Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Fredric J. Mosher: References and Rare Books: Three Decades at UC Berkeley's School of Librianship 1950-1981

Interviewee(s):
Mosher, Fredric J.
Interviewer(s):
McCreery, Laura
Title:
Fredric J. Mosher: References and Rare Books: Three Decades at UC Berkeley's School of Librianship 1950-1981
Abstract:
Family background, education in North Dakota; doctoral study at the University of Illinois; postwar library studies a the University of Chicago graduate library school; head of reference at Chicago's Newberry Library, late 1940s; to UC Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1950: impressions, loyalty oath controversy, teaching reference and bibliography from 1950-1981, comments on deanship of J. Periam Danton, others; intellectual freedom and the Fiske Report of 1956 on censorship in California libraries; 1960s, 1970s, deanship of Raynard C. Swank, Institute of Library Research, Fulbright in Denmark, the Free Speech Movement; faculty views of computers for librarianship; interest in the history of printing, rare books, and the history of books and libraries.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10443509
Rights:
Mosher, Fredric J. "Fredric J. Mosher: References and Rare Books: Three Decades at UC Berkeley's School of Librianship 1950-1981." Interview by Laura McCreery in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.