Scope and Content
Title: Australian Sabbatical of Andrew Horn, the Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Date (inclusive): 1970-1981
Record Series number: 452
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles.
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections. University Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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, University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.
|July 22, 1914
||Birth at Ogden, Utah
||Bachelor of Arts (History), University of California, Los Angeles
||Master of Arts (History), University of California, Los Angeles
||Philosophiae Doctor (History), University of California, Los Angeles
||Bachelor of Library Science, University of California, Berkeley
||Certificate in Archives, American University
||Assistant Head, Head, Department of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles
||University Archivist, University of California, Los Angeles
||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
||University Librarian, Professor of Librarianship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
||College Librarian, Occidental College
||Professor, Dean, University of California, Los Angeles
||Professor, Dean Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
|May 25, 1983
||Death at Santa Monica, California
Scope and Content
The records of the Australian (and New Zealand) sabbatical of Dean Andrew Horn cover the years 1970-1981. The bulk of the
material is from 1973, the year when Dean Horn was on sabbatical.
The largest folder documents his trip to Australia. Of primary note is his paper,
Professional Training of Librarians in the United States and Canada at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Library Association of Australia, presented on August 23, 1973; the drafts of this
paper, and his participation in the Colloquium on Education for Librarianship: Curriculum Design Today and in the Future.
This large folder is also the best overall view of his sabbatical since it contains his report to Chancellor Young, which
details his itinerary in Australia and New Zealand. The collection also includes his field study of Southern California libraries.
Among the most interesting topics are his reports to Chancellor Young (box 1, folder 1) which details his field study of 111
libraries in Southern California, his negotiations for internships, and a goal of closer collaboration with USC's library
school. On occasion, Dean Horn was consulted to give recommendations for hiring staff within Australian Universities (box
2, folder 6). Also of note is his background research of Australian library education, relating to the courses, degrees, education,
school library services, the profession and its role in the community, associations, unions, organizational differences, and
structures (box 1, folder 3).
The records are arranged in subgroups, according to the order in which he visited cities and states in Australia. Two subgroups
are not arranged by geography, but rather by correspondence with individuals. Within each of these folders, documents are
arranged chronologically. Dean Horn evidently chose the arrangement decision, as it is his handwriting labels each folder.
All of the records are text files, except for several unlabeled photos in box 1, folder 5, and box 2, folder 4. There are
several newsletters, brochures, and newspaper clippings, but most of the records are photocopies of papers, his original drafts,
notes, and correspondence with colleagues in Australia. Correspondence ranges from telegrams and aerograms to postcards and
holiday greetings. The nature of correspondence varies from arrangements for travel (both for Dean Horn and for colleagues
visiting from Australia) to letters regarding his hand press printing work.
Some of the records suffer from damage since the folders and newsprint are not acid-free. While some metal staples have been
removed from documents, others remain and have rusted. There is no note of any material taken from the records.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Horn, Andrew H. (Andrew Harlis), 1914-1983.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Library and Information Science--Dean--Archival Resources