Robert B. Downs Papers, 1927-90
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Brief Description: Papers of Robert Bingham Downs (1903-90), Librarian and Dean of Library Administration ( 1943-71), including biographical material (1941-90); correspondence (1929-90); Library Association files (1932-75); Subject files (1927-90); course material (1931-75); annual reports (1931-71); international projects (1948-83); library studies (1936-76); Canadian, British & Australian library resources studies (1966-81); talks (1931-79); book production files (1956-90); photographs (1946-76) & publications (1934-89) about academic library administration & standards; library resources surveys; censorship & intellectural freedom; publishing (1931-33); history of books; Books that Changes the World (1956-80); library Cooperation & Union Catalogs; librarianship in Japan, Mexico & Turkey; folklore; biography; and Urbana Rotary Club (1962-63).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 35/1/22
Created by: Downs, Robert Bingham (1903-1990)
Volume: 33.8 cubic feet
Acquired: 72; 1/20/95
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Arrangement: By type of material & alphabetical or chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Academic Libraries
Afghanistan - Education
American Library Association
American Library Institute
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Brigham Young University
British Libraries
Canada - Education
City University of New York (CUNY)
Cultural Resources
Dial Club
History of Librarianship
Japanese Libraries
Latin American Librarianship
Librarianship, Academic
Library Cooperation
Library Resources
Library Science
Library Statistics
Library Surveys
National Resources Planning Board
National Union Catalogs
New York University
North Carolina
Public Documents
Purdue University
Rotary Club
Turkey - Education
University Libraries
University of Georgia
University of North Carolina
University of Tunis
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]