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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eva Robin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1959
    Collection number: 1216
    Creator: Robin, Eva
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Eva Robin was born in Russia around 1877 and came to the U.S. with her family when she was six years old. She served as president of the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association and the National Council of Jewish Women in Wilmington. She was also involved in the Marshall Stillman Movement. The collection consists of Robin's literary manuscripts, correspondence, notes, a scrapbook, photographs, and ephemera. Some of the material relates to her husband, Dr. Albert Robin, who was noted for his work in pathology and bacteriology. The collection also contains diaries, correspondence, and essays related to her visits to Russia during the 1930s.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eva Robin Papers (Collection 1216). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Guy Endore, 1978.

    Biography

    Eva Robin was born in Russia around 1877 and came to the U.S. with her family when she was six years old; grew up in New York and later moved to Wilmington, Delaware, after her marriage to Dr. Albert Robin; she visited Russia twice during the 1930s; president, Delaware Equal Suffrage Association; president, National Council of Jewish Women in Wilmington; she was also involved in the Marshall Stillman Movement.

    Biographical Narrative

    Eva Robin was born in Russia around 1877 and emigrated to the United States with her parents and sisters when she was 6 years old. She grew up in New York and later moved to Wilmington, Delaware after her marriage to Dr. Albert Robin. He was noted for his work in pathology and bacteriology and was personal physician to the Du Ponts.
    Eva Robin was actively involved in the social issues of the day. The areas which concerned her most were child welfare and prison reform. She was President of the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association, President of the National Council of Jewish Women in Wilmington and was also involved with the Marshall Stillman Movement. In these and other capacities, she made an extensive number of speeches, wrote a great number of articles and sent letters to the newspapers. Much of this material is present in the collection. It makes an important contribution to an understanding of the early women's rights movement and to the social milieu of the early 20th century.
    During the 1930's, Mrs. Robin became greatly interested in the communist system of Soviet Russia. She made two visits to Russia and during her stay kept detailed diaries of her observations. The Russian material in this collection is comprised of these diaries along with correspondence, essays and memorabilia. It is useful for an American viewpoint of Stalinist Russia.
    One of Eva Robin's elder sisters was the mother of author Guy Endore. The collection is a gift of Mrs. Guy Endore.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, notes, a scrapbook, photographs, and ephemera of Eva Robin. Some of the material relates to her husband, Dr. Albert Robin, who was noted for his work in pathology and bacteriology. Also includes materials related to Eva Robin's involvement with the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association, National Council of Jewish Women in Wilmington, Delaware, and the Marshall Stillman Movement. Contains typescripts of reviews and articles by Robin, including an interview with Diego Rivera (1936). Correspondents include Valerian Ivanovich Mezhlauk (6 items), Felix Frankfurter, Irénée Du Pont, and Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher. The collection also contains diaries, correspondence, and essays related to her visits to Russia during the 1930s.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Robin, Eva--Archives.
    Mezhlauk, V.I. (Valerian Ivanovich)--Correspondence.
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957.
    Delaware Equal Suffrage Association.
    National Council of Jewish Women.
    Marshall Stillman Association.
    Women civic leaders--Delaware--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Diaries.