languages, literatures, paleography, art, and history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A large 
number of graduate students are enrolled in these fields, and they require experience in reading 
and evaluating a variety of manuscript materials. In addition, the Graduate School of Library and 
Information Science has recently designated the history of the book as one of its three doctoral 
programs, and a biennial summer institute in Latin and English paleography, under the directorship 
of Professor Rouse, has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first of 
these institutes will be held this summer. 


A modest budget for purchasing manuscript materials has been allocated by the Library for 
1977-78 and supplemented by a gift from the Friends of the UCLA Library. The first purchase, a 
single leaf of a Book of Hours from Flanders dated 1500, has just been made. This manuscript fills a 
particular gap in the Library’s collection of early manuscript leaves. 

The committee is not seeking great masterpieces of manuscript book production, but rather 
common books or documents of religious, scholarly, professional, and daily life, as well as 
specimens of paleography representative of various periods, areas, and styles. 

The manuscript just acquired was brought to the attention of the committee by George Ellis, 
assistant director of the Museum of Cultural History. The committee hopes that other members of 
the academic community, booksellers, and friends of the Library will make suggestions concerning 
suitable manuscripts that may come to their attention. 

F.K.Z. 


Bradley Donates Papers, Agrees to Interview 

A contingent of 1 four from the UCLA Library traveled to Los Angeles City Hall April 4 for 
picture taking and various other ceremonies that marked the donation of papers to the Library by 
Mayor Tom Bradley. University Librarian Russell Shank led the group. It also included University 
Archivist James V. Mink, whose initial contacts prompted the gift; Oral History Program Director 
Bernard Galm, who will be interviewing the mayor; and Anne Caiger, manuscripts librarian. 

The mayor will be giving correspondence, speeches, photographs, and personal and political 
memorabilia, deriving from his years as a Los Angeles police officer, city councilman for the Tenth 
District, and his mayorship, which he won from Sam Yorty in 1973. The interview of Mayor Bradley, 
who is a UCLA alumnus, will be funded by the UCLA Alumni Association. 


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The Graduate School of Management Library 

The Graduate School of Management has recently been ranked among the top ten business 
schools in the nation. The specialized Management Library serving the GSM also ranks among the 
first ten in the nation. This brings very pleasantly to mind the statements made in a Change 
magazine article (Winter 1974-75], “The Reputations of American Professional Schools”: “The size 
of a school’s separate professional library is strongly related to its reputation. . . . The reputations 
of schools of. . . business . . . can be enhanced by building up their specialized libraries.” 


The GSM Library first opened in September of 1961. Its growth has been nothing short of 
astronomical ever since. In the past ten years, the total volume count has increased by 64.3 percent, 
the circulation by 78.3 percent, and, although difficult to believe, the reference-research- 
information questions have soared 1,123 percent, 56.6 percent over just the past year. This is the 
only business library per se in both the University of California and state university library systems. 
It serves members of both the academic and the business communities of the entire state, especially 
in the south. It has also achieved both a national and international reputation; telephone calls and 
letters come in almost daily from New York, Boston, Chicago, Nairobi, Australia, Paris, and 
elsewhere. 


The collection of the GSM Library comprises nearly 115,000 volumes, about 5,000 current 
journals and newspapers in English and several foreign languages, 2,500 reels of microfilm, and 
100,000 microcards and microfiche, as well as the major business and financial services. 


* * * 


The collection development policy of the library is primarily to support the teaching and 
research of the Graduate School of Management. As would be expected, there are strong 
concentrations of books in the fields of accounting, finance and investments, management (both in 
general and specifically, the latest being an emphasis in the not-for-profit area], marketing, urban 
land economics, and so on. It possesses an excellent collection of both operations research and 
computer/information systems materials. A recent development is the specialization in arts 
management. 

Among the special collections of the library are the Robert E. Gross collection of rare books in 
business and economics, made possible by the generous gifts of the Lockheed Leadership 
Foundation, Mrs. Robert E. Gross, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ducommun. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ducommun also made possible the purchase of the Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic 
Literature: Resources in the Economic, Social, Business, and Political History of Modern Industrial 
Society [Printed Books through 1800), some 30,000 titles on 1,600 reels of microfilm. 

There are also an extensive collection of 10K and annual reports of major American and 
foreign corporations, a Corporate History Collection, the personal library of the late Gerald M. 
Loeb, and the publications and personal papers of Dean Emeritus Neil H. Jacoby. 

The GSM Library’s major accomplishment is its publications program, which supports the 
subject specializations of the school and the reference interests of the library users. There are some 
ninety titles in the various series, including three lengthy bibliographies, The Arts and the World of 
Business (Supplements I and II], and Foundations, Grants & Fund-Raising. There are also several 
series of Library Guides on the subjects of accounting and finance, management, marketing, not-for- 
profit organizations, personnel, serials information, foreign business information, among others. 
Among some of the most popular of these are “Investment Information,” “Foreign Company 


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Financial Data,” ‘‘Women in Management,” “Real Estate Management,” and “Government 
Publications for Business.” The GSM Library also publishes a monthly newsletter, What’s New in 
the Management Library, and a semimonthly, Current Journal Contents. 

C.O.G. 


The Last Word: Campbells and Other Friends 

Nicholas Meyer, the featured speaker at the Thirtieth Campbell Book Awards, almost wasn’t 
there. He explained by recalling the plot line from one of Jerome K. Jerome’s, shall we say, lesser 
works, Three Men on a Bummel, in which a husband and his wife, honeymooning in Holland on a 
tandem bicycle, are separated when the husband shouts back, “Hang on tight!” and his bride hears, 
“Get off!” Similarly, he said, when he was told to be at Special Collections Thurday, April 20 at 2:30 
p.m., he wrote down instructions for Saturday, April 22. 

But as surely as Holmes outwits Moriarty—or, as in Meyer’s most famous work, The Seven 
Percent Solution, Freud outwits Holmes’s devil—all ended well. The author spoke engagingly and 
entertainingly about the origins of his fascination with Sherlock Holmes and Holmesiana, from the 
unlikely settings of a New York cocktail party and a trivia contest in a Second Avenue bar, to the 
most likely one—a bookstore, where he first encountered Sherlock Holmes: Ten Literary Studies, by 
Trevor Hall. “Don’t ever let anyone tell you,” he said, “that there’s no profit in book collecting.” 

Profit for this year’s contest winners was in the total of $650. Graduate prizes, $100 each, were 
awarded to Andrew Christenson, for “ ‘Moundbuilders’ in the Eastern United States”; Ramon 
Edgardo Flores, for “Castro, Che, and the Cuban Revolution”; and Stanley Cushingham, for 
“Languages of Sub-Saharan Africa.” Cushingham’s bibliographical explanation of his collection 
earned him an extra $50, a special prize offered by the Library Staff Association. Undergraduate 
prizes, also $100 each, were garnered by Steven Roberts, for “Collected Writings of Vladimir 
Nabokov”; Linda Ellis, for “Anglo-Welsh Literature and Poetry”; and Jeffrey Brown, for books and 
ephemera pertaining to Doonesbury. 

University Librarian Russell Shank presided. In the course of his remarks, he noted the 
contributions of the following: committee members George McGregor, Wayne Ruwet, Suzanne 
Shellaby, and Kayla Siegel (library staff members all); and judges George Allen, of Bennett and 
Marshall bookshop, and Sandra Colville-Stewart, of the Biomedical Library. He had special words 
for Jim Davis, who organized the luncheon that traditionally precedes the ceremony and oversaw 
the proceedings to ensure that they ran smoothly, and, of course, for Robert and Blanche Campbell, 
the retired booksellers whose generosity and concern for literacy prompted them to establish the 
competition thirty years ago. Collections are now on display in the rotunda of Powell Library. 

* * * 

John Espey has devoted his scholarly career to Ezra Pound, and his last few months to the 
recently acquired collection of Pound materials dealing with Raymonde Collignon, for whom the 
poet composed his first songs. So, fittingly, he devoted an hour of the Friends of +he Library spring 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Charlotte O. Georgi, 
Audree Malkin, James V. Mink, and Frances K. Zeitlin. 


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meeting April 14 retracing the circuitous path that led him first into the academic world and then * • 


into his long relationship with Pound. Espey and Pound met when the poet was released from St. 


Elizabeths in Washington, D.C., yet the scholar’s puzzle wasn’t truly solved until his meeting with 
Raymonde Collignon’s son and his subsequent acquisition, through the UCLA Library, of her 
memorabilia. [ Librarian , December 1977] 

The Friends were also told of two recent acquisitions that paid tribute to members past and 
present. An eighteenth-century cookery book and $100 have been donated in the name of the late 
Marcus Crahan, former Friends'president. And, as James R. Cox expressed it, “the capstone, the 
jewel in the crown” of the Horace Albright collection on Yellowstone National Park has been 
donated by Marjorie Farquhar, widow of Francis Farquhar, a lifelong friend and fellow 
conservationist of Albright. 


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The Friends will bid farewell to Digby Diehl at a luncheon Friday, June 3 in the Sequoia Room of 


the Faculty Center on the UCLA campus. Diehl departs for New York July 1 to embark upon a career 
as vice-president and editor-in-chief at Harry N. Abrams, the noted publishing house. 

For the past nine years, Diehl has edited the Los Angeles Times book review section; starting 
practically from scratch, he has turned it into one of the nation’s most important. He won the 1977 
Irita Van Doren Award from the American Booksellers Association “for his many contributions to 
the cause of the book as an instrument of culture in American life.” Diehl earned an MA in theatre 
arts at UCLA in 1966 and has been an instructor in the Department of Journalism since 1969. He is 
the author of Supertalk: Extraordinary Conversations. 

Reservations for the luncheon, which will cost six dollars for cold buffet and wine, will be 
limited to 120. No-host bar will open at 11:30. 



J.G. 


UCLA Librarian 
Administrative Office 
University of California Library 
Los Angeles, California 90024 







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Volume XXXI Number 6 


June 1978 


A Tribute to Andrew H. Horn 



THE COLUMBIAN PRESS 


Articles by Byron H. Atkinson 
Betty Rosenberg Diana Thomas 






















UCLA Librarian 


Andy Horn and the Library School 

One doesn’t associate gaiety and laughter with the creation and painstaking shaping of a 
graduate library school, but Andy Horn does things with a difference. The lively spirits might have 
been due to that courage and consolation resting in the bottom desk drawer during that preliminary 
planning year when the idiosyncrasies of a library school had to be maneuvered around the 
regulations of a university, frustrating except to the devious Andy. We remember then, and all 
through the years, all those papers—meticulously planned and replete with details to cover every 
contingency—for the ordering of the school’s business and for the conscientiously devised syllabi. 

What was apparent from the first was Machiavellian realism (craftiness, not duplicity) derived 
from many years of administrative experience. He knows too much to be deluded by optimism. We 
remember the caveats gently voiced as we grew euphoric in faculty meetings. 

He loves to teach and teaches lovingly. In the early years of the school, the librarian-teacher 
was still the Renaissance man: Andy taught, inter alia, reference (but fortunately didn’t have to 
tackle cataloging!) as well as administration, bibliography, history of the book, printing, and the 
introduction to librarianship; he could turn his mind to any course when needed. 

The enjoyment of working with an old-fashioned gentleman—albeit with a pixie gleam in 
eye—accounts for a faculty enthusiastic and cooperative, innovative and irreverent, everyone 
having fun. That Andy is often sardonic merely adds to the laughter, for politeness is never absent. 
He cares exceedingly about people and libraries (well, he may care more about a fine job of 
printing) and worries unceasingly about the welfare of both. The rights and needs of the students 
come first, and we were never allowed to ignore this. (The internship program, which he formulated 
and which has taken so much of his energy in these last few years, is a significant success and a 
godsend for the students). 

Recollected in tranquillity, the years 1959-1978 seem a turmoil of continuous adaptation to 
changing ideas of what.libraries are meant to be. Andy demonstrated some very adept footwork. 

What sustains him and the school is his gift for friendship. Floreat in Arcadia. 


B.R. 


Andy Horn and the Printing Chappel 

Since UCLA first established a bibliographical press, other library schools have followed its 
example. Visitors tell us, however, that ours is the best equipped. The credit for that, as for the 
success of so many of the innovative programs of the Graduate School of Library and Information 
Science, must go to Professor—former Dean—Andrew H. Horn. He has applied his learning, 
technical skill, and personal commitment to developing the resources of the chappel and to 
conveying his appreciation and enthusiasm for fine typography and fine craftsmanship to countless 
students. 

A bibliographical press is a typographic laboratory and is known as a chappel because print- 
shop workers traditionally formed themselves into chappels. Its purpose is to acquaint students with 
the influence exercised by the methods of printing and the equipment used upon the text as well as 
the form of the material produced. It is an important adjunct to the study of analytical and textual 
bibliography as well as the history of the book. 


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From its inception, the chappel was a joint venture of the University Library, the library school, 
and the Department of English. The initial purchase was a demy Albion (24 x 18 inch printing 
surface), which was located in England and carefully validated by T.W. Macdonald, “Black Mack 
the Handpress, after a diligent and eventful search as UCLA’s agent (Librarian, October 4, 1963). 
The Albion was the press favored by William Morris and other major figures of the Private Press 
Movement; while UCLA’s machine is not dated, it was manufactured in the nineteenth century. This 
press was purchased by Justin G. Turner through the Friends of the Library. Various other 
supporters of printing and scholarship, including the third library school class, contributed to 
furnishing type and other necessary appurtenances to establish the chappel. In particular, over the 
years, the late master printer par excellence Saul Marks contributed generously both materially 
and with his interest and skill. 

