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Finding Aid for the Robert Vosper Papers, ca. 1961-1991
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.