Warren M. Robbins Papers,
1923-2009

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 13-136
Creators:
Robbins, Warren M
Dates:
1923-2009
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the personal papers of Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the Museum of African Art which became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art. The records document his early life growing up in Worchester, Massachusetts; his work in the Foreign Service; his work at the Museum of African and the National Museum of African Art; his lectures and interviews regarding African art; and his personal relationships with a variety of individuals including Saul Bellow, Maya Angelou, Chaim Gross, S. I. Hayakawa, Frances Humphrey Howard, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Raphael Soyer. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, publications, lectures, audiovisual materials, images, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in German and French.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-136, Robbins, Warren M, Warren M. Robbins Papers

Keywords
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Bellow, Saul Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angelou, Maya Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard, Frances Humphrey Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiye), 1906-1992 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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