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Vosper (Robert) papers
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Robert Vosper (1913-1994), born in Portland, Oregon, was an educator and librarian at the University of Kansas and UCLA. He served as library director for UCLA from 1961 to 1973. After retiring in 1973, Vosper taught courses at UCLA's School of Library Service, now known as the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. This collection contains his papers, including correspondence and notes relating to professional meetings, committee work, teaching, and writing, as well as personal files containing photographs, a transcript of his oral history, and correspondence.
Robert Gordon Vosper was born on June 21, 1913 in Portland, Oregon. He was director of the libraries of the University of Kansas and UCLA. Vosper received his BA and MA in Classics from the University of Oregon in 1937 and 1939, respectively, and his library certificate from UC Berkeley in 1940. He worked as a junior librarian at UC Berkeley (1940-1942) and assistant reference librarian at Stanford University (1942-1944) before coming to UCLA in 1944, where he served as head of the library's acquisitions department (1944-1948), assistant librarian (1948-1949), and associate librarian (1949-1952). He also served as directory of libraries for the University of Kansas (1952-1961), after which he returned to UCLA. Vosper served as UCLA library director until his retirement in 1973. He then taught courses at the UCLA School of Library Service and was director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA (1966-1981).
19.2 Linear Feet (14 cartons and 13 boxes)
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