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Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans, 1965

Creator: Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 844 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Educator, librarian; interviewee d.1981

Scope and Contents

Early life and education: University of Texas, Stanford, Yale, Pennsylvania Military College; instructor at New York University, Dartmouth, Princeton; Works Progress Administration, 1935-1939; director of Historical Records Survey; director of Legislative Reference Service; Librarian of Congress, 1945-1953; new projects, programs; establishment of Council of National Library Association; United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): United States National Commission, 1946; Executive Board, 1949, director-general, 1953, delegate to General Conference, 1947-1951; UNESCO program development: education, agriculture, mass communication, financial aid; Brookings Institution; National Education Association; automation project; United States Commission for Refugees; American Civil Liberties Union. Impressions of Harry Hopkins, Archibald MacLeish, Torres Bodet, Henry Cabot Lodge, Dag Hammarskjold, Lyndon Johnson


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972

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