Department of Special Collections at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library

Best Library Collections, April 2009

Inside the hushed, elegant reading room—all wood and soft lighting—of the Department of Special Collections at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library, visitors 18 and older can examine the manuscript collection, one of the largest in California. Among the gems are the papers of Susan Sontag, Carey McWilliams, Raymond Chandler, and Ezra Pound; in the D.H. Lawrence file we found the writer’s scribblings from 1926 for his short story “Two Blue Bir