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Inventory of the Jack Robbins Collection, 1955-2007
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The Robbins Collection contains drawings, personal papers, awards submission binders, completed project photographs, slides, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, contracts specifications, and preliminary sketches from Robbins career, spanning 1955 to 2007. The records come from Robbins work as the Director of City Planning and Community Development for the City of Fremont, as well as from work he did independently, and during his tenure with various architecture firms, including Robbins & Ream.
Jacob (Jack) Robbins was born in 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his degree in architecture from Harvard in 1953. From 1952 to 1955, he operated Robbins & Associates with offices in San Francisco and Boston, where he designed a number of residences. From 1955-1961, he designed a residence with Goetz and Hansen Architects, a number of elementary schools around the Bay Area with John Lyon Reid and Partners (including the Santa Margarita School, which received a Citation from the American Association of School Administrators), and eight buildings with Gerald M. McCue & Associates, including the Cyclotron Building (which won the Award of Merit from the Bay Region Honor Awards in 1962), the Health Physics Laboratory at Lawrence Laboratory at UC Berkeley, Metallurgical Laboratories at Lockheed in Sunnyvale, and various engineering and laboratories in Richmond, California.
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