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progress report

2008–09

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Letter

from the

University

Librarian

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Organizations tend to use annual reports to trumpet significant accomplishments –

major gifts, new buildings, innovative programs, and the like. The UCLA Library’s

version is no different in that regard; in the following pages you’ll find our share

of noteworthy acquisitions, generous donations, new initiatives.

Yet note the subtitle of this publication for a moment before you proceed; we quite

consciously call it a “progress report” rather than an annual report. The concept

of “progress” as incremental movement toward a goal, development in a positive

direction, better captures the sense of a year’s accomplishments and activities at the

UCLA Library, a year that contained as many seemingly minor actions that together

add up to significant feats as it did major announcements.

Take, for example, the research guides described in the collections section. One

guide, viewed on its own, may be very helpful to a certain group of users but is

unremarkable to the world at large. Yet five – ten – dozens of guides seen in aggregate

point to a redefinition and an enhancement of an entire aspect of library

collections and service.

Online chat reference offers a similar case in point. When the UCLA Library offered this service on

our own, we were only able to provide it during certain days and times, the hours our staff was available.

When the service became a joint project of all University of California libraries, hours were expanded,

and it became more noteworthy. As you’ll see in the services article, we’ve now joined an international

consortium that makes this service available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. What began as

a small step has progressed over time into a major accomplishment.

When it comes to acquisitions, the following pages contain many headline-worthy names – those of John

Fante and Aldous Huxley, just to name two. But don’t overlook the more routine acquisitions: new collecting

areas launched to support expanded areas of teaching and research, a large collection of electronic books

that can be used for any educational purpose, digitized rare books that are now accessible online to the public

worldwide. Piece by piece, these “small” accomplishments add up to significant achievements offering

long-term benefits.

A similar assessment of incremental-approach-equals-accomplishment is evident even when it comes to

major grants. The first project the Library announced that would be supported by our extraordinary fivemillion-dollar

gift from the Arcadia Fund was “Collecting Los Angeles.” This new initiative doesn’t focus

on the collections of local Hollywood stars or world-renowned authors or top-ranked athletes; it seeks

out the hidden histories, the groups and individuals whose stories are lesser known and whose remarkable

contributions to the life of this city will crumble into dust and vanish from the historical record without

an organization stepping in to preserve it and make it accessible to current and future generations.

In addition to Arcadia, we are fortunate to have many major donors to thank in these pages for their

irreplaceable contributions to our success during this fiscal year. We also have a great many not-so-major

donors whose contributions collectively are equally irreplaceable, and we want to honor and thank each

of you as well.

Together, your contributions both large and small have enabled us to progress, sometimes in leaps and

sometimes by baby steps, toward our goal to support all aspects of UCLA’s mission of education, research,

and service. Through the work produced by UCLA’s students, faculty, and staff, you help us serve the

people of Southern California, the U.S., and the world.

Gary E. Strong

University Librarian


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Finding Resources

Using Information

Creating Knowledge

If you want to find information in a general area – not

a specific subject, mind you, but a general area – how do

you go about it? How do you identify what journals cover

that area most comprehensively, what primary resources

are available, whether there are digital or audio/visual

resources that you’re not aware of? In the case of the

UCLA Library, you might start with a research guide.

UCLA Users and Library Collections

Today’s increasingly complex, information-intensive academic world demands

research guides that are adaptable, expandable, and easy to use. That can of

course be a person, such as the collection development manager responsible

for a given subject area or a reference librarian who’s familiar with resources

in many disciplines. But since even the most dedicated and efficient librarian

can’t be available to all of UCLA’s students, faculty, and staff 24/7, the electronic

research guide offers a useful substitute.

When looking at the various UCLA campus libraries’ individual progress

reports for 2008-09, the near ubiquity of research guides stands out, particularly

when compared with previous years. Nearly every librarian created one,

and many created more than one, some for specific disciplines and others

customized for individual courses. You can see them for yourself at .

This could be attributed to the fact that the UCLA Library licensed a Web-hosted

application that makes customized research guides easy to create. It could also be

attributed to librarians wanting to move guides they had created in print format

or as static Web pages into the new application.


Major Acquisitions 2008-09

Arts Library

Catalogue raisonnés on Michelangelo, Joan

Miro, Edvard Munch, Pierre-Auguste Renoir,

Diego Rivera, Auguste Rodin,

and Ed Ruscha

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Psychiatry Online

Psychiatry Legacy Collection

Sage eReference Collection

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

History and Special Collections for

the Sciences

Carrie F. Young Collection

Notebooks, ledgers, lecture notes, photo-

graphs, letters, and medical and political

ephemera from this nearly forgotten figure

in California medicine and politics; Young

(b. 1828) participated in the temperance movement,

edited Bay Area journals, lectured on

public health topics, earned a medical degree,

and was active in founding the local branch

of the Populist Party

Franklin E. Murphy, MD Fund

• Susan Kae Grant, Radio-active Substances, 1995.

Limited-edition artist’s book juxtaposing

historic photographic images with text

summarizing Curie’s experiments leading to

the discovery of radium; pages made out of

lead sheeting

• Julius Arnold, Pathologische Anatomie, ca. 1880-

82. A detailed and perhaps unpublished

series of illustrated lecture notes on anatomical

and clinical pathology

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But as usage statistics indicate, the primary motive appears to be user-driven.

UCLA’s students, faculty, and staff are increasingly studying and doing research

around the clock and around the world, and they rely on the Library – all aspects

of the Library, collections-related services as well as many of the collections

themselves – to be available when and where they’re working.

The guides share certain commonalities; all contain the banner from the UCLA

Library’s homepage so it’s easy to see that they’re official Library resources, and

each contains contact information for the person or department that created it.

But the contents are wildly diverse, reflecting the unique needs of and resources

in the areas they cover.

Take, for example, the guide for indigenous literatures and languages of the

Americas (see upper left). The section labels near the top are familiar enough

and appear on countless other guides: books, journals, primary sources, reference

sources. But what is featured in the center of page? A series of YouTube

videos featuring indigenous poets reading in their own languages. And off to one

side are links to audio of interviews with contemporary Native American

authors. What better way to introduce users immediately to those indigenous

languages and literatures?

Many of the guides offer more than background on and links to useful

resources; some also offer direct, real-time contact with the librarian who

builds and provides services for the specific discipline. Stop by the guide to

electrical engineering, and you’ll find a chat box in the right-hand column

labeled “Contact Your Librarian” (see lower left). When the librarian is online,

users can chat with him right then and there rather than sending an email

and waiting for a reply.

The approach taken in certain guides also anticipates the knowledge level of

its potential users. One of the music guides, on popular music and bands, seems

keenly aware before they even arrive on the page that its users may not be

familiar with searching a library for information in this area. It cheerily greets

visitors with tips to get started and a featured section on “Where to look

• Frances Parthenope, Lady Verney; Life and

death of Athena, 1855? Limited-edition lithographed

facsimile of a story about an owl

rescued by Florence Nightingale, which

became her pet and companion until it

died; written and sent by her sister to cheer

Nightingale up during a serious illness

Alison Bunting Endowed Rare Books Fund:

Steven C. Daiber, Lillian, 1995. An artist’s

book responding to Marcello Malpighi’s

Anatome plantarum, created for the 1995-96

exhibition “Science and the Artist’s Book”

at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Willard Lee Marmelzat, MD Collection

Endowment

Raymund Minderer, De calcantho seu vitriolo,

1617. First edition of an important book in

the history of chemistry about the discovery

of ammonium acetate


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first!” One of its tabs also offers the reminder that research is a process, not

a destination: “To be thorough, look here too...”

Any library guide, however, is only as good as the collections it supports, and

in that regard, the UCLA Library made remarkable strides during 2008-09.

A comparison of the total volumes listed on page sixteen with the figures from

previous years shows a remarkable jump of more than six hundred and fifty thousand

volumes in one year. During preceding years the total volumes increased at

the pace of about one hundred thousand volumes a year, so what is behind this

sizable increase?

Two factors played a role. In August 2008 the Library announced a grant from

the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to address a backlog in cataloging its rare

books. That project kicked into high gear almost immediately, and the concrete

results are evident in these numbers. In addition, efforts to catalog electronic

books and add them to the UCLA Library Catalog have increased; given the rapid

increase in the Library holdings in electronic format, that amounts to a sizable

number as well.