In 1965, another widely used hand press, the Washington or Reliance, was given by a Los 
Angeles printer, William Wolfer, Jr., in memory of his father, a California printing pioneer. The 
Washington was more portable than the Columbian or Albion and traveled with nineteenth-century 
printers settling the West. UCLA’s example is mounted on a wheeled platform and is thus very 
convenient for general demonstrations. 

A handsome Columbian hand printing press is the newest working member of the chappel. 
Introduced as a newspaper press in Philadelphia in 1814, the Columbian immediately attracted 
attention for its exuberant decoration as well as for its extraordinary ease of operation and 
accuracy of impression. The eagle-shaped weight that soars as the bar of the press is pulled for an 
impression is its hallmark, but it is accompanied by adorning dolphins, flowers, and fruits. A 
striking piece of equipment, it was widely used and manufactured by several firms in Britain and 
Europe for over a century. 

The press at UCLA, Clymer & Dixon no. 640, is on loan from Dr. Edward Petko and is one of the 
largest models ever made. It stands over six feet tall, has a printing area 40 x 26 inches, and is of 
particular historic interest because it was made in London by its inventor, John Clymer, in the last 
year of his life, 1834. 

Dr. Petko, a local physician, cultivated typographical interests when as a UCLA freshman he 
obtained special permission to take Professor Hugh Dick’s graduate seminar in bibliographical 
description. The following year he won the Campbell Book Contest with his collection representing 
five centuries of fine printing. These interests were nurtured by UCLA librarians Dr. Lawrence 
Clark Powell and Everett T. Moore. It was to Everett Moore that Dr. Petko turned in 1973 for help to 
effect his long-cherished thought that the Powell Library Building should have a Columbian press for 
the use and edification of students. Locating a press was only the first difficulty; having it shipped 
from London, restoring it (Dr. Petko himself removed eleven coats of paint), and suitably installing it 
presented further problems. Now, the press, several cabinets of various interesting type faces, and 
a supply of paper have joined other materials in an expanded printing chappel, and this quarter 
students in Printing for Bibliographers (GSLIS 429) pulled their first broadside from this magnificent 
machine. 


Andrew Horn retires this June, but the Graduate School of Library and Information Science for¬ 
mally acknowledged his multifaceted contribution by dedicating the printing chappel to the 
continuance of his interest in acquainting students with printing as the major means of transmitting 
western culture for the past 500 years. 


D.M.T. 


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Andy Horn and a Longtime Friendship 

Although Andy Horn is probably one of the two best-known library people in the West, hardly a 
man is now alive who is able to recall Andy as an undergraduate acquaintance, graduate student, 
friend, and administrative and faculty friend and colleague over the entire span of his career. I am 
one of those few fortunate survivors. 

I first came to know Andy when I was a lowly freshman at UCLA and he a very well known and 
active senior, president of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha, and star scholar of the interfraternity 
system at UCLA in the thirties. I cultivated this acquaintance assiduously and did not lose touch 
with Andy until about the middle of World War II, at which point he was inducted into the United 
States Army—I, in the meantime, having returned from it. After his discharge, and over a couple of 
schooners at Pete’s on Pico, Andy recounted the story of his military career. Now, Andy is as 
patriotic as most good Americans and no more warlike than most librarians, and thus his classi¬ 
fication was a problem for the U.S. Army. The classification officer, surveying his resume, finally 
said, “Well, I see you have a doctor’s degree. Why don’t we put you in the Medical Corps?” Andy 
acquiesced, having little choice, and one of the finest scholarly and historical minds in the United 
States served out the war as a corporal in a series of army hospitals. 


DRS. HORN, POWELL, AND VOSPER, 1966. 


After the war, Andy and a group of our mutual friends from undergraduate days went on a 
hegira which took them variously to Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, Chapel Hill, and finally, for Andy, 
Occidental College. I was lucky enough to be able to keep in touch, and on his frequent trips to 
Southern California, we were able to enjoy a lot of reminiscing and some wonderful trips to the 
California wine country, a hobby we still share in common. And it was during this period that we 
came to know Mary as well. 


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I can still vividly recall a talk with Larry Powell one spring day after Andy had come back to 
Occidental. Larry said, “Andy likes it over there, and they’re very good to him, but I think there’s 
one job that would bring him back here, and that would be to become dean of a new school of library 
science.” Many of us still believe that the major-reason for the creation of such a school on this 
campus was to steal Andy back from Oxy. 

I wish it were possible to go on at length with reminiscence and anecdote. I am proud to claim 
Andrew Horn as my oldest personal friend and professional colleague at UCLA, and I wish him 
happy California trails, undiscovered book troves, and unlimited opportunities in retirement to visit 
the small family wineries of California. 

B.H.A. 

Hundreds of Andy Horn’s friends and colleagues from the Library and the library school hon¬ 
ored him May 20 at a gathering at the home of Elizabeth Eisenb ach, and on June 1 , at a ceremony in 
the library school, the printing chappel was officially dedicated to him. He won't be soon forgotten. 

J.G. 

The Oriental Library 

UCLA has had a long-standing interest in East Asian studies—since 1947, when teaching of 
Chinese and Japanese languages was initiated in a Department of Oriental Languages under the 
chairmanship of Professor Richard C. Rudolph. The beginnings of the library, thirteenth-oldest East 
Asian Library in the U.S., involved elements of romantic adventure and upheaval. Professor 
Rudolph, during a trip to China in 1948, traveled one city ahead of the advancing Chinese 
Communists and succeeded in obtaining 10,000 important Chinese works before the People’s 
Republic of China shut its doors on the western world. Professor Rudolph, Professor Robert Wilson 
of the Department of History, and Professor Ensho Ashikaga of the Department of Oriental 
Languages made additional purchases in Japan; broad-based support from departments such as 
history, geography, sociology, and political science has continued through the years. 

The Oriental Library was officially established in May 1956 as a separate branch library in the 
UCLA library system with 35,498 volumes, housed in the Department of Special Collections in room 
10, Powell Library. The first librarian was Mrs. Man-Hing Yue Chen. In May 1965, the library moved 
to room 32, Powell Library, and in 1970 it moved to its present quarters in room 21617, University 
Research Library. The library currently holds 166,676 volumes of works (primarily in Chinese, 
Japanese, and Korean, but also in Tibetan), as well as 988 periodical titles and 969 reels of 
microfilm. 

The collections of the library are strongest in fields such as Chinese archaeology, Chinese and 
Japanese art, bibliography and reference, Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, Chinese classics, 
Chinese and Japanese folklore, premodern Chinese and Japanese history, and Chinese and Japanese 
languages and literatures. They reflect prevailing teaching and research patterns, focusing 
collecting activities on the classical and traditional literatures, histories, religions, philosophies 
of East Asia. The acquisition of modern and contemporary materials, particularly in the social 
sciences—such as political science, economics, and sociology—shows weakness, on the whole. 

Many particularly interesting and valuable collections have been added to the Oriental Library 
over the past thirty years. In 1962, the library purchased the Toganoo Collection, consisting of 
Japanese books on Buddhism, 342 titles in 968 volumes and two scrolls of manuscripts of mandara 
(pictures of Buddhas), used by Professor Shoun Toganoo (1881-1953), an internationally known 


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scholar of Esoteric Buddhism. The Toganoo Collection contains the most valuable materials in the 
world on Esoteric Buddhism. One Japanese publisher, Hirakawa Shuppan Inc. of Tokyo, is planning 
to reprint most titles in this collection. 

An important Chinese collection of literature and poetry of the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911) was 
acquired from South Vietnam in April 1963. Drawn from the library of the late Mr. Ch’en Jung, a 
well-known scholar and collector in South China, the books include 240 titles in 126 volumes, most 
published during the Ch’ing Dynasty. The collection greatly strengthens library holdings in Chinese 
literature and constitutes the most complete collection of Ch’ing poets in this country. 

In September 1975, the library was fortunate to acquire Professor S.Y. Chen’s collection of 
Chinese books on the history of China and on cultural relations between China and the West. 
Professor Chen, a scholar with an international reputation, founded the Department of Chinese 
Studies at Claremont College. His collection, 594 titles in 1,605 volumes, is useful for Chinese studies 
in general, and history and political science in particular. 

A recent purchase of the library is a set of Meiji zenki sangyo hattatsu shi shiryo [Historical 
materials of industrial development in the early Meiji era), 807 volumes published by Meiji Bunken 
Shiryo Kankokai, Tokyo, 1966-1976. This series contains source materials for Japanese studies, 
especially for modern Japanese history and social sciences. This set was the last complete one 
available in Japan, because the publisher went bankrupt in 1976. 

Distinguished gifts from many individuals and organizations have enhanced Oriental Library 
collections. It would be impossible to list all of them; however, certain noteworthy gifts should be 
mentioned. For eighteen years, beginning in 1959, the Los Angeles Buddhist Federation has 
presented the library with a gift of money for the purchase of books for Buddhist studies. These 
contributions have been an important factor in the library’s development as a major resource. 

As part of a continuing celebration of the 1960 centennial of Japanese-American relations, the 
Japanese government presented UCLA with 88 volumes on Japan in March 1961. The books are on all 
aspects of Japan, with emphasis on travel, history, folklore, and religion. In July 1963, Mr. Tadashi 
Umejima, executive director of the Mainichi newspaper, donated 82 Japanese books concerning 
Japan and Oriental studies. 

The library received a set of Korean Tripitaka, Koryo taejangyong, volumes 1-23, from Lt. Gen. 
W.R. Peers, U.S.A. (Ret.), in March 1975. A reproduction of the Koryo Dynasty edition engraved in 
1237-1251, it is especially valuable for the study of Buddhism in China and Japan. This Korean 
edition of the Chinese Buddhist canon is an important source material which contains, in many in¬ 
stances, versions of Buddhist sutras earlier than those found in the standard editions of the canon 
published out by the Chinese and Japanese. 

The Japan Exposition Commemorative Association granted the library a matching fund of 
$10,000 for the purchase of Japanese books needed by specialists in the academic year 1974-1975. 
With these funds, the library purchased 633 titles with 1,237 volumes. 

The Oriental Library continues to receive valuable assistance from many faculty members 
associated with East Asian studies, the Committee on International and Comparative Studies, and 
the USC-UCLA Joint Center in East Asian Studies. Without their kind advice and prompt assistance, 
it would have been impossible for the library to develop its collections to the present level. Through 
the joint efforts of concerned scholars at USC and UCLA, and especially through the assistance of 
Professor Fred Notehelfer in the Department of History, the library received a grant of $15,000 from 
the USC-UCLA Joint Center to purchase more Chinese and Japanese materials in the academic years 
1976-77 and 1977-78. 


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The role of the Oriental Library in contributing to scholarship on the UCLA campus and 
throughout the region is to collect, preserve, and organize East Asian materials—that is, Chinese, 
Japanese, and Korean materials—and to provide the services that support the teaching and 
research programs on East Asian studies in fields such as anthropology, art, history, linguistics, 
literature, political science, religion, social welfare, and sociology. Its collections serve not only the 
faculty and the students of UCLA but also all the public and private institutions of higher learning in 
Southern California. 

I.-S. K. 

Committees Seek Applicants for Three Posts 

Three search committees have been assembled by Russell Shank, university librarian. Specific 
nominations from faculty, staff, and other members of the university community are welcomed and 
should be addressed to committee chairmen. The committees are as follows: 

To advise in the appointment of the successor to Paul Miles, who has announced his intention to 
retire as associate university librarian (technical services and bibliographic products) on June 30, 
1978—Norman Dudley, Library Administrative Office; Robert Eckert, Technical Services Depart¬ 
ment; Lelde Gilman, Biomedical Library; Tony Hall, Systems Department; Dorothy McGarry, 
Physical Sciences and Technology Libraries; Roberta Nixon, Library Task Force (chairman); 
Sandra Rich, Technical Services Department; and Anthony Greco, Library Personnel Office (ex 
officio). 

To advise in the appointment of the successor to Louise Darling, who has announced her 
intention to retire as librarian, Biomedical Library, on December 31, 1978—Alan Benenfeld, 
Physical Sciences and Technology Libraries; Alison Bunting, Biomedical Library; Anne Harter, Bio¬ 
medical Library; Everett C. Olson, Department of Biology; Milton I. Roemer, School of Public Health; 
Frederick Smith, Law Library; W. Eugene Stern, Division of Neurosurgery; Ann Hinckley, Reference 
Department, University Research Library (chairman); and Anthony Greco (ex officio). 

To assist in the selection of candidates for the position of UCLA’s associate university librarian 
(public services)—Claire Bellanti, Circulation Department, University Research Library; Judith 
Corin, Library Administrative Office; Deborah Costa, Reference Department, College Library; 
Audree Malkin, Theater Arts Library; Marion Peters, Chemistry Library; Gloria Werner, Bio¬ 
medical Library; Dunning Wilson, Bibliographers Group (chairman); and Anthony Greco (ex 
officio). 


News 

James V. Mink, head of the Department of Special Collections, has been appointed to the Board 
of Directors of the Historical Society of Southern California, effective June 1978. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: Byron H. Atkinson, Ik-Sam Kim, Betty Rosen¬ 
berg, Diana M. Thomas, Lawrence Weschler, Brooke Whiting. 


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Clare Leighton Exhibition 

Wood-block prints, drawings, and books illustrated by the noted artist Clare Leighton are on 
display through August 15 in the lobby of the University Research Library and in the Department of 
Special Collections. Lent by the Boston Public Library, the exhibition has added books from the 
collections of the UCLA Library. 

