publication . Book . 2005

Rita Bottoms: Polyartist Librarian

Bottoms, Rita; Reti, Irene; Regional History Project, UCSC Library;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2005
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
Project Director Irene Reti conducted fourteen hours of interviews with Rita Bottoms, Head of Special Collections at the University Library, UC Santa Cruz, shortly before her retirement in March 2003. This oral history provides a vivid and intimate look at thirty-seven years behind the scenes in the library's Special Collections. For thirty-seven years Bottoms dedicated herself to collecting work by some of the most eminent writers and photographers of the twentieth century, including the science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, photographer Edward Weston, composer John Cage, visual poet Kenneth Patchen, poet and letterpress book printer William Everson, poet and...
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free text keywords: Education, University of California, Santa Cruz history
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