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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Biographical Narrative
  • Scope and Content

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Eva Robin papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1216
    Physical Description: 2.4 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1959
    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. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Henrietta Portugal (Mrs. Guy Endore), 1978.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by Manuscripts Division staff, date unknown.
    Encoded by ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications. Encoding supervision and revision by Caroline Cubé. Edited by Josh Fiala, August 2004.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2723125 

    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 sister 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women civic leaders--Delaware--Archival resources.
    Diaries.