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us: Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981

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        Sayersville, Tex.
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        San Antonio, Tex.
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        • Organization: Stanford University
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        Stanford University
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          • Organization: Dartmouth University
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          Dartmouth University
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          • Organization: Princeton University
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          Princeton University
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          • Organization: Historical Records Survey (U.S.)
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          Historical Records Survey (U.S.)
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          • Organization: Library of Congress
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          Library of Congress
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          • Organization: Unesco
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          • Organization: Brookings Institution
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          Brookings Institution
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          • Organization: Columbia University. Library
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          Columbia University. Library
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      • found: Historical Records Survey. The Historical records survey ... 1938.
      • found: Luther Harris Evans, 1902-1981, a memorial tribute ... 1982: CIP t.p. (Luther Harris Evans, 1902-1981) CIP front matter (d. 12/23/81)
      • found: The Handbook of Texas, via WWW, August 12, 2103 (Evans, Luther Harris; Librarian of Congress and director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; born October 13, 1902, in Sayersville, Texas; B.A., University of Texas , 1923; M.A., University of Texas, 1924; Ph.D. in political science, Stanford universtiy, 1927; he served as an instructor in citizenship at Stanford (1924-1927), an instructor in government at New York University (1927-1928), an assistant professor of political science at Dartmouth (1928-1930), and an assistant professor of politics at Princeton (1930-1935); in 1935, he was named national director of the Historical Records Survey, a part of the Work Projects Administration; in 1939 Evans was brought to the Library of Congress by Archibald MacLeish, who had recently become Librarian of Congress; Evans was the director of the Legislative Reference Service (1939-1940) and chief assistant librarian (1940-1945); he also served as director of the reference department; while MacLeish took a wartime assignment, Evans was the acting librarian of Congress in 1942-1943; President Harry Truman nominated him for the post of Librarian of Congress, and he was sworn in on June 30, 1945; Evans resigned from the library in 1953 to become the director general of UNESCO; a major accomplishment of his tenure was the preparation of the Universal Copyright Convention; after his departure from UNESCO in 1958, he directed a library project for the Brookings Institution and a study on the education implications of automation for the National Education Association; in 1962 he became director of the international and legal collections of the Columbia University Library; after retiring in 1971 he retained an active interest in many organizations concerned with international cooperation and affairs; he died in San Antonio on December 23, 1981)
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