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Walter Johnson Robb papers

Call Number: MS 740
Scope and Contents

This unprocessed collection of Walter Johnson Robb Papers pertains primarily to the Philippine Islands. It includes personal correspondence with Henry Andreas, Raymond L. Buell, Percy Hill, Sergio Osmeña, Chick Parsons, and Will Rogers, Jr., as well as other residents of the Philippines and family members, and business correspondence with publishers, editors of newspapers and journals, government offices, and other organizations. Mixed in with the correspondence are financial papers such as bank statements, cancelled checks, receipts, brokers' reports, deeds of sale, and promissory notes.

Also in the collection are newspaper clippings by Robb and others about the Philippines, Viet Nam and Asia; typescripts and manuscripts of articles by Robb about the Philippines, as well as some printed matter by others; poetry by Robb; and the texts of Robb's radio broadcasts to the Philippines during 1945-1946. There are, in addition, miscellaneous business papers, notes and printed matter concerning A.T. & T. and other topics, items such as calling cards, invitations and so forth, and a selection of photographs, mostly of people and places in the Philippines.

These papers were the gift of Walter Johnson Robb to Yale University in 1969.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Robb, 1969.

Majority of material found within 1940 - 1946
4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Robb, Walter Johnson, 1880-
Language of Materials