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William Wilcox Robinson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1381

Scope and Contents

The William Wilcox (W.W.) Robinson papers contains drafts for five titles published by Robinson between 1934 and 1963.


  • Creation: 1934-circa 1963


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William Wilcox Robinson was born in 1891 in Trinidad, Colorado before moving to California as a child. He wrote books, articles, essay, and poetry for both children and adults, much of it on Southern California history. He was married to Irene Bowen in 1923, who illustrated many of his books. He died in 1972 in California.


5 folders

Language of Materials



The William Wilcox (W.W.) Robinson papers contains written production material from five titles published between 1934 and 1963.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan beginning in the 1950s. He in turned donated the materials to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

A collection of the W.W. Robinson Papers are available at the Library Special Collections at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

William Wilcox Robinson papers, 1934-circa 1963
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • October 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library