The Horn Printing Chappel Files, Record Series 704, are mainly comprised of the records of Andrew Horn's printing press work
conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, where Horn first served, beginning in the 1950's, in a variety of
high-ranking roles such as the head of Special Collections Department, University Archivist, and co-founder of the School
of Library Service. Horn's interest in the art of printing led to the development of a course and club on the subject and
UCLA acquiring printing presses. The records of Horn's administration of the press represent only one aspect of his contribution
to UCLA. As Horn's colleague, records of Diana Thomas's professional pursuits can also be found in this series.
UCLA's library and information sciences program has its roots in the great expansion of the university in the 1930's and 1940's.
In 1930, Everett Perry, Los Angeles' public librarian, realized that LAPL could no longer effectively run a library training
academy, and suggested to UC President Robert G. Sproul that the University assume control of it and transfer it to UCLA.
Regent Edward Dickson became enthusiastic about the proposal, however President Sproul consistently refused to allow more
than one library school in the UC system. (Later, Lawrence Powell surmised that Sproul's interest was in protecting the Berkeley
school.) A 1934 attempt by Perry to affiliate with UCLA again met with official disinterest, and LAPL's library school eventually
affiliated with USC in 1936. Berkeley did begin offering librarianship coursework at UCLA during summer sessions in 1935,
but this practice ended during World War II and never resumed. (An ALA report in 1937 proposed that if another library school
were to open in California, UCLA would be a prime candidate, with excellent facilities and a good library.)
12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.