This collection consists of the notes, correspondence, and research materials created and gathered by Harry Robin while working
on a project about the development of American music, on the occasion of the U.S. Bicentennial. Research materials primarily
consist of reproductions of print material, illustrations, sheet music covers, programs, and publicity photos, gathered from
various archives and historical societies, and ranging in date from the 17th to 20th centuries, with an emphasis on the period
between the Revolutionary War and turn of the 20th century.
Harry Robin (born January 5, 1915) was a motion picture sound engineer and creator of instructional films. Born in New York
City, he received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1936. In addition, he attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(1939) and Stevens Institute of Technology (1940), and received his certification from RCA Institutes in 1942. He was director
of the acoustics department at Juilliard School from 1947-1953 and also worked as a motion picture sound engineer in New York
and later Hollywood. Robin worked as a writer, producer, and director of educational films in Hollywood from 1968-1980, writing
some 60 scripts for scientific and management training films and receiving a gold medal from the Atlanta Film Festival for
Forces Make Forms (1975). He was also a contributor to periodicals; publications include
The scientific Image and
I, Morggin (1995).
1.6 linear ft.
(4 document boxes)
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