Guide to the Ethel Robinson (1890?-1975?) Papers

Collection Title: Ethel Robinson (1890?-1975?) Papers
Dates: 1909-1914
Identification: 31/6/49
Creator: Grubb, Ethel Robinson, 1890-1975
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series includes a scrapbook and a daily calendar. The scrapbook dates from the period 1909-1914 and features a variety of materials pertaining mainly to Robinson's social life and academic studies while a student at Northwestern. The daily calendar dates from 1910 and includes, for the most part, abbreviated accounts of Robinson's social engagements.
Note: Other Information:The Northwestern University Library Conservation Laboratory disassembled Robinson's scrapbook due to its deteriorating physical condition and cleaned, deacidified, and remounted its contents on new paper in February, 1998. Nearly all materials in the remounted scrapbook retain their original placement.
Acquisition Information: Acquired by the University Archives prior to 1985 (See accession #85-220).
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; March 16, 1998.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Ethel Robinson was born February 12, 1890[?]. She attended the Northwestern University School of Oratory and was a member of its class of 1912. While a student, Robinson was an active member of Zeta Phi Eta, the professional fraternity of communication arts and sciences. After completing her education at Northwestern, Robinson married Paul N. Grubb (Northwestern University Liberal Arts, 1910; Law School, 1913). The couple had two children. Ethel Robinson Grubb died in April, 1975[?].

Scope and Content

The series includes a scrapbook and a daily calendar.

The scrapbook dates from the period 1909-1914 and features a variety of materials pertaining mainly to Robinson's social life and academic studies while a student at Northwestern. Included are photographs and postcards, programs from both professional and University-affiliated dramatic presentations Robinson attended, programs from her oratorical recitals as well as from local musical and terpsichorean productions, menus, dance cards, political handbills, clippings, correspondence, and ephemera.

The daily calendar dates from 1910 and includes, for the most part, abbreviated accounts of Robinson's social engagements.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)

Personal Name

Grubb, Ethel Robinson, 1890-1975

Subjects

Women college students--Illinois--Evanston