David M. Robinson Collection

MUM00393

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
David M. Robinson Collection
Date
1907-1954
Extent
40.0 Linear feet

 75 boxes
Abstract
Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, financial records related to the life of David M. Robinson. Items were created 1907-1954.

Preferred Citation

David M. Robinson Collection (MUM00393). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Biographical Note

Professor David Moore Robinson (1880-1958) was born in Auburn, NY, and received his PhD at the University of Chicago. In 1928, Professor Robinson rediscovered Olynthus, a Greek city destroyed by Philip II of Macedon in 348 B.C.E. Professor Robinson led excavations at Olynthus between 1928 and 1938. The discovery of Olynthus has proven incalculably valuable to the study of ancient Greek life. He taught at Johns Hopkins University until his retirement in 1947, after which he came to Oxford to head the classics department at the University of Mississippi from 1949 until his death. Over the course of his career, Robinson taught and lectured at many universities, including Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. He also held membership in many archaeological organizations, such as the Archaeological Institute of America, and wrote, edited, and published dozens of books and articles over the course of his career.

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Scope and Contents Note

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, financial records related to the life of David M. Robinson. Items were created 1907-1954

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

Open

Use Restriction

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Upon his death, half of Professor Robinson's collection of artifacts was given to his widow, Helen Tudor Robinson, and half was given to Harvard University. The David M. Robinson Memorial Collection came from donations by Ms. Robinson and purchase and donation of the rest of the collection by friends of Professor Robinson and the University of Mississippi. Robinson separately willed his collection of photographs, papers, and personal records to the University of Mississippi.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Photographs (box 101-126) have been seperated to the Library Annex Cold Room.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Olynthus (Extinct city)

Personal Name(s)

  • Robinson, David M.

Subject(s)

  • archaeology

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Box 1: Correspondence "A"  

Box 2: Correspondence "B"  

Box 3: Correspondence "C"  

Box 4: Correspondence "C-D"  

Box 5: Correspondence "D-F"  

Box 6: Correspondence "F-G"  

Box 7: Correspondence "Gro-Hay; Hea-Hum"  

Box 8: Correspondence "Hus-Kah; Kal-Kno"  

Box 9: Correspondence "Kno-Kuz; Lac-Lor"  

Box 10: Correspondence "Lor-Mec; Med-Mir"  

Box 11: Correspondence "Mis-Mur; Mur-McCor"  

Box 12: Correspondence "McCra-Nas; Nas-Oli"  

Box 13: Correspondence "Oly-Pat; Pat-Pol"  

Box 14: Correspondence "Pol-Ric; Ric-Rov"  

Box 15: Correspondence "Row-Sco; Scr-Sio"  

Box 16: Correspondence "Smi-Suh; Sul-Tow"  

Box 17: Correspondence "Toy-Uni; Ure-Von"  

Box 18: Correspondence "Vul-Wil; Wil-Woo"  

Box 19: Correspondence "Woo-Z"  

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Financial Records and Notes  

Box 20: "1939-1940; Notes; Clarke Sinsabaugh & Co."  

Box 21: "Inglehart, Mountain Lake Corporation."  

Box 22: "Inglehart; Purell, Wootten & Morgan Inc.; John Hopkins University Press."  

Box 23: Correspondence, newsletters, lecture notes, article typescripts, and miscellaneous financial records. 

Box 24: Correspondence, newsletters, lecture notes, article typescripts, and miscellaneous financial records. 

Box 25: "Book Fund; Saudder, Stevens & Clark"  

Box 26: Miscellaneous financial records. 

Box 27: Miscellaneous financial records, Personal Records. 

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Personal Records 

Box 28: Bibliographic Card Catalog: A-C, Bibliographie Papyrologique, and Grouped Unsorted Indecies. 

Box 29: Bibliographic Card Catalog: D-J 

Box 30: Bibliographic Card Catalog: K-O 

Box 31: Bibliographic Card Catalog: P-S 

Box 32: Bibliographic Card Catalog: S-Z 

Box 33: Scrapbook 

Box 34: Publications by others about Robinson research, promotional materials and newspaper clippings, Correspondence (mixed dates), Lecture notes and presentations. 