Clare Leighton was born in England in 1899, and attended the Brighton School of Art and the 
Slade School of Fine Arts, University of London. Her love of black-and-white began in 1922 when she 
studied with Noel Rooke: wood engraving became her life, and she developed her art in the English 
tradition exemplified by Thomas Bewick. Eric Gill saw her print The Malthouse (1923) and praised it 
highly. She was elected to the Society of Wood Engravers in 1928, and has since added membership 
in the Society of American Graphic Arts, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National 
Academy of Design. 

She paid her first visit to the United States in 1928 to lecture at the Fogg Museum at Harvard 
University. She moved to the United States in 1939 and became a citizen in 1946. She currently 
resides in Woodbury, Connecticut. 

It was in America that she undertook the designing of stained-glass windows. The first was a 
series of thirty-three windows for St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worchester, Massachusetts. She later did 
four for Wellfleet’s Methodist Church on Cape Cod, six for St. John’s Lutheran Church in Water- 
bury, Connecticut, and two for the home of Cornelia Morgan in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Some of 
her original designs for stained-glass windows are on display in this exhibition. 

B.W. 


UCLA Librarian 
Administrative Office 
University of California Library 
Los Angeles, California 90024 









UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY -LOS ANGELES 24 
Volume XXXI Numbers 7-8 July-August 1978 


Kotch 



Jack Lemmon Directs Walter Matthau 


Summer Film Meeting 
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John Paxton on Kotch 

It is fashionable and quite correct to be amazed that most films get made at all. The making of 
Kotch was amazing in several ways, not all typical. 

The novel, by Katharine Topkins, was submitted round about 1968 for consideration by the Jack 
Lemmon organization, an organization consisting of Richard Carter, vice-president in charge of 
public relations and everything else, and his zesty secretary, Barbara Gallagher. An unlikely 
project for Lemmon it was, but a lucky submission: to film the story became the passion of Carter’s 
life—which he just about then discovered was circumscribed not only by the diabetes he had 
managed so well since childhood, but by lymphoma as well. 

He had, among other qualities, a fine sense of the ridiculous. When it overcame him, he wept 
hysterically. He came to me one day, started to read me the chapter about this old man trying to 
assemble a baby’s crib from a kit’s lugubrious instructions. He wept hysterically, unable to finish, 
left the book with me. Eventually—not immediately—I saw what he meant. I felt that Joseph P. 
Kotcher would be impossible to cast, the whole notion not very commercial. But I wasn’t doing 
anything else, so I wrote a script. 

Richard thought first of Sir Laurence O. Ill, they said. Then of Fredric March. Too ill, it turned 
out—although, he told us, he and his family wanted it to be his swan song. He thought of a 
number of directors he admired, some fashionable and bankable, some not—all polite but uneager. 

As a courtesy, just to let the boss know what he was moonlighting on, RC sent the script to 
Lemmon, not at all sure that it would be read; Lemmon dislikes reading. A week or so later, one 
rainy day at La Costa, Lemmon phoned (from the bar or the tenth tee) to inquire who was “going to 
do it?” Richard replied cautiously that he didn’t know. “Well, listen, Slick,” he said, “I’d like to do 
it. Put me down on your list, somewhere about seventeenth.” 

The heart sank unnecessarily. Lemmon, as it turned out, meant direct, not act. 

Well ... It was a dreadful time, 1969, to try to put together a picture. Hollywood money was 
really hiding in the bushes about then. It wasn’t coming out for something about a seventy-year-old, 
however charming man, directed by an actor they would rather have acting. . . . 

But apparently the Walter Matthaus and the Jack Lemmons were seeing one another casually 
now and then, about four times a week. Carol Matthau picked up the script off the kitchen table, 
read it. I gather Walter didn’t and still hadn’t when he called up his buddy with the old question: 
“Who’s going to do it? How about me?” 

Now things moved a little faster. Another six months’ shopping, and ABC grudgingly made a 
cheapish deal. 

Before the first formal meeting at Century City, Matthau was already working on Kotch. 
Remembering an old family friend who was not stooped but overly erect, he went charging around 
the waiting room, head high, followed by an apprehensive receptionist retrieving antiques. 

Just why ABC produced the film, perhaps somebody somewhere knows—but the decision had 
already been made (even before that first meeting) to dissolve the particular corporate entity that 
made theatrical films. It was gone before the cameras turned. Two weeks into shooting you had 
trouble finding a comptroller to okay an overage of five dollars. Carter called the offices one 
afternoon at five; the man who answered was just sweeping up. 


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The actual filming was done at Goldwyn Studios, in Palm Springs, Pacific Palisades, and 
Franklin Canyon—all with unusual ease and good spirits, particularly those of Gallagher and Ruth 
Carter. I don’t believe there were any major crises worth immortalizing. 

An excellent crew left Lemmon and Matthau largely free to concern themselves with story and 
character. They communicated, it seemed to me, by some special indirect and mysterious means, not 
always verbal—as very close friends and fellow actors. 

I believe they both had a very good time. So, I think, did the rest of the cast, and the crew. 

A fine, comfortable making of a film. 


John Weaver on John Paxton 


John Paxton, guest of honor at the August 9 dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
has written some of the most durable screenplays of the last thirty years. His craftsmanship on such 
scripts as Murder, My Sweet, Crossfire, The Wild One, On the Beach, and Kotch is subjected to the 
sort of classroom scrutiny that was reserved for the Lake Poets back in the late 1920s, when he and 
Harriett Sherwood were students at Kansas City’s Central High School. 


After graduation John went traipsing off to the 
University of Missouri, Harriett to the University of 
Kansas. In 1937, when she lent me two dollars to buy 
a wedding license (a debt I have since repaid with 
interest), John was a mythical figure who lived in 
New York, worked for Stage magazine, and, as I 
imagined, lunched regularly at the Algonquin with 
the Lunts. 

The magazine had folded and John was hacking 
away at Theatre Guild press-agentry when Harriett 
and I defected from the Kansas City Star and settled 
in Los Angeles in 1940. John turned up the following 
summer, did some ghostwriting, and worked on pot¬ 
boilers with Adrian Scott, a friend from Stage. When 
Adrian landed a job as a producer at RKO, he put 
John to work on the adaptation of a novel by someone 
named Raymond Chandler. 



John Paxton 


The studio changed the title, Farewell, My Lovely, to Murder, My Sweet ; and when Adrian got 
around to casting, he hoped to get Humphrey Bogart, would have settled happily for John Garfield. 
Instead, the studio gave him Dick Powell, a former band singer, who—to John’s astonish¬ 
ment—played Philip Marlowe for laughs, creating a flip detective. 

“It was his defense against trying to be Bogart,” John says, “and he was pleased to get a note 
from Chandler congratulating him on the script. They never met, so far as John knows, but now that 
he’s seen pictures of Chandler, he remembers having run into him in the late 1940s when they were 
slaking their thirst at Lucey’s, the watering hole in those days for RKO and Paramount. 

It was at RKO that John first met Richard Carter, a young publicist who helped him build his 
hilltop aerie in Laurel Canyon. In 1948, the historic year when Harriet and I sold a magazine story to 
RKO that enabled us to buy a house in the hills within bourbon-borrowing distance of John’s place. 


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Richard put aside hammer, saw, and spirit level to marry Ruth Pugh, who had been working on the 
switchboard at Life magazine’s Beverly Hills office. 

In early December of that same year, John invited Harriett and me to dinner. The Garters were 
there, as was an engaging newcomer, Sarah Jane Miles, widow of a legendary film press agent. It 
was, as we expected, a superb dinner (John is a master chef). As we dawdled over fruit and cheese, 
he broke open a bottle of champagne and casually announced that he and Sarah Jane were getting 
married. 

Somehow thirty years have gone by since John barbecued that leg of lamb in the white brick 
fireplace in Laurel Canyon, and after so many evenings together, the six of us are now five. Last 
April Richard lost a ten-year battle with cancer. It was during this heroic contest, with diabetes 
narrowing the odds against him, that he came to John with a novel called Kotch. Like so many press 
agents, Richard carried a producer’s baton in his knapsack. He wanted John to turn the book into a 
screenplay. 

When the picture was previewed in San Diego seven years ago, a doctor in the audience said to 
Walter Matthau, its star, “You have given dignity to life with this film.” Charles Champlin, writing 
in the Los Angeles Times, found it “warm, cheerful, sentimental, and unrepentantly traditional.” 

Our summer film evenings, with drinks in the Sculpture Garden and an al fresco dinner in the 
Court of Masks, began three years ago with Carl Foreman and High Noon. The following year we 
showed The Mouse That Roared and lifted a glass of Pinot Grand Fenwick to its redoubtable author, 
Leonard Wibberley. This summer, with the screening of Kotch, I look forward to introducing the 
Library’s Friends to my old and dear friends, John and Sarah Jane Paxton and Ruth Carter. 

Libby Fund Endowed for Biomedical Library 

The Raymond L. Libby Fund, in memory of the distinguished UCLA radiologist, has been 
established for the Biomedical Library with an endowment through the UCLA Foundation. Raymond 
L. Libby was chief of the Radiation Biology Division, UCLA Atomic Energy Project from 1948 to 1955, 
at which time he was named professor of radiology and chief of the Division of Radiation Biology in 
the School of Medicine. He continued on the faculty until his retirement in 1971. He was a founding 
member of the Southern California chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, serving as president 
in 1961 and in many other capacities. 

Income from the endowment, created by Mrs. Raymond Libby, will be used to purchase books in 
the radiological sciences and nuclear medicine, an important part of the library’s collection sup¬ 
porting a major research and education effort, which Dr. Libby helped shape. Announcing this 
lasting tribute is especially pleasing because Dr. Libby was a longtime user and valued friend of the 
Biomedical Library. Marian Engelke has designed a bookplate that combines the logo of the Society 
of Nuclear Medicine and the pine trees of Maine, Dr. Libby’s birthplace. 

D.R. 

News 

Robert Vosper, director of the Clark Library and former University Librarian, presented a 
paper entitled “International Library Horizons” at the Oregon Library Association Conference in 
Eugene, Oregon, April 22. He also presented the paper at a meeting of the Zamorano Club in Los 
Angeles on May 3. 


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The Physics Library 

The Physics Library had its origin in a small number of library materials in basic physics 
collected by the State Normal School on Vermont Avenue before, in 1919, it became the Southern 
Branch of the University of California. In 1925, the year the university moved to Westwood, the 
physics collections joined those of other disciplines in the Main Library of the new campus. A small 
collection, mostly physics journals, was maintained from 1938 in a room in Kinsey Hall, used as a 
departmental library, manned by personnel from the Department of Physics. In 1947, the Physics 
Library became part of the University Library system, and a part-time employee was selected to 
supervise; and in 1954, the Physics Library employed its first professional librarian as head. 

At the same time, a core collection of physics books and journals was moved from the Main 
Library and placed in the Physics Library. After several room reassignments, the library settled 
into its present location, 213 Kinsey Hall, on April 28, 1958. 

Since July 1952, the collection has grown from 3,129 volumes to 31,384 (as of December 1977). 
Twenty-five years ago, the library’s serials holdings were 70 titles; by December 1977, current 
serials acquisitions had increased to 637 titles. 

The Physics Library provides a circulating and reserve collection in physics and related fields. 
It serves primarily the research and instructional needs of the faculty, research staff, graduate 
students, and upper-division undergraduates in the Department of Physics. It also serves as a 
resource for the campus and for the surrounding research, industrial, and library communities. 

The library collects at the research level in solid-state physics, nuclear physics, plasma 
physics, acoustics, mathematical physics, and spectroscopy; and to a somewhat lesser degree in the 
interdisciplinary fields of astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, and geophysics. Acquisitions 
are mostly in the English language, with some in German, French, and other Western European 
languages. While a few purchases are made in Asian and Slavic languages, a number of Slavic titles 
are received directly through the Gifts Section of the University Library. 

The collection of the Physics Library is supplemented by the three other Physical Sciences and 
Technology Libraries. The Chemistry Library maintains support holdings for physical chemistry, the 
Geology-Geophysics Library maintains most of the geophysics material, and the Engineering and 
Mathematical Sciences Library maintains most of the holdings in applied physics. The Biomedical 
Library lends support in biophysics. 

The library contains a solid core collection of serial titles, both current and retrospective, with 
complete runs of all major titles. Examples of some of these journals are Annalen der Physik und 
Chemie (later Annalen der Physik ) (v.l, 1824+ ), Journal de Physique (v.l, 1790+ ), Nature (v.l, 
1869+ ), and Physical Review (v.l, 1893 + ). Most of the Russian physics titles are maintained in 
translation. The abstract collection contains the principal English and foreign indexing and 
abstracting services covering the field of physics: e.g., Physics Abstracts, ERA Abstracts (pre¬ 
viously issued as Nuclear Science Abstracts and ERDA Abstracts), High Energy Physics Index, Solid 
State Abstracts Journal, Physikalische Berichte, and Refernativnyi Zhurnal: Fizika. 

Complete holdings of physics department theses and doctoral dissertations are maintained by 
the library. The earliest doctoral dissertation, The Absorption of Sound in Five Tri-Atomic Gases, 
was completed in 1940. The first master’s thesis, Design and Construction of an Electron Collimating 
Device to Be Used in the Determination of Electron-Electron Scattering Cross Sections, was com¬ 
pleted in 1950. 


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The library collects extensively all major conferences on the subject of physics. A special “Con¬ 
ference File” is located at the card catalog, with additional entries by location and date of 
conference. 

