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Finding Aid for the Everett T. Moore Papers, 1950-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Everett T. Moore Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1975
    Collection number: 1256
    Creator: Moore, Everett T.
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    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

    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Everett T. Moore Papers (Collection 1256). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, files, and other papers relating to Everett T. Moore, Associate University Librarian Emeritus at UCLA and former president of the California Library Association. Includes materials relating to intellectual freedom, the California Harmful Matter law, and the case of Moore vs. California Attorney General Evelle J. Younger.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Moore, Everett T.--Archives.
    College librarians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Libraries--Censorship--California.