In fact, one of the Library’s major acquisitions of e-books serves as a reminder

of how being part of the University of California system enhances the UCLA

Library’s own holdings. Collectively, the UC libraries have the largest collection

Ralph R. and Patricia N. Sonnenschein

Medals Collection Fund

Conquer SARS, 2003. Limited-edition bronze

medal issued by the Chinese government in

honor of healthcare workers who battled the

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome epidemic

Donald and Hisae Dickey Jr. Endowed Fund

James Sinclair, The Entomological and Ornithological

Collector’s Hand-book, 1915. Variant editions of

this California author’s work on collecting and

preserving biological specimens, contemporary

to research conducted by the naturalist,

hunter, collector, and photographer Donald

Ryder Dickey

Center for Oral History Research

Black Educators Series:

Owen Knox, retired LAUSD assistant superintendent;

Noma Lemoine, founder of LAUSD

Academic English Mastery Program; Floraline

Stevens, director of LAUSD’s research, evaluation,

and assessment branches

Black Politicians Series:

David S. Cunningham, former Los Angeles City

Council member; Robert C. Farrell, former Los

Angeles City Council member

Environmental Activism in L.A. Series:

Andrea Hricko, director of community outreach

and education for Southern California

Environmental Health Sciences Center;

Antonio Ramirez, community organizer for

the Port Teamsters in Long Beach; Selma

Rubin, community activist

Korean American Community Leaders

Series:

Min Jung Kim, CEO of NARA Bank; James Ryu,

publisher of both KoreAm Journal and Audrey

magazine

Latina and Latino Elders Series:

Grace Montañez Davis, aide to Los Angeles

Mayor Tom Bradley; Lilia Aceves, founding

member of Comisión Femenil Mexicana

Nacional and director of the Chicana Service

Action Center; Rudy Acuña, pioneering

Chicano studies scholar

Digital Projects

Digitized and accessible to the public through

the Internet Archive are selections from three

collections of rare books.

Maurice N. Beigelman Collection of

Ophthalmology

Fifty-one landmark works in vision science

from the Renaissance, given to the Louise M.

Darling Biomedical Library by Dr. Beigelman,

a Los Angeles ophthalmologist; accessible at


Elmer Belt Florence Nightingale Collection

Sixty-four books including editions of

Nightingale’s influential Notes on Nursing (1859

and later) and her other publications as

well as biographies and tributes given to the

Biomedical Library by Los Angeles urologist

Elmer Belt; accessible at


George Otto Hanft, cartographer. Pictorial map of California

missions and exploration routes; sponsored by Equitable

Savings and Loan Association. 1967. Charles E. Young

Research Library Department of Special Collections

Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in

Business and Economics

Some two hundred volumes, including some

multiple editions, of pre-1800 works on trade

and commerce purchased by the Eugene and

Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library with

funds given by the Lockheed Leadership

Fund and Mrs. Robert E. Gross; accessible

at

Richard C. Rudolph East Asian

Library

Chinese:

Apabi Digital Resources

Statistical yearbooks containing economic and

social statistics and more than five hundred

reference titles

Beijing shifan daxue tushuguan cang xijian fangzhi

congkan [Series of rare local gazetteers

collected by Beijing Normal University

Library] and Fujian shifan daxue tushuguan

cang xijian fangzhi congkan [Series of rare

local gazetteers collected by Fujian

Normal University Library]

Budengdaya wenku cang zhenben ziqu congkan

[Rare drama series of the Budengdaya

collection]

Contains sixty-four kinds of Chinese drama

Chuci wenxian jicheng [Comprehensive literature

of Chu poetry]

Research literature on these “Songs of the

South” from around 800-200 BCE

Collection of 822 movies, TV series, documentaries,

and performing arts films from

the China Beauty Media Co.

Difangzhi renwu zhuanji ziliao congkan, Huadong

juan shangbian [Source series of biographies

in local gazetteers, East China

sub-series, Part one]

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in the nation and one of the largest in the world, and during 2008-09 that

collection grew even larger with the purchase of nearly every electronic book

published by the German publisher Springer in English and German from 2005

to 2009.

These nearly twenty thousand books fall into the following broad subject areas:

architecture and design; behavioral science; biomedical and life sciences; business

and economics; chemistry and materials science; computer science; earth and

environmental science; engineering; humanities, social sciences, and law; mathematics

and statistics; medicine; physics and astronomy; and professional and

applied computing. All belong to the Library in perpetuity, can be downloaded

in PDF format, and can be used in part or in their entirety for any educational

purpose: course reserves, course Web sites, in course management systems.

Also lending a major boost to collection building was a $5-million gift from the

Arcadia Fund, the largest single gift for collections in the UCLA Library’s history.

Given in the amount of $1 million per year for five years, these funds will be used

to further develop, preserve, and make accessible Library collections, as exemplified

by the first project to receive support from the gift.

“Collecting Los Angeles” gathers, preserves, interprets, and makes accessible

collections documenting the remarkable multiplicity of cultures and at-risk

hidden histories of the Los Angeles region. This new program builds on the Library’s

existing strengths in this area, which encompass special collections; photo

archives; oral histories; maps; and circulating materials on local history, government,

politics, and literary, performing, and visual arts. It is also transforming the

way the Library engages with local communities, in support of Chancellor Gene

Block’s goal of civic engagement, while enhancing collection-building activities,

drawing multiple new connections among existing collections, and attracting

new audiences to their use.

But of course it’s the use of UCLA Library collections that is important, not simply

their existence. Recognizing that, Ruth Simon, retired UCLA campus counsel

and a long-time Library supporter, created an endowment to support the annual

Huizu wenxian congkan [Hui literature series]

Hui, or Muslim, is a major nationality

in China

Jinwen wenxian jicheng [Collection of Clementi

literature integration]

Classical and modern Chinese archaeological

research literature

National Index to Chinese Newspapers and

Periodicals [online]

Qingdai difang renwu zhuanji congkan [Series of

local biographies of Qing Dynasty]

Super Star Electronic Books

Wan Qing guoji huiyi dang’an [International

conference archives of Late Qing Period]

“Window to China,” National Library of

China: 132 books on various subjects


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Poster for The Sport of the Gods; released

in 1921 by Reol Productions. Charles E. Young

Research Library Department of Special Collections,

George P. Johnson Negro Film Collection

Zhongguo fengtuzhi congkan [Series of China

geographic gazetteers] and Zhongguo

shuilizhi congkan [Series of China water

conservancy gazetteers]

Japanese:

Asahi Kikuzo II Visual: online version

of Asahi shinbun (1945-), AERA (May 1988-),

and Shūkan Asahi (April 2000-; news

section only)

Fujin kurabu [Women’s club]

Tables of contents of pre-war issues of this

popular monthly women’s magazine

Yuji Ichioka Collection

More than 1,100 volumes of books, serials,

and pamphlets on Japanese American

history from the collection of this longtime

UCLA faculty member, donated by

his widow, Emma Gee

Kango Takamura (1895-1990); Keeping the

Camp Clean and Tidy; undated. Watercolor

and ink on paper; 20 x 24 inches matted. Charles

E. Young Research Library Department of Special

Collections, Kango Takamura Paintings

Kenji Ito Collection

Sixty-seven volumes, primarily in literature,

history, and law, collected by this long-time

attorney, donated by his daughter, Ayleen

Ito Lee

Keidanren shūhō: 1951-94 [Japan Federation

of Economic Organizations weekly]

Eight CD-ROMs reproduce all issues of this

weekly newsletter.

Nagasaki Shinbun, 1960-67 [Nagasaki newspaper]

Yoko Sasaki Collection

271 volumes on subjects including arts, history,

and literature collected by Ms. Sasaki’s

husband

Shakai hosh nenkan: 1951-60 [The social security

yearbook]

Taiyo

Online version of this 1895-1928 historical

journal

Toshi, nōson seikatsu chōsa shiryō shūsei 2

[Collected works for research on urban

and rural lives, series two]

Raw research data from the Taisho (1912-26)

and the early Showa (1926-89) periods

Korean:

Choson kogohak chonso [Korea archaeological

reports]

Reports on major archaeological discoveries

from 1949 to 2005 issued by North Korea

E-Korean Studies

Integrates eleven major Korean databases

Han-il hoedam chonggukwon kwallyon munso

[Documental collection of Korean-

Japan compensation negotiations]

From the 1952-66 Korea-Japan normalization

talks


Professor Scot Bartchy and Edgar Hermosillo

Ilche ha chonsi chejegi chongchaek saryo chongso

[Japanese colonial rules and policies

on Korea]

Documents on Japanese colonial rules and

policies in Korea during the latter part of the

colonial period (1937-45)

Korean Film Council: seventy-six DVDs and

seventy-one monographs

Professor Sang-Oak Lee Collection

More than six hundred volumes of monographs

and academic journals in linguistics

and literature given by this Seoul National

University professor

Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld

Management Library

Datamonitor Company Case Studies

More than two hundred consumerproducts-focused

case studies for U.S.

and UK companies

Deal Pipeline

News coverage and analysis for mergers and

acquisitions, venture capital, private equity

deals, hedge funds, initial public offerings,

bankruptcies, and business auctions

First Research Industry Reports

Overviews and analyses of U.S. niche and

difficult-to-research industries

Global Market Navigator

Market size, share, segmentation, and compound

annual growth rate for consumer and

industrial products and services in the U.S.

and more than fifty markets worldwide

Investext

Equity analyst reports from U.S. and worldwide

investment banks and consulting firms

Mergent Horizon

Database of U.S.-traded companies organized

by their goods and services and key business

relationships

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UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Awarded for the first time in

April 2009, the Ruth Simon First Place Award went to Edgar Hermosillo Gaytan

for his paper “A Community of Shared Goods as Presented in the New Testament

Book of Acts of the Apostles: Pre-industrial Urban Reality.”

