Finding Aid for the Robert Vosper Papers, ca. 1961-1991

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; 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 Robert Vosper Papers, ca. 1961-1991

Collection number: 1024

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:
Manuscripts Division staff, 9 August 1991
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Vosper Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1961-1991
Collection number: 1024
Creator: Vosper, Robert
Extent: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-17. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Vosper Papers (Collection 1024). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233935 

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

Boxes 1-17 include papers relating to professional meetings, committee work, teaching, and writing.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Vosper, Robert--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
College librarians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Related Material

Libraries and the inquiring mind [oral history transcript] / Robert Vosper, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c. 1994. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Materials from Robert Vosper's Office

Box 1

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - current.

Box 2

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - current ([continued] until yellow paper).

Box 2

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - Past Meetings.

Box 3

Association of Research Libraries - Sabbaticals - Guggenheim & Fulbright.

Box 4

Committees - Visits A - K.

Box 5

Committees - Visits A - K (continued until yellow paper).

Boxes 5-6

American Library Association (ALA).

Box 7

American Library Association (ALA) (continued until yellow paper).

Boxes 7-8

School of Library Service (SLS) - International & Comparative (a seminar for SLS).

Box 9

School of Library Service (SLS) - 400 Introduction to Librarianship.

Box 10

School of Library Service (SLS) - 400 Introduction to Librarianship (continued until yellow paper).

Boxes 10-11

Farmington Plan Committee - GAC & UNESCO.

Boxes 12-13

Committees & Visits L - Z.

Boxes 13-19

Reprints & Publications by R.V.