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   Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Luther Evans Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library..

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079697 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981.
Title:Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970
Physical description:23 linear ft (ca.27,000 items in 54 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-55. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 11 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and printed materials. The papers, which consist to a large extent of mimeographed and printed reports of various organizations with which Evans was affiliated, chronicle a wide range of his activities in the fields of law, international relations, and library service. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Norman Cousins, S. Radhakrishnan, and Paul H. Douglas.

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Federal Library Survey Project

Series III: U.N. International Cooperation Year

Series IV: UNESCO

Series V: Copyright

Series VI: Universities and The Quest For Peace

Series VII: Commission To Study The Organization Of Peace

Series VIII: American Civil Libertties Union

Series IX: Miscellaneous Subjects

Series X: United States Committee For Refugees

Series XI: Printed Material

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-55. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Luther Evans Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library..

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 04/--/86 BRC

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-28 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Agenda.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memoranda.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
American Civil Liberties Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cousins, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Educators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Government executives--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Government libraries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International agencies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Law.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Librarians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library of Congress.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library science--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Political refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Radhakrishnan, S. (Sarvepalli), 1888-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Unesco.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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