Finding Aid of the Eva Robin Papers

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Finding Aid of the Eva Robin Papers

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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.


Container List

 

Personal Papers. ca. 1916-1960

Physical Description: [Box 1]
Box 1

“Mrs. Eva Robin scrapbook of published material beginning with September 14, 1931. Hotel Barbizon - Plaza, New York City.”

Physical Description: (1 item, 50 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbook is comprised mostly of newspaper clippings. These are articles and letters by and about E. Robin on various topics. Contrary to the cover title, the material dates from 1916. The scrapbook also contains: programs, pamphlets, photographs, calling cards and other ephemera.

Note

(Frail)
Box 1

“Newspaper Clippings,” ca. 1928-1952.

Physical Description: (Leaf binder, 28 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Consists mostly of newspaper clippings of articles by or about E. Robin. Some material is by other people writing on topics with which she was concerned. Also contains programs, announcements and other ephemera.

Note

(Frail)
Box 1, Folder 1

Family correspondence. 1928.

Physical Description: (2 items)

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Annette Robin to E. Robin, letter from E. Robin to her children.
Box 1, Folder 2

Incoming letters:

Box 1, Folder 2

March 15, 1941.

Creator/Collector: Fisher, Dorothea Canfield
Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 2

October 10, 1951.

Creator/Collector: Frankfurter, Felix
Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 2

January 19, 1937.

Creator/Collector: Oliver, Howard T.
Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 3

“American Soviet Dinners from 1933-1939.”

Box 1, Folder 3

3 menus.

Box 1, Folder 3

2 seating plans.

Physical Description: (12 leaves and 11 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 4

“On Board the Santa Rosa”

Box 1, Folder 4

Diary. July 9-September 6, 1933.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 48 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

ER describes her cruise to Cuba and Mexico.
Box 1, Folder 5

“En route to the Hague on the 'American Trader' as a delegate to the Peace Conference...”

Box 1, Folder 5

Diary. August 17-September 13, 1937.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 23 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 5

Den Fredespalais. Poem (2 versions).

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf each)
Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Autobiographical Material

Scope and Content Note

2 labels re autobiography:
Box 1, Folder 6

Account of childhood experiences.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 5pp.)
Box 1, Folder 6

Autobiographical account. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, incomplete, leaves 21-78)
Box 1, Folder 7

“The Long? Long Ago,” n.d.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

4 incomplete versions.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter to E. Robin. October 7, 1958.

Creator/Collector: Reuben, William A.
Physical Description: (Typescript, 2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

re his book, The Honorable Mr. Nixon and the Alger Hiss Case.
(This letter is written on the verso of the First copy of “The Long? Long Ago”)
Box 1, Folder 7

“These 45 great states of U.S. of America is my beloved world,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, incomplete, 2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 7

[Journal?]. June 20-22, 1957.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 7

List of paintings in E. Robin's drawing room. June 16, 1959.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)
 

Russian Material

Physical Description: [Boxes 2-3]

Scope and Content Note

Eva Robin made two trips to the Soviet Union: in 1931 accompanied by her daughter Annette and again in 1934 with her friend Florentine Sutro.
Box 2, Folder 1

Diary, [1931].

Physical Description: (Typescript, 117 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 1

Letter to “Editor V.O.K.S.” from E. Robin. August 12, 1931.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 2

“My Russian Notebook.” By Eva Robin, [1934]

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy, approximately 200 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 3

“My Russian Diary.” By Eva Robin, [1934].

Physical Description: (Typescript, incomplete, 114 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript for publication.
Box 2, Folder 4

“My Russian Diary.” By Eva Robin, [1934].

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy, incomplete, 110 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript for publication.
Box 2, Folder 5

2 letters from Random House re rejection of E. Robin's “Russian Diary” for publication. 1935, 1936.

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence.

Physical Description: (20 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: letters, postcards (some of which are blank).
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs.

Physical Description: (Approximately 40)

Scope and Content Note

Also a list of “possible illustrations.”
Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous memorabilia.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: poems, souvenir guides, itineraries.
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence with Valeriy I. Mezhlauk.

Scope and Content Note

Labels re Mezhlauk:
3 letters and a telegram from Mezhlauk to E. Robin. 1934.
1 letter (carbon copy) from E. Robin to Mezhlauk. 1934.

Note

(See also Books at the end of this box)
Box 3, Folder 2

“Heroes of the Russian Revolution..” By Eva Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, total of 109 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript.
Box 3, Folder 3

“Some who Paid for Russia's Emanicipation”. By Eva Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript with pencil corrections, 10 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript accompanied by 6 photographs with captions.
 