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Publications 

Box 35: Published Works by Robinson 

Box 36: Drafts by Robinson 

Box 37: Drafts by Robinson 

Box 38: Drafts by Robinson 

Box 39: Drafts by Robinson 

Box 40: Publications not by Robinson 

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Inventories and Field Notes 

Box 41: Olynthus and other archeological sites 

Box 42: Olynthus and other archeological sites 

Box 43: Olynthus and other archeological sites 

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Oversized Materials 

Squeezes, watercolor renderings - pottery, site plans - Olynthus 

Site plans -- Olynthus 

Site plans -- Olynthus, Watercolor renderings -mosaics, certificates 

Site plans -- Olynthus, other unidentified drawings 

Site plans -- Olynthus 

Watercolor renderings - mosaics 

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Photographs 

Architectural Elements 

Box 105 

Folder 11: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 12: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 13: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 14: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 15: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 16: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 17: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 18: Structural Blocks 

Folder 19: Structural Blocks With Central Slit 

Folder 20: Stone Pieces 

Folder 21: Stone Pieces 

Folder 22: Pipe Pieces 

Box 106 

Folder 1: Blades, Nails, Miscellaneous 

Folder 2: Miscellaneous 

Folder 3: Loom Weights 

Folder 4: Loom Weights 

Folder 5: Loom Weights, Spools 

Folder 6: Loom Weights, Spools, Miscellaneous 

Folder 7: Mortars and Pestles 

Folder 8: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 9: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 10: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 11: Columns, Bases and Tops 

Folder 12: Altars, Religious Objects 

Folder 13: Statuettes 

Folder 14: Weapons 

Folder 15: Inscriptions 

Folder 16: Inscriptions 

Folder 17: Inscriptions 

Folder 18: Inscriptions 

Folder 19: Inscriptions 

Folder 20: Inscriptions 

Folder 21: Inscriptions 

Folder 22: Inscriptions 

Box 107 

Folder 7: Reliefs 

Folder 8: Reliefs 

Folder 9: Columns, Bricks, Reliefs 

Architectural Elements, Pottery 

Box 114 

Folder 1: Mosaics Inventory 

Folder 2: Mosaics 

Folder 3: Mosaics 

Folder 4: Mosaics 

Folder 5: Mosaics 

Folder 6: Mosaics 

Folder 7: Mosaics 

Folder 8: Mosaics 

Folder 9: Mosaics 

Folder 10: Mosaics 

Folder 11: Mosaics 

Folder 12: Mosaics 

Folder 13: Mosaics 

Folder 14: Mosaics 

Folder 15: Vessels, Lamps, Shards, Pottery 

Landscape/Architecture 

Box 101 

Folder 1: A-1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 2: A-2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 3: A-3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 4: A-4 Structural Footprint ("House of Figurines") 

Folder 5: A-5 Structural Footprint ("House of Tombstones") 

Folder 6: A-6 Structural Footprint ("House of Millstones") 

Folder 7: A-9 Structural Footprint 

Folder 8: A-10 Structural Footprint ("House of Polyxenos") 

Folder 9: A-11 Structural Footprint, Drawing 

Folder 10: A-12 Structural Footprint, Drawing 

Folder 11: A-13 Structural Footprint 

Folder 12: Structural Footprint ("House of Comedian") 

Folder 13: Structural Footprint ("House of Conneseiur") 

Folder 14: Structural Footprint ("Fountain House") 

Folder 15: Structure ("Stoa") 

Folder 16: Structure ("Stoa") 

Folder 17: Structure ("Stoa") 

Folder 18: Structural Footprint ("Daly's House") 

Folder 19: Structural Footprint ("My South House") 

Folder 20: Structural Footprint ("My House of Basin") 

Folder 21: Structural Footprint ("House East of North Hill") 

Folder 22: Structural Footprint ("House of Bronze") 

Folder 23: Structural Footprint ("Craft House") 

Folder 24: Structural Footprint ("Villa of Good Fortune") 

Folder 25: Structural Footprint ("Civic Center") 

Folder 26: Structural Footprint ("House of Toilus") 

Folder 27: Villa Structural Footprints 

Folder 28: Structural Footprint ("Church of Pavojia") 

Folder 29: Structure ("Byzantine Church") 

Folder 30: Structure ("Basilica") 

Folder 31: Structure ("Tombs") 

Folder 32: Structural Footprint ("Cemeteries") 

Folder 33: Drawings of Structures, unlabeled 

Folder 34: Drawing of Structure ("House der Komikes") 

Folder 35: Structural Footprint ("Terra Cotta Factory") / ("Home of Many Colors") 