The paper was for a history directed research course, with the faculty support of

Professor Scot Bartchy. In his letter supporting Edgar’s application for this award,

Professor Bartchy said of his student, “Mr. Hermosillo far exceeded my requirements

and expectations regarding both the breadth and depth of his research

on this topic. He thoroughly exploited a bibliography of excellent resources that

required two and one-half pages to list. He demonstrated enormous intellectual

curiosity and followed the footnotes in one book and article after another into

new material.”

Edgar explained further how he used Library resources and services for this

paper. “Truly, the UCLA Library system and its staff were pivotal in my research,

not only assisting me in finding essential books and journals, but also in locating

those that were not on the libraries’ shelves. The interlibrary loan office was a

godsend, many times querying far-off institutions for obscure reference works,

...scanning pieces which these institutions might only reluctantly lend, and

sending them to me directly by email.... I realize that the quality of my bibliography

is reflective of the amazing library facilities possessed here at UCLA.”

Professor Bartchy’s letter makes it clear that Edgar has taken the next step in the

process, which is not simply to consume information but to produce knowledge.

“He became so interested in doing further research on this topic that he asked

if I would continue to mentor him during spring quarter. Although my schedule

was already full, I quickly agreed to do so. I have come to regard Mr. Hermosillo

as one of the best young scholars I know.”

Perhaps one day Edgar Hermosillo Gaytan’s published research will join UCLA

Library collections, and their supporting research guides, to engage new generations

of students and scholars.

Uniworld Online

Directory of American Firms Operating in

Foreign Countries and Directory of Foreign

Firms Operating in the United States

Wharton Research Data Services

CISDM HedgeFund/CTA Database; Center for

Research in Securities Prices Survivor-Bias-

Free US Mutual Fund Database; KLD Stats

Music Library

Three important facsimiles of musical manuscripts

acquired with the Professor Richard

Hudson Endowment in Music

and the Henry J. Bruman Educational

Foundation Endowment Fund: Chansonnier de

Jean Montchenu, Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale,

Rothschild MS 2973; Chopin Piano

Concerto in F Minor; Codex Chantilly, Musée

Condé, MS 564


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University Librarian Discretionary Fund Acquisitions

Of the twenty-eight percent of the Library’s budget spent on

materials, only a small percentage reflects expenditures for

acquisitions from the university librarian’s discretionary fund.

Yet these few items offer insight into how the Library builds

collections and adapts them to encompass scholarship in nontraditional

print formats and to support expanded areas of

research and instruction.

Altered books are artists’ books that

have been constructed using an entire

existing book or elements of one as

a starting point, which then become

something completely new after being

altered by an artist. The Arts Library

acquired two altered books by

California artists to enhance its

already strong artists’ book collection, which is justly regarded

as a community treasure (for more on its use by UCLA students,

see services article on page twelve).

Carolyn Berry (b. 1930) is known both as a painter and a

mixed-media artist; her unique 2005 book More or Less Genuine

definitely falls into the latter category. Terry Braunstein’s

(b. 1942) 1995 work Shorthanded, produced in an edition of

twenty-five, uses analtered shorthand textbook to raise

Performing Arts Special Collections

James Arkatov Jazz Photographs

Steve Bramson Jag Scores

Julia Duffy Papers

Ralph Edwards Productions Records

Elliott Gould Papers

Merv Griffin Papers

Curtis Kheel Scripts Collection

Laemmle Theater Records

Martin Leeds DesiLu Productions Contracts

Los Angeles Opera Theater Records

Charles E. Young Research Library

Department of Special Collections

John Fante Papers

The literary papers of this Los Angeles novelist,

short-story writer, and screenwriter

Archives of Los Angeles area painter

D. J. Hall and painter/printmaker Walter

Gabrielson

Aldous and Laura Huxley Collection

The literary archive of the visionary novelist

and essayist and the papers of his wife, Laura,

an author and lay therapist

Miriam Matthews Collection of Los Angeles

African American newspapers, ca. 1948-85

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts:

• Gratien (twelfth century) with Bartolomeo

da Brescia, Decretum, France; Latin, illuminated

manuscript on parchment

• Nicolas de Biard, Distinctiones, France,

c. 1250-75; Latin, decorated manuscript

on parchment

• Publius Terentius Afer [Comoediae], Phormio,

Western Bavaria, c. 1460-70; manuscript on

paper

issues about work, pressure to produce, and the anonymity of

the average worker.

Moving from the printed, albeit altered, page to the built environment,

research needs are very different in the architecture

and urban design programs. Though these students and faculty

would much prefer to travel in person to see buildings and

urban settings they are studying,

that is often impractical. Thus, highquality

DVDs about the work of

noted architects and major projects

fill an essential need.

Among the recent releases acquired

by the Arts Library are Kochuu: Japanese

Architecture / Influence and Origin (2006),

about modern Japanese architecture; Great Expectations: A Journey

through the History of Visionary Architecture (2007), examining innovative

architecture from the beginning of the twentieth century

to the present; and Waste = Food (2007), exploring the “cradle

to cradle” movement, which aims at an ecologically-inspired

industrial revolution.

Three other DVDs focus on the work of individual architects.

Shigeru Ban: An Architect for Emergencies (2006) features interviews

Vsevold Nicouline Correspondence to

Bernard Meeks

Collection of twenty-seven letters and

envelopes with original watercolor illustrations

from children’s book illustrator

Nicouline to children’s book collector Meeks

Anne and Billy Wilkinson Collection of

Library Postcards

Approximately 5,800 postcards representing

libraries during 1900-90; given in honor of

James Davis

Science and Engineering Library

More than forty new bio- and nanophotonics

books in support of expanded efforts of

the Department of Electrical Engineering

and the California NanoSystems Institute

Materials on the formation and evolution

of planetary bodies, astrophysical environments

and planetary phenomena, and

comets and other primitive bodies in the


with Ban (b. 1957), known for his use of inexpensive construction

materials, and footage of his projects. Renzo Piano: Work

in Progress (2006) follows different stages of three of this nonconformist

architect’s (b. 1937) projects to explore his artistic

philosophy and the operations of his office. Eileen Gray: Designer

and Architect (2007) uses archival footage and excerpts from

Gray’s (1878-1976) writings to

chronicle her life and her resolutely

modern furniture and

building designs.

Shifting from the built environment

to the natural world and

from North Campus to South

Campus, the Department of

Atmospheric Sciences recently

changed its name to the Department

of Atmospheric and Oceanic

Sciences, and its instruction and research have expanded

to reflect this broadening of scope. Research in this area

ranges from the role of the ocean in the physical climate

system to its part in the global carbon cycle and also

emphasizes the study of the coastal environment and

interactions between land and open sea.

solar system in support of the research

directions of three new faculty in the

Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Nearly sixty titles covering a wide range of

mathematical applications in support of the

current research directions of the Institute

for Pure and Applied Mathematics

Initial titles for a core collection in mathematics

for teacher education in support of

the Department of Mathematics’ Philip C.

Curtis Jr. Center for Mathematics and

Teaching

More than twenty books on radio frequency

identification in support of the

Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise

Consortium, a UCLA-based university,

industry, and government collaboration,

and the Department of Electrical

Engineering

Edward A. Lasher Chemistry Library Fund

• Comprehensive Chemometrics: Chemical and

Biochemical Data Analysis, 2007

Four-volume set examining the merits and

limitations of each chemometric technique

• Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, 2009

Four-volume set examining the role of

chemistry and chemical techniques in the

life sciences

• Chemical Biology: From Small Molecules to Systems

Biology and Drug Design, 2007

Three-volume set edited by the world

leaders in this emerging field

• Handbook of Environmental Data on Organic

Chemicals, 2009

Four-volume set containing information

needed to use potentially dangerous chemicals

prudently

• Handbook of Green Chemistry: Green Catalysis,

2009

Summarizes recent work on breakthroughs,

innovation, and creativity in green chemistry

and engineering

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Keeping pace with these changes, the Science and Engineering

Library acquired a number of recently published books that deal

with ocean-atmosphere interactions.

They included Chemical Oceanography

and the Marine Carbon Cycle (Cambridge

University Press, 2008 ); Freshwater

Ecosystems and Climate Change in North

America: A Regional Assessment (Wiley,

1997); An Introduction to Ocean Turbulence

(Cambridge University Press, 2007);

and Managing and Transforming Water

Conf licts (Cambridge University Press,

2009). In addition to those print

titles, the library also acquired three

online publications: Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction

(Springer, 2008); Breaking Ocean Waves: Geometry,

Structure, and Remote Sensing (Springer,

2007); and Hurricanes and Climate Change

(Springer, 2009).

