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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0029B
    Creator: Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887-1977
    Title: Edgar Eugene Robinson papers
    Dates: 1880-1986
    Physical Description: 66.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Gift of Edgar E. Robinson, 1966 and Mrs. Edgar E. Robinson, 1979, 1983, and 1991.

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Edgar Eugene Robinson Papers (SC0029B). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Edgar E. Robinson was the Margaret Byrne Professor of History at Stanford University (1911-1952; emeritus, 1952-1977) and chairman of the History Department (1935-1952). He also served as Director of Independent Studies and of the Institute of American History. Especially well known for his work on American political parties, voting behavior, and presidential leadership, Professor Robinson played an integral role in the establishment of the Western Civilization course at Stanford.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, journals, newsclippings, drafts and manuscripts, lecture notes, syllabi, student term papers and administrative documents relating to Dr. Robinson's tenure as chairman of the History Department, his publications, work with the Commonwealth Club, and local defense activities during World War II.
    Correspondents include E.D. Adams, Margery Bailey, Thomas A. Bailey, Edwin A. Cottrell, Ellwood P. Cubberley, Max Farrand, Albert Leon Guerard, David Harris, David Starr Jordan, George H. Knoles, Walter Lippman, Ralph H. Lutz, Alice M. Rose, Lewis M. Terman, Payson Jackson Treat, Frederick Jackson Turner, Ray Lyman Wilbur, John D. Works, and Yamato Ichihashi.
    The collection also includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of his first wife Katherine Young Robinson; and correspondence of his second wife Lisette Robinson.
    The University Archives also has seven reel-to-reel tapes of Professor Robinson's memoirs and the taped readings about Herbert Hoover from his journal which are housed with the Archives' tape collection.

    Access Terms

    Adams, Ephraim Douglass, 1865-1930.
    Bailey, Margery, 1891-1963
    Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983.
    Cottrell, Edwin A.
    Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941
    Farrand, Max, 1869-1945.
    Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959.
    Harris, David,, 1900-
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Ichihashi, Yamato.
    Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    Knoles, George Harmon.
    Lippman, Walter.
    Lutz, Ralph Haswell, 1886-1968.
    Robinson, Edgar Eugene, 1887-1977
    Robinson, Katherine Young.
    Robinson, Lisette.
    Rose, Alice M.
    Stanford University. Department of History. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Stanford University. Independent Studies Program.
    Stanford University. Institute of American History
    Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
    Treat, Payson J. (Payson Jackson), 1879-1972
    Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932.
    Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
    Works, John D. (John Downey), 1847-1928