Miscellaneous Manuscripts:

Box 3, Folder 4

“A new Road to Life or the part Youth is playing in the Reconstruction of the Union of the Socialist Soviet Republics.”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 22pp.)
Box 3, Folder 4

“Russian Education under Sovietism.”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 21 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 4

“What are the things Men live by and work for?”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 29 leaves)
Box 3, Folder 4

Essay on the history and government of the USSR.

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy, 14 leaves)
Box 3

Books

Box 3

Le Bilan de l'Execution de Premier Plan Quinquennial. Moscow: la commission du Plan d'etat de l' U.R.S.S.. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Also, accompanying letter from Valeryi I. Mezhlauk.
Box 3

The Second Five year Plan. Moscow: co-operative Publishing Society of foreign workers in the USSR. 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Also, accompanying letter from Valeryi I. Mezhlauk.
 

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Physical Description: [Boxes 4-5]

Scope and Content Note

Includes lectures, speeches and essays written by Eva Robin. Some of the items are a result of her activities in various organizations, others are a result of her concern with various comtemporary social issues.
Much of the material is undated but indications are that it covers the period from ca. 1916 to ca. 1960.
The material is arranged alphabetically by subject, except for the miscellaneous material in box 5.

Note

(See also scrapbook of published material and newspaper clippings in Box 1)
 

American Ethical Union

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 1

“Celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Ethical Culture Movement in America. New York City. May 14th to 21st, 1916.”

Physical Description: [Program, 10pp.]
Box 4, Folder 1

Speech “read at a dinner at Ethical Society May 17, 1916.” By E. Robin.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 2 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 1

Announcement of “A Course of Lectures under the auspices of the American Ethical Culture Union.”

Physical Description: (Printed card, 3 copies)
Box 4, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings re the Ethical Culture Union. ca. 1915.

Physical Description: (6 items)
 

Book Reviews and Literary Criticism

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 2

The Bent Twig. Review by E. Robin. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Fisher, Dorothea Canfield
Physical Description: (Typescript, 48 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 2

Rough Hewn. Review by E. Robin. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Fisher, Dorothea Canfield
Physical Description: (Typescript, 26 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 3

“The Life of Anatole France.” Essay by E. Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript with pencil corrections. Incomplete, 15 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 3

“Anatole France.” By E. Robin. March 25, 1924.

Physical Description: (Typescript with pencil corrections, 18 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

“Read... Century Club Current Events Class.”
Box 4, Folder 4

The Scarlet Letter. Review by E. Robin. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Physical Description: (Typescript, incomplete. 3 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 4

Colas Breugnon. Review by E. Robin. n.d.

Creator/Collector: Rolland, Romain
Physical Description: (Typescript with corrections in ink. Incomplete, 44 leaves)
 

Child Care and Welfare

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 5

“A Plea for the organization of a Child's Welfare Bureau...” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 2 copies: 10 leaves, 13 leaves, incomplete)
Box 4, Folder 5

Speech “Read before the Century Club... July 3 [1957].”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 14 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 5

Speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 10 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 5

Statement [Part of a speech?].

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)
Box 4, Folder 5

“The Home Training of Our Young Children,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 30 leaves)
 

Communism

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 6

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 6 leaves)
 

Crime and Prison Reform

Physical Description: [Box 4]

Note

(See also: Marshall Stillman Movement, and Juvenile Crime in this box)
Box 4, Folder 7

Scrap containing a poem by Oscar Wilde.

Box 4, Folder 7

Newspaper clipping re Soviet prisons. November 17, 1929.

Box 4, Folder 7

Child, Washburn. Battling the Criminal. Review by Eva Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 10 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 7

Speech “Written for Richardern Park Club... February 16-26”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 13 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 7

Speech “Read before a Mother's Group,” November 1, 1929.

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon. 15 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 7

Speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 35 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 8

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 12pp.)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Crime and Punishment,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 33 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Crime,” August 1930.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 35 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Concerns the International Prison Congress, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Box 4, Folder 8

Photograph of American representatives to the International Prison Congress.

 

Council of Jewish Women, Wilmington Section

Physical Description: [Box 4]

Scope and Content Note

(Includes items for other Jewish organizations)
Box 4, Folder 9

Monthly calendars. January 1924-May 1927.