• Lees’ Loss Prevention in the Process Industries: Hazard

Identification, Assessment, and Control, 2005

Complete information on theory, practice,

design elements, equipment, and laws pertaining

to process safety

University Archives

Gustave Arlt, Department of Linguistics;

Graduate Dean

Albert Boime, Department of Art History

Robert Emerson, Department of Sociology

Sheldon K. Friedlander, Department of

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Harold Garfinkel, Department of Sociology

Richard C. Maxwell, Dean, School of Law


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Preserving Copyright, Broadening Access

Student Collaboration Yields Cost Savings

Several years ago, student representatives from the

USAC Academic Affairs Commission approached

the Library to talk about textbook-related costs.

Judith Smith, vice provost for undergraduate education,

and the Faculty Committee on Educational

Technology had suggested they ask whether the

Library could help them find a way to lower the

costs of course readers. A significant portion of

the readers’ contents has been published in electronic

journals to which the Library licenses

access or subscribes to in print and in books it

owns, so the Library was a natural partner in

this effort.

Sharon Farb, associate university librarian for collection

management and scholarly communication,

responded with enthusiasm, seeing the possibility

of leveraging Library-licensed/owned materials to

accomplish this goal. She brought in ASUCLA Academic

Publishing, which produces course readers

on a cost-recovery basis; the price of each reader

includes the actual cost of making it, such as paper

and staff time, plus a permissions fee paid to a copyright

clearing house on behalf of publishers for use

of the contents. The permissions fee, which is calculated

by multiplying the number of students enrolled

in a course by the number of pages or number of

articles, can amount to as much as sixty percent of

a reader’s cost.

Together, the three organizations developed a pilot

study during Spring 2008 to analyze a small sample

of course readers. Looking at only journal articles

used in the sample readers, the study identified

savings ranging from a minimum of twelve cents to

a maximum of $30.18 when the terms of the Library’s

license agreements allowed this educational use

without additional permissions payments.

With this background information in hand, the collaborative

project began in earnest in Fall 2008 and is

ongoing. The Library and Academic Publishing now

routinely share information on articles

from electronic journals used

in course readers, and when the

educational-use terms of Library

journal licenses allow, Academic

Publishing is able to eliminate additional

permissions fees for using

those articles. This has lowered

readers’ prices substantially,

depending on the number of eligible

articles.

In addition to informing faculty

about the cost savings their students

would achieve if their course

readers were produced by Academic

Publishing, this project gave

the Library another opportunity

to remind faculty members to

negotiate the terms of all author

agreements they sign. By retaining the copyright

for educational re-use, such as posting on a course

Web site or depositing in the open-access University

of California eScholarship Repository, faculty can

increase access to their scholarship and broaden

its reach.

With its direct benefit to students’ budgets, this

project opened a new front in the Library’s copyright,

publishing, and intellectual property program.

It joins ongoing efforts to help scholars make their

work more visible and usable, assist with copyright

questions and use of the eScholarship Repository,

and inform the campus community about developments

affecting author rights, the use of copyrighted

materials in research and instruction, and openaccess

initiatives.


A New Approach

Case in point is a Fiat Lux course offered by visual arts

librarian Robert Gore in Fall 2008. Begun in Fall 2002,

Fiat Lux one-unit seminars for freshmen provide valuable

forums in which students and faculty explore

topics of intellectual importance and participate in

critical discussion of these topics. Their small-group

setting develops students’ critical thinking skills and

allows close contact with and attention from the

instructor.

In “Artists’ Books in the UCLA Library and Beyond,”

Gore offered an introduction to the genre of artists’

books and to the remarkable collections of these works

held at UCLA. During sessions led by guest lecturers,

students examined artists’ books in the collections of

the Arts Library, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

History and Special Collections for the Sciences,

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and Charles

E. Young Research Library Department of Special

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A Broader Reach – A Personal

Just as not all books can be defined by the traditional description of printed pages containing

content bound together within two covers, not all library instructional sessions

can be characterized as students, staff, or faculty sitting across a desk or in a classroom

learning about library collections and services from a librarian.

(l-r) Rebecca Liu, Inextricable, 2008; Paul Kim, Untitled, 2008; Joanna Rodriguez, LA by Bus, 2008

Collections and gained a sense of the richness and

diversity of these materials, particularly with regard to

book artists active in Los Angeles and California. They

also met a real book artist; Barbara Drucker, professor

of painting and drawing in the Department of Art,

talked about one of her own creations and also about

altered books (for more on altered books, see the article

on page nine on acquisitions with the university

librarian’s discretionary fund).

For their final assignment, students had the choice of

making their own artist’s book or giving a presentation

on a book artist or artist’s book. Most chose to make a

book; through unusual combinations of content, structures,

and images, the students commented on topics

ranging from the birth of Venus to fashion to dreaming.

The creative, unique results were displayed in an exhibit

at the Research Library, which then traveled to the

Biomedical Library.


Touch

{ UCLA Librarian } progress report 2008-09 page 13

More traditional library

instruction also took place,

as the figure of nearly

twenty-five thousand participants

on the statistics page

makes evident. In addition

to regular instructional

sessions for courses, the

College Library offered for

the first time an honors

collegium, designed to assist undergraduates who

planned to be involved with a major research project

or to undertake an honors thesis or comprehensive

project in the social and behavioral sciences. The

collegium brought subject specialists in to talk about

print and electronic collections in specific disciplines

as well as Library experts in intellectual property management,

who outlined ways that students can manage

their own copyrights to ensure broad public access

to published research.

The ubiquity of the cellphone has long been established,

and during this fiscal year the Library’s

reference services expanded to add text messaging

to the other methods – online chat, email, in person,

and on the phone – by which users can obtain assistance.

Begun as a pilot focused on student athletes,

whose busy travel schedules make them even more

reliant on their phones than typical students, the

service expanded to the entire UCLA community

as of Fall 2008.

In addition, reference assistance via online chat

expanded to round-the-clock service seven days a week

as of January 2009. Together with the other University

of California libraries, the UCLA Library joined the

Online Computing Library Center’s 24/7 Reference

Cooperative, through which librarians worldwide

answer informational and research questions from

UCLA students, faculty, and staff. Any questions that

can’t be answered by an information specialist at

another institution are referred back to the UCLA

Library for follow-up by a librarian here.

Though broad descriptions are useful in setting the

stage for the Library’s service-related accomplishments

during this fiscal year, one specific anecdote highlights

the real meaning that abstract word “service” had for

a particular user.

Guillaume Sutre, UCLA professor of violin and first

violin in the Ysaye Quartet, sent an urgent email to

music librarian Gordon Theil one Monday afternoon

in March, explaining that his quartet’s luggage hadn’t

arrived in Montreal, where they were playing that

night, and one of the parts he was to play, the Bartok

string quartet No.6, was in the luggage.

None of the music shops in Montreal had the part,

so as a last resort, Sutre asked if someone in the

Music Library could scan the part from its collections

and email it to him as a PDF. Within two hours, the

part was scanned and the PDF sent. Several hours

later a follow-up email arrived from the musician:

“just played the Bartok, thank you so much for your

help. Without you I would have been in big trouble;

you saved our concert!”

Now that’s service!


Exhibits

Happy Anniversary:

Darwin’s On the Origin

of Species

February 2009

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication

of Charles Darwin’s landmark work On the Origin

of Species (1859) as well as the author’s two-hundredth

birthday, the Biomedical Library exhibited its two copies

of the first edition from History and Special Collections

for the Sciences, together with a portrait of Darwin

close to the age at which he wrote it.

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This photograph was taken by Jonathan Wilson, instructional technology services and support coordinator

with Library Computing Services, as part of his ongoing One/Day Project. The complete project can be

viewed online at .

One of the copies is from the collection of Dr. John

Benjamin, a member of the first undergraduate class to graduate from the Westwood campus. Dr. Benjamin and

his wife, Mae, donated their extraordinary medical history collection to the Biomedical Library in 1962.

The other, from the collection of former UCLA Chancellor and ardent UCLA Library supporter Franklin D.

Murphy, came by a more circuitous route. Myron Prinzmetal, a clinical professor of cardiology at UCLA as well

as an avid book collector, presented Dr. Murphy with his copy of the Darwin book when Dr. Murphy became

chancellor. Dr. Murphy thanked him and promptly gave it to the Biomedical Library.

Wisely Selected...Carefully

Preserved: Sixtieth Anniversary

of the University Archives

September 22-December 5, 2008

Powell Library Rotunda

In 1948 – twenty-nine years after UCLA’s opening in September 1919 as a “junior branch”

of the University of California’s Berkeley campus – UCLA Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell

established the University Archives. Though twenty-nine years was not much time for a

person, family, or even a university campus to develop a “history,” Powell understood the

value and necessity of establishing an archival program for UCLA.

