Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Bio-Bibliographies of Andrew Horn, the Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Date (inclusive): 1932-1982
Record Series number: 454
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles.
3 boxes (1.2 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections. University Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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, University Archives Reference Desk for paging information.
Abstract: The collection contains Andrew Horn's academic diplomas, army records and numerous bio-bibliographies documenting his career
as an academic librarian, teacher and administrator. Most of the material relates to the period 1959 -1980, when Horn held
the positions of Professor, Assistant Dean and Dean for the UCLA School of Library Service. Many notes and letters make reference
to university and library affairs of the time and to persons and events in the Los Angeles and California book worlds.
Andrew Harlis Horn was born in Ogden, Utah on July 22, 1914, the son of Edward Cooper and Cora (Harlis) Horn. After the family
moved to Los Angeles, Horn attended Venice High School and then spent three years as a premed student at Santa Monica Junior
College. He received his A.A. degree from SMJC in 1935, and then went on to earn three degrees in history from UCLA, culminating
in his doctorate (entitled German Merchants in England During the First Half of the Fourteenth Century) in 1943. He was Hattie
Heller Scholar in History at UCLA in 1941 and held various positions as research assistant, teaching assistant and lecturer
(all at UCLA) in the early 1940s. During this time, he also worked for a year as a technical writer for the Douglas Aircraft
He joined the U.S. Army in November 1943 and was soon assigned to the Educational Reconditioning Branch of the Medical Department,
where he planned programs, taught courses and provided counseling to soldiers. He was highly respected for his work in this
Upon his discharge from the Army in 1946, Horn resumed his academic career and was hired as Assistant Professor of History
at Johns Hopkins University in 1946. Finding that he was more attracted to a career in librarianship, Horn left Johns Hopkins
after one year to take up a position as Senior Library Assistant at UCLA.
In 1948, he completed a B.L.S. degree at UC Berkeley and was appointed Assistant Head of Special Collections at UCLA. (He
also married Mary Amelia Baier on January 4th of this same year.) A talented administrator, he rose through the ranks rapidly,
occupying several key library positions and becoming Associate University Librarian in only four years time (1952). He left
UCLA in 1954 to accept an appointment as University Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Three years
later, he came back to California to become College Librarian at Occidental College in Pasadena.
In 1959, Horn was asked to return to UCLA to help Lawrence Clark Powell organize a School of Library Service there, which
he did. Horn was instrumental in planning curricula and hiring outstanding faculty for the new school, which opened in the
fall of 1960. At his time, he was professor and Assistant Dean of the school. On Powell's retirement in 1966, he became Dean
and continued in that position until 1975 (continuing on as Dean Emeritus until 1978).
Andrew Harlis Horn was a librarian, educator, administrator, printer, bibliographer, and historian. He was widely known and
respected among librarians, faculty, and students at UCLA and in the book world generally. Throughout his career, he served
on numerous committees for UCLA and for many other prestigious organizations. Along with Lawrence Clark Powell, Horn played
a central role in the founding and development of the UCLA library school. Andrew Horn has been acknowledged an outstanding
professional in his field in
Who's Who in America,
Who's Who in American College and University Administration,
The Dictionary of International Biography,
The Blue Book, and many other directories.
||Born on July 22 in Ogden, Utah.
||Pre-med student at Santa Monica City College.
||B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in History from UCLA.
||M.A. in History, UCLA.
||Technical Writer, Engineering Division of Douglas Aircraft.
||Ph.D. in History, UCLA.
||Staff sergeant, U.S. Army.
||Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University.
||Senior Library Assistant, UCLA.
||B.L.S., UC Berkeley.
||Creates University Archivists Council, composed of Archivists from all nine UC campuses.
||Department of Special Collections, UCLA Library, Assistant Head
||Department of Special Collections, UCLA Library, Head.
||First University Archivist, UCLA.
||Assistant University Librarian, UCLA.
||Associate University Librarian, UCLA.
