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Robinson (Elmer E.) collection of Americana
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Elmer E. Robinson collection of Americana
    Identifier/Call Number: M0002
    Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet (6 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1765-1950
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Elmer E. Robinson, 1959 & 1969.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Elmer E. Robinson Americana, M0002, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, documents, photographs, early American newspapers, and printed matter. Includes documents signed by George Washington and 27 other U.S. presidents, government officials, and seven early California Governors. Correspondents include William Jennings Bryan, Hamilton Fish, eight U.S. presidents, and other American government, civilian and military figures. Lithograph portraits with facsimile signatures of all the presidents from George Washington through Buchanan. Photographs with autographs of all the presidents from Abraham Lincoln through Eisenhower with the exception of President Arthur.
    Accession 1987-035 consists of photographs, lithographs, and broadsides which were transferred from the book collection in the Robinson Room. It is one print box and one map folder. The items are unlisted.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.


    Original core Robinson collection in folders numbered 1-122 in boxes 1 and 2. Additional material described later resumes standard folder number sequence.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Politics and government.