Roxana Robinson papers
Scope and Contents
- circa 1960-2018
- Robinson, Roxana (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
Box 36 (financial and legal records): Restricted until 2046. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 42 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 43 (audiovisual media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
36 Linear Feet (43 boxes)
Language of Materials
Roxana Robinson (1946-)
Robinson was born on November 30, 1946 in Pine Mountain, Kentucky, and raised in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She is descended from several notable American families including the Beecher family (Henry Ward Beecher, Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe), the Trumbull family (Jonathan Trumbull), the Scoville family, and the Gallaudet family (Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, pioneer of American education for the deaf).
Robinson received her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Michigan. Prior to writing fiction, she worked in the art department at Sotheby’s and wrote about late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American art. She has taught at institutions including Wesleyan University, University of Houston, and The New School in New York City. She currently teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing, indicated by brackets.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- American literature -- 21st century
- American literature -- Study and teaching
- American literature -- Women authors
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors, American -- 20th Century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Correspondence
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives
- Authors, American -- 21st century
- Authors, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Born digital
- Hamilton, Juan, 1945-
- Morland, Guislaine
- New School University
- O'Keefe family
- O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
- Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975
- Robinson, Roxana
- Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
- University of Houston
- Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)
- Guide to the Roxana Robinson Papers
- by Emily Komornik
- April 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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