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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Bingham Downs  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1903 in Lenoir, North Carolina

Died: 1991 in Urbana, Illinois

-- Robert Bingham Downs on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Downs was a prolific author. He was a librarian and 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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A dictionary of eminent librarians /
ISBN: 0962333352. OCLC Number: 22834891

High Plains Pub. Co.,. .

Books that changed the South
ISBN: 0972252312. OCLC Number: 53084178

Stillhouse Hollow Press,. .

Books that changed the south.
ISBN: 0807896535. OCLC Number: 941984269

The University Of North C,. .

Books that changed the world /
ISBN: 0451529286. OCLC Number: 54510025

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Examines the content and impact of works, including "Common Sense," "Das Kapital," and "Mein Kampf," that have influenced the course of history.

Famous books :
ISBN: 0822602970. OCLC Number: 1254976

Littlefield, Adams,. .

Henry Barnard /
ISBN: 0805777105. OCLC Number: 2798029

Twayne Publishers,. .

Horace Mann: champion of public schools
ISBN: 0805735445. OCLC Number: 701626

Twayne Publishers. .

Biography of one of America's great educators and an early and effective champion of public schools. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1827 to 1833) and the Massachusetts Senate (1834 to 1837). Acknowledged by educational historians as the Father of the Common School movement, Mann argued that universal public education was the most efficient way to create a productive, disciplined citizenry.

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ISBN: 0252004493. OCLC Number: 1421885

University of Illinois Press,. .

Memorable Americans, 1750-1950 /
ISBN: 0872873609. OCLC Number: 9044248

Libraries Unlimited,. .

Contains 150 concise biographies of men and women whose achievements made a permanent impression on the nation's history.

More memorable Americans, 1750-1950 /
ISBN: 0872874214. OCLC Number: 11495543

Libraries Unlimited,. .

Contains concise biographies on men and women who made memorable contributions to U.S. history between 1750 and 1950.