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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Luther Harris Evans
RLIN number: NXCP88-A158
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 844 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1965 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Educator; Librarian
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 1965
Interviewer: Hogan, Thomas F.
Organizations discussed: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; National Education Association; U.S. Work Projects Administration; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; Educators; Government executives--United States; International agencies; Librarians; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Library science--Societies, etc; National Education Association; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; Political refugees; U.S. Work Projects Administration; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019443-14886