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Edward Van Dyke Robinson papers, 1884-1915

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1072
Bib ID 4079267 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Robinson, Edward Van Dyke, 1867-1915
Title Edward Van Dyke Robinson papers, 1884-1915
Physical Description 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Chronological by subject.

Description

Summary

Papers of Robinson, covering his secondary and college education (1884-1895), his early positions as a high school principal (1895-1907), his academic post at University of Minnesota, and his first three months at Columbia University. Robinson's incoming correspondence includes some originals and carbon copies of his own letters, related papers, clippings, and memorabilia. The papers deal with a wide range of public affairs issues on the local, state, national, and international levels. Letters with federal officials and legislators, 1898-1907, include those of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, concerning U.S. foreign policy in the Pacific Ocean, particularly the possible acquisition of the Caroline Islands. For the period 1907-1915, topics include charities, civic associations, U.S. tariff reform, and U.S. bank reform. Other letters relate to family, personal, and social matters; to academic posts, including letters of recommendation; to European trips as a delegate at the 1909 Darwin Centennial and the 1914 University of Leipzig's 500th anniversary; to membership in professional associations; to writings; to secondary education including offical reports while he was principal at St. Paul Central High School; and correspondence with other economists.

The manuscripts include holograph and typescript versions of TEXTBOOK OF COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY (published, 1909) and EARLY ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN MINNESOTA (published, 1915); typescripts of RAILROAD TAXATION IN MINNESOTA and COST OF GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL STATE LOCAL (both published, 1912); typescripts of speeches, essays, and abstracts, 1890-1907, relating to education, government, and economics; class notebooks from high school, the University of Michigan, 1887-1891, and the University of Leipzig, 1892-1895; his master's thesis; and two personal account books.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Van Dyke Robinson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-05-15 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Banking law Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Central High School (Saint Paul, Minn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civic improvement -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Darwin Centennial, 1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economics -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Education, Secondary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tariff -- Law and legislation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- Caroline Islands Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- Islands of the Pacific Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universität Leipzig Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Michigan -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Minnesota -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of economics, University of Minnesota, 1907-1915, and at Columbia University, for three months during 1915.