Robert Gordon Vosper (1913-1994) was the director of libraries (1961-73), professor of library science (1961-83), and emeritus
professor and director of William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (1966-81) at UCLA. He also served as President of the Association
of College and Research Libraries (1955-56), Chairman of the Association of Research Libraries (1963), and President of the
American Library Association (1965-66). The collection includes papers relating to professional meetings, committee work,
teaching, and writing.
Robert Gordon Vosper was born on June 21, 1913 in Portland, Oregon; BA (1937) and MA (1939), University of Oregon, 1939; library
certificate, UC Berkeley, 1940; junior librarian, UC Berkeley, 1940-42; assistant reference librarian, Stanford University,
1942-44; head of acquisitions department (1944-48), assistant librarian (1948-49), and associate librarian (1949-52), UCLA;
director of libraries, University of Kansas, 1952-61, and at UCLA, 1961-73; also professor of library science (1961-83), emeritus
professor and director of William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA, 1966-81; director, Association of Research Libraries
Farmington Plan Survey, 1957-58; President of the Association of College and Research Libraries (1955-56), Chairman of the
Association of Research Libraries (1963), and President of the American Library Association (1965-66), awarded UCLA Man of
the Year (1968), decorated as an Officer of the Order of the Crown of Belgium (1977), J.W. Lippincott Award (1985), UCLA Medal
(1988), and UCLA Emeritus of the Year (1992); publications include Acquisitions trends in American libraries (1955), European university libraries (1964), and Libraries for all (1980); he died on May 14, 1994.
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