Because of Powell’s vision, anyone interested in the history of UCLA has access to a

wealth of archival materials, a sampling of which were on display in this exhibit. Materials

collected by the University Archives include correspondence files of the chancellors, deans, directors, and chairs;

minutes of departmental meetings; and records of administrative units and academic departments. Biographical

files on persons affiliated with UCLA, photographs, moving image and audio recordings of sports and campus

events, memorabilia, and architectural histories of the campus are also collected.

Top: Cheerleaders; right: Vietnam era poster


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Tohono O’odham (Papago) Basket; Devil’s Claw, tule, and

cottonwood or willow; Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Gift

of Barbara Stewart

Archaeological and

Ethnographic Conservation

May-June 2009

Charles E. Young Research Library

Preserving the past, documenting the present, and nourishing culture for

the future, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in the heart of Palm Springs

interprets the history and culture of the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla

Indians and other Cahuilla peoples.

This exhibit featured objects from museum collections that students from

the UCLA/Getty master’s program in archaeological and ethnographic conservation

researched, treated, and documented during the winter quarters in 2007 and 2009. The students’ work,

which included weaving and plant gathering with tribal experts, was undertaken as part of a course designed to

engage students in consultation with both tribal and museum stakeholders about preservation practices.

The exhibit was organized by Ellen Pearlstein, assistant professor of information studies and a core faculty member

in the master’s program, which is administered through the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

Rio de Janeiro: Two Centuries

of Urban Change, 1808-2008

January-June 2009

Charles E. Young Research Library Department

of Special Collections

Rio de Janeiro is a magical place, a city of fabled beauty and

dramatic contrasts, where nature and the human hand have

joined to create a landscape of panoramic views and iconic

images – Guanabara Bay, the peaks of Sugarloaf and Corcovado,

the rows of royal palms, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches,

the arcos of the eighteenth-century aqueduct, the Avenidas

Rio Branco and Beira-Mar, the statue of Christ the Redeemer,

historic churches, and hilltop shantytowns known as favelas.

This exhibit showed how over the past two hundred years artists

and photographers have repeatedly been drawn to these images

in a process of icon building within a dynamic context of urban

growth and modernization. Printed books, periodicals, and pho-

Panorama Visto do Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Charles E. Young Research

Library Department of Special Collections

tographs were featured, along with manuscripts, maps, films, original artworks, lantern slides, stereocards,

chapbooks, and ephemera.

It was co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies

and organized by Stephen Bell, Ludwig Lauerhass Jr., and José Luiz Passos. Accompanying events ranged from

screenings of popular period films to a lecture on the bossa nova.

For more events and exhibits, go to


Where it goes

Where it comes from

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The Hard Numbers: 2008-09 Statistics

Collections:

• 9,045,818 total volumes; includes

print and electronic

• 38,975 current serial titles (30,758

print, 8,217 electronic)

• 283,113 electronic resources

Users:

• 3,934,128 visitors to all campus

libraries

• 4.4 million virtual visits to Library

Web pages

• 24,977 participants in library

instructional programs

• 1.9 million items circulated (checkouts

plus renewals)

• 136,010 reference questions

answered (111,319 in person;

15,737 by telephone; 7,324 by

email; 1,310 online; 116 by mail;

204 by text message)

• 1.05 million visits to the UCLA

Library Catalog

• 37,922 interlibrary loan items

borrowed

• 46,796 interlibrary loan items

loaned

• 2,701 document delivery requests

filled

Staff:

• 85 Librarians

• 246 Staff

• 427 Students

Expenditures – $ 43.2 million

Library materials: 28%

Staff salaries: 28%

State funds: 86%

Student and limited-appointment

staff: 10%

Benefits: 11%

Academic salaries: 13%

Supplies and expense: 10%

Gifts and endowments: 5.1%

Sales and service

activity: 3.6%

Contracts and grants: 4.4%

Student and other

fees: 0.9%


{ UCLA Librarian } progress report 2008-09 page 17

UCLA Academic Senate

Committee on Library and

Scholarly Communication

Shane Butler

Department of Classics

Chair

Gary E. Strong

University Librarian

Nina Byers

Department of Physics and Astronomy

James Catterall

Department of Education

Leon Fine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a UCLA-affiliated hospital

Emily Klenin

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Helen Rees

Department of Ethnomusicology

Andrew Watson

David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Dora Weiner

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Keri Botello

Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles Representative

Gautam Prasad

Graduate Student Association Representative

Cathy Davis

Academic Senate Staff

UCLA Library Senior Staff *

Gary E. Strong, University Librarian

Susan E. Parker, Deputy University Librarian

Judy Consales, Associate University Librarian for Sciences; Director,

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, National Network of Libraries

of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region

Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian for Collection

Management and Scholarly Communications

Pat Hawthorne, Director, Library Human Resources

Kevin Mulroy, Associate University Librarian for Academic Services;

Interim Head, Charles E. Young Research Library Collections,

Research, and Instructional Services

Sarah Barbara Watstein, Associate University Librarian for

Research and Instructional Services

Alison Armstrong, Head, College Library; Director, Undergraduate

Initiatives

Tania Bardyn, Associate Director for Public Services, Louise M.

Darling Biomedical Library

Teresa Barnett, Head, Center for Oral History Research

Charlotte Brown, University Archivist

Colleen Carlton, Director, Southern Regional Library Facility

M. Rita Costello, Head, Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management

Library

Stephen Davison, Head, Digital Library Program

Lisa Kemp Jones, Head, Library Computing Services

Jacob Nadal, Preservation Officer

John Riemer, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Center

Heidi Sandstrom, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries

of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region

Dawn Setzer, Director, Library Communications

Debra Shade, Director, Library Business and Enterprise Services

Don Sloane, Head, Charles E. Young Research Library Access

Services

Amy Smith, Executive Director, Library Development

Vicki Terbovich, Head, Library Information Technology

Gordon Theil, Head, Arts Library and Music Library

Amy Tsiang, Head, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

Germaine Wadeborn, Head, Print Acquisitions Department

Zheng (John) Wang, Head, Library Web Services

*As of June 30, 2009


2008–09

Donor Honor Roll

The UCLA Library system is ranked among the top ten academic

research libraries in North America and continues to draw international

attention for its superlative collections and innovative

use of technology.

To assure the Library’s support of UCLA’s acclaimed academic and

research programs, private contributions are more important than

ever. We are honored to thank the individuals, foundations, and

corporations whose generous philanthropy has played a vital role

in the continued success of the UCLA Library during the fiscal year

from July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. Listed here are donors

who gave cash gifts totaling $1,000 or greater or an appraised giftin-kind.

A comprehensive list of all donors appears in the Donor

Honor Roll link on the Library Development Web site at .

Board of Visitors

Roy H. Aaron

Michael and Patricia Charbonnet

Fereshteh Diba

William P. and Ann Edwards

William Flumenbaum

Robert M. Hayes

Kenneth Karmiole

Ynez Violé O’Neill

Norman J. and Armena B. Powell

Richard Reinis

Leon and Barbara Rootenberg

Ruth M. Simon

Charles W. Steinmetz

Robert and Patsy Sung

Bernice Wenzel

Chancellor Emeritus Charles E. Young

Major Gifts

These individuals, corporations, and foundations

made cumulative cash contributions of $10,000

or greater.

Roy H. Aaron

A gift to augment the Theresa G. Aaron

Endowed Collection in Children’s Literature.

An additional donation to the

Library Associates in support of the

highest priorities of the Library

The Ahmanson Foundation

A donation to support the Center for

Primary Research and Training in the

Charles E. Young Research Library

Department of Special Collections. An

additional gift in support of California

Rare Book School courses and sessions

held in connection with the department

Arcadia Fund

A donation in support of transformational

changes in the UCLA Library’s collections

and the services that support them. An

additional gift for the Center for Primary

Research and Training in the Charles E.

Young Research Library Department of

Special Collections.

B. H. Breslauer Foundation

Donation for the acquisition of the manuscript

of Nicolas de Biard’s Distinctiones by

the Charles E. Young Research Library

Department of Special Collections

Jacqueline Briskin

To enhance the Bert and Jacqueline

Briskin Endowed Collection in Fiction

Henry J. Bruman* Trust

To enhance the Bruman Map Collection

in the Charles E. Young Research Library

Collections, Research, and Instructional

Services

{ UCLA Librarian } Progress Report 2008-09 page 18

Man-Hing Chen* Memorial

Endowment

To establish the Man-Hing Chen Memorial

Endowment in memory of the first head

of the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian

Library; the endowment will support the

highest priorities of the East Asian Library

Council on Library and Information

Resources

A gift in support of the UCLA Library’s

undergraduate initiatives program

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

A grant in support of the Center for

Primary Research and Training documentary

film project in the Charles E. Young

Research Library Department of Special

Collections

Dickey Family Trust

To augment the Donald and Hisae Dickey

Jr. Endowed Fund, which supports the

Donald R. Dickey Collection of Vertebrate

Zoology in the Louise M. Darling

Biomedical Library History and Special

Collections for the Sciences

William P. Edwards and Ann Edwards

To acquire the Aldous and Laura Huxley

Collection for the Charles E. Young

Research Library Department of Special

Collections. An additional gift to the

Library Associates in support of the

highest priority needs of the Library.

