Reports, mayoral and campaign speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and historical documents documenting Robinson's
mayoralty, which was noted for its many building programs, including the start of redevelopment. The papers provide a snapshot
of post-World War II activities and changes undertaken at City Hall.
Elmer Edwin Robinson was born October 3, 1894 to Ralph and Edith Robinson in the Richmond District of San Francisco. He spent
his youth near Fort Bragg where his father operated hauling and ice businesses. Robinson returned to San Francisco, working
his way through night law school at the now-defunct Kent College, and was admitted to the bar in 1915. He married Doris Gould
in 1917 with whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth Jane. He married twice more, to Rosemarie Kerr and later to Ora Norris.
10 boxes, 1 oversized folder
(6.25 cubic feet)
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