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Robinson (Elmer E.) collection of Americana
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Elmer E. Robinson collection of Americana
    Creator: Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin), 1894-1982
    Identifier/Call Number: M0002
    Identifier/Call Number: 1423
    Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1765-1950
    Abstract: Collection of correspondence, autographs and ephemera from American statesmen collected by Elmer E. Robinson (1894-1982), who was a politician, judge, and 33rd mayor of San Francisco, California.

    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.


    Page from online catalog: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082981

    Preferred Citation:

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

    Related Materials

    Stanford Special Collections also holds another Robinson collection, the "Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944" https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082785

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Materials Separated From Collection

    Some individually cataloged items from Robinson's collection can be found in Searchworks here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/catalog?q=%22Elmer+E.+Robinson+collection.%22&search_field=subject_terms
    The following note is retained for historical value only; locations have changed in the fifty-odd years since it was written:
    All imprints were transferred to the Robinson Room as books. A British Protectorate ordinance, dated 1653, was catalogued in the K scheme of the Bender Room.
    All newspapers were filed with the Early American Newspaper Collection.
    Miscellaneous periodicals were plated with the Elmer E. Robinson tab. Those issues complementing existing holdings were cataloged in the Special Collections holdings. All other issues were placed in a locked cabinet in the Robinson Room.
    Also removed to Felton cabinet with other literary manuscripts were:
    Markham, Edwin. Lincoln, the Man of the People (sgd. broadside)
    Markham, Edwin. A Ward for Mother's Day (2 pp. holograph poem)

    Conditions Governing Use

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Politics and government.