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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert M. Grubel papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1970
    Collection number: 427
    Creator: Grubel, Robert M.
    Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert M. Grubel papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Janet Grubel, 1998


    Robert M. Grubel was an American chemist active in the field of motion picture film processing from the mid-1940s. For more than 35 years he ran the chemical lab at Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), a film laboratory and processing company in Hollywood that specialized in color film. For his work on the automatic developer replenisher system for CFI he received a 1960 Scientific or Technical Award certificate of honorable mention from the Academy.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Robert M. Grubel papers span the years circa 1940-1970 and encompass 3 linear feet. The collection includes Grubel's notes and reference materials regarding photographic processes and chemical formulas; documents submitted by Grubel to the U.S. Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories in New Jersey on processing color film; a photocopy of a paper written by Grubel for the 1960 SMPTE convention on the CFI replenisher control; material for a film chemistry course he taught at Columbia College around 1968, and a collection of books on motion picture film and photography.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files; 2. Books.

    Indexing Terms

    Grubel, Robert M.--Archives.