Physical Description: (Printed cards, 25 items)

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete series; some duplicates.
Box 4, Folder 9

Speech, made upon election as president of the Wilmington Council of Jewish Women. June 1924.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)
Box 4, Folder 9

“Annual report of the first year of her incumbency as President of the W.S.C.J.W.” May 4, 1925.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 9

Part of a speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)
Box 4, Folder 10

Speech. December 1, 1925.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 11pp.)
Box 4, Folder 10

Speech. May 25, 1926.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 2 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10

Speech. May 26, 1926.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10

Speech. December 6, 1926.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 15 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10

Speech. April 29, 1931.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 6 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 10

Lecture about Israel Zangwill. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 23 leaves)
 

Education

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 11

Debate with the Superintendant of Public Schools. Delaware. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 24 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 11

Speech concerning the George Washington Memorial Building Fund. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 6 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 11

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 7 leaves)
 

Juvenile Crime and Reform

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 12

Speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4 leaves, 2 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

2 versions.
Box 4, Folder 12

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 18pp.)
Box 4, Folder 12

Letter to the editor of the Nation (Published). January 11, 1932.

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy. 6 leaves)
 

Marshall Stillman Movement

Physical Description: [Box 4]

Scope and Content Note

Eva Robin was actively involved with the Marshall Stillman Movement during the 1920s and 1930s. The organisation was concerned with prison reform. Eva Robin served as the executive secretary of the Women's Auxiliary, M.S.M. for a period of time.
Box 4, Folder 13

“The Burning Question of the Day.”

Scope and Content Note

2 versions.
Box 4, Folder 13

1) Typescript with corrections in ink. n.d.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 13

2) “Read before the Brooklyn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” March 21, 1929.

Physical Description: (Typescript with corrections in ink. 12 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 13

Speech given at Lake Placid. July 23, 1929.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 21 leaves, incomplete. Carbon copy, 20 leaves, incomplete.)
Box 4, Folder 13

Essay. January 15, 1930.

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon, 20 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 13

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 20 leaves)
Box 4, Folder 13

Essay. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 7 leaves)
 

Nazism

Physical Description: [Box 4]
Box 4, Folder 14

“Radio Talk for Anti-Nazi Group,” June 18, 1935.

Physical Description: (Typescript, with pencil corrections, 6 leaves)
 

Organizational Activities

Physical Description: [Box 5]

Scope and Content Note

Consists of material relating to miscellaneous organizations, some of which are unidentified.

Note

(See also: American Ethical Union, Council of Jewish Woman, Marshall Stillman Movement and Women's Suffrage)
Box 5, Folder 1

Newspaper clipping re Federation of Women's Clubs.

Box 5, Folder 1

Speech at a Y.M.C.A. Rally. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 6 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 1

Speech. May 18, 1927.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 5pp.)
Box 5, Folder 1

Speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 5 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 1

Speech. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4pp.)
 

Rivera, Diego

Box 5, Folder 2

“Interview with Diego Rivera,” April 5, 1936.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 8 leaves)
 

Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights

Note

(See also scrapbook in box 1)
Box 5, Folder 3

Speech to the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 leaves. Typescript)
Box 5, Folder 3

“Does the Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rule the World?” [April 25, 1916].

Physical Description: (Typescript, 19 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 3

Lecture on women's suffrage. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 3

Story of the National Amendment for Woman suffrage. New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company. 1919.

Creator/Collector: Harper, Ida Husted.
Physical Description: (Pamphlet, 38pp.)
Box 5, Folder 3

Lecture on “the apathy of the woman voter,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript 6 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 3

Speech. Mothers' Day. May 10, 1925.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 3 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 3

“Ideal Womanhood,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 15 leaves)
 

Miscellaneous Subjects

Box 5, Folder 4-10

Manuscript for “Facets of New York”

Scope and Content Note

Consists of a collection of interviews conducted by Eva Robin.
The accompanying envelope indicates that this is the first original copy and that the manuscript was refused publication.
Arrangement follows the “index” made by E. Robin. Some of the items listed in the “index” are not present in the collection, so the list in the register should be referred to.
Box 5, Folder 4

Index to “Facets of New York.”

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)
Box 5, Folder 5

The Young Old Mother.

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

The Window Cleaner.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

The Treadmill.

Physical Description: (9 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

Balance Sheet Psychology: A Banker Talks.

Physical Description: (15 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

The Waitress.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

The Prostitute.

Physical Description: (15 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 5

Clinkers: How Poor Poverty Makes Life.