Great American Historical Documents and Books (with E.H. Carpenter).
||Consultant to California State College, Nothridge on Map collection.
||"High School and County Library Service," (with Byron H. Atkinson),
California Librarian, September 1.
||Editor, California State Centennial issue of
California Library Bulletin.
||Certificate in Archives and Manuscripts Administration, American University.
||Three-month tour of European libraries.
||University Librarian and Professor of Librarianship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Library Trends, vol. 4 no. 2 (October).
||North Carolina State Library Board of Trustees; "Know Your Library" educational television program, UNC.
||College Librarian, Occidental College.
Southern California Union List of Microtext Editions
||Lecturer, UCLA School of Library Service.
||Fall, Begins the School of Library Service at UCLA, creates curriculum, gathers faculty, and admits 50 students.
||Panel of Advisory Editors, UC Press, UC Publications in Librarianship.
||Asspcoate Professor, UCLA School of Library Service.
|Spring 1960, Spring 1963
||Acting Dean, UCLA School of Library Service.
||Assistant Dean and Vice Chairman of UCLA School of Library Service.
|Summer Sessions, 1963, 1964
||Visiting Professor, School of Librarianship, UC Berkeley.
||Takes sabbatical in Europe to visit European libraries and university presses.
||Board of Advisors, International Relations Bibliographic Service (Santa Barbara).
||Advisory Board, CLIO Press (Santa Barbara).
||Dean and Chairman of Department, UCLA School of Library Service (name changed in 1973 to Graduate School of Library and Information
||Member, Board of Directors of the Medical Library Scholarship Foundation (Medical Library Group of Southern California).
||Member, Mexican-American Recruitment Committee of L.A. City and County Library Systems.
||Consultant to Chancellor, Librarian and others at UCSB regarding need for a professional school of librarianship.
||Member, Advisory Committee of L.A. City Junior College District for the Library Assistant Training Program.
||Advisory Committee, Los Angeles Trade Tech.
||Manuscript reader-advisor, University of Wisconsin Press.
||Board of Directors, INFILL/PHOT (indexing-abstracting service on photography), Oceanside.
||Continues as Dean Emeritus at UCLA.
||Cited by University Archivists Council for contributions to field.
||Teaches courses on printing at UCLA.
||Operates Battledore Press out of Glendale home, printing cards, certificates, and pamphlets.
||Receives University Service Award from University of California.
||Member, Advisory Board of
The Journal of Library History.
||Advisor, Executive Board, Los Angeles Library Association.
|May 23, 1983
||Dies in Santa Monica, California.
Scope and Content
The collection contains Andrew Horn's secondary and post-secondary certificates, diplomas (with some related correspondence),
army records, and a variety of materials pertaining to his long career as an academic librarian and administrator. Detailed
personnel sheets, resumes and publications lists, ranging from 1948 to1958, document Horn's early positions at UCLA and his
years as University Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and College Librarian at Occidental College,
Pasadena, California. The bulk of the collection relates to Horn's career from 1959 to1980, when he was affiliated with the
UCLA School of Library Service, first as Professor and Assistant Dean, and later as Dean and Dean Emeritus.
In addition to numerous annual bio-bibliographies and reports submitted to university administration, there are many holograph
notes recording the various committees Horn served on, conferences attended, articles published, speeches given, and associations
he belonged to. The papers also contain correspondence concerning general university business and forms and paperwork for
the many biographical directories in which Horn is listed.
Of particular interest are typescript copies and offprints of reviews and journal articles written by Horn, newspaper clippings
and copies of UCLA Librarian, University Bulletin and other publications containing material on or by him. There are letters
from Franklin Murphy, Lawrence Clark Powell, Robert Vosper and scholar-librarian Michael Buckland of UC Berkeley; other letters
and printed materials describe events in the Los Angeles book community of the 1960s and 1970s.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Appointments 1936-1953 (Box 1, folder 1).
- Army Records 1943-1946 (Box 1, folder 2).
- Diplomas 1947-1958 (Box 1, folder 3).
- Bio-bibliographies 1947-1982 (Box 1, folders 4-19, Box 2, Box 3).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Horn, Andrew H. (Andrew Harlis), 1914-1983.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.