Mr. Edwards also made two additional

donations to the Order of the Blue Shield

Fund in the UCLA Library.

Elsevier Inc.

In support of the UCLA Library’s project

to upgrade the Science and Engineering

Library facilities

Edna and Yu-Shan Han Charitable

Foundation

To support the Edna and Yu-Shan Han

Collection and Endowment Fund in the

Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.

Two additional gifts to the Library Associates

in support of the highest priority

needs of the UCLA Library and the East

Asian Library

Lois Haytin

To establish the Harold A. Haytin

Memorial Endowment for the acquisition,

preservation, and processing of Library

materials in the discipline of history. An

additional gift to the Library Associates

in support of the highest priority needs

of the Library

* Indicates the donor is deceased


{ UCLA Librarian } Progress Report 2008-09 page 19

Sammy Yukuan Lee Foundation

To establish the Sammy Yukuan

Lee Family Endowment for Chinese

Archaeology and Culture to support the

purchase of books and other materials

pertaining to Chinese archaeology and

culture for the Richard C. Rudolph East

Asian Library

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

A grant to support the cataloging of

unprocessed collections of rare and

unique materials in the UCLA Library

Wallace I. Nispel*

To support the highest priority needs of

the Library

James O. Page Charitable Foundation

To establish the James O. Page Collection

Endowment, which supports the acquisition,

preservation, and processing of

materials for the James O. Page Collection,

housed in the History and Special

Collections for the Sciences in the Louise

M. Darling Biomedical Library

Norman and Armena Powell

To augment the Norman J. and Armena

B. Powell Endowed Fund to support the

highest priority needs of the Library. An

additional gift to the Library Associates,

also in support of the highest priority

needs of the Library

Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation

To establish the Robert Gore Rifkind

Foundation Endowment for the Arts,

which will support the acquisition, preservation,

and processing of materials in

the arts. An additional gift to the Library

Associates to support the highest priority

needs of the Library

Raymond C. Rothman* Endowed

Collection in the History of Cognitive

Science

To augment the Raymond C. Rothman

Endowed Collection in the History of

Cognitive Science in the Louise M.

Darling Biomedical Library

Ruth M. Simon

A donation to augment the Ruth Simon

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.

An additional gift to the Library Associates

to support the highest priority

needs of the Library

Gary E. Strong and Carolyn J. Strong

To establish the Gary E. and Carolyn J.

Strong Endowment for the University

Librarian in support of the greatest needs

of the Library. An additional gift to the

Library Associates, also in support of the

highest priority needs of the Library

** Indicates matching gift

Ann E. Sumner* Estate

To establish the Ann Sumner Library Fund

endowment for the purchase of books in

art history

Amy C. Tsiang and Donald H. Tsiang

To establish the Amy Ching-Fen Tsiang

Legacy Endowment, which will support

the purchase of materials for the Richard

C. Rudolph East Asian Library

Adam F. Wechsler* Trust

A gift to support the highest priority

needs of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical

Library

Joan S. Zenan

To establish the Joan S. Zenan Endowed

Discretionary Fund to support the highest

priorities of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical

Library

Zhongkun Group Inc.

To establish the Nubo Huang of Zhongkun

Group Cultural Endowed Fund, which will

support the acquisition, processing, and

preservation of Chinese materials on

contemporary literature and occasional

cultural events in the Richard C. Rudolph

East Asian Library

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

These corporations and foundations made cumulative

cash contributions of $1,000 or greater or

cumulative gift-in-kind contributions valued at

$5,000 or greater.

The Ahmanson Foundation

Arcadia Fund

B. H. Breslauer Foundation

California Community Foundation

–W.J. Barlow Fund

– Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson

Fund

Council on Library and Information

Resources

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Ralph Edwards Productions Inc.

Elsevier Inc.

Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and

Culture Studies

Edna and Yu-Shan Han Charitable

Foundation

John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes

Foundation

Infotrieve, Inc.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics

Engineers

International Society of Appraisers

Southern California Chapter

Sammy Yukuan Lee Foundation

Mayday Fund

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

James O. Page Charitable Foundation

Northrop Grumman Foundation

PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation**

Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation

Zhongkun Group Inc.

Library Associates – Powell

Society

These individuals made cumulative discretionary

gifts of $1,000 or greater.

Roy H. Aaron

Marianne H. Afifi and Abdelmonem A.

Afifi, PhD

Dean V. Ambrose

Patti and Harlan Amstutz

Patricia R. Anawalt

Jean L. Aroeste

Christy Beaudin

Ronda and Stanley Breitbard

David H. Brown

H. J. (Joe) Bryant

S. Adelaide Coulter and Ian D. Coulter

Fereshteh M. Diba

Gordon H. and Cathie C. Dixon

William P. Edwards and Ann Edwards

Caroline B. Erickson

William and Patricia Flumenbaum

Rose R. Gilbert

Mildred R. Johnson

Chung P. and San Oak Kim

Susan and George Kinney

June E. Lewin and David Lewin

Jane Lopatt and Richard A. Lopatt

Janet E. Marott

Kay Mason

John E. Matthews

Marilyn W. McIntyre

Herb and Margery Morris

Giselle C. Namazie

Robert Gore Rifkind

Leon Rootenberg and Barbara Rootenberg

Susan C. Salenger

Ruth M. Simon

Wendy B. Smith and Barry M. Meyer

Amy Sherman Smith and Robert Simon

Raymond Soto

Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong

Robert and Patsy Sung

John W. Sweetland

Dr. Bernice M. Wenzel and Dr. Wendell E.

Jeffrey

Gloria S. Werner

Lyle N. and Jacqueline Whited


First Century Society

These members of the First Century Society have

included the UCLA Library in their estate plans.

Roy H. Aaron

Marion and Kurt Anker

Jean L. Aroeste

Hans Baerwald and Jennifer S. Buchwald-

Baerwald

Barbara A. Booth

Jacqueline Briskin

Wilmer B. Buckland*

Wade A. and Alison O. Bunting

Paul Craft

Robert L. Eckert and Jerome Elliott*

Marian Engelke

William and Patricia Flumenbaum

Jack Fromkin

William Goodman

Robert M. and Sandra C. Hobbs

James C. and Mary G. Holland

Margaret C. Jacob and Lynn A. Hunt

Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel

Norah E. Jones*

Max Lawrence

Sarah R. Lesser

Constance Lodge*

Michelle London

Basil W. Martinez

Sheila Morrison

James J. and Rosemarie J. Nix

Irla Z. Oetzel

Clarice Campbell Olcott

Judy A. Postley*

Norman J. and Armena B. Powell

Susan F. Rice

Hilda N. Rolfe

Ruth M. Simon

Carmela H. Speroni*

Elizabeth S. Stacey and W. Peter Marien

William A. and Mary Lou Steinmetz

Ann E. Sumner*

David S. and Suebelle S. Verity

Jacqueline S. Weber

Mary E. Williams

Bequests

The UCLA Library received distributions from the

estates of the following individuals.

Henry J. Bruman*

R. B. Kitaj*

Wallace l. Nispel*

Ann E. Sumner*

Nancy Lee Thorner*

Adam F. Wechsler*

Donors

These donors made cumulative cash contributions

of $1,000 or greater or cumulative gift-in-kind

contributions valued at $5,000 or greater

A

Roy H. Aaron

Marianne H. Afifi and Abdelmonem A.

Afifi, PhD

The Ahmanson Foundation

Dean V. Ambrose

Patti and Harlan Amstutz

Patricia R. Anawalt

Arcadia Fund

Salome R. Arkatov

Jean L. Aroeste

B

Cecile C. Bartman

Christy Beaudin

Sanford M. and Phyllis B. Beim

C. Mae Benjamin

Sharla P. and Barry W. Boehm

Ronda and Stanley Breitbard

B. H. Breslauer Foundation

Jacqueline Briskin

David H. Brown

Henry J. Bruman* Trust

H. Joseph Bryant Jr.

Alison Bunting and Wade A. Bunting

C

California Community Foundation

–W.J. Barlow Fund

– Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson

Fund

Lucie Cheng*

James A. Collins

S. Adelaide and Ian D. Coulter

Council on Library and Information

Resources

D

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Fereshteh M. Diba

Dickey Family Trust

Gordon H. and Cathie C. Dixon

Lauren Dudley

E

Ralph Edwards Productions Inc.

William P. Edwards and Ann Edwards

Elsevier Inc.