Box 102 

Folder 1: Aiv Structure Section 

Folder 2: Aiv1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 3: Aiv3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 4: Aiv5 Structural Footprint 

Folder 5: Aiv7 Structural Footprint 

Folder 6: Aiv9 Structural Footprint 

Folder 7: Aiv10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 8: Av1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 9: Av2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 10: Av3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 11: Av4 Structural Footprint 

Folder 12: Av5 Structural Footprint 

Folder 13: Av6 Structural Footprint, Drawing of Structure 

Folder 14: Av7 Structural Footprint 

Folder 15: Av8 Structural Footprint, Drawing of Structure 

Folder 16: Av9 Structural Footprint 

Folder 17: Av10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 18: Avi1 / Avi2 Structural Footprint; Avi3 / Avi4 Structural Footprint 

Folder 19: Avi5 Structural Footprint, Drawing of Structure 

Folder 20: Avi6 Structural Footprint 

Folder 21: Avi7 / Avi8 Structural Footprint 

Folder 22: Avi9 / Avi10 Structural Footprint, Drawing of Structure 

Folder 23: Avii Structure Section 

Folder 24: Avii1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 25: Avii2 Structure Drawing 

Folder 26: Avii3 / Avii4 Structural Footprint, Drawing of Structure 

Folder 27: Avii5 Structural Footprint 

Folder 28: Avii7 / Avii 8 Structural Footprint 

Folder 29: Avii9 / Avii10 Structural Footprint 

Box 103 

Folder 1: Aviii Structure Section 

Folder 2: Aviii1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 3: Aviii2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 4: Aviii3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 5: Aviii4 Structural Footprint 

Folder 6: Aviii5 Structural Footprint 

Folder 7: Aviii6 Structural Footprint, Drawing, Drawing of Glass Bead found inside 

Folder 8: Aviii7 Structural Footprint, Drawing 

Folder 9: Aviii8 Structural Footprint, Drawing 

Folder 10: Aviii9 Structural Footprint 

Folder 11: Aviii10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 12: Aix9 Structural Footprint 

Folder 13: Aix10 Structure Drawing 

Folder 14: Axi / Axi9 / Axi10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 15: Bvi Structure Section 

Folder 16: Bvi1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 17: Bvi2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 18: Bvi3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 19: Bvi4 Structural Footprint 

Folder 20: Bvi5 Structural Footprint 

Folder 21: Bvi7 Structural Footprint 

Folder 22: Bvi8 Structural Footprint 

Folder 23: Bvi9 / Bvi10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 24: Bvii2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 25: Row A' Structural Footprint 

Folder 26: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 27: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 28: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 29: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 30: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 31: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 32: Cityscape, unlabeled 

