Finding Aid for the Ernest Carroll Moore Papers, ca. 1900-1955

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Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ernest Carroll Moore Papers, ca. 1900-1955

Collection number: 124

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ernest Carroll Moore Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1955
Collection number: 124
Creator: Moore, Ernest Carroll, b. 1871-
Extent: 22 boxes (11 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ernest Carroll and Kate Gordon Moore.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ernest Carroll Moore Papers (Collection 124). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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:
  1. Personal correspondence (Boxes 1-7).
  2. Manuscripts and notes (Boxes 8-11).
  3. Typescript of material for The Story of Instruction (Boxes 12-13).
  4. Printed articles and books by Moore (Box 14).
  5. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce material (Box 15).
  6. Communism at UCLA (Box 16).
  7. Clippings and article about Moore (Box 17).
  8. Minimum course of study (Box 18).
  9. Education in Los Angeles area (Box 19).
  10. Reprints of articles given to Moore (Box 20).
  11. Catalog of Moore's library, memorabilia, photographs, presentation copy of The Story of Instruction (Box 21).
  12. Etching with autographs (Box 22, oversize).

Indexing Terms

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.

Related Material

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.

Container List

Box 1

Personal corespondence for the years 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1912, & 1913.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Sir John Adams, John M. Brewer and Ezequiel A. Chávez.
Box 2

Personal correspondence for the years 1911, 1914, 1916-1920, 1922, 1923-1928.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from persons noted, Box 1.
Box 3

Personal correspondence for the years 1929-1935.

Scope and Content Note

The folders for the years 1933-1935 contain several letters which are concerned with the communist problem on the UCLA campus. Includes letters from persons noted, Box 1; and from Mary Austin.
Box 4

Personal correspondence for the years 1936-1947, 1950, and one folder of undated letters.

Box 5

One folder of correspondence (bound) between Moore and Ezequiel A. Chavez. 1906-1947.

Box 5

A report by E.C. Moore, submitted to Mr. C.D. Hine of the State Board of Education, Hartford, Connecticut. June 5, 1911.

Box 5

Replies to the correspondence referred to in Box 1 & 2.

Box 6

Replies to correspondence referred to in Box 2 and Box 3 (1927-1933).

Box 7

Replies to correspondence for the years 1934 and 1935. In addition, this box contains a folder of replies titled undated and a folder of replies titled fragments.

Box 8

Manuscript and proof copy of I Helped Make a University.

Box 8

Manuscript of California's Educators.

Box 8

A translation by Moore of Guiseppi Salvivli's, Education in Italy in in the 8th, 9th, & 10th Centuries.

Box 9

The Schools After Luther.

Physical Description: Manuscript (typescript).
Box 9

A folder of book reviews by E.C. Moore.

Box 10

A collection of Moore's articles and a lecture.

Box 10

A folder of Lincolniana.

Box 11

Material dealing with Moore's work on the Jefferson Letters plus the manuscript of the intended edition of Jefferson Letters.

 

Typescript of Materials for The Story of Instruction:

Box 12

The Apology of Socrates.

Box 12

The Historical Writing in the Middle Ages.

Box 12

Historical Writing during the Reformation.

Box 12

History of Greece.

Box 12

Loyola and the Reformation.

Box 12

Out of the Living Past.

Box 12

Luther and the Reformation.

Box 12

The Age of Revolutions.

Box 12

What is Education.

 

More Typescript of Materials for The Story of Instruction. Other writings:

 

UCLA Founding.

Note

Removed to Box 8 [is manuscript for I Helped Make a University].
Box 13

The Essence of Matter.

Box 14

Printed Articles and books by Moore.

Box 15

Material from Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Box 16

Material on communism at UCLA collected by and sent to E.C. Moore.

Box 17

Clippings about E.C. Moore.

Box 17

Manuscript of article on his philosophy of education by Kate G. Moore.

Box 18

Material concerning the Minimum Course of Study.

Box 19

Papers concerning education in the Los Angeles area.

Box 19

Schools Record Book of Los Angeles Superintendent of Schools.

Box 19

Reports of the Academic Senate.

Box 20

Reprints of articles presented to Moore.

Box 21

Catalog of Moore's library.

Box 21

Memorabillia and Photos

Box 21

Volume entitled The Life Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson. 1904.

Box 21

Moore, Ernest Carroll. The Story of Instruction... New York: Macmillan. 1938.

Note

Presentation copy from the author to Lily Bess Campbell, September 15, 1938.
Oversize Box 22

Etching with autographs, November 1988.