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Robert David Stevens, American librarian, educator.


Stevens, Robert David was born on August 11, 1921 in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States. Son of David Philip and Ruth (Ackley) Stevens.


AB magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Library Science with honors, Columbia, 1947. Master of Arts, American University, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1965.


Employed Library. Congress, Washington, 1947-1964, coordinator public law, 480 programs, 1962-1964. Director Library. East West Center, Honolulu, 1964-1965. Dean Graduate School Library Studies University Hawaii, 1966-1975.

Chief cataloging division Copyright Office, 1975-1980, coordinator copyright collections, 1980. Lecturer graduate School Library. Studies, University Hawaii, 1981-1991.

Volunteer Kaui History Society Library. and Archives, 2001—2008. Chief executive officer Molesworth Institute West, Inc., 1984-1991, chairman, 1991-1996. Fulbright lecturer University Indonesia, 1971.

United States delegate Intergovtl. Conference Planning National Libraries Infrastructures, 1974.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Role of the Library of Congress in International Exchange of Government Publications, 1955, Toshokan Kyoryoku, 1970, Documents of International Organizations, 1974, Japanese and United States Research Libraries at the Turning Point, 1977, Short History of the School of Library and Information Studies, 1991. Contributor articles to professional publications.


Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, research 47-68. Member Hawaii Library Association (president 1966-1967), American Library Association (member council 1967-1970, member United States, Japan advisory committee 1972-1979, chairman 1974-1976, Rlms policy and research committee 1977-1981), Associates University Hawaii Library (vice chairman 1981-1984), Japan Library Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: 15 (Honolulu).


Married Helen Medora Conrad, January 16, 1943 (deceased October 28, 2006) Married Margaret K. Ouye, March 22, 2009. Children: Ruth Wilson Robertson, Hope Conrad.

David Philip Stevens

Ruth (Ackley) Stevens

Helen Medora Conrad

Ruth Wilson Robertson Stevens

Hope Conrad Stevens