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Preprint Collection is maintained and housed in a special area 
in the Physics Library for easy access, so that high-energy physicists may communicate rapidly with 
one another in advance of publication of their work as journal articles. Preprints are added to the 
collection daily and removed from the collection upon receipt of an announcement (known as the 
Anti-Preprint List ) of journal publication or after the preprint has been in the collection for two 
years. The SLA Preprint Collection has existed since 1969 and represents the only organized 
advance dissemination of full texts of documents which cover an entire science discipline. 

The reference monograph collection is arranged by type of material for easier use by patrons. 
It is divided into eight categories: general reference handbooks, scientific tables, dictionaries- 
science/technology, dictionaries-foreign languages, biographies, directories, and bibliographies. 
The library has a large selection of physics handbooks, scientific and technological encyclopedias 
and dictionaries, mathematical and physical tables, and many other excellent reference sources. 
Some of the most heavily used physics reference tools are Handbuch der Physik, in fifty-two 
volumes, edited by S. Fliigge; data compilations from the Thermophysical Properties Research 
Center at Purdue University; as well as the Retrieval Guide to Thermophysical Properties Research 
Literature, also produced at Purdue University. There is a large collection of mathematical tables, 
such as those resulting from the Mathematical Tables Project, continued by the National Bureau of 
Standards Applied Mathematical Series; the Bateman Manuscript Project; and the Landolt- 
Bornstein Compilations. 

On-line computer reference services of the abstracting and indexing literature are available 
from the Physics Library on a partial cost-recovery basis. Patrons are encouraged to use this 
service instead of time-consuming manual searches, especially when interdisciplinary topics must 
be searched. Examples of some of the data bases available now for on-line searching are Physics 
Abstracts, 1969 + ; Electrical 8r Electronic Abstracts, 1969 + ; Science Citation Index, 1974 + ; and 
Chemical Abstracts, 1970+ . 

In the coming years, the Physics Library looks forward to strengthening the development of its 
collections in concert with those of the other science libraries in the dual interest of excellent 
service to users and maximum use of limited funds. 


W.P. 

Publications 

The Colonial Printer: Two Views, by Professor Robert Harlan, associate dean of the UC Berkeley 
School of Library and Information Studies, has been published by the Clark Library. It was 
originally read by Professor Harlan at a Clark Library Seminar on Intellectual Freedom in honor of 
Everett T. Moore, retired Associate University Librarian, June 19, 1976. The book is available at a 
price of two dollars, including tax. 


* * * 

In the postscript to Amerika Seibu Kaitaku to Nihonjin [“Development of the American West 
and the Japanese’’], Professor Hisashi Tsurutani of the Shiga University, Japan, expressed gratitude 
for the assistance of UCLA librarians Che-Hwei Lin, James V. Mink, Norman Dudley, and Everett T. 
Moore. The book was published by Nihon Hoso Shuppan Kyokai of Tokyo. 


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Mellon Fellows at the Clark Library 

Recent recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of the Clark Library include F.P. Lock, 
lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Vincent 
A, Carretta, recipient of a PhD in English from the University of Iowa; and Judith Sloman, associate 
professor of English in the University of Calgary. 

Appointments at various times during the summer have been awarded to Edmund Leites, 
assistant professor of philosophy, Queens College, Flushing, New York; Robert D. Moynihan, asso¬ 
ciate professor of English, State University of New York at Oneonta; and Donal I.B. Smith, professor 
of English, University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

W.E.C. 

The Last Word: An Unusual Collaboration 

The Town and Gown Foyer at the University of Southern California is perhaps not the most 
likely place to find, on a late afternoon in spring, UCLA’s university librarian, head of special 
collections, and the entire staff of its Oral History Program. On May 10, though, it was the most 
appropriate, for there they were joined by their opposite numbers from USC to present to Marta 
Feuchtwanger, widow of the German novelist Lion Feuchtwanger, copies of her oral history. 

The Oral History Program initiated an interview with Mrs. Feuchtwanger in 1975, conducted by 
Lawrence Weschler, assistant editor. Four months and slightly more than thirty-two tapes—or 
forty-eight recording hours—later, Mrs. Feuchtwanger concluded what is certainly the most 
thorough and detailed memoir to date of the life of a German intellectual emigre. Their sessions took 
them from Munich, birthplace of both Feuchtwangers, to Pacific Palisades, where they became the 
center of the area’s large emigre community, by way of Berlin and Sanary-sur-mer, France. 

In May 1976, Bernard Galm, director of the Oral History Program, and Dr. Harold Von Hofe, 
then dean of the USC Graduate Division, agreed on a plan of evenly shared sponsorship of the oral 
history. The Program then processed the tapes: transcribing them, editing the transcripts, 
submitting these transcripts for Mrs. Feuchtwanger’s review, typing the final transcripts, and 
finally preparing the tables of contents, an introduction, an interview history, and an index for the 
volumes that were presented to Mrs. Feuchtwanger in May. 

The four bound volumes (1881 leaves and 61 pages of introductory matter in all) as well as 
copies of the tapes and edited transcripts are now on deposit at both libraries. The cooperative 
project was a great success, a significant contribution both to the literature on twentieth-century 
European letters in general, and to the history of the emigre community in Southern California in 
particular. 

* * * 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, John Paxton, Wally 
Pegram, Daniel Richards, John Weaver. 


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The presentation itself was made after about an hour of socializing with Mrs. Feuchtwanger, 
who was accompanied by her husband’s long-time secretary, Hilde Waldo, who assisted in the 
review of the transcript. Dr. Von Hofe presided, claiming the longest friendship with Mrs. Feucht¬ 
wanger, and spoke of his great pleasure at the completion of the oral history. He then introduced 
Bernard Galm, who in turn introduced Lawrence Weschler, who passed a symbolic volume to Mrs. 
Feuchtwanger. “You’re lucky I’m not handing you all four volumes,’’ he said. “You’d collapse under 
the weight.” 



An Emigre Life, as the interview is titled, is as weighty intellectually as physically. Even as a 
young playwright and critic in Munich, Lion Feuchtwanger was a part of the intellectual elite. He 
and Bertolt Brecht were close friends from youth, remained friends when they both followed the 
cultural migration to Berlin in the twenties. In exile in France in the thirties, the Feuchtwangers 
were neighbors of Huxleys and Lawrences in Sanary. And when they settled in Pacific Palisades in 
the forties, they joined a community that included Brecht, the Manns, Schoenberg, and many other 
Germans and Austrians from all of the fine arts. 


Mrs. Feuchtwanger accepted the volume with accustomed grace and thanked all those who 
participated. “I am overwhelmed,” she said. So were all those who had worked with her. 


* * * 

An Emigre Life joins two recently completed interviews with emigres on the Oral History 
Program shelves: Scene Change, Bole Change, the memoir of William Melnitz of the UCLA Depart¬ 
ment of Theater Arts; and Orchestration of a Composer’s Life, Lilly Toch’s recollections of her 
husband, modernist composer Ernst Toch. 



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Volume XXXI Number 9 


September 1978 


The Near East Collection 


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Homage to H.T. Swedenberg (page 42 ) 

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ThP life of a university librarian is greatly enriched by the supported friendship of those sterling 

Wh^ devotion to books and libraries, and 

boundless and are freely shared. I have been blessed during my years at UCLA by a number 
bolstering friendships, but two I especially cherished. 

important he was to me and my colleagues and to our library program. 

At the Clark Library it was 

"ectnryets he wTs 8 f S on°d,y^known to all of us on the staff as "Mr. Clark Library." How fitting 
then that the Swedenbergs' daughter is now a successful librarian. 

Presumably the Clark ^g^yte'rian'college'ln'southCarolinaa^r 1 ^November 

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UC Press, in behalf of the Clark Library. 

English, the Clark Library Committee endorsed what has become ” In 

Professors Hooker and Swedenberg. appeared in 1956. just prior to the former s unhmely death^ 
F om 1957 until his own death more than twenty years later. Professor Swedenberg was the sole 
general editor, presiding over the succeeding ten volumes that have now appeared, of a proofed 
twenty. As was intended, he has been succeeded in that task by Professor Alan oper. 

Professor Swedenberg was also instrumental in fostering the well-known series of invitational 
Clark Library Saturday Seminars initiated in 1952. He shared the podium with Professor Charles E. 
Ward in a seminar devoted to Dryden in 1967. 

A high point in the Swedenberg career and in the Clark’s increasingly productive academic 
program was stimulated by a conversation that I had with Tom Swedenberg and Vice-Chance 
Foster Sherwood in the comfortable, and stimulating, bar of UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference 
Center: the establishment of the annual Clark Library Professorship. It was thereupon my grea 
pleasure and obvious responsibility to slip into the background, without his knowledge, and see to 
Professor Swedenberg’s appointment in 1969-70 as the first incumbent in that distinguished chain 
The enduring result is England in the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century: Essays on Culture 
and Society (UC Press, 1972), his editing of the several seminar papers presented during 

professorial year. 

The rich and unmatched involvement with the Clark program made Professor Swedenberg 


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Clark Library Shows Richard Hoffman Printing 

An exhibition of the printing and typographic design of Richard J. Hoffman, Los Angeles printer, 

was on display at the Clark Library from July 15 to September 15, representing more than fifty years 
ol the printer’s work. 

Hoffman was a member of the first printing class offered at Belvedere Junior High School in 1925. 
e took a course at Frank Wiggins Trade School in 1929, then, during his student years at Los 
Angeles City College, he worked part time with the College Press. He became assistant manager of 
press in 1932, and advanced to manager in 1936. He added teaching responsibilities to his 
managerial duties during World War II. In 1959, he was appointed to a professorship in industrial 

3r S al C, os An S eles State College (now California State University, Los Angeles). He retired this 
year, and remains affiliated with the university as emeritus professor. 


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essential member of the chancellor's advisory committee on the library. I could always count on his 
enthusiastic encouragement, on his high ambitions for the Clark as both a collection of books and a 
scholarly workshop and on his wide and analytical acquaintance with scholarship relating to 

seventeenth-and eighteenth-century England. 


Judicial both m manner and appearance, Tom Swedenberg, with his unswerving commitment to 
academic quality and morality, was also a visible symbol of strength for all of UCLA, especially 
during the threatening days of campus distress in 1969 and 1970. The phrase “a scholar and a 
gentleman has pretty much lost currency these days, but it clearly identifies Tom Swedenberg. 

Mrs Swedenberg has suggested that memorial contributions might go to their church, the First 
Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, or, in behalf of the book fund of the Clark Library to the 
Friends of the UCLA Library. 


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Jerome Robinson, Theatrical Photographer 

Special Collections has just processed a gift to the library of some mOOO 
thnn ?n nnn negatives the work of Jerome Robinson, consisting of live-action shots of theatrical p 
ormances°i n ZTvork and in Lo Angeles from about 1930 to the mid-1950s. Mrs. Jerome Bobmson 
W™donated th^collection to the Library, has provided us with this account of her husbands 


career. 


H.B. 


lerome Robinson was born in New York City on February 25, 1910, son of Barney and Nettie 
Robinson He had one sister (now Beatrice Schreiber) and many aunts and uncles, sisters and 

designer of floral prints and happi-coats. 

The year before, an uncle hacItadlS 

* S-* the s " and began photographing in 

the theater. 

At this time, almost simultaneously with his discovering fast film, he was " 
career. 

Hp was the first to do available light or actual performance photography in the theater—that 

z “ ten 

years. 

In 1930-31 the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company came to New York from England and presented 
r’lVvort and Sullivan onerettas They became known as the American Company for 
©Ibert anTsullivan. For almost two years Jerome Robinson was their official photographer. From 
th s assodahon came a book: The Complete Ploys of Gilbert and Sullivan jdudmg 31^ photo- 
graphs ... by Jerome Robinson, published in 1938, some five years later, by the Garden City Fu 

lishing Company. 

Also from this association came an introduction to Antoinette Perry who was so impressed 
with his pictures that he reintroduced him to the Shuberts. Though he photographed all of then 
playshe refused any limited business association with them because he was by then on the staff of 
Theatre Arts and Stage magazines. He later did many theater features for Life magazine, where his 
writing collaborator was Alexander King. 

He was ineligible for military service because of a chronic asthma condition, so in 1942, he went 
to work for Bethlehem Shipyard in New York. After only a month or so, he took an examination an 
won a crash program in naval architecture at Johns Hopkins University. He worked m shipbuilding 
for almost a year in New London, Connecticut, when a severe asthmatic attack ended his ) 

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and sent him back to recuperate in New York. During the next year, he was involved with the United 
States government in developing a super-fast film for use in aerial photography. 

He tried to return to theatrical photography in 1943, but found that many others were doing his 
kind of photography by then, so the decision was made to move permanently to Hollywood. There he 
became official photographer for many of the little theaters while he was trying to have his work 
seen at the motion picture studios. Also, almost immediately, through Oliver and Maude Prickett 
and Gilmor Brown, he became official photographer for the Pasadena Playhouse, where he re¬ 
mained from 1943 to 1958. He began working in the major film studios in 1944, doing all still photo¬ 
graphy for many pictures, including The Green Years and The Yearling. 


In 1950, because he knew many of the Hollywood Ten and others associated with them, he was 
called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Los Angeles. He refused to testify 
about anyone but himself and was declared an unfriendly witness. He never worked in a motion 
picture studio again, though his career in the theater continued until 1958. He did free-lance work 
for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Association, the Biltmore Theatre, the Los Angeles Phil¬ 
harmonic, the Circle Theatre, the Ivar, and many others. 


Because he had sailed boats since he was twelve and had the Johns Hopkins wartime training, 
he decided in 1955 to take the Yacht and Ship-Brokers examination for license (which he passed the 
first time) and open an office in Newport Beach. There, in 1957, he met and married Zelda Cartman 
Seal and became stepfather to her three sons. He retired the first time in 1966, when he suffered his 
first heart attack, but later did drafting design for Todd Shipyard in Long Beach for two years and 
for Decca Navigational Equipment for another two years. 


