Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981

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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

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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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creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Luther Harris Evans papers, 1952-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955. Papers of Herbert Putnam, 1783-1958 (bulk 1899-1939). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976. Ransom, Harry Huntt, papers, 1930-1967. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Papers of Luther Harris Evans, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn Barnhart mss., 1813-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Luther Harris Evans Papers, 1923-1989 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans : oral history, 1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harry Huntt Ransom Papers 73-88; 83-413; 85-302; 86-255; 90-248; 90-323; 92-210; 95-228; 97-146; 98-132; 98-263; 2002-238; 2005-091; 2008-112; 2008-316., 1930-1990 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1925-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Archibald MacLeish Papers, 1907-1981, (bulk 1925-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Library of Congress. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1934-1958. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Papers of Archibald MacLeish, 1907-1981 (bulk 1925-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. William Carlos Williams Papers, 1929-1960. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Carl Tilden Keller papers, 1908-1954. Houghton Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Government and local history : typescript, 1938 December 27 / by Luther H. Evans. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. The reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans, 1964-1965 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Luther Harris Evans
referencedIn John Collier papers Yale University Library
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans : oral history, 1965. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Luther Harris Evans conference summaries, 1949. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Luther Harris Evans Papers, 1923-1989 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Luther Harris Evans conference summaries, 1949 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. Papers of Verner W. Clapp, 1901-1973 (bulk 1945-1972). Library of Congress
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Evans, Luther Harris, papers, 1923-1989. University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Unesco. Letters, 1946-1968, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981. Letter, 1945 Mar. 16, Washington [D.C.] to Dr. B.A. Uhlendorf, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Biography -- Evans, Luther Harris. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
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New Deal, 1933-1939
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Birth 1902-10-13

Death 1981-12-23

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