Individual Author Record
Name: Robert Bingham DownsPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1903 in Lenoir, North Carolina Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDowns was a professor of Library Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Biographical and Professional InformationRobert 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.
*''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