In 1972, their sons grown, educated, and independent, he and his wife moved from Newport 
Beach to Palos Verdes, where on July 9, 1976, he suffered a fatal heart attack at age sixty-six, ex¬ 
actly like his father. 


Foundation Center Library Relocates at USC 

As of September 1, the Los Angeles regional library collection of the Foundation Center, 
previously in the Reference Department at the UCLA Library, is located in the Reference 
Department of the Doheny Library at the University of Southern California. 

The collection includes annual reports of private foundations, federal tax returns of California 
foundations, and various other materials relating to grantmaking and philanthropy. This transfer of 
materials and the new service arrangements are being implemented through the cooperative efforts 
of the two libraries. 


Lack of staff time to maintain and service the growing number of microform materials in the 
Foundation Collection and shortage of microform storage facilities and reading equipment were 
major factors leading to the decision to transfer this collection. However, the Reference Department 
at UCLA will continue to hold important printed materials issued by The Foundation Center, such as 
the Foundation Grants Index and Foundation Center Source Book Profiles, and to offer computer 
searches of the Foundation Grants Index data bank. 

J.A. 


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The Near East Collection 

The Near East Collection—materials by and about the peoples of the region from North Africa to 
Central Asia—is an integral part of the University Research Library. The books and periodicals 
which constitute this collection form sizable groups which can be readily seen in the open s ac 
Divided according to the Library of Congress classification, the materials include language anc 
literature (PJ, PK, PL), history and politics (DR, DS, DT), religion (BL, BM BP BS). an r°PO °«V 
(GN) and economics (HC). In addition to printed materials. Near East holdings inc u 
approximately 5,000 hand-copied manuscripts from the fifteenth through nineteenth cen^ r * e n 
Additional resources are available on microfilm, including diplomatic correspondence relating to 
the Near East from American and European archives and nineteenth-century newspapers. 

Library interest and development in the field complements the extensive research and teaching 
program on the UCLA campus. The focal point for Near East activities is the Von Grunebaum Center 
for Near Eastern Studies, founded in 1957 to stimulate the instruction and research essential to an 
understanding of the region. The center benefited from the distinctive talents of its long-time 
director the late Professor Gustave von Grunebaum. Each Near East protect, including library 
development, has been stamped with the force of his vision and his relentless commitment to quality. 
In addition the center has been blessed with lavish levels of financial support from external sources 
such as the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Office of Education. The build-up in library acquisitions 
has been a rapid one. It is only a slight simplification to state that the collection has grown from zero 
in 1957 to holdings in excess of 125,000 volumes in 1978. 

The major portion of material in Arabic consists of text editions of classical authors the 
bibliographic tools of philology, studies about Islam, historical works, and modern belles lettres. 
The Littman collection, a scholar’s private library, is one source m this area. Another is the Library 
of Congress acquisitions program in Cairo, in which the UCLA Library has been a participant since 
the start of the program in 1962. Current Arabic publications are also received through continuing 
arrangements with Near East dealers. Noteworthy items within the Arabic collection include 
complete sets of the nineteenth-century Egyptian journals al-Hilal, al- Manor, and al-Muqtataf. 

Two collections constitute the core of Turkish holdings at UCLA. The Fahri Bilge library, 
purchased in the fifties, is a comprehensive collection (12,000 volumes) of Ottoman Turkish imprints 
including literary works, Islamic devotional studies, historical and memoir literature, journal sets, 
government documents, and translations into Turkish from both European and Near Eastern 
languages. In 1969, approximately 5,000 volumes from the private library of the late Professor Franz 
Babinger were acquired. The Babinger materials consist of imprints from Greece and various 
countries of the Balkans about the period of Turkish dominion. A continuing supply of new materials 
from the region maintains the currency of the collection. Among the rare items in the Turkis 
collection are two sixteenth-century descriptions of the Turks, their customs and religion, by Paolo 
Giovio, and ten imprints (1729-1735) from the first Turkish press of Ibraham Miiteferrika. 

Library resources in Persian are primarily of literary, historical, or religious nature. The 
personal library of Dr. Caro Minasian of Isfahan has provided the bulk of this collection, which 
includes nineteenth-century lithographed literary and historical texts, such as works by Sadr 
I’timad al-Saltanah, and Nasir al-Din Shah. Contemporary monographs and journals are supplied 
from Tehran on a continuing basis. 

Hebraica and Judaica features of the Near East collection, particularly rich in the Research 
Library, have been described by the Jewish studies bibliographer, Shimeon Brisman, in the June 
1977 issue of the Librarian. A representative collection of Amharic works (1,200 volumes), literary 
and historical, has been acquired for the Library over a number of years by Professor Wolf Leslau. 
Contemporary works in Urdu from Pakistan on Islamic religious topics and current affairs are 


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received through the Library of Congress acquisitions program in Karachi. A large and growing 

collection of Armenian historical and cultural publications (10,000 volumes) is supervised by Gia 
Aivazian. y 

While the center is specifically concerned with the Near East in medieval and contemporary 
times and supports library development in these areas, the Department of Near Eastern Languages 
has the additional responsibility for teaching about cultures of the ancient Near East The Library 
collections reflect these fields, also including Coptic, Akkadian, ancient Egyptian, Syriac, Ugaritic, 
old Persian, and northwest Semitics as they have been developed through text editions and 
translations, philological studies, archaeological reports, and the analyses of art history. In ancient 
studies, development is hampered by the unavailability of many older publications. Nonetheless, the 
ibrary contains a particularly rich and carefully selected collection of research materials in 
Egyptology acquired through the efforts of Miriam Lichtheim, the Library’s Near East bibliographer 
from 1957 to 1974; and a sizable quantity of materials in the field of Assyriology obtained through 
the interest of Professor Giorgio Buccellati. 

In addition to those already mentioned, it is necessary to note particular faculty members who 
ave provided cordial support and day-to-day guidance in the process of building the Library’s Near 
East collection: Andreas Tietze and Stanford Shaw in Turkish studies, Moshe Perlmann in Arabic 
Amm Banam in Persian, Speros Vryonis in Greek and Balkan studies, Avedis Sanjian and Richard 
Hovannisian in Armenian. They and their colleagues, in their interest in the Library and in their 
spirit of cooperation, reflect the curiosity and challenges of an active research and teaching 

program. Response by the Library to this need demands continuing extension and enrichment of the 
collection achievements of the past. 


D.S.W. 


The Last Word: Publications, etc. 


In exchange for the sweat of his brow, the Librarian editor is granted two special honors (or 
perks, as they’re known in executive circles). One, as readers may have deduced from previous 
issues in this volume, is the privilege of attendance at luncheons and dinners pertinent to library 
affairs, including the festive evenings sponsored by the Friends. The second., not acknowledged till 
this moment, is the pleasure of perusing publications of the library (especially those of the Clark 
Library), and by the library, that is, works written or edited by members of the library staff. 

This summer was a particularly fruitful one. In June, Robert Vosper, Librarian Emeritus and 
Librarian correspondent, brought by his copy of A History and Guide to Judaic Bibliography , written 
by Shimeon Brisman, Jewish studies bibliographer. The work is a striking one, beautifully packaged 
in its publication by Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati, and Ktav Publishing House, New York. 
It is also a substantial one, touching on all points of the subject. The book falls within two subsets: as 
volume one of a series on Jewish research literature, and as volume seven of Bibliographica Judaica 
of the Library of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
riends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: Jean Aroeste, Hilda Bohem, William E. 
.onway, Robert Vosper, Dunning S. Wilson. Cover: The Sultana in her State Arrhuba 
( onstantinople; after T. Allom), from a large collection of prints of views in Turkey, 1838-40, 
recently purchased with Near East special funds and housed in Special Collections. 


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In the preface to the History and Guide, Mr. Brisman acknowledges the assistance of several of 
his UCLA colleagues. He gives thanks first to Professors Herbert Davidson and Moshe Perlmann of 
the Department of Near Eastern Languages. Then he cites the former editor of this publication 
reference librarian Richard Zumwinkle, who, in Mr. Brisman’s words, “carefully read and 

corrected the entire final draft.” 


* * * 


Later in the summer, two Clark Library publications arrived to join The Colonial Printer (see the 
fuly-August Librarian ) on the bookshelf. Each is available from the Clark for three dollars, including 
tax. Theories of History is based on papers read at a Clark Library seminar March 6, 1976 ' V 
Hayden White, former professor of history at UCLA, now the director of the Center for e 
Humanities at Wesleyan University; and Frank E. Manuel, professor of history at Brandeis 
University. The introduction was written by Peter Hanns Reill, UCLA associate professor of is ory. 

John Dryden II represents papers read at Clark Library seminars February 1 and March 1, 1974 
The two contributors were Irvin Ehrenpreis, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of 
Virginia, and James M. Osborn, professor at Yale University. The introduction was written by UCLA 

English Professor Maximillian E. Novak. 


Finally, the following note was forwarded by Carole Beal of the Graduate School of Library and 
Information Science: 

Dear Sirs: 

Thank you for sending us the UCLA Librarian 31 (6). 

I find that the last part which we have in the Library is 23(3), 1970. Would it be possible for us to 

receive nos. 23(4) to 31(5) to complete our holdings? 

Yours sincerely, 

Peter Snow (signed) 

Assistant Librarian 


The return address? Humbly noted: Foreign Accessions, Department of Printed Books, Bodleian 
Library, Oxford 0X1 3BG. 


UCLA Librarian 
Administrative Office 
University of California Library 
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY -LOS ANGELES 24 

Volume XXXI Number 10 October 1978 


UPTON SINCLAIR 

is no friend of the 

University or California 


THE HARM that would come to the State University if Upton Sinclair were governor of 
California, can well be visualized from a reading of these excerpts from some of Mr. 
Sinclair's voluminous writings: 

"The city, both the rich part and the poor, is completely dominated by 
a medieval fortress on the hill which I have called the University of the 
Black Hand and which is known officially as the University of California.” 

"Becoming aware of the Black Hand and its power in the institution, in¬ 
dependent-minded men seek other occupations; the sycophants and slug¬ 
gards remain, and as a result the quality of teaching goes down.” 

"Immorality is more common than scholarship; and conditions have be¬ 
come a scandal throughout the state . . . . ” 

This is the man who wants to be elected governor of the State of California, entitling him 
to sit as chairman of the Board of Regents of the State University. 

Vote lor Merriam 

FOR GOVERNOR 

at the November election 

This advertisement written by and paid for by a non-partisan group of Bruin alumni, 
who neither agree with Mr. Sinclair’s description of our Alma Mater, nor do they agree 
with a lot of other things that this Democrat-Socialist-Communist advocates. 


Enlmd u aecond-class matter April 2. 1932. at Beverly Hill*. California, under the Act of March 3. 1879. 

Office of Publication, 433 N. Canon Drive. Beverly Hill*. California. 

Upton Sinclair Centennial Exhibit 

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Library Wins Grant for Joint Serials Project 


The U.S. Office of Education has awarded $217,802 to the UCLA Library to support a joint 
project with the libraries of UC Berkeley and Stanford to increase the availability of their serial 
holdings. The funds, granted through Title II-C of the Higher Education Act, will enable the three 
universities to pursue what Margaret McKinley, head of the UCLA Serials Department, calls “a 
unique venture in bibliographic cooperation.” 


“Each of the libraries,” Ms. McKinley says, “will add many thousands of titles to its machine- 
readable file of serial holdings and will also improve the quality of existing machine-readable 
records. Working together, the libraries will develop and implement methods for producing a 
union listing of serial titles held by the three institutions.” 


The grant to the three centers of learning totals $675,000, nearly one-eighth of the total 
funding announced nationwide. Title II-C was approved by Congress “to promote research and 
education of higher quality throughout the United States by providing assistance to (a) help 
major research libraries maintain and strengthen their collections; and (b) assist major research 
libraries in making their holdings available to individual researchers and scholars outside their 
primary clientele and to other libraries whose users have need for research material.” 

Accordingly, the three libraries will use the funds jointly for two purposes: to expand their 
existing machine-readable files by converting all of fhe other currently received and retrospective 
serial titles in their collections, and to upgrade to national editing standards the bibliographic 
data for serial records already in machine-readable form. Presently, there are 343,000 machine- 
readable serial records in the processing systems of the three libraries: Berkeley, 220,000 records; 
Los Angeles, 55,000 records; and Stanford, 68,000 records. It is estimated that when the remain¬ 
ing titles are converted, 285,000 records will be added to the data base. The number of records 
in the combined data base will then total more than 600,000, with 400,000 to 450,000 distinct 
titles. 

According to the proposal, the participants will later develop and implement methods for 
linking their serials files in order to produce serial-finding tools in various formats. Later in the 
project, detailed holding statements will be added to the records. 

Each of the libraries plans to add to its serials file those titles which are in greatest demand by 
the academic communities in the United States and abroad, Ms. McKinley says. UCLA will 
utilize its portion of the grant to convert 15,000 records for inactive serial titles to machine- 
readable form. In addition, the UCLA Library staff will design a new serials list, with more 
complete bibliographic information about each serial. This will eventually replace the present 
serials list, which, she adds, has not been fully responsive to the needs of library users. 

In general, the grant will enable the UCLA Library to publicize its wide and varied serial 
holdings in the humanities, arts, social sciences, physical sciences, and life sciences, as well as in 
medicine. Continued funding for second and third years will be based on demonstrated progress 
and will permit the libraries at UCLA, Stanford, and UC Berkeley to improve access to their com¬ 
bined serial holdings, thus benefiting scholars within the UC community and at other institutions. 


