Made possible by a gift from Everett Moore and Jean Moore

Everett T. Moore was known as a passionate and literate defender of intellectual freedom for libraries and their users. Born in Los Angeles, Mr. Moore received a bachelor's degree from Occidental College and a master's degree from Harvard University before continuing his professional education at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the UCLA Library staff in 1946, rising to the position of associate university librarian for public services. He was a member of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee and an officer of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Jean Macalister Moore first came to UCLA in 1949 as a reference librarian on an exchange from Columbia University. In 1956 she responded to an invitation to develop the Collections and Services Departments in the newly established Arts Library. She subsequently became UCLA's first arts librarian and presided over a dramatic growth in the size and distinction of the Arts Library. Mrs. Moore retired from UCLA in 1974, and when Mr. Moore also retired in 1976, colleagues collected money so that the couple could travel. Instead, they used the funds to establish the Everett and Jean Moore Endowment in Reference for the acquisition of reference works for the UCLA Library. Mrs. Moore maintained a keen interest in the reference collection and contributed annually to the growth of the endowment until her passing in 2001.

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