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Finding Aid to the Elmer E. Robinson Papers, 1935-1982 (bulk 1947-1956)
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Series 1 Mayoral Activities, 1936-1956

Physical Description: 3.4 cubic feet

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Contents

This series contains Robinson's official activity files. A highlight of this series is the subject of a second Bay bridge crossing and particularly the Southern Crossing which Robinson advocated.
Box 7, Folder 1

Airport News Clipping, 1954

Box 1, Folder 1

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Commission, 1951-1956

Box 1, Folder 2

BART News Clippings, 1953-1955

Box 1, Folder 3

Bay Bridge, New Approaches, 1949-1950

Box 5, Folder 2

Bay Bridge Railway Terminal, Embarcadero Plan, undated

 

Bay Bridge, Second Crossing

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters Received Before Inauguration, 1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Armed Services Sub-Committee Hearing, 1948-1949

Box 1, Folder 6

Bay Area Council Plan, 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 7

George W. Burpee Statement, [November 1, 1948]

Box 1, Folder 8

Charles E. De Leuw Statement, May 9, 1949

Box 1, Folder 9

East Bay Committee, 1951-1953

Box 1, Folder 10

Federal, State, and Municipal Action, 1949-1953

Box 1, Folder 11

Gould Plan, 1949

Box 1, Folder 12

Little Plan, 1947-1953

Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous, 1948-1952

Box 1, Folder 14

Miscellaneous Plans, 1946-1953

Box 1, Folder 15

New Approaches and Refinancing, 1951-1953

Box 1, Folders 16-17

Reber Plan, 1946-1955

Box 1, Folder 18

Resolutions, 1947-1949

Box 1, Folder 19

Responses to Mayor's Letter, 1949-1951

Box 1, Folder 20

Shoreline Development, 1948

Box 1, Folder 21

State Legislative Committee Hearing, 1952-1953

Box 1, Folders 22-23

Statements and Press Clippings, 1948-1952

 

Bay Bridge, Southern Crossing

Box 2, Folder 1

1947-1949

Box 2, Folders 2-3

Amendment to Public Law 695, 1 of 2, 1949-1953

Box 2, Folder 4

May 7, 1949

Box 2, Folder 5

Information Summary, [19--]

Box 2, Folder 6

Navy Hearing, 1952-1953

Box 2, Folder 7

Navy Hearing Transcript, 1953

Box 2, Folder 8

Newsclippings, 1952-1953

Box 2, Folder 9

Supervisors' Resolutions, 1947-1953

Box 2, Folder 10

Post-Amendment to Public Law 695, 1953-1954

Box 2, Folder 11

Bay Bridges Map, Call-Bulletin, February 4, 1953

Box 2, Folder 12

Board of Supervisors Journal of Proceedings, 1950

Box 2, Folder 13

Buena Vista Park, 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 14

California Legislative Reports, 1949-1951

Box 5, Folder 2

City Officials, Board, and Commission Members Photos, [19--]

Box 2, Folder 15

Civic Center Plan, 1953

Box 2, Folder 16

Civil Defense, 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 17

Commissioners, [19--]

Box 2, Folder 18

Consolidation, City and County, circa 1949

Box 2, Folder 19

Events and Proclamations, 1949-1955

Box 2, Folder 20

Fleishhacker Pool, 1949

Box 2, Folder 21

Gift Playing Cards, [19--]

Box 2, Folder 22

Golden Gate Park Concerts, 1952

Box 2, Folders 23-24

International Congress of Local Authorities, 1953-1955

Box 2, Folder 25

Lapham, Mayor Roger D., Article, 1946

Box 2, Folder 26

MacArthur, Gen. Douglas, Newsclippings, 1951

Box 5, Folder 2

Map of San Francisco (Department of Public Works), 1947

Box 6, Folder 1

Municipal Railway Bus Design, [1948?]

Box 5, Folders 3-5

Municipal Railway Progress Photographs, [1948-19--]

Box 2, Folder 27

Orpheum Theatre Wall, 1948

Box 2, Folder 28

Paris Visit, 1953

Box 8, Folder 1

Public Buildings, 1953-1954

Box 8, Folder 2

Public Buildings Meeting Minutes, 1953-1954

Box 2, Folder 29

Radio Free Europe Crusade for Freedom Kit, 1954

Box 2, Folder 30

Radio Free Europe Crusade for Freedom Tour, 1954

Box 2, Folder 31

Radio Free Europe Visit, 1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 32

Rapid Transit Report, 1936

Box 2, Folder 33

Rapid Transit Reports, 1950-1952

Box 6, Folder 2

Republican Mandate Article, 1953

Box 2, Folder 34

Republican National Convention, 1 of 2, 1955

Box 2, Folder 35

Republican National Convention, Briefing Material for San Francisco Inspection Trip, 1955

