Scope and Content
Title: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Dean Andrew Horn's Administrative Subject Files
Date (inclusive): 1941-1979
Record Series number: 451
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles.
9 boxes (3.6 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.
Andrew Harlis Horn was Dean of the UCLA School of Library Services from 1966-74, after having played an instrumental role
in the school's founding and development. Born in 1914 in Ogden, Utah, Horn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 1937 with
a degree in history. He went on to earn both an MA (1937) and PhD (1940) in history from UCLA. Horn taught in the history
departments at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University before earning an MA in library science from UC Berkeley in 1948. Later that
year, he joined the UCLA library staff as a senior librarian in the Department of Special Collections. He became head of that
department in 1950 and in 1951 was appointed Assistant Librarian at UCLA. From 1954-57 he was head librarian at the University
of North Carolina, followed by just under two years as College Librarian at Occidental.
In January of 1959, UCLA University Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell asked Andrew Horn to assist him in the development of
a school of library service at UCLA. Horn began work at UCLA as a planning officer in July of that year. July 1, 1960, Horn
was appointed Associate Professor of Library Service and Assistant Dean, School of Library Service, UCLA; the first class
arrived that fall. He spent the remainder of his career at UCLA, serving as Dean of the School of Library Services from 1966-74,
and Dean Emeritus from 1974-78. As Dean, Horn was active in many professional organizations, including the American Library
Association (ALA), the California Library Association (CLA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). He published fairly
widely on library education, among other topics, and, as a historian, counted archives and archival education among his specializations.
Horn helped found the University Archives at UCLA upon his arrival as a librarian in 1948, and later helped found the University
Archivists Council in 1965. Andrew Horn died of leukemia on May 25, 1983.
Scope and Content
Andrew Harlis Horn was Dean of the UCLA School of Library Service from 1966-1974 and was instrumental in the school's founding.
This series contains correspondence, records, drafts of articles, lectures, and various other kinds of documents generated
by Horn from 1941-1979, including materials generated by the Dean's Office during Horn's tenure. Records pertain to 1. various
campus agencies, including the School of Library Service and Special Collections; 2. non-campus organizations such as the
American Library Association (ALA), California Library Association (CLA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), 3. subjects
such as lectures, articles, reviews, and various projects with which Horn was associated.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Horn, Andrew Harlis, d 1914-1983--Administrative subject files
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Library and Information Science--Dean--Archival Resources