Finding Aid for the Everett T. Moore Papers, 1950-1975

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
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/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Everett T. Moore Papers, 1950-1975

Collection number: 1256

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:
Anne Caiger, August 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

Boxes 1-4

Files relating to intellectual freedom issues, 1960-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, American Library Association Bulletins, articles and material on Albany, Georgia.
Boxes 5-6

Intellectual freedom miscellaneous files, 1950s-1960s.

Box 7

Materials relating to free speech controversy, University of California.

Box 7

Publications relating to the same, mostly by Walton Caughey.

Box 7

Correspondence and papers, California Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1953-1965.

Box 8

Memoranda for state committees, American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, 1970-1975.

Box 8

California Proposition 18 files, 1972.

Box 8

Intellectual freedom miscellaneous files, 1972-1973.

Box 8

E.T.M.'s letter of December 7, 1973, to the Los Angeles Times (freedom to speak, freedom to use).

Physical Description: 1 file.
Box 8

Materials relating to the Supreme Court's obscenity ruling, 1973.

Box 9

Files relating to suit, E.T.M. vs. Attorney General Younger, in re California Harmful Matter law, 1971-1975.

Box 10

Printed materials relating to E.T.M.'s service in World War II.

Box 10

Personal correspondence received during residence in Japan, 1967-1968.

Box 10

Japanese postage stamps.

Boxes 11-12

Printed materials by and about Lawrence Clark Powell.

Box 12

Printed materials by and about Robert Gordon Vosper.

Box 12

Printed miscellany relating to UCLA staff and the library.

Box 12

Book: F.T. Blanchard. The Art of Composition. Boston: The Athenaeum Press, 1934.

Box 13

Philippine information training program packet.