Box 2, Folder 36

Republican National Convention, 2 of 2, 1956

Box 2, Folder 37

Resume of Administration, circa 1951

Box 2, Folder 38

San Francisco Annual Report, 1955

Box 2, Folder 39

Serra, Father Junipero, 1949-[1954]

Box 2, Folder 40

Smog Reports, 1949-1951

Box 2, Folder 41

Smog Correspondence, 1 of 2, 1949-1954

Box 3, Folder 1

Smog Correspondence, 2 of 2, 1954-1955

Box 3, Folder 2

United Indian War Veterans, 1948-1951

Box 3, Folder 3

United Nations Charter, 10th Anniversary, 1955

Box 3, Folders 4-5

United States Conference of Mayors, 1953-1956

Box 3, Folder 6

War Housing, Disposition Citizens Committee, 1950-1953

Box 3, Folder 7

War Housing, Disposition of, 1953-1954

Box 3, Folder 8

Warehouse Strike, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 6, 1949

Box 3, Folder 9

Washington Conference of Mayors Report, 1955

Box 3, Folder 10

Youth Guidance Center, 1953-1955

 

Series 2 Speeches, Articles and Commendations, 1935-1982

Physical Description: 1.5 cubic feet

Arrangement

Speeches are followed by articles, then commendations. Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series focuses on speeches from 1948-1953 and includes Robinson's inaugural address. Also included are newspaper clippings, especially from 1948-1955, and a couple of commendations.
Box 3, Folder 11

Speeches, Pre-Mayoral, 1936-1937

Box 3, Folder 12

Pre-Inaugural Address, December 4, 1947

Box 3, Folder 13

Inaugural Address, January 8, 1948

 

Speeches and Press Releases

Box 3, Folders 14-16

January-December, 1948

Box 3, Folder 17

January - Decmber, 1949

Box 3, Folder 18

1949

Box 3, Folders 19-21

January-December, 1950

Box 3, Folders 22-24

January-December, 1951

Box 3, Folders 25-26

January-December, 1952

Box 3, Folders 27-28

January-December, 1953

Box 4, Folder 1

1954

Box 4, Folder 2

1955

 

Newspaper Clippings

Box 4, Folder 3

1935-1947

Box 4, Folder 4

1948-1951

Box 4, Folder 5

1952-1956

Box 4, Folder 6

1957-1982

Box 9, Folder 1

Pacific States Loan Co., 1944-1946

Box 4, Folder 7

Newspaper Editorials, 1951

Box 9, Folder 2

Scrapbook of Clippings, Court Cases, 1930-1937

Box 9, Folder 3

Scrapbook of Clippings, Court Cases, 1935-1938

Box 4, Folder 8

U.S. Court of Appeals Transcript, Brandhove vs. Tenney, et al., [1949?]

Box 6, Folder 3

Commendations, 1936-1979

Box 7, Folder 3

Commendations (oversized), 1935-1938

 

Series 3 Campaigns, 1947-1956

Physical Description: 0.66 cubic feet

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by election year.

Scope and Contents

This series contains speeches from Robinson's mayoral campaigns. Also included is Robinson's testimony before the U.S. Court of Appeals, in which he denied any participation in branding a 1947 opponent, Franck R. Havenner, as a member of the Communist Party.
 

1947 Mayoral Campaign

Box 4, Folder 9

Biography, 1947

Box 4, Folder 10

Mayoral Campaign Congratulations, 1947

Box 10, Folder 1

Mayoral Campaign Newspaper Clippings, 1947

Box 10, Folder 2

Mayoral Campaign Scrapbook, 1947

Box 4, Folder 11

Mayoral Campaign Speeches, 1947-1948

Box 4, Folder 12

Mayoral Campaign Speech Score Sheets, [1948]

Box 4, Folder 13

Mayoral Campaign Speeches of Supporters, 1947

Box 4, Folder 14

Propositions, 1947

Box 4, Folder 15

Re-election Campaign, 1951

Box 4, Folder 16

Biography and Statement, [1951]

Box 10, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings, 1951

Box 7, Folder 3

Ephemera, 1951

Box 4, Folder 17

Speeches, 1951

Box 4, Folder 18

1956 Propositions, 1956

 

Series 4 Historical Documents, 1874-1935

Physical Description: 0.7 cubic feet

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

This series contains original American historical documents collected by Robinson.
Box 4, Folder 19

Liliputian Newspaper, 1874

Box 4, Folder 20

Mexico Inauguration Souvenir, 1922

Box 4, Folder 21

Pacific Bank Centennial Statement, 1888

Box 6, Folder 4

Golden Gate Bridge Bond, 1935

Box 4, Folder 22

Stanford University Honorary Curator, 1940