Caroline B. Erickson

F

William and Patricia Flumenbaum

Peter and Barbara Frank

Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and

Culture Studies

G

Rose R. Gilbert

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H

Edna and Yu-Shan Han Charitable

Foundation

John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes

Foundation

Lois Haytin

Mrs. Dexter H. Howard

Rosanne and Bruce Howard

Mr. and Mrs. Nubo Huang

I

Infotrieve Inc.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics

Engineers

International Society of Appraisers

Southern California Chapter

J

Mildred R. Johnson

Norah E. Jones*

K

Zovinar Kalfayan

Barbara H. Katt

Farley P. Katz and Carolyn Fuentes

Chung P. and San Oak Kim

Susan and George Kinney

R. B. Kitaj* Trust

L

Ludwig Lauerhass Jr.

Sammy Yukuan Lee Foundation

Stephen O. Lesser

June E. Lewin and David Lewin

Jane Lopatt and Richard A. Lopatt

Katie and Jim Loss

Daniel W. Luckenbill

M

Willard L. and Ruth B. Marmelzat

Janet E. Marott

Jeffrey L. Marr

Warren Marr

Kay Mason

John E. Matthews

Mayday Fund

Marilyn W. McIntyre

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Janet and Henry Minami

Herb and Margery Morris

N

Giselle C. Namazie

Wallace I. Nispel*

Northrop Grumman Foundation

P

James O. Page Charitable Foundation

Norman and Armena Powell

PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation

* Indicates the donor is deceased


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R

Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation

Leon Rootenberg and Barbara Rootenberg

Marcie H. Rothman

Rita C. Rothman

Richard and Mary A. Rouse

Deborah M. Rudolph and John H. Hawley

Mary A. Rudolph

S

Renee Saifer

Fred and Susan Salenger

Laurence and Sallie Seigler

Cubby Sherman

Edwin S. Shneidman*

Ruth M. Simon

Amy Sherman Smith and Robert Simon

Wendy B. Smith and Barry M. Meyer

Raymond Soto

Charles W. and Ellen K. Steinmetz

William A. and Mary Lou Steinmetz

Diana Story

Gary E. Strong and Carolyn J. Strong

Ann E. Sumner* Estate

Robert E. and Patsy Sung

John W. Sweetland

T

Gladys C. Emerson Thomas

Nancy Lee Thorner* Estate

Donald H. and Amy C. Tsiang

W

Adam F. Wechsler* Trust

Dr. Bernice M. Wenzel and Dr. Wendell E.

Jeffrey

Gloria S. Werner

Lyle N. and Jacqueline Whited

Billy R. Wilkinson and Ann M. Wilkinson

T. Joe Willey and Barbara Willey

Z

Joan S. Zenan

Zhongkun Group Inc.

Memorial Gifts

These individuals, corporations, and foundations

made gifts of $1,000 and greater to perpetuate

the memory and works of their relatives, friends,

or colleagues.

In memory of Dexter H. Howard

Mrs. Dexter H. Howard

In memory of Philip M. Burnett

Jim and Katie Loss

In memory of Richard C. Rudolph

Mary A. Rudolph

In memory of Robert H. Mason

Kay Mason

* Indicates the donor is deceased

In memory of Harold A. Haytin

Lois Haytin

In memory of James G. Davis

Norah E. Jones*

In memory of Ralph Edwards

Ralph Edwards Productions Inc.

In memory of Raymond C. Rothman

Rita C. Rothman

In memory of Robert S. Stein

Patti and Harlan Amstutz

In memory of Geraldine Sherman

Cubby Sherman

Amy Sherman Smith and Robert Simon

In memory of Teri G. Aaron

Roy H. Aaron

Sharla P. and Barry W. Boehm

Selected Gift Collections

These individuals have donated manuscripts,

books, and other materials whose cumulative

value is $10,000 or greater.

Salome R. Arkatov

Forty-nine four-by-six-inch color photographic

prints and 452 eight-by-ten-inch

black-and-white prints

Barbara H. Katt

Scripts from the acting career of Barbara

Hale and her late husband, Bill Williams

Farley P. Katz and Carolyn Fuentes

Forty-nine fifteenth- and sixteenthcentury

text manuscripts from France

and the Savoy

R. B. Kitaj* Trust

Eleven oil paintings and one collage by

the late artist

Dan Luckenbill

Yannis Tsarouchis, Portrait of Young Man,

Maroussi [Athens, Greece], 1966, pencil

sketch

Diana Story

Ralph Story’s Los Angeles scripts collection,

1964-68

Billy R. Wilkinson and Ann M.

Wilkinson

Approximately 5,800 postcards from 1900

to 1990

Collection Endowments

Established as of June 30, 2009

Theresa G. Aaron Endowed Collection in

Children’s Literature

Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and

Culture Studies Collection Endowment

Walter Jarvis Barlow History of Medicine

Collection Fund

The Sanford and Phyllis Beim Endowed

Collection in Jewish Studies

The Dr. John and Mae Benjamin Endowed

Collection in the History of Biology,

Medicine, and Science

Biomed Alumni and Staff Reference

Collection Endowment Fund

Biomed Fiftieth Anniversary Faculty

Collection Endowment Fund

Order of the Blue Shield Fund

The David Bohnett Foundation Endowment

for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and

Transgender Collections

Edgar Bowers Estate Endowed Fund for

Special Collections

The Ira L. Boyle Endowment for Actuarial

Science and Mathematics

Cornelia Breitenbach Memorial Fund in

the Arts

The Bert and Jacqueline Briskin Endowed

Collection in Fiction

Henry J. Bruman Educational Foundation

Endowment Fund

Henry J. Bruman Endowed Collection

Development Fund

Alison Bunting Endowed Rare Books Fund

Thomas Gill Cary Library Fund

Center Theater Group Collection Fund

Man-Hing Chen Memorial Endowment

The She-Wo Cheng Memorial Fund

Bruno Chiappinelli Memorial Fund

The Yong Chen Chu Endowed Fund in

Support of Chinese Language and

Culture

Alice Lee-Tsing Chung Memorial

Collection Endowment

Ralph D. Cornell Memorial Fund for

Special Collections

Theodore E. Cummings Collection of

Hebraica and Judaica

James Davis Rare Books Fund

Ernest Dawson Memorial Fund for Books

about Books

The Donald and Hisae Dickey Jr. Endowed

Fund

Henny and Rudolf Engelbarts Fund

The Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering

Collection and Endowment Fund

Dr. Marvin E. Fieman Endowed Collection

in Contemporary World History


The Samuel and Frances Flumenbaum

Endowed Collection in Jewish Studies

The Friends of UCLA Armenian Language

and Culture Studies Collection

Endowment

The J. Paul Getty Trust Endowment for

Pre-Seventeenth-Century European

Books and Manuscripts

Maggie Gilbert Memorial Endowment

Phyllis Gilbert Memorial Endowment

in Materials Chemistry – Electrochemistry

Joan S. and Ralph N. Goldwyn Endowed

Collection in Jazz

William Goodman Boxing Collection

Endowment

Edna and Yu-Shan Han Collection Endowment

Fund

The Harold A. Haytin Memorial Endowment

The Evelyn Troup Hobson and William

Hobson Endowed Collection

Nubo Huang of Zhongkun Group Cultural

Endowed Fund

Professor Richard Hudson Endowment in

Music

Infotrieve Collection Endowment Fund

Norah E. Jones Fund for Fine Press

Printing

Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program

Collection Endowment

Kenneth Karmiole Endowment for Rare

Books and Manuscripts

The Herbert Klein Endowment

Allan and Maxine Kurtzman Endowed

Collection in Beat Literature

Carol Dana Lanham Memorial Endowment

for Books in Medieval Latin Studies

Edward A. Lasher Chemistry Library Fund

Ludwig Lauerhass Jr. Endowed Collection

in Brazilian Studies

The Gold Shield Marjorie Alice Lenz

Endowed Collection in Fashion and

Costume Design

The Sammy Yukuan Lee Family Endowment

for Chinese Archaeology and

Culture

Stephen O. Lesser Endowment

The Raymond L. Libby Fund

Library of Architecture and Allied Arts

of Los Angeles Endowment Fund

The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation Judaica

Book Fund

Bing Liu of Evergreen Books Endowed

Collection in Chinese Culture

Ardis Lodge Memorial Fund for the Reference

Collection

Ann Scott Longueil Fund for Literature

The Willard Lee Marmelzat, MD

Collection Endowment

The Dr. Judd Marmor Endowed Collection

in Psychiatry

Maxicare Research and Educational

Foundation Collection Endowment

Khorshid Metghalchi Endowment for

Iranian Studies

Everett and Jean Moore Endowment in

Reference

Franklin D. Murphy Memorial Fund

The Franklin E. Murphy, MD Fund for the

History of Medicine

James and Irla Zimmerman Oetzel

Endowment Fund

The Dini Ostrov Endowed Collection

in French Letters, Language, and

Architecture

James O. Page Collection Endowment

Marianne Puncheon Noah’s Ark Endowed

Fund

Daniel T. Richards Endowment for

Support of the Thomas Baxter Camp

and Alice Jarrett Camp Collection

The Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation

Endowment for the Arts

George Ross Robertson Chemistry Library

Fund

Barbara and Leon Rootenberg Endowment

Fund

Leon and Barbara Rootenberg Collection

Endowment

Roth Family Foundation Endowed Fund

for Los Angeles Photography

Raymond C. Rothman Endowed Collection

in the History of Cognitive

Science

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Cynthia J. Shelton and Gary B. Nash

