The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Reports, 1959-1980, contains the following:
In 1930, when the Depression was about to force the closure of the Los Angeles Public Library's librarianship training program,
City Librarian Everett R. Perry proposed to UC President Robert Gordon Sproul and Regent Edward Dickson that a library school
be established at UCLA. Regent Dickson, a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Los Angeles Public Library, favored
the plan. However, President Sproul opposed the program's transfer to UCLA. Eventually, in 1936, a School of Library Service
was established at the University of Southern California.