Physical Description: (4 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

Stale.

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

Seeing is Believing: In Gotham's Waters.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

Seeing is Believing: The Farmer in the Dell.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

Groping in the Dark: The First Hand of the Law.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

Groping in the Dark: The Reformer.

Physical Description: (12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 6

One of God's Creatures.

Physical Description: (4 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 7

Balance Sheet Psychology: Now One of Us.

Physical Description: (12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 7

Park Loiterers.

Physical Description: (6 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 7

The Last Flicker.

Physical Description: (12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 7

In Search of One of Father Devine's Angels.

Physical Description: (25 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8

With Chalk and Ruler - Ousted.

Physical Description: (15 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8

Settlement House People: the Bonus Family.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8

The Haves: a Woman in the Upper Brackets.

Physical Description: (8 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8

Bucketted from the Lower Depths.

Physical Description: (13 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 8

By Land and Sea.

Physical Description: (16 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9

A Man of Good Will.

Physical Description: (13 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9

Dead End.

Physical Description: (12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9

Bought and Paid For: the “Freedom” of the Press.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9

A Dog's Life.

Physical Description: (6 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 9

A Young Clergyman Au Courant.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

The Voice of Literature and Art.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

We Eat Them while Still Alive.

Physical Description: (15 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

Youth Militant.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

Foreword.

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 10

Quoted from “Seeds of Tomorrow.” By Mikhail Sholokhov.

Physical Description: (1 leaf.)
Box 5, Folder 10

Palms Up: The Taxi Driver.

Box 5, Folder 11

“Bitter Sweets!” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 9 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 11

“Contentment Through Self-Expression,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 4pp. and 7pp.)

Scope and Content Note

2 versions.
Box 5, Folder 11

“Count L.N. Tolstoy's Relation to Church and State,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 16 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 12

“Cultural Backgrounds for Conversation,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, Original and carbon copy. Each 35 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 12

“The Inarticulate Middle-Aged,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 9 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13

[Tuberculosis]. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 26 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13

“War!” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 2 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13

“What of Tomorrow? An All-day Sucker for American Youth,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 8 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 13

“You May Drive Out Nature with a Pitchfork but she will Inevitably Return,” n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 12 leaves)
Box 5, Folder 14

“Raymond Robins Crusader.” In The Nation. October 30, 1954.

Physical Description: (2pp.)

Scope and Content Note

2 articles by Williams A. Williams & Albert Rhys Williams.
 

Biographical Material on Dr. Albert Robin

Physical Description: [Box 6]

Scope and Content Note

This box consists of material collected by Eva Robin in preparation for a biography of her late husband. Dr. Albert Robin. Dr. Robin was usually referred to as “Abe.” by family and friends. There appears to have been two periods when Mrs. Robin was actively collecting material for the proposed biography: first in the early 1930's, then again in the mid 1950's.
The material includes: correspondence, newspaper clippings and several biographical accounts by Eva Robin.
Box 6, Folders 1-4

“Russian and Yiddish letters to and from Abe of the Long Ago,” ca. 1890-ca. 1895.

Scope and Content Note

Includes holographic correspondence from Dr. Robin and Morris Einstein, Eva Halpern, Max Robin, Louis Ruben-stein. The notebook in folder 4 was included with this material.

Note

(Title from envelope)
Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1890-1892.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1893-1895.

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence. n.d.

Box 6, Folder 4

Notebook apparently kept by Albert Robin. ca. 1887.

Box 6, Folders 5-6

Outgoing letters from Albert Robin. ca. 1901-1918.

Physical Description: (Holograph, some have notations in pencil presumably done by E. Robin.)
Box 6, Folder 5

To Luba Robin Goldsmith. 1901-ca. 1903.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 6, Folder 5

To Luba and Milton. n.d.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 6, Folder 5

To Milton Goldsmith. 1913.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 5

To unidentified persons. July 2, 1918.

Physical Description: (1 item)

Note

(See also folder 11 for correspondence with Luba)
Box 6, Folder 6

To Eva Robin. ca. 1918-1926.

Physical Description: (7 items)

Scope and Content Note

These letters were contained in an envelope marked “precious” and “for A's biography.”
Box 6, Folder 7

Letters from Eva Robin to Luba. 1901 and 1916.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 6, Folder 8

Condolence letters. December 1927-January 1928.

