Scope and Content
Title: Library. University Librarian. Administrative files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 377
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
255.6 linear ft.
(299 boxes and 136 cartons)
Record Series 377 contains the administrative files of the UCLA University Librarian generated between 1919 and 1998.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. University Librarian.
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[Identification of item], Library. University Librarian. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 377). UCLA
Library Special Collections, University Archives.
The position of University Librarian has been held by the following individuals:
Elizabeth Fargo - 1910-1923
John E. Goodwin - 1923-1944
Lawrence Clark Powell - 1944-1961
Robert Vosper - 1961-1973
Page Ackerman - 1973-1977
Russell Shank - 1977-1990
Gloria Werner - 1990-2002
Gary E. Strong - 2003-2013
Viginia Steel - 2013-present
Scope and Content
Record Series 377 contains the administrative files of the UCLA University Librarian, generated between 1919 and 1998, including
those of John E. Goodwin, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Robert Vosper. Files regard such topics as library departments; branch
libraries; interaction and cooperation with UCLA academic departments, other University of California campuses, libraries,
universities, and institutions; acquisitions; budgets; committees; associations and societies; Library Council; Northern and
Southern Regional Library Boards; Special Collections; programs and conferences; contracts; grants; the use and need of space;
library visitors; bibliographers; OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc., formerly the Ohio College Library Center); lending
privileges; public library catalogs; and blanket purchase orders. Also included are the chronological files of James R. Cox
(Acting Associate University Librarian for Public Services, 1977-1979; Assistant to the University Librarian, 1979-1983).
Materials include correspondence, statistics, reports (annual, semiannual, quarterly, and monthly from library departments
and branch libraries), meeting agendas and minutes, forms, manuals, and other operational materials.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.