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Upton Sinclair: Celebrating a Centenary 

The UCLA Library is marking the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Upton Sinclair 
this month with an exhibit in the main lobby of the University Research Library. Sinclair, who 
died in 1968, was one of the most prolific writers of his generation and one of the most influen¬ 
tial of the species called “muckraker.” In addition, as founder of the Southern California branch 
of the American Civil Liberties Union and as organizer and gubernatorial candidate of the EPIC 
(End Poverty in California) campaign of 1934, he exerted a profound influence on politics and 
society in the state. 

Upton Sinclair was born September 20, 1878, in Baltimore. He earned a BA from the City Col¬ 
lege of New York in 1897, then pursued graduate study at Columbia University, all the while pay¬ 
ing his bills by publishing potboilers: he wrote nearly 100 nickel novels during his collegiate ca¬ 
reer. He first won fame in 1906 with articles on conditions in the Chicago stockyards. 

Sinclair settled in California in 1912 and, immediately, an intense political relationship began. 
He wrote King Coal and Oil, two important exposes, then ran for the state senate as a Socialist 
party candidate in 1922. The following year, during an IWW strike in Long Beach, he was arrested 
for reading the U.S. Constitution; as a result of that affair, the Southern California branch of the 
ACLU was launched. 

His candidacies for governor were three: in 1929 and 1930 as a Socialist, then in 1934 as a 
Democrat and as the creator-leader of EPIC. Though Sinclair was defeated, he broke the Repub¬ 
lican stranglehold on the state government. Four years later, an EPIC graduate named Culbert 
Olson became governor, and a strong Democratic party began to develop. 

Sinclair initiated the Lanny Budd novels in 1940. One of them, Dragon's Teeth, earned him the 
Pulitzer Prize in literature for 1943. 

What follows is a series of perspectives of Sinclair — by himself, by a biographer, by an obitu¬ 
arist, and by a colleague. The portrait is merely sketched here; it is fleshed by the exhibit. 

I don’t know whether anyone will care to examine my heart, but if they do, they 
will find two words there — “Social Justice.” 


Upton Sinclair, Autobiography 

Until 1905, he was an unknown failure. For forty years thereafter he was 
America’s most important writer; that is, he was more responsible than any other 
writer for the changing view Americans had of themselves, their rights, and their 
reasonable expectations. . . . The effects of his writings have been and still are 
more important than those of any American professional writer. 

Leon Harris, Upton Sinclair 

Upton Sinclair was not and is not considered a towering literary figure. But there 
is no doubt that the works he produced will be around as literary and political his¬ 
tory long after many of today’s popular authors are forgotten. 

New York Times, November 27, 1968 


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Upton was a belligerent and, I thought, a very effective propagandist. He was good 
at expose. He was fast and not always too accurate, but he was picturesque and ef¬ 
fective. He had a philosophy that I liked; his philosophy was humanistic. He said 
that pessimism was a disease of the individualists and I agreed with him. 

Reuben Borough, California Reform Movements 

(UCLA Oral History Program) 


Clark Library Notes 

Thanks to a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation, the Clark Library has acquired a bound set 
of seventeenth-century book auction catalogs owned at one time by the scholar and antiquary 
John Evelyn (1620-1706). The set was part of the Evelyn Library sale, in progress for the past 
year as the magnificent library that Evelyn and his heirs built over the centuries is slowly broken 
up and distributed about the world. The catalogs were brought to the attention of Thomas 
Wright, reference and acquisitions librarian at the Clark, when he visited the home of a prominent 
London book dealer on a book-buying trip to England last September. 

Evelyn was a dilettante in the best sense of the word, and his intellectual and artistic interests 
are indicators of the concerns of the educated and influential gentry. While the library does not, 
as a rule, buy association copies, the fact that several of the catalogs have apparently been anno¬ 
tated by Evelyn himself increases their value, as does the consideration that booksellers’ catalogs 
of the period, certainly ephemeral items, are generally quite rate. 

The bibliographic and literary potential of such material is considerable for those working in 
the period at the library, but the substantial price of the catalogs seemed to make their purchase 
unlikely. The library’s dilemma came to the attention of the Ahmanson Foundation; through a 
generous grant from that foundation, the library was able to purchase the set, a significant re¬ 
search aid to anyone studying the intellectual and cultural background of the latter part of the 
seventeenth century. 


T.F.W. 


* * * 

John G. Burke, professor of history at UCLA, has been appointed Clark Library Professor for 
the current academic year. Professor Burke, whose research interests are in the history of science 
and technology, has organized a series of seminars to be delivered by various speakers during the 
year at the Clark Library on the general topic of “Science, Technology, and Society in Post- 
Revolutionary England.” The series will be inaugurated by Professor Burke on Saturday, October 
28, when he will speak on “Technological Innovations: Sources and Significance.” This seminar 
will convene at 10 a.m. 

Other speakers in the series will be Professor Richard Olson, Harvey Mudd College; Dr. Robert 
P. Multhauf, Smithsonian Institution; Professor Richard S. Westfall, Indiana University; Professor 
Albert Van Helden, Rice University; Professor John L. Heilbron, University of California, Berke¬ 
ley; Dr. Marie Boas Hall and Dr. A. Rupert Hall, Imperial College, London; Professor Earl Miner, 
Princeton University; and Dr. David W. Waters, National Maritime Museum. 

For reservations or further information about the series, contact the Librarian of the Clark 
Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles 90018, or call 731-8529. 


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Reference Collection 


The collection of the Reference Department numbers more than 36,000 volumes and includes 
materials in a wide range of subjects, languages, and interdisciplinary fields that support the re¬ 
search and teaching needs of the university community. Although the subject disciplines covered 
are primarily in the social sciences and humanities, the department serves as a central reference 
and information point for all of the campus libraries, providing assistance with the union card 
catalog and other holdings lists, making referrals to other libraries as needed, and giving orienta¬ 
tion tours of the University Research Library which include reference to the services and facilities 
of the entire library system. 

Elusive facts, statistics, and bibliographical citations are regularly tracked down and verified 
for library users by the reference staff as part of the traditional reference service; in addition, on¬ 
line searching of computerized data bases is conducted on a partial cost-recovery basis. The de¬ 
partment also provides in ter library loan service for faculty, staff, and students in order to obtain 
materials not owned by the Library but available from other institutions, such as the Center for 
Research Libraries or even foreign collections. 


In all of these activities, the reference collection, skillfully interpreted by an experienced staff 
serves as a critical resource for all who use the Library. Its development was aptly chronicled by 
Ardis Lodge, a distinguished former department head, in her 1963/64 annual report: 


During these 15 years much progress has been made in the development of refer¬ 
ence services. The size of the reference collection has doubled, from an estimated 
9,727 volumes in 1948 to more than 19,000 volumes at the end of this year. The 
quality of the collection has been greatly improved with the addition of such basic 
titles as the BoVshiia Sovetskaia Entsiklopediia , Bibliographie der deutschen 
Zeitschriftenliteratur, Bibliographie der fremdsprachigen Zeitschriftenliteratur , 
Brinkman's Catalogus van Boeken, Dictionnaire de Spirituality ascetique et mys¬ 
tique, doctrine et histoire, and Herzog’s Realencyklopadie fur protestantische 
Theologie und Kirche. 


Since the date of this statement (not quite another fifteen years), the reference collection has 
nearly doubled yet again, despite the shift of responsibility for some reference collection develop¬ 
ment — notably in sciences, arts, management, and official document materials toward special¬ 
ized libraries and reading rooms. In keeping with its traditional role as a central reference service 
for the UCLA Library system, the department continues to acquire works which are of interest to 
more than one discipline and, when such works are too expensive to be duplicated in an appropri¬ 
ate subject library (for example, Index Expressionismus) , may hold the only copy at UCLA. 

The collection now contains national bibliographies, periodical indexes, encyclopedias, and 
national biographical dictionaries for virtually all of the countries for which these publications 
exist. Bibliographies, indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, and 
other reference works on specific subjects within the broad range of the social sciences and hu¬ 
manities and covering all periods of time are also acquired. In particular, the collection contains 
many of the news surveys important to research in the social sciences and history, a large selection 
of serial bibliographies in language and literature, and an increasing number of resources in area, 
ethnic, and women’s studies. Excluded from the collection are bibliographies and reference 


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sources pertaining to the works of a single author (Shakespeare excepted) and very specialized 
subject bibliographies. Thus, LAnnee Philologique and Indice Histdrico Espanol will be found in 
the reference collection, but A Concordance to the English Poems of John Donne and a Select 
List of References on Capital Punishment will be found in the University Research Library stacks. 
Catalogs of specific manuscript collections are also excluded from the Reference Department un¬ 
less they pertain to a collection at UCLA or at another University of California library, although 
guides to archives and manuscript collections, such as the National Union Catalog of Manuscript 
Collections, are retained. 

Among the most valuable works which can be consulted in the Reference Department are the 
photographic reproductions in book form of the library catalogs of some of the world’s greatest 
subject collections. Of interest to scholars of Near Eastern and Byzantine studies are the catalogs 
of the Oriental Institute Library at the University of Chicago (which include important materials 
on medieval Islam) and the Byzantine Collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. The 
catalog of the latter library was donated by the Near Eastern Center and reflects exceptionally 
strong holdings in art and archaeology. 


For researchers interested in Latin American, Asian, and African studies, we have such catalogs 
as the Latin American collections at the University of Texas, Cornell’s Southeast Asia collection, 
and Northwestern’s Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. For those interested in po¬ 
litical, social, and economic change in France, Germany, Russia, Africa, and elsewhere, the library 
catalogs of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace (the Western Language Collec¬ 
tions) are recognized as a rich resource. The department also houses the catalog of the American 
Antiquarian Society Library, which lists more American books, pamphlets, and broadsides 
through 1820 than any other library, and the catalog of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 
Library, noted for its materials on the history of the United States. 


Historians and others who are pursuing ethnic studies will find the New York Public Library’s 
catalog of the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History an essential tool. Inter¬ 
national in scope, it lists materials on the activities of black people wherever they have lived. 
Other reference works on ethnic groups include the Newberry Library Catalog of the Edward E. 
Ayer Collection of Americana and American Indians, and Wayne Charles Miller’s A Comprehen¬ 
sive Bibliography for the Study of American Minorities. 


Anthropologists and scholars in related disciplines make frequent use of the author and subject 
catalogs of the Library of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard. In 
addition to the enormous body of important material in its collection, the Library of the Peabody 
Museum has analyzed the contents of a vast number of periodicals not indexed in any other 
source, thus enhancing immeasurably the value of the catalog. A similar indexing function is a 
feature of several other specialized library catalogs, and the annual supplements of at least two of 
those — the Schomburg Collection and the New York Public Library’s Dance Collection — are, in 
effect, continuing bibliographies in their fields of interest. 


Other catalogs that indicate the wide range of subjects covered in the collection include those 
of the libraries of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto and 
the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. We also have the catalogs of the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art. the Folger Shakespeare Library, and several other collections of the 
New York Public Library, such as the Music, Slavonic, and Theatre and Drama listings. 


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While the catalogs noted above represent important and very costly resources of the Reference 
Department, we are regularly acquiring other types of reference works in order to meet the needs 
of our faculty and students. The Novae concordantiae Bibliorum sacrorum iuxta Vulgatam ver- 
sionem critice editam quas digessit Bonifatius Fischer OSB has been acquired to assist our Bible 
scholars in various disciplines, and the Enzyklopadie der Entdecker und Erforscher der Erde is 
being acquired to satisfy the needs of all of those interested in man’s exploration and discovery 
efforts. 


In the work already done to build the reference collection, we have benefited regularly from 
the advice and specific requests of interested members of the faculty, and we are looking forward 
to continued expressions of interest and suggestions for the collection’s future development. It 
should also be mentioned that the reference librarians welcome suggestions from faculty for spe¬ 
cific purchases of books or journals that are not reference materials. Order forms for suggesting 
the acquisition of specific titles are kept at the Reference Desk, and we are happy to forward 
these requests to the Acquisitions Division or to the appropriate bibliographer. 

A.H. 


The Last Word: Conway of the Clark 

On October 5, William E. Conway retired as head of the Clark Library. Three weeks before, on 
a cloudy Sunday afternoon, several hundred of his friends gathered in the drawing room and the 
gardens of that monument to literacy to say goodbye and thank you. 


A string quartet played. On the lawns, librarians and book dealers and printers exchanged notes 
and comments. Thomas F. Wright, who will accede to the librarianship, smiled and shook hands 
and mingled with the likes of former Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy, a great friend of the Library. 
Bill and Stella Conway stood inside shaking hands with the gusto of politicians, even though all 
the votes were long won. Bambi Conway, the librarian’s daughter, beamed proudly as she stood to 
one side. 

Dr. Robert Vosper, University Librarian Emeritus, professor of library science, and, perhaps 
most important, director of the Clark, presided over the events of the day. He called the Conways 
forward in praise. He presented them with a book — a remarkable book — entitled A History of 
the Western Books Exhibition, written originally as a .specialization paper for the Graduate 
School of Library and Information Science by Karen B. Lence, turned into a keepsake of 250 
copies by printer Richard Hoffman and bookbinder Bela Blau, published by the Rounce and Cof¬ 
fin Club. Booksellers Muir Dawson and Jake Zeitlin will distribute it from their respective shops. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library and 
other friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, 
Los Angeles 90024, Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: Ann Hinckley, Margaret 
McKinley, Thomas F. Wright. Cover: from The Southern Alumnus, v. 9, nQ. 2 (October 1934), 
p. 2, from the exhibit on Upton Sinclair, University Research Library. 