Physical Description: (13 items)

Scope and Content Note

Consists of letters of condolence and resolutions passed on the death of Dr. Robin by friends and organizations to which he belonged.
Box 6, Folder 9

Citation from the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital. Wilmington. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 9

Obituary for Dr. Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy, 2 leaves)
Box 6, Folder 9

Albert Robin's certificate of naturalization.

Physical Description: (Copy)

Scope and Content Note

Legal document with typewritten notes, presumably done by E. Robin.
Box 6, Folder 9

“Copy of an item used in Every Evening. April 13.”

Physical Description: (Typescript, carbon copy, 1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

This is an announcement that Eva Robin is collecting material for a biography of her husband and requests readers to send her any material they might have.
Box 6, Folder 10

“Newspaper clippings about Dr. A.R.,” ca. 1903-1930.

Note

(Frail)
Box 6, Folder 11

“For the Boys About Dad”

Scope and Content Note

Consists of various items contained in an envelope marked with the above title.
Box 6

Letters from Dr. Albert Robin to:

Box 6, Folder 11

Luba Robin Goldsmith. 1913 and 1915.

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 6, Folder 11

Luba and Milton. 1913.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 11

Milton Goldsmith. 1919.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6

Letters to Eva Robin from:

Box 6, Folder 11

The American College of Physicians. 1927.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 11

Howard A. Kelly. 1932.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 11

Irénée Du Pont. 1956.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 6, Folder 11

Article about Dr. Robin from American Men of Science.

Physical Description: (Copy. Typescript, 1 leaf)
Box 6, Folder 12

Correspondence concerning the collection of data for Dr. Robin's biography. April 1932

Box 6, Folder 12

Letter to E. Robin. April 13, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Delaware State Medical Journal
Box 6, Folder 12

Letter to E. Robin. April 12, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware
Box 6, Folder 12

Letter to E. Robin. April 17, 1932.

Creator/Collector: News Journal Company, Wilmington
Box 6, Folder 12

Letter from E. Robin to the Medical Alumni. April 11, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Temple University, Philadelphia
Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 6, Folder 12

Letter from E. Robin. April 11, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Water Department
Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 6, Folder 12

2 letters to E. Robin. April 13 and 27, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Water Department
Box 6, Folder 12

Letter to E. Robin. April 12, 1932.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Institute Free Library
Box 6, Folder 12

Article about Dr. Robin from American Men of Science.

Physical Description: (Carbon copy, typescript, 1 leaf)
 

Correspondence Concerning the Collection of Data for Dr. Robin's Biography. 1954-1956

Box 6, Folder 13

Letter to E. Robin. n.d.

Creator/Collector: American Medical Association
Box 6, Folder 13

Letter to E. Robin. October 18, 1954.

Creator/Collector: Johnson, Louise Staton
Box 6, Folder 13

Letter from E. Robin. December 7 1956.

Creator/Collector: Lehman, Dr.
Physical Description: (Carbon copy)
Box 6, Folder 13

Letter to E. Robin. May 14, 1954.

Creator/Collector: Temple University, Philadelphia
Physical Description: (Original and a carbon copy)

Scope and Content Note

N.B. on the verso of the carbon copy is an account of the Robins' friendship with the Nearings, presumably by E. Robin.
Box 6, Folder 13

Letter from E. Robin. April 9, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Institute Free Library
Physical Description: (Copies of newspaper articles about Dr. Robin.)
Box 6, Folder 13

Letter to E. Robin. April 16, 1956.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Institute Free Library
Physical Description: (Copies of newspaper articles about Dr. Robin.)
Box 6, Folder 13

Copies of newspaper articles about Dr. Robin.

Creator/Collector: Wilmington Institute Free Library
Box 6, Folder 14

University of Delaware, Memorial Library. Reports. April 1899-April 1902.

Physical Description: (7 copies)

Scope and Content Note

These items were prepared by Dr. Robin in his capacity as pathologist and bacteriologist to the Delaware State Board of Health.
Box 6, Folder 15

“Your Father, Grandfather Great-Grandfather.” By E. Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Original copy in a loose leaf folder. 50 leaves, incomplete typescript)
Box 6, Folder 16

“Your Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather.” By E. Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (2 carbon copies. Each 50 leaves, and incomplete. Typescript)
Box 6, Folder 17

“Your Father: The Idealist.” By E. Robin. n.d.

Physical Description: (Original copy and 2 carbon copies. Each is 29 leaves, and incomplete. Typescript)
Box 6, Folder 18

Miscellaneous biographical accounts of Dr. Albert Robin, apparently by E. Robin.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 39 leaves)