Lydia Puccinelli Robbins Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2019-001
Creators:
Puccinelli Robbins, Lydia
Robbins, Warren M.
Tamarin, Alfred H.
DeVall, Sue
Dates:
1920-2005
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Videocassettes
1 Film reel
605 Photographic prints
Color and black and white
1,055 Color slides
1,316 Color slides
35 mm
56 Color negatives
35 mm
157 Negatives
Black and white, 35 mm
4 Color negatives
2 x 2 in
3 Books
1 Guidebook and 2 magazines
20 Slides
Black and white, 35 mm
2 Photographic prints
Black and white
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
Repository:

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lydia Puccinelli Robbins was the Curator of Collections at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art between 1979 and 1999, and served as a registrar, educator, and curator with the Museum of African Art (1966-1979), prior to the institution's transfer to the Smithsonian. Lydia was also married to Warren M. Robbins, who founded the Museum of African Art in the basement of his home, prior to purchasing the former Capitol Hill home of Frederick Douglas.
Joe Holly, "Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85," Los Angeles Times, Dec 8, 2008.

Administration
Author
Haley Steinhilber

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Lydia Puccinelli Robbins Collection, EEPA 2019-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Related Materials
Related materials include: EEPA 2016-009 Lydia Pucinelli Robbins study collection, EEPA 1982-002 Warre Robbins photographs, EEPA 1986-028 Collection ROBBINS Warren, and EEPA 2015-013 Robbins Center Collection.

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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
https://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/