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Tom Wright had a presentation, too: The Greenland Hunter , a print by Rockwell Kent. This 
was a personal gift from a wide range of contributors, staff and friends, noting Bill Conway’s 
long-standing interest in the books and prints of the American artist-illustrator. 

As Dr. Vosper pointed out, the retiring head was the dean of UCLA librarians in terms of ser¬ 
vice, having spent thirty-nine years at the Clark. A chain was ending, he pointed out, for Bill 
Conway was the last Clark employee whose service dated to the librarianship of Cora Sanders. 

* * * 

Wally Pegram called last month to chide us for a proofreader’s error in his article on the Phys¬ 
ics Library. The proper acronym for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he reported, is 
SLAC, never SLA. Not to be confused with the Special Libraries Association. Nor the Symbi- 
onese Liberation Army, of course. 



* * * 

Another library publication hit the desks in September, the LSA Fare, published for internal 
consumption by the Library Staff Association. Most pleasing was Bruce Pelz’s return to an ed¬ 
itor’s post; his wit is mordant and incisive. Steve Kunishima designed a striking logo. Unlike New 
York City residents, UCLA library staffers have a wealth of reading matter. 


UCLA Librarian 
Administrative Office 
University of California Library 
Los Angeles, California 90024 


NONPROFIT ORG. 
U. S. Postage 

PAID 

Los Angeles, Calif. 
Permit No. 12378 







fieferenc-j 




UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRA RY- LOS ANGELES 24 

Volume XXXI Number 11 _ November 1978 


The Holling C. Holling Collection 

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Jean Aroeste Departs for Princeton 

Whatever the effect of Proposition 13 on the services of the UCLA 
Library has succeeded in diminishing our luster in a more emphatic way At the end o ^December, M_s 
lean Aroeste will leave the Reference Department, which she joined in 1962, to head the Genera 
Reference Division of the Princeton University Library. Her fnands and colleagues in the departme 
and indeed in the entire library are not at all reconciled to losing Mrs. Aroeste’s extraordinary talents 
and her superb company; but because of our affection for her and our admiration of her professional 
abilities, we can do no less than to wish her much joy and success in her new posi ion. 

Mrs. Aroeste has been assistant head of the department since 1973 , but her renown is not confined to 
her administrative skills. For many years she had had the responsibility o raining new 
librarians and library school assistants for their work at the reference desk 

of us could have a better “role model.” Mrs. Aroeste is not only superbly knowledgeable but is 
imaginative, resourceful, and relentless in her pursuit of elusive facts and citations for our l rary 
user® At the request of faculty members, she has presented to graduate students bibliographic le 
on a variety of subjects, and the results always have been that the students addressed1 were 
into enthusiastic bibliographic sleuths. This particular talent received further recognition when Mrs. 
Aroeste was appointed lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she 

has taught sections of GSLIS 110. 

Other endeavors of note include the editing of the Annual Register of Grant Support for three years, 
serving as an editorial consultant to Academic Media for their reference publications, edit mg New 
Reference Books at UCLA from 1968 to 1975 (when it was discontinued), and, more recently, being 
elected president of the Librarians Association of the University of California (Los Angeles division) 
and serving on the UCLA Committee on Public Lectures. Although it would seem impossible for even 
a most distinguished librarian to do any more, it must be mentioned that Mrs. Aroeste wrote two o e 
most memorable “Star Trek” screenplays ever produced: All Our Yesterdays, which is an astoun ing 
forecast of the role of librarians in the future; and Is There in Truth No Beauty?, a spellbinding drama 
of what it takes to be an ambassador to a Medusan. 


As might be imagined, Mrs. Aroeste’s colleagues have come to rely upon her for relevant witty 
captions to the Star Wars calendar (which comes very close to depicting life in the library), and tor e 
style and humor with which she graces all of her efforts. Even her letter of resignation was a work of art, 
and the tribute that she paid to her colleagues in the department deserves quotation. 

If I were asked to describe this outfit, I could perhaps come close by saying that it 
combines the skill and reliability of a crack mountaineering team with the 
individuality and wit of the MASH 4077. 

There is no doubt that we are going to miss her terribly, because it is Mrs. Aroeste’s own contribution 
to our collective image that is irreplaceable. Nevertheless, we are sincerely happy for her and look 
forward to accounts of her adventures and triumphs at Princeton. 

A. H. 

Publications 


“Librarianship: The International Horizons,” by Robert Vosper, University Librarian Emeritus and 
director of the Clark Library, has been published in the PNLA Quarterly, journal of the Pacific 
Northwest Library Association. The article is the text of a paper read by Dr. Vosper at the 1978 Oregon 
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A Gift of Holling Clancy Holling 

The works and working notes of Holling Clancy Holling, writer and illustrator of books for children 
and adults based on the lives and legends of Native Americans, have been donated to the Department 
of Special Collections of the UCLA Library by the writer’s wife, Lucille Webster Holling. 

The collection was initiated more than a decade ago, with the deposit of Tree in the Trail —the first 
edition, of course, but also the entire complex of research material and manuscripts that preceded the 
actual publication of the book. Four years after the death in 1973 of the writer-illustrator, Mrs. Holling 
began the series of gifts that will eventually place all of Holling’s works at the university. Paddle-to- 
the-Sea (from which a drawing has been reproduced on the cover of this publication) joins Tree in the 
Trail in quantity of material: original watercolor paintings, drawings, designs, research notes, and 
letters. In addition, a number of first editions—including Rum Turn Tummy, Little Big Bye-Bye, Minn 
of the Mississippi, Sea Bird, and Pagoo —are in the collection. 

Holling Clancy Holling was born in 1900 and grew up in Jackson County, Michigan. Even as a youth, 
he evinced a great interest in Native Americans, as well as a curiosity of the world around him; both 
were encouraged by his parents. Books were a help, but there remained a restlessness that was to lead 
to a life replete with travel and study. 

When young, he was often frustrated when unable to find in books the information he sought on 
Native Americans. He resolved to write his own book on the subject, and the result was The Book of 
Indians, published in 1935 as a joint effort with his wife. It has remained a favorite among children. 
There had been earlier and slighter books, but The Book of Indians projected a style that was to 
develop throughout his later work. Lucille Holling, like her husband a graduate of the Chicago Art 
Institute, collaborated as researcher and critic. 

Holling was a tenacious student of many disciplines. After a childhood interest in taxidermy, he 
eventually achieved proficiency to enable him to work in the Department of Taxidermy at the Field 
Museum in Chicago. Ralph Linton, who took Holling on as a special student, once said that Holling 
was the only artist who knew anything about anthropology. 

Similarly, when Holling wanted to know how books were produced, he took a course in graphic arts. 
A visit to New Mexico gave him a taste for color that his studies at the Art Institute had failed to 
provide. He became a mine of information about plant and animal life and about primitive tools 
and artifacts. 

Although the Hollings’ income was modest, money was never a driving force in their lives. They 
spent two to three years on a book, traveling every inch of the territory included in its pages. Holling 
always enjoyed speaking with schoolchildren, and his talks always included demonstrations and 
examples of the information in his books. Often, he brought handmade models of canoes, or a carving 
of Sea Bird, to show the children. 

Now Special Collections is enriched by his gift. Through the generosity of Lucille Holling, his wife 
and collaborator, his creativity will endure. He was a practical man; he would have wanted to pass on 
to us the mountainous accumulation of information that he had gathered in his lifetime. 

J.C. 


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The Western European Collection 


Western European humanities and social sciences have traditionally been a 
library collections. Fundamentally allied with Anglo-American studies, research on modern Eu p 
so widely disseminated throughout the university that the dimensions of both academe 
library collections in this area are difficult to trace with precision. For this ' s ™ he b “ S 
collection development, even the term Western European has been narrowedtoncudeon^y mate 

rials dealing with Latin Europe, mainly post-1600 France, Italy, Spain, and Tlv n toVad terms 
of the field is still enormous and diffuse. Its characteristics can be described only m broad 
covering some history and highlights of the French, Italian, and Iberian studies collections. 

Until 1963 library growth was initiated by suggestions from professors, students, and other re¬ 
searchers wfih coordination provided, when possible, by the acquisitions staff Purchases of entire 
personal libraries, such as that of C. K. Ogden, helped the library to build its basicjholdmgson Wes ern 
Europe, but the overall characteristic of the collection was its diversified strengths infieldsi which had 
received particular attention from individual professors or research programs From 1963 on, 
Western European bibliographer has directed collection development in this field, while continuing 
to seek the advice of the faculty on individual needs, major purchases and changes in col e 
patterns A major part of the growth in library holdings on Europe came during the middle and 
1960s, when bibliographer Richard O’Brien was able to spend a great deal of time abroad acquiring 
large collections and arranging blanket order programs. 

Library holdings on French civilization form one of the strongest parts of the Western European 
collection. An important early acquisition took place in 1949, when Lawrence Clark Powell ganged a 
plan which allowed UCLA to obtain all of the duplicate Muzannades from Harvard Houg 
Library. These pamphlets form the core of an elaborate protest literature thriving in France during its 
mid-seventeenth-century civil wars; they are important not only for French history and political 
science, but also for studies of mass underground printing and early popular literature. Starting wit 
this early purchase of 1,000 pamphlets, the library has been able to obtain close toi 3,000 Mazanna es. 
As this type of material has become extremely expensive in its original form, the library has relied 
increasingly on commercial microfilming to obtain complementary collections. Besides the microfilm 
of 3,000 French political pamphlets (1560-1653) from the Newberry Library UCLA will house the 
microfilm of 7,000 additional French pamphlets (1547-1648) obtained through University of Cali or- 

nia shared purchase funds. 

Along with the basic printed source collections on modern French history, the library has also been 
able to obtain virtually all of the major French newspapers, from the Gazette de France (1631-1761) to 
the newest dailies aimed at influencing recent elections. Official publications are covered m dept , 
including complete holdings of the Journal Officiel , the French government gazette. In 1972 the library 
acquired, through the advice of Professor Andrew Lossky, a massive set of government documents on 
microfilm, the Repertoire Chronologique et analytique du Conseil des Depeches (1611-1701), a pur¬ 
chase which enriched what was already a distinguished collection on seventeenth-century France. 
And for several years UCLA has been acquiring a voluminous collection of French revolutionary 
pamphlets on microfilm, complementing the Maclure Collection of Revolutionary Materials, which is 
accessible through UCLA’s membership in the Center for Research Libraries. 

Where contemporary France is concerned, the library has been able to acquire several outstanding 
collections. One, the Roger Mennevee archive, was initially obtained through the efforts of Professor 
Eugen Weber in 1965, then supplemented in 1969. This enormous archive of 15,000 volumes and file 
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published from 1920 to 1969. Though the collection contains a great deal of secondary source material 
its unique value is its range of ephemera-pamphlets, bulletins, press cuttings, broadsheets, and 
manuscript commentaries which were arranged by Mennevee as a private archive. Another archival 
collection offers a documentary survey of the political upheaval which took place in Paris during Mav 
and June of 1968. Shortly after the noting ended, the library commissioned a student at the University 
o ans to gather material on the student and labor movements which were behind the events of 1968 
Several hundred items were obtained in this way-original multigraphed documents, pamphlets, 
issues of rare periodicals, as well as posters and phonograph records. They cover the period from 1967 
to 1969, with special emphasis on students of history and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux 
Arts. To complement these original documents, the library continues to purchase the major microfilm 
collections and monographs dealing with the 1968 jours de mai. 


Through systematic collection building starting in the 1930s, the library’s holdings of Hispanic 
literature have become outstanding. A great part of the progress achieved over the years has come 
about through the advice of several members of the Spanish and Portuguese department, notably 
Professors Cesar Barja and Marion Zeitlin, and through generous funding from the Gulbenkian and 
Del Amo foundations. Professor Barja’s legacy to the library in 1962 augmented our holdings with 
close to 2,200 volumes on Spanish literature and history, including a large number of books on the 
modern and contemporary periods. 


The modern Italian collection has not developed to the same depth as library holdings on France, 
Qut for a comparatively young library, our holdings are still respectable. One example of the collec¬ 
tion s strength is the Orsini family archive, which covers the modern as well as the medieval and 
Renaissance periods. Its contents include an extensive assortment of legal documents, inventories of 
property, and diplomatic correspondence. To improve more general research resources on Italy, the 
modern Italian collection was the focus of intensive bibliographic analysis during most of 1972 
through a project initiated by Professor Robert Wohl of the history department. Though several 
nundred desiderata have still not been obtained, a great many retrospective titles have been acquired, 
as well as microfilm backhles of the main Italian newspapers. Through reprints, mainly those 
published by the Feltrinelli Foundation, more gaps were closed in the library’s holdings on Italian 
socialism, communism, and fascism. Official publications from Italy are covered in depth, including a 
virtually complete set of documents issued by the Italian Parliament. 


Recent collection development in Italian studies takes into account continued interest in urban and 
local history, along with folklore and dialectology. The Romance Linguistics Program has spurred 
increased buying in linguistic atlases and extensive coverage of work on and in the numerous Italian 
dialects. Since the major weakness in the Italian studies collection is in the seventeenth century, a 
current goal is to secure funding for a bibliographic project in this area. 

In the held of Iberian studies, one of the library’s greatest strengths is in the collection on Portuguese 
civilization. UCLA received a good part of its material on Portuguese language and literature through 
j. e Farmington Plan, and continued its acquisition program with the purchase of Joseph Benolial’s 
ibrary in 1963. This collection of 8,000 volumes is valuable not only for its wealth of materials on 
Portugal and on Moroccan-Judeo-Spanish dialects, but also for its range of manuscripts and ephemera 
on Portuguese and French literature of the modern period. Research resources were enriched even 
further in 1965, when an important part of the Duke of Palmella’s library was acquired, adding 4,500 
volumes on Portuguese history and literature to the UCLA collection. 


