Everett Thomson Moore (1909-1988) was the head of the UCLA library reference department (1946-61), assistant university librarian,
and a member of the school of Library Service faculty (1961). The collection consists of Moore's correspondence, files, and
materials relating to intellectual freedom, the California Harmful Matter law, and the case of Moore
vs. California Attorney General Evelle J. Younger, a case in which Younger claimed that individual librarians could be prosecuted
for giving juveniles access to questionable reading materials.
Everett Thomson Moore was born on August 6, 1909 in Los Angeles, California; BA, Occidental College, 1931; MA, Harvard University,
1933; Certificate of Librarianship, UC Berkeley, 1939; head of reference department (1946-61) and assistant university librarian
and member of the school of Library Service faculty beginning in 1961 at UCLA; member of the board of directors, American
Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, beginning in 1961; cofounder, trustee, and vice-president, Freedom to Read Foundation;
Moore brought a legal action against California Attorney General Evelle J. Younger, who claimed that individual librarians
could be prosecuted for giving juveniles access to questionable reading materials, and the California Court of Appeal ruled
in Moore's favor in 1976; Moore died on January 5, 1988.
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
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