Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Ernest Carroll Moore Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1955
Collection number: 124
Moore, Ernest Carroll, b. 1871-
Extent: 22 boxes (11 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ernest Carroll Moore (1871-1955) was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the president of the Los Angeles State Normal School
(1917-19), professor of education and director, UCLA (1919-29), vice-president of UCLA (1929-31), provost of UCLA (1931-36)
and professor of philosophy and education (1936-41). He was also the author of many books on education. The collection contains
personal correspondence, materials from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, clippings about Moore, papers concerning education
in the Los Angeles area, reprints of articles sent to Moore, a catalog of Moore's library, and microfilm of Moore's diaries,
appointment books, and commonplace books.
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.
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.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ernest Carroll and Kate Gordon Moore.
[Identification of item], Ernest Carroll Moore Papers (Collection 124). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Moore was born on July 20, 1871 in Youngstown, Ohio; attended Ohio Normal University, Columbia University, and University
of Chicago; resident worker at University Settlement, New York (1894-95) and Hull House, Chicago (1896-98); superintendent
of Los Angeles schools, 1906-10; professor of education at Yale (1910-14) and Harvard (1913-17); president, Los Angeles State
Normal School, 1917-19; professor of education and director, UCLA, 1919-29; vice-president, UCLA, 1929-31; provost, UCLA,
1931-36; professor of philosophy and education, 1936-41; director, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1936; trustee, Los Angeles
Philharmonic Orchestra, 1936; author of many books on education, including,
I Helped Make a University (1952); died January 23, 1955 in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content
Collection contains personal correspondence, materials from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, clippings about Moore, papers
concerning education in the Los Angeles area, reprints of articles sent to Moore, a catalog of Moore's library, and microfilm
of Moore's diaries, appointment books, and commonplace books. In addition to writings and book reviews by Moore, the collection
contains manuscripts and research materials for Moore's books:
I Helped Make a University (1952) and
The Story of Instruction (1936). Also contains materials related to the loyalty oath controversy at UCLA.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Personal correspondence (Boxes 1-7).
- Manuscripts and notes (Boxes 8-11).
- Typescript of material for
The Story of Instruction (Boxes 12-13).
- Printed articles and books by Moore (Box 14).
- Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce material (Box 15).
- Communism at UCLA (Box 16).
- Clippings and article about Moore (Box 17).
- Minimum course of study (Box 18).
- Education in Los Angeles area (Box 19).
- Reprints of articles given to Moore (Box 20).
- Catalog of Moore's library, memorabilia, photographs, presentation copy of
The Story of Instruction (Box 21).
- Etching with autographs (Box 22, oversize).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Moore, Ernest Carroll, 1871- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--History--Archival resources.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
College administrators--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
The Godfather of UCLA: Regent Edward A. Dickson [oral history transcript] / Ann Sumner, et al, interviewees. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1983. Available at
Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
University of California, Los Angeles. Office of the Chancellor. Administrative files of Provost Ernest Carroll Moore, 1917-1936.
Available at University Archives, UCLA.