Guide to the Richard H. Robinson Papers MS.L.014

Finding aid prepared by Carole McEwan
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
© 2010

Title: Richard H. Robinson papers
Collection Number: MS-L013
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Languages: The collection is in English.
Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize file)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1978-1984
Date (inclusive): 1960-1984
Abstract: This collection contains the published articles, literary manuscripts and other papers of Orange County, California writer Richard H. Robinson. Included are manuscripts of his short stories and screen plays; newspaper and magazines articles; and cartoons dating from the 1960s to 1984. Also included is infomation about his book written with Virgil Partch (Vip), Relations in Strange Locations
Creator: Robinson, Richard H. (Richard Hall), 1927-


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Richard H. Robinson Papers. MS-L014. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joy Mature, 1985.

Processing History

Processed by Carole McEwan and others.


Richard H. Robinson was an author who lived and worked in Orange County, California in the late 20th century.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains the unpublished literary manuscripts of short stories, plays and television scripts and other witings of writer Richard H. Robinson. Included are clippings of his published articles and colums from prominent Orange County, California periodicals. Also included are publicity materials from his book with cartoonist Virgil Partch, Relations in Strange Locations (1978). There is also a letter from John F. Kennedy (1960) regarding a gift that Richard H. Robinson sent him.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Robinson, Richard H. (Richard Hall), 1927- --Archives.
American fiction -- 20th century -- Sources
Journalists--California--Orange County--20th century--Sources


Articles, Bulk, 1962-1963 1962-1987

Box 1, Folder 1

Articles: drafts, 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Daily Pilot, 1987

Oversize FB-070:4

Coast Illustrated, 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 3

The Newporter, 1962

Box 1, Folder 4

Orange County Illustrated, 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 5

Biographical information, 1962 1970-1978

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence: John F. Kennedy, 1960

Box 1, Folder 7

Drawings: cartoons, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Publications: Relations in Strange Places - photocopies of cartoons by Virgil Partch, circa 1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Publications: Relations in Strange Places- publicity materials, 1978


Writings, Bulk, 1984 1961-1984

Box 1, Folder 10

Blind Man's Bluff, 1984

Box 1, Folder 11

A Conversation Downtown, 1960

Box 1, Folder 12

Dick's Outdoors, 1984

Box 1, Folder 13

Hail to the Ball, 1984

Box 1, Folder 14

Hummingbird Man: outline, 1984

Box 1, Folder 15

Iron Pants: research clippings, 1977, 1982

Box 1, Folder 16

Iron Pants, 1984

Box 2, Folder 1

Make your deaath as painless as possible, undated

Box 2, Folder 2

The Man from Wells Fargo/Adobe Gold, 1961

Box 2, Folder 3

More than a Holiday, probably 1966

Box 2, Folder 4

Rejoneador: version A, 1984

Box 2, Folder 5

Rejoneador: version B, 1984

Box 2, Folder 6

Rejoneador: research photos and clippings, Bulk, 1984 1962-1984

Box 2, Folder 7

The Spitting Horse, 1961

Box 2, Folder 8

The Tennis Pro: outline and research, 1981

Box 2, Folder 9

VIP in Exile, 1984