Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1902-10-13
Death 1981-12-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Educator & librarian. He was Director of the Historical Records Survey, Director of the Legislative Reference Service at the Library of Congress, Librarian of Congress from 1945 to 1953, Director General of UNESCO, and Director of the international and legal collections at the Columbia University Libraries, 1962-1971.

From the guide to the Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

Librarian of Congress.

From the description of Papers of Luther Harris Evans, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069890

American educator; member, United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946-1952 and 1959-1963; director-general, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1953-1958.

From the description of Luther Harris Evans conference summaries, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871850

Born is Bastrop County, Texas in 1902, Evans received his bachelor's (1923) and master's (1924) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate from Stanford University (1927). He taught political science at New York University, Dartmouth, and Princeton (1927-1935) and directed the W.P.A. Historical Records Survey (1935-1939) before joining the Library of Congress staff. He served as Librarian of Congress from 1945-1953 and helped draft the Universal Copyright Convention at Geneva in 1952. Involved with Unesco from its inception, he was the director-general from 1953-1958. He was director of international collections at the Columbia University Library until his retirement in 1971. Evans died in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.

From the guide to the Luther Harris Evans Papers, 1923-1989, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Educator, librarian; interviewee d.1981.

From the description of Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737134

From the description of Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513431

Born is Bastrop County, Texas in 1902, Evans received his bachelor's (1923) and master's (1924) degrees from the University of Texas and his doctorate from Stanford University (1927).

He taught political science at New York University, Dartmouth, and Princeton (1927-1935) and directed the W.P.A. Historical Records Survey (1935-1939) before joining the Library of Congress staff. He served as Librarian of Congress from 1945-1953 and helped draft the Universal Copyright Convention at Geneva in 1952. Involved with Unesco from its inception, he was the director-general from 1953-1958. He was director of international collections at the Columbia University Library until his retirement in 1971. Evans died at San Antonio, Texas in 1981.

From the description of Evans, Luther Harris, papers, 1923-1989. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35168354

Educator & librarian.

He was Director of the Historical Records Survey, Director of the Legislative Reference Service at the Library of Congress, Librarian of Congress from 1945 to 1953, Director General of UNESCO, and Director of the international and legal collections at the Columbia University Libraries, 1962-1971.

From the description of Luther Harris Evans papers, 1952-1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 493896581

Biographical/Historical Note

American educator; member, United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946-1952 and 1959-1963; director-general, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1953-1958.

From the guide to the Luther Harris Evans conference summaries, 1949, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • International agencies
  • Local history--Research
  • Intergovernmental Conference on Copyright (1952: Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Library science--Societies, etc
  • Political refugees
  • Librarians--Interviews
  • Government libraries
  • Government executives--Interviews
  • Library science
  • Unesco--History--Sources
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Historical Records Survey (U.S.)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Librarians--Archives
  • Library of Congress--History--Sources
  • Educator--Interviews

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Librarians
  • Librarians of Congress
  • Government executives--United States

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)