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Robert Robison Papers, circa 1940-70 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Meredith Nelson

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Title: Robert Robison Papers, circa 1940-70Add to your cart.

ID: MGHL/mghl00012

Primary Creator: Robert Robison.

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 00/00/1982. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Robison, Robert, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Items are arranged by material type and then by size.

Collection Historical Note

Robert Robison was born in 1915. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, which launched him into a lifelong career in illustration. As a freelance book illustrator in New York City, he specialized in books for children with historical and biblical themes. During World War II he worked as an artist and writer for the 99th Infantry Division Newspaper, recording his observations of events and military life through drawing. After the war he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. In 1948, Robison moved to St. Louis to become the head of instruction in illustration and graphic design at the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked and taught until his death. During his tenure he was also an active member of the city’s professional community, including work with the St. Louis Art Directors Club and the St. Louis Advertising Club. He died in 1970.

Subject/Index Terms

Robison, Robert
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: This collection was donated to the University Archives in 1982. It was transferred to the Modern Graphic History Library in 2011.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Meredith Nelson in August 2008.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Jolie Braun in July 2012.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
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Folder 1: SketchbookAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Exhibition literature, October 1, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photos, 1940 and various yearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Published art: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday Pictures, December 24, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Published art: Union Starch Refining Co., Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Published art: Comparision of the St. Louis Arch (Vollmar Bros. Construction Co.)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sketches: Travel drawings (reproductions), 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sketches: Medieval costumesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Original art: Philadelphia ZooAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sketches: Animals at zooAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sketches: EquipmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Sketches: Preparation for historical/cultural publications, including illustrated Bible Dictionary, Moros, Zulus, Boer War, and miscellaneous topicsAdd to your cart.

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