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Finding Aid for the Robert Vosper Papers, ca. 1961-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Vosper Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1961-1991
    Collection number: 1024
    Creator: Vosper, Robert
    Extent: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Robert Gordon Vosper (1913-1994) was the director of libraries (1961-73), professor of library science (1961-83), and emeritus professor and director of William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (1966-81) at UCLA. He also served as President of the Association of College and Research Libraries (1955-56), Chairman of the Association of Research Libraries (1963), and President of the American Library Association (1965-66). The collection includes papers relating to professional meetings, committee work, teaching, and writing.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-17. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Vosper Papers (Collection 1024). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Robert Gordon Vosper was born on June 21, 1913 in Portland, Oregon; BA (1937) and MA (1939), University of Oregon, 1939; library certificate, UC Berkeley, 1940; junior librarian, UC Berkeley, 1940-42; assistant reference librarian, Stanford University, 1942-44; head of acquisitions department (1944-48), assistant librarian (1948-49), and associate librarian (1949-52), UCLA; director of libraries, University of Kansas, 1952-61, and at UCLA, 1961-73; also professor of library science (1961-83), emeritus professor and director of William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, 1966-81; director, Association of Research Libraries Farmington Plan Survey, 1957-58; President of the Association of College and Research Libraries (1955-56), Chairman of the Association of Research Libraries (1963), and President of the American Library Association (1965-66), awarded UCLA Man of the Year (1968), decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Crown of Belgium (1977), J.W. Lippincott Award (1985), UCLA Medal (1988), and UCLA Emeritus of the Year (1992); publications include Acquisitions trends in American libraries (1955), European university libraries (1964), and Libraries for all (1980); he died on May 14, 1994.

    Scope and Content

    Boxes 1-17 include papers relating to professional meetings, committee work, teaching, and writing.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Vosper, Robert--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Library--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    College librarians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Libraries and the inquiring mind [oral history transcript] / Robert Vosper, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1994. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.