Evans, Charles,1850–1935, American librarian and bibliographer, b. Boston. He organized many major American libraries including the Indianapolis public library, the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, and the Omaha public library. He also classified the Newberry Library in Chicago. An authority on American literature, Evans published American Bibliography (1903–55), a chronological directory of all material published in the United States from 1639 to 1820.
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Evans, Charles(1850–1935) librarian, bibliographer; born in Boston, Mass. He cofounded the American Library Association (1876) and created the 12-volume American Bibliography, an index of material printed in America from 1639 to the early 1800s.
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