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Boaz, Martha Terosse, 1917 - 1986

Martha Boaz, dean from 1955-1978, was the School's longest-serving and perhaps most influential dean. Declared "one of the most dynamic librarians in California," Boaz was dedicated to library education, professionalism, and quality library services. She was active in the California Library Association (CLA), serving as President of the Association from 1962-1963, Chair of the Research Committee from 1958-1960, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee from 1964-1966, President of the Library Education Division from 1968-1969, Board of Directors in 1972, and Chair of the Council of Deans from 1977-1978. Subseries includes 4 sub-subseries: Correspondence, Publications and Manuscripts, Administrative Files, and the Files of Robert Sommers.


  • 1917 - 1986


Collection is open for research, except where restriction is noted. Collection is stored off-site and advance notice is required for access.


10.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States