Abstract

Records documenting the growth and development of the Friends of the UCSD Library, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of the libraries at the University of California, San Diego. The materials consist primarily of correspondence, committee records, meeting minutes, membership lists, keepsake publications, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of lecture speakers. Also included are undergraduate essays, publicity materials and photographs. The records are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.

Administrative History

The Friends of the UCSD Library is a non-profit educational organization whose members take an informed interest in the activities of the libraries and the University. Since 1961, the Friends have provided financial support for the enrichment of library resources, particularly through the acquisition of books in support of academic programs. The Friends sponsored exhibitions, receptions and public events, such as the Public Events Series, the Great Authors Series and the Contemporary Writers Program. Between 1975 and 1985, the Friends sponsored an annual contest for the best undergraduate book collection. The Friends have also published several facsimile keepsakes from holdings in the library's collections.

In 1993, the organization changed its name to Friends of the UCSD Libraries.

Scope and Content

The records of the Friends of the UCSD Library consist of correspondence, subject files, keepsake publications, Undergraduate Book Collection Contest materials, lecture program posters, and cassette audiorecordings of Great Authors Series speakers. The materials are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, 4) PUBLICATIONS, and 5) LECTURE PROGRAMS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board members. Also included are files created by University Librarian Melvin Voigt. The materials document the organization's early growth, as well as its concerns and activities from 1961-1982.

SERIES 2: SUBJECT FILES

The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically by subject, and thereunder chronologically. They include board meeting agendas and minutes, committee records, mailing and membership lists, and rosters.

SERIES 3: UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS

The UNDERGRADUATE BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS, arranged chronologically, consist primarily of student essays describing individual book collections, arranged chronologically. Also included are announcements and photographs of winners.

SERIES 4: PUBLICATIONS

The PUBLICATIONS series is arranged chronologically and contains production materials and published versions of the Friends keepsakes. Also included are announcements, fliers, and invitations to Friends events. Production materials, including manuscripts, for Robert Duncan's "The Five Songs" are also included.

SERIES 5: LECTURE PROGRAMS

The LECTURE PROGRAMS series contains announcements and promotional posters for lecture series, as well as cassette audiorecordings of the Great Authors Series.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 1 Correspondence, 1961 - 1969.
1 2 Correspondence, 1970 - 1981.

Voigt's Files

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1 3 Voigt's files, 1962 - 1964.
1 4 Voigt's files, 1965 - 1982.

SUBJECT FILES

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1 5 Annual meeting agendas and minutes, 1966 - 1985.
1 6 Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, constitution, and other documents.
1 7 Board of Directors and Council -- Meeting agendas and minutes, 1962 - 1986.
1 8 Calendars of events, 1975 - 1978.
1 9 Clippings, 1963 - 1976.
1 10 FB-023-01 Clippings - Oversize photocopies of clippings, 1963 - 1968.
1 11 FB-023-02 Clippings - Oversize photocopies of clippings, 1966 - 1967.
1 12 FB-023-03 Clippings - Scrapbooks, 1963 - 1965.
1 13 FB-023-04 Clippings - Scrapbooks, 1966 - 1968.
1 14 Committee materials - Acquisitions Committee, 1977 - 1983.
1 15 Committee materials - Baja California Collection Committee, 1963 - 1966.
1 16 Committee materials - Central University Library Opening Committee, 1970.
2 1 Committee materials - Executive, Nominations and Acquisitions Committees, 1978 - 1981.
2 2 Committee materials - Nominating Committee, 1963 - 1972.
2 3 Financial reports and related materials, 1968 - 1981.
2 4 Other membership materials.
2 5 Open House, 1963.
2 6 Press releases, 1963 - 1976.
2 7 Raitt, Helen. Notes on acquisition of Millay and Bodenheim manuscripts.

BOOK COLLECTION CONTEST MATERIALS

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2 8 Announcements and fliers.
2 9 Correspondence, 1975 - 1984.
2 10 Student essays, 1975.
2 11 Student essays, 1976.
2 12 Student essays, 1978.
2 13 Student essays, 1979.
2 14 Student essays, 1980.
2 15 Student essays, 1981.
3 1 Student essays, 1982.
3 2 Student essays, 1983.
3 3 Student essays, 1984.
3 4 Student essays, 1985.
3 5 Photographs of contest winners and others.

PUBLICATIONS

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3 6 Announcements, fliers and invitations, 1963 - 1986.
3 7 List of keepsakes, 1988. Prepared by Alvina Robertson.
3 8 How Not to Murder Caesar, by Sigurd Burckhardt, 1964.
3 9 FB-023-05 Sellon Revolutionary War Documents, 1965.
3 10 Portugaliae Monumenta Cartographica -- Publicity, 1966.
3 11 Historian's Viewpoint on University Libraries, 1968. By Chancellor John S. Galbraith. Published version, typescript and photocopy of typescript.
3 12 University in Motion, 1969. Inaugural address by Chancellor William J. McGill.
3 13 Responsibility of the University Library Collection in Meeting the Needs of Its Campus and Local Community, 1977. A symposium honoring Melvin J. Voigt upon his retirement.
3 14 Plano del Puerto de S. Diego, 1979.
3 15 Five Songs by Robert Duncan, 1981. Limited edition and sale copy.
3 16 Five Songs, 1981. Correspondence.
3 17 Five Songs, 1981. Manuscript inscribed in RUMI: POET AND MYSTIC (1207-1273). Reynold A. Nicholson, trans.
3 18 Five Songs, 1981. Typescript.
3 19 Five Songs, 1981. Manuscript paste-up and photocopy.
3 20 Five Songs, 1981. Production materials.
4 1 Five Songs, 1981. Press plates.
4 2 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.
4 3 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.
4 4 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.
5 1 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.
5 2 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.
5 3 Five Songs, 1981. Press plate.

LECTURE PROGRAMS

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Public Events Series

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6 1 Public Events Series - Announcements.

Great Authors Series

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6 2 MC-132-01 Great Authors Series - Posters.
6 3 Wallace Stegner lecture - Cassette audiorecording. April 6, 1990.
6 4 William Styron lecture - Cassette audiorecording. March 8, 1991.
6 5 William Kennedy lecture - Cassette audiorecording. October 4, 1991.
6 6 Peter Mathiessen lecture - Cassette audiorecording. February 2, 1992.
6 7 Nadine Gordimer lecture - Cassette audiorecording. October 13, 1992.

Contemporary Writers Program

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6 8 MC-132-01 Contemporary Writers Program - Posters.



Finding aid generated: 2005-11-09