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Through a succession of valuable suggestions made by members of the French department, espe¬ 
cially Professors Francis Crowley, Judd Hubert, and John Lapp, the library^^“ ^1^0 fte 
Strength in French literature. Unfortunately there are still a good many deficiencies, mainly in tne 
coTlemkin of e-ghteenth-century studies. But library holdings on literature and history were 
significantly expanded in 1970 with the gift of the library of the late actor Char es w 'c ™ 

previously known as the French Research Foundation. The approximately 10,000 volumes in this 
collection included a 1771 edition of Diderofs Encycloped.e and complete orlongrumi of 1 

major French literary and satiric journals, such as L’Assiette du Beurre, La Guirlande, and Le 
Charivari. A microfilm and reprint collection of Jm de siecle literary journals, purchased in 1978, 
substantially extends our holdings in modern French literature. 

Though strong in literature, the library's Iberian collection needs quite a bit of improvement in 
modern history and the social sciences. Most basic source collections are present, but journa^bacuns 
freouently show sizable gaps which we can fill only gradually. Academic programs at UCLA require 
pecia" trengTs in early modern history and in contemporary politics, as well as a current concentre- 
tfon on the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.The library has recently acquired several 
important newspaper and journal sets for this latter period, but much remains to be done If possible 
there should be ^continuation of our current Hispanic studies project, which uses work-study student 
assistance to check basic bibliographies against our holdings. 

As noted in other reports on library collections at UCLA, there is interdependence among the 
various campus libraries. The Western European collections reflect this to a great degree' 
seen in a context of valuable holdings on Europe which can be found at several other UCLA libraries, 
such as those affiliated with the departments of art and music, the schools of law and manage , 
and of course, the Clark Library. Other sections of the University Research Library are also significant 
for the study of Western Europe, especially the Public Affairs Service and the various allied fields in 

our general holdings. 

Because European studies are so basic to teaching and research at UCLA, their wide diffusion can 
often result in complacency about the quality of supporting library collections. Though area studies 
on the world's developing regions have justifiably been the focus of expanded spending and specia 
projects, it is essential that modern European studies not accept a diminished status in programs or 
library funds. It is equally important that bibliographic assistance be available so that more su ™eys o 
the collection can be made. Achievement of a truly distinguished collection on Western Europe 
depends to a great extent on the success we have in meetings these needs. 

M.J.P. 

Computerized Search Fees Changed 

A new fee structure for Computer Reference Services is in effect at all UCLA Library service points 
offering computerized searches. The new structure maintains necessary direct cost charges tor 
telecommunications and computer time,but reduces to hve dollars per search the fee for all Universi y 
of California faculty, students, and staff. At the same time, UCLA-related categories, such as UCLA 
alumni and faculty and graduate students of the California State Universities and Colleges, are 
transferred to the “All Other” category, with a charge of twenty dollars per search. 
















































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Clark Library Notes 

“The Poetry of Jonathan Swift’’ will be the topic of the hrst of three invitational seminars planned at 
the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library for 1978-79. Scheduled for January 20, 1979 the 
seminar will feature Arthur H. Scouten of the Department of English, University of Pennsylvania,’ and 
Robert C. Elliott of the Department of Literature, UC San Diego. Maximillian E. Novak of the UCLA 
Department of English will moderate. 

Other seminars will take place March 10 and May 12,1979. In the hrst, John G. Burke of the UCLA 
Department of History will moderate a discussion on “Automata Revisited” featuring Derek de Solla 
Price of Yale University and Silvio Bedini of the Smithsonian Institution. In the second, Norman J. W. 

Thrower of the UCLA Department of Geography will moderate, and Henry Bruman and Clement 
Meighan of UCLA will speak. 

* * * 

Robert P. Multhauf of the Smithsonian Institution will discuss “Technology and Classification of the 
Sciences” Saturday, December 9, as the third in the series of seminars on Science, Technology, and 
Society in Post-Revolutionary England. The series has been organized by John G. Burke, 1978—79 
Clark Library Professor. Inquiries regarding this seminar should be directed to the Clark Library, 2520 
Cimarron Street, Los Angeles 90018, or (213) 731-8529. 


News from the GSM Library 

The following new, revised, and popular library guides are available at the UCLA Graduate School of 
Management Library: Management Series Number 5A, Women in Management ; Management Series 
Number 10, Housing, Condominiums, and Tenants; Not-for-Proht Series Number 7, Grants, Founda¬ 
tions, and Fund-Raising; Personnel Series Number 3, Industrial Relations/Collective Bargaining; 
Reference Sources Series Number 2, Methods and Materials of Research; and Reference Sources 
Series Number 10, California Sources of Information. 

For a complete current list of guides in print, see GSM Library Guide/Library Locator Series Number 
1, Library Publications, available free by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Library 

Publications, Tobeylynn Birch, Graduate School of Management Library, University of California, Los 
Angeles, CA 90024. 

With mail orders, there is a fifty cents charge for each title, to cover postage and handling costs, 
unless otherwise indicated. Checks should be payable to the Regents of the University of California 
(California residents, please add sales tax). Address orders to GSM Publications Services, Graduate 
School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024, Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: Jerome Cushman, Charlotte 1 Georgi, Ann 
Hinckley, Mary Jane Parrine, Dunning S. Wilson. Cover: Paddle-to-the-Sea, from the sketch for the 
ook of the same name, in the Holling C. Holling collection, Department of Special Collections. 


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Library Acquires Anglo-Egyptian Letters 

The University Research Library has acquired a collection of forty-nine ^written by 

British and Egyptian officials between 1871 and 1911 concerning politics and colonial a a 
and the Suez Canal Of particular importance and substance are six letters between Sir Stafford 
a N n orthc e ote U c e han“llor 0 o f f ^exchequer^d Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, Bridsh Z 
board of the Suez Canal Company, concerning the Egyptian debt problem in^the laten 
renturv and its resolution. This series includes comment on policies of the Egyptian ruler ismaii, 
an jy^s of ftench"reposals, and reports of conversations with Baron Rothschild relating to loans. 

The letters were obtained from a private dealer with special funds provided by the Von Grunebaum 
Cenhsr for Near Eastern Studies. The collection is available in the Department of Special Collections of 

the University Research Library. 



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Volume XXXI Number 12 


December 1978 


Manzanar through the Camera’s Eye 


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Two Views of Manzanar 

Material from the Department of Special Collections is very often 

gallery by the photographer himself. This was quite a special occasion. 

“Tn 1942” savs the exhibition catalog, “Toyo Miyatake, a Japanese-American photographer, was 

work. These are the photographs: Two Views of Manzanar. 

With the support of Professor Robert Heinecken, head of photographic studies in the Department of 
Art thrle graduate students-Graham Howe, Patrick Nagatami, and Scott Rankm-conceived and 
executed the idea of bringing together the work of two such different. 

I in hihlioeraDher for Asian-American studies, provided liaison with Toyo Miyatake and ms a y, 
helping makJ 3 arrangements for borrowing the Miyatake images. And Jack Carter, acting direc or o 
the gahery 3 mounted the exhibition with his usual taste and elegance. The show is capped with a 
stunning catalog, the work of the three student-curator project directors. 

While the title of the exhibition, “Two Views of Manzanar,” leads one to expect something of a 
nolitical statement one finds instead that both of these men have made a very human statement a 
documentation of the strength of the human spirit, a tribute to the resourcefulness and capability o e 
Japanese-American community interned at the center. 

Warmly responsive to the images, the preview audience was delighted to discover that the' erghty- 
three-year-old Miyatake was there himself to view the exhibit. They clustered about him, heaping 
praise upon his slight, elderly shoulders, proffering their catalogs for his autograph. It had been hop 
that Ansel Adams, too, would be able to attend the opening-the two photographers had not seen one 
another in many, many years—but unfortunately Adams was ill. 

Toward gallery closing time, Special Collections opened its doors to the Miyatake family. Although 
Archie Miyatake, the son who now carries on the major work of the Miyatake P o ograp 
downtown Los Angeles, had visited the Library before, his father had never been here and was 
interested in seeing the place where, perhaps, he would consider someday placing his 
photographic archive. We were able to show him a small sampling of our holdings m areas that we 
special relevance to him. Edward Weston, for instance, was his mentor, instructive and encouraging 
when Miyatake was just beginning to wield a camera; we brought out some of our Westons for im o 
see. Miyatake has made some exquisite photographs of dancers, so he found our Barbara Morga 
dance photographs of great interest. He took particular pleasure m seeing the watercolor painting 
that were made at Manzanar by his fellow internee, Kango Takamura, which came to us with the 
Japanese-American Relocation Project Collection. He was interested in and impressed by the specia 
preservation techniques we use for storing our materials. 

Throughout the afternoon, Miyatake seemed as delighted to be here as we were to have him. A faint 
smile and a twinkle in his eye added another dimension to our perception of this gentle, fragile, 
resilient man. And as the good-byes and the thank-yous lingered in the air, as the Miyatakes expresse 
their gratitude for our hospitality, we found ourselves deeply touched and greatly honored by the visi 
from the artist and his charming family. 

H.B. 


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Architecture and Urban Planning Library 

The School of Architecture and Urban Planning was founded in the middle 1960s and is the newest 
professional school at UCLA. The first twelve students enrolled in the graduate program in Sep¬ 
tember of 1966, at which time several faculty members joined with then-University Librarian 
Robert Vosper to plan for a library. During the next three years, several plans for the development of the 
library were presented. The one selected, A Staged Development Program for Library and Information 
Services, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, by Holway R. Jones, continues to serve as a 
model for the growth of the Architecture and Urban Planning Library. 

In 1968/69, Harvey S. Perloff was appointed dean of the school. A strong supporter of libraries, Dr. 
Perloff came to UCLA from Resources for the Future, where he was director of the Program of Urban 
and Regional Studies. Also in that year, the formulation of a collection was begun, and the Library of 
Architecture and Allied Arts of Los Angeles was donated to the school. 

The Architecture and Urban Planning Library was originally placed as a branch of the Art Library 
and a beginning collection was assembled under the guidance of Jean Moore, art librarian. At that 
time, the University Research Library had considerable holdings in architecture and planning- Ed 
Kaye, social sciences bibliographer at URL, worked with Mrs. Moore and the faculty of the school to 
pull together a core group of materials to be transferred from URL to AUPL. At the end of 1968/69, the 
library had 200 items. Two years later, enrollment was 112 and the collection had reached 1,300 
volumes. Currently, 10,000 volumes serve 300 students and 45 faculty. 

Two other major events marked the full development of the library. In 1973, the first professional 
librarian was appointed, and the library became a full and autonomous branch within the UCLA 
Library system. Three years later, in March 1976, the library moved into its current facility as part of a 
remodeling project which also provided administrative offices for the dean as well as a student 
lounge. Designed by faculty members Peter Kamnitzer and Tim Vreeland, the new library provides 
shelving for 15,000 volumes and seating for fifty readers. It is a marked improvement over the first 
site two classrooms with adjoining walls removed. 

As taught at the school, architecture and planning are highly interdisciplinary studies, and so at the 
outset of the planning for the library, it was recognized that a collection of over 50,000 volumes would 
be needed to provide adequate coverage. A remarkable plan was conceived, using the resources of the 
ibrary system as a whole. While AUPL would provide core materials needed for the first professional 
degree, advanced materials would be available at other UCLA libraries. Thus, materials on environ¬ 
mental psychology may be found in the Education and Psychology Library, in the Public Affairs 

ervice, and, to a limited extent, in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library and the 
Biomedical Library. 

The level of collection development varies with each subject and is worked out with faculty and the 
respective selectors at other libraries. Various splits and levels are related to the teaching areas of the 
departments at UCLA; thus, landscape architecture, with specialization offered by the Department of 
Art, will be found in the Art Library. 


UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
rien s of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 

90024. Editor: Joel Gardner. Contributors to this issue: Hilda Bohem, Jon S. Greene, Russell Shank. 
Cover: Main Gates, Manzanar 

1944, by Toyo Miyatake, from “Two Views of Manzanar.” 


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J.S.G. 


Four Millionth Volume 


The Library’s plans to celebrate the addition of the 4 millionth volume to the collection, in February 
1979, are not firm in every detail, but we do know that they will include a brief ceremony m t e 
University Research Library and an exhibit in that library of 200 notable gifts which the Library as 
received since the addition of its 3 millionth volume in January 1971. 

We have tentatively selected the book which will be our 4 millionth volume. It is a Spanish 
incunable, Opuscula, by Jaime Perez de Valencia (Valencia, 1484-1485). The author was an Augus- 
tinian, Bishop of Christopolis, administrator of the bishopric of Valencia and secretary of the Inquisi¬ 
tion, and the work includes what is probably the first example printed in Spain of theological polemics 
between Christians and Jews. There are only three other complete copies of this work m the United 
States, and this one is bound in a handsome contemporary binding of Catalan-Mudejar design. 

The price of this volume is $12,500, and we have already received contributions for approximately 
half this amount. We are now asking staff members, faculty members, and other friends for assistance 
in raising the remainder. We want and need your help, and we hope you will want to join us in marking 
this milestone in the development of the UCLA Library. Checks should be made out to the Regents of 
the University of California and sent to Russell Shank, University Research Library. Those who would 
like to contribute through the Friends of the UCLA Library should make out their checks to that 
organization and send them to the same address. 


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