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box 7, box 8, box 9, box 20

American Library Association (ALA) 1950-1997

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's involvement in ALA, including correspondence and forms for his honorary membership, meeting minutes, conference materials, an officer's manual, and presidential addresses. Other topics addressed include rare books conferences, the Committee on Opportunities for Negro Students, Committee to Aid Italian Libraries, National Library Week, conferences in New York and New Orleans, ALA Publishing Board, the ALA Council on freedom of access, the ALA presidency, and the ALA's international relations.
box 5

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 1963-1973

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the ARL, including national plans; a university management study; meeting minutes; Society of College, National, and University Libraries materials; and materials on the Federal Relations Committee, higher education legislation, and cataloging.
box 20, box 21

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 1976-1993

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the Clark Library, including copies of the entry for the Clark Library in the Dictionary of Literary Biography and related correspondence, additional correspondence, memos, newspaper clippings, committee reports, newsletters, meeting minutes and agendas, notes on collection development policy, fliers, and invitations to events. Some materials are related to the Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies and the Faculty Advisory Committee.
box 6, box 7, box 14, box 15

Committees and conferences 1950-1988

Scope and Contents

Contains material related to committees Vosper sat on, including: American Council of Learned Societies, the Alaska Library Association, Arrowhead Staff Conference, California Association of School Libraries, Catholic Library Association, Computer Needs Committee, Committee to Rescue Italian Art, Hawaii Library Association, Idaho Library Association, International Bibliophile Association, Institute of American Cultures, 1967 International Book Fair, Kansas Library Association, Lilly Library Project, Mountain Plains Library Association, Medieval and Renaissance Review Committee, National Library of Medicine Facilities and Resources Committee, Near East Center review, ALA Pennsylvania Library Association, Society for Research into Higher Education, search committees for library positions, the Texas Governor's Conference on Libraries, Utah Library Association, and the Thompson-Ramo-Woolridge-NASA Redstone project on NASA's information program. Other subjects include: the University of Brasilia, University of British Columbia, Gennadius Library, Hofstra University, Kent State University Ohio, Lewis and Clark College Library, and Riverside Public Library.
box 21

Correspondence 1959-1993

Scope and Contents

Contains both personal and professional correspondence, including with the chancellor's office and personal correspondence on Vosper's family history. Additional materials includes photographs of libraries on the UCLA campus and a ceremony to present a commemorative plaque to Vosper.
box 20

Council of Library Resources (CLR) 1968-1993

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's involvement in the CLR, which is now known as the Council on Library and Information Resources, and includes newsletters, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, press releases, reports presented to the board, and expenses.
box 12, box 13

Farmington Plan Survey 1958-1979

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's work on the Farmington Plan Survey, which was an attempt by librarians to ensure access to and preservation of foreign research materials during war, conflict, or other events. The plan was later integrated into the Association of Research Libraries' functions. These boxes include the Farmington Plan Handbook: Revised to 1961 and Abridged , correspondence, reports, surveys, materials for the Farmington Plan subcommittees on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, a list of Middle Eastern book dealers, a survey of African materials, newsletters, and a report titled "The Acquisition and Control of Publications from the Middle East."
box 13

Government Advisory Committee (GAC) and UNESCO 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's work for the GAC on International Book and Library Programs and their partnership with UNESCO. The GAC worked with the Department of State, U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Agency for International Development on overseas literary and library programs. The materials include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, newspaper clippings, reports, pamphlets, meeting transcripts, materials related to ALA panels, executive board meetings, library positions, publications, and materials related to International Book Year 1972 and UN International Scientific Information System.
box 3, box 4, box 22

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 1962-1992

Scope and Contents

Includes IFLA materials, consisting of Vosper's IFLA membership, pamphlets, notes, correspondence, council sessions and steering committee minutes, newsletters, bulletins, dues and finances, statutes, copyright materials, and materials on the Vosper Fellows program and IFLA's UNESCO partnership, and photographs.
box 22, box 23, box 27

Personal files 1938-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes materials related to Vosper's personal life, including photographs, membership cards, book orders, his early employment history, pay stubs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, a loyalty oath, job offers, a civil service exam, student transcripts, master's degree exam results, University of Oregon transcript, and a certificate for Order of the Crown from Belgium (1977). Additional materials include Zamorano Club materials, letters of condolence sent to Loraine Vosper following his death, programs for memorial services, and an audiocassette labelled "Vosper" that may be an oral history.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIO MATERIALS: Audio materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
box 1, box 2, box 15, box 16, box 17, box 18, box 19, box 26, box 27

Reprints and publications 1948-1993

Scope and Contents

Contains reprints and publications by Vosper, including pamphlets on UCLA Library's collections, issues of The Library World and College and Research Libraries , a seminar report on Latin American library materials, and articles in the ACLS newsletter.
box 9, box 10, box 11, box 12, box 23

UCLA School of Library Service (SLS) 1975-1994

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to courses Vosper taught at the School of Library Service (SLS) at UCLA, now the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Materials include correspondence, course schedules, press releases, alumni news and directories, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and materials on the American Library in Paris and British Council Library. Courses that Vosper taught included 400, 461, 230, and 272, as well as some seminars. The correspondence also includes discussions on the decision to merge the SLS with the education department after Chancellor Charles E. Young proposed dismantling the program due to budgetary concerns.
box 5, box 24, box 25, box 27

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 1946-1993

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's work as head UCLA librarian and lectures at UCLA. Materials include Emeriti Affairs Association papers, Academic Senate newsletters, Vosper's UCLA appointment, papers on his replacement by Page Ackerman, pay stubs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, his appointment at the Clark Library, the UCLA Medal award (box 27), sabbatical materials, and newsletters for the UCLA and Clark libraries. Additional materials include correspondence with the Chancellor's Office over the renaming of the now Charles E. Young Research Library and notes on the library's acquisition policies.
box 5, box 25, box 26

University of Kansas 1952-1994

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to Vosper's work as director of the library at the University of Kansas, including correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, University of Kansas Alumni Magazine issues for 1957 and 1961, pamphlets, a 1953 issue of California Librarian, The Gamut newsletter, and a catalogue of exhibitions at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Also included are materials related to Vosper's Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, consisting of correspondence, pamphlets, research materials, and ephemera.