Robert Bingham Downs

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General Information

Name: Robert Bingham Downs

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1903 in Lenoir, North Carolina

Deceased: 1991 in Urbana, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Robert Downs was a professor of Library science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Downs was a prolific American author and librarian and was an advocate for intellectual freedom as well. Downs spent the majority of his career working against, and voicing opposition to, literary censorship. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he was a professor of library science and director of library and Library School, dean of library administration and director of Graduate School of Library Science.

Published Works

  • How to Do Library Research , University of Illinois Press , 1966
  • Horace Mann: Champion of Public Schools, Twayne Publishing , 1974
  • Books That Changed America, Macmillan Publishing Co, 1974
  • Famous Books: Great Writings in the History of Civilization, Littlefield, Adams, 1975
  • Henry Barnard , Twayne Publishing, 1977
  • Memorable Americans 1750-1950 (With John T. Flanagan and Harold W. Scott), Libraries Unlimited , 1983
  • More Memorable Americans, 1750-1950 (With John T. Flanagan and Harold W. Scott), Libraries Unlimited, 1985
  • A Dictionary of Eminent Librarians, High Plains Publishing, 1990
  • Books That Changed the World, Signet Classics, 2004
  • Books That Changed the South, The University of North Carolina Press , 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Horace Mann: champion of public schools (Twayne's great educators series, 1)

ISBN: 0805735445
Release Date: 1974

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Books That Changed America

ASIN: B000UZZJC4
Release Date: 1974


Famous Books: Great Writings in the History of Civilization (A Littlefield, Adams quality paperback ; no. 297)

ISBN: 0822602970
Release Date: 1981-09-24

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Books That Changed the South

ISBN: 0807896535
Release Date: 2011-05-15

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Literary Awards

External Links

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