Collection Endowment in Southwestern

History and Culture

Geraldine J. Sherman Memorial

Endowment for Artists’ Books

The Smotrich Family Endowed Collection

in Jewish Studies

Ralph R. and Patricia N. Sonnenschein

Medals Collection Fund

The Raymond Soto Endowed Collection

in English and American Literature

Gary E. and Carolyn J. Strong Endowment

Ann E. Sumner Endowed Collection in Art

History

Johanna Eleonore Tallman Trust Fund for

the Science Today Collection

Amy Ching-Fen Tsiang Legacy Endowment

Giselle von Grunebaum Memorial Endowment

for World Literature

Donald O. Walter Endowed Collection

of Monographs in the History and

Philosophy of Science

Marie and Raymond Waters Discretionary

Collection Endowment

Jacqueline and Eugen Weber Collection

Endowment in European History

The Mary Williams Endowed Collection

in Motion Picture Arts Fund

Thomas L. and Betty Lou Young Family

Endowed Collection in Southern

California History

Endowment Collection for Complementary

and Alternative Medicine founded

by Yda and Irwin Ziment, MD

Giving Opportunities

Collection Endowment Initiative

The Collection Endowment Initiative provides critically needed funds to

acquire, preserve, and make accessible library materials in a particular subject

area of interest. Collection endowments begin at $50,000, and the

Library invites donors to make a single gift or to build an endowed fund

over several years. Special bookplates reflecting the interests of the philanthropist

are designed in consultation with the donor and affixed to each

printed item added to Library collections that was made possible by his or

her generosity.

Center for Primary Research and Training

The Center for Primary Research and Training offers UCLA graduate students

the opportunity to work with primary source materials in UCLA Library special

collections, thereby integrating these rare and unique materials further

into the teaching and research mission of the university. Support for this

program provides funding for five to ten participants each quarter and offers

a special naming opportunity to interested donors.


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Other Library Endowments

Established as of June 30, 2009

Page Ackerman Staff Opportunities Fund

Edgardo and Francesca Acosta Endowment

Ahmanson Endowed Fund for Special

Collections

Ahmanson UCLA University Librarian’s

Discretionary Fund

Alison and Wade Bunting Endowed Discretionary

Fund

Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

Endowed Fund

The Bonnie Cashin Archives Endowed

Fund

The Bonnie Cashin Endowed Lecture

Series Fund

Center Theater Group Collection

Endowment

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Staff Development Fund

James G. Davis Conservation and Preservation

Endowment Fund

James G. Davis Charles E. Young Research

Library Department of Special

Collections Fund

Robert G. and Janet S. Dunlap Conservation

and Preservation Endowed

Fund

Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

Various Donors Fund

Kathryn Elizabeth Gourlay Discretionary

Fund

Honor with Books Endowed Fund

John B. Jackson Tribute Endowment for

the Oral History Program

Library Conservation and Preservation

Endowment Fund

Blake R. Nevius Oral History Program

Fund

William A. Nitze Memorial Fund

Joan Palevsky Endowment for the Center

for Primary Research and Training

John and Judy Postley Endowed Fund for

Library Technology

Norman J. and Armena B. Powell

Endowed Fund for the UCLA Library

Betty Rosenberg Fund

Marie Saito Endowed Scholarship Fund

Rita A. Scherrei Endowed Fund for Library

Staff Development

1995 Senior Class Gift Fund for College

Library

Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Endowment for

Conservation and Preservation

UCLA Library Associates

Support from the UCLA Library Associates annual giving program ensures

that critical needs, from special-opportunity acquisitions to information

literacy programs, are addressed. Discretionary funds available to the university

librarian have a significant impact on the quality, innovative resources

and services that the UCLA Library is able to offer. The generosity of the

Library Associates is acknowledged through invitations to a variety of

stimulating activities throughout the year and courtesies such as borrowing

privileges.

Honor with Books

Honor with Books allows donors to pay a lasting tribute to a special person

by placing a bookplate in his or her honor in one newly purchased book in

the subject area of the donor’s choice. This $100 gift directed to the Honor

with Books Fund will support a critical acquisitions need while honoring a

loved one, friend, or colleague in perpetuity.

Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Endowment for

the University Librarian

Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Award to

Support Student Research and Training

in Special Collections

Ruth Simon Library Prize for Undergraduate

Research

Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Research

Fund

James and Sylvia Thayer Endowed Fellowships

for Special Collections in the

UCLA Library

Gloria Werner Endowed Discretionary

Fund for the UCLA Library

Bob and Marion Wilson Library Discretionary

Fund

Bernadine J.L.M. Zelenka Endowment

Joan S. Zenan Endowed Discretionary

Fund

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Development at 310.206.8526 so that we can correct our records.

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Behind the Bytes

“When I first heard Mexican ranchera music, I was just fascinated

by the accordion players and their wonderful polkas,” said Chris

Strachwitz, who initially ran across the music in the late 1940s on

a Santa Paula, California, radio station. “I couldn’t understand the

lyrics, but it had the same soulful feeling as other vernacular music.”

By the 1960s Strachwitz had started collecting the music

seriously, scouring record stores, jukebox companies, radio

stations, and people’s homes, mainly in South Texas, to

find records. He also convinced record companies to

sell him their 78 rpm records, which were no longer

being recorded and were stored away in

warehouses. In 1995 Strachwitz established

the Arhoolie Foundation to document,

present, preserve, and disseminate

authentic traditional and regional

vernacular music, including his own

remarkable collection.

Now these rare and fragile recordings,

many of which were at risk of disappearing,

have been digitized and made

available through a search interface and

Web archive developed by the UCLA Library’s

Digital Library Program. This collaborative project also involved the

Arhoolie Foundation, which provided the collection; Los Tigres Del

Norte Foundation, which donated major funding; and UCLA’s Chicano

Studies Research Center, which brought all the parties together.

The Fund for Folk Culture, National Endowment for the Humanities,

National Endowment for the Arts, Grammy Foundation, Lucasfilm

Foundation, and others also provided funding for the project.

Accessible through the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and

Mexican American Recordings at are

more than forty-one thousand recordings, a treasure trove of historical

Spanish-language songs dating from the early 1900s to the 1950s.

Editor Dawn Setzer | University Librarian Gary E. Strong | Executive Director of Development Amy Smith | Designer Ellen Watanabe

The UCLA Librarian circulates to UCLA Library donors, Library Associates, and other libraries. Please send any comments or inquiries to Dawn Setzer, UCLA Library

Communications, 53442 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575.

Photography credits: Ann Johansson (cover, lower left; pp. 3, 5; p. 13, right); Todd Cheney, UCLA Photography (p. 8); Leslie Barton (p. 11); Robert Gore ( p. 12);

Reed Hutchinson/Calfoto (p. 13, left); Jonathan Wilson (p. 14, top)

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World’s Largest Online Archive of Mexican and

Mexican American Recordings

The collection encompasses a vast array of musical and performance

styles, including early corridos, boleros, sones, patriotic speeches, and

comedy skits. Among its many gems are the first known recordings in

1908 of the mariachi group Cuarteto Coculense in Mexico City, the

first recordings in 1928 by Tejano music legend Lydia Mendoza and her

family, and the first recordings

in 1937 by accordion pioneer

Narciso Martinez.

The singers and musicians

who made these records helped

popularize and preserve a number

of traditions that constitute

the roots of current Mexican

and Mexican American music.

Many of these records are one

of a kind and were originally

recorded by companies that no

longer exist.

Scholars throughout the nation are already using the archive for

their research. At UCLA, brothers Jorge and Luis Herrera, who also

are pursuing musical careers, have used the archive both in their

research and in their creative endeavors. Jorge, who is working on

a doctorate in ethnomusicology, is writing his dissertation on how

norteño and other traditional Mexican music styles changed when

Mexican musicians crossed into the United States. Luis, who used

the archive to complete his master’s degree in Latin American

studies at UCLA, said the brothers also have used the songs as a

source of inspiration.

“If it wasn’t for the Frontera Collection, there’s no way a common

person could get their hands on this kind of music,” said Luis,

who belongs to the norteño band Los Hermanos Herrera. “It’s a

little treasure chest of music that very few people know about.”

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