Folder 33: Avenue A Strucutral Footprint 

Folder 34: Avenue B Structural Footprint, Drawing 

Box 104 

Folder 1: Avenue D Structural Footprint 

Folder 2: Avenue E Structural Footprint 

Folder 3: Avenue G Structural Footprint 

Folder 4: Street 1 Structural Footprint 

Folder 5: Street 2 Structural Footprint 

Folder 6: Street 3 Structural Footprint 

Folder 7: Street 4 Structural Footprint 

Folder 8: Street 5 /6 Structural Footprint 

Folder 9: Street 7 Structural Footprint 

Folder 10: Alleys' Structural Footprints, Assorted 

Folder 11: Hills, Assorted 

Folder 12: Tower Structural Footprint 

Folder 13: Tower Structural Footprint 

Folder 14: Trenches, Assorted 

Folder 15: Trenches, Assorted 

Folder 16: Gates, Assorted 

Folder 17: Pipes, Assorted 

Folder 18: Plans of Olynthus, assorted 

Folder 19: Plan of Mecyberna 

Folder 20: Mecyberna Site 

Folder 21: Mecyberna Site 

Folder 22: Mecyberna Site 

Folder 23: Mecyberna Site 

Folder 24: Mecyberna Site 

Box 105 

Folder 1: South Hill Aerial Views, Drawings 

Folder 2: North Hilll Aerial Views 

Folder 3: North Hilll Aerial Views 

Folder 4: Fields Near Olynthus Aerial Views 

Folder 5: Villa Aerial Views 

Folder 6: Aerial Views, unlabeled 

Folder 7: Panorama Landscapes, unlabeled 

Folder 8: ESH / ESH2 Structural Fooprint 

Folder 9: ESH10 Structural Footprint 

Folder 10: ESH11 / ESH40 Structural Footprint 

Folder 11: Stone Pieces 

Folder 12: Architectural Footprints, Blueprints, and Sketches 

Folder 13: Stone Pieces 

Folder 14: Human Remains, Animal Remains 

Folder 15: Excavation 

Folder 16: Mecyberna Site 

Folder 17: Miscellaneous Metal Relics 

Folder 18: Miscellaenous Stone Relics 

Folder 19: Miscellaneous Stone Relics 

Miscellaneous Images 

Box 114 

Folder 16: Artistic Renderings 

Folder 17: Artistic Renderings 

Folder 18: Architectural Footprints, Blueprints, and Sketches 

Folder 19: Architectural Footprints, Blueprints, and Sketches 

Folder 20: Architectural Footprints, Blueprints, and Sketches 

Folder 21: Excavation Site, Trenches, Pipes 

Folder 22: Excavation Site 

Folder 23: Columns, Roofs 

Box 115 

Folder 1: Architectural Footprint 

Folder 2: Statuettes, Inscriptions 

Folder 3: Shards 

Folder 4: Shards 

Folder 5: Shards 

Folder 6: Reconstructed pottery 

Folder 7: Excavation Site 

Folder 8: Pottery Shards 

Folder 9: Excavation Site, Reliefs, Columns 

Folder 10: Early exhibition of Olynthus materials, envelope: small relic photos: Olynthus 

Box 126 

Folder 1: Metal objects, pottery shards 

Oversized Photographic Materials 

Box 124 

Folder 1: Misc. camera ready images of archaeological relics from Olynthus 

Box 125 

Folder 1: David M. Robinson portraits 

Folder 2: Misc. camera ready images of archaeological relics from Olynthus 

Painted Pottery 

Box 108 

Folder 1: Broken Vessels, No Handles 

Folder 2: Broken Vessels, No Handles 

Folder 3: Broken Vessels, No Handles 

Folder 4: Vessels, Kraters, Bell 

Folder 5: Vessels, Kraters, Bell 

Folder 6: Vessels, Kraters, Bell 

Folder 7: Vessels, Kraters, Calyx 

Folder 8: Vessels, Kraters, Calyx 

Folder 9: Vessels, Skyphos 

Folder 10: Vessels, Hydria 

Folder 11: Vessels, Hydria 

Folder 12: Vessels, Hydria 

Folder 13: Flat Bowls 

Folder 14: Vessels, Amphorae, Two-Handled 

Folder 15: Vessels, Amphorae, Two-Handled 

Folder 16: Vessels, Amphora, Two-Handled 

Folder 17: Vessels, Amphora, Two-Handled 

Folder 18: Vessels, Amphora, Two-Handled 

Box 109 

Folder 1: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 2: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 3: Vessels, Lekythoi 

Folder 4: Vessels, Lekythoi 

Folder 5: Vessels, Lekythoi 

Folder 6: Vessels, Lekythoi 

Folder 7: Vessels, Lekanai 

Folder 8: Vessels, Lekanai 

Folder 9: Plates 

Folder 10: Plates 

Folder 11: Plates 

Folder 12: Lamps 

Folder 13: Vessels, Assorted 

Folder 14: Shards 

Folder 15: Shards 

Folder 16: Shards 

Folder 17: Shards 

Folder 18: Shards 

Folder 19: Shards 

Box 110 

Folder 1: Shards 

Folder 2: Shards 

Folder 3: Shards 

Folder 4: Shards 

Folder 5: Shards 

Folder 6: Shards 

Folder 7: Shards 

Folder 8: Shards 

Folder 9: Shards 

People 

Box 115 

Folder 11: David M. Robinson portraits 

Folder 12: David M. Robinson portraits 

Folder 13: David M. Robinson portraits 

Folder 14: Other Individuals, colleagues 

Folder 15: Faculty trip to Greece, c. 1907 

Photograph Albums 

Box 116 

Photograph Album. "V: Photographs, 1934 Control Set: Vases" 

Box 117 

Photograph Album. "VI: Photographs, 1934 Control Set: Metal Objects, Inscriptions" 

Box 118 

Photograph Album. "I B Control Set: Houses - N.H. Topography, Domestic Architecture, House Furnishings" 

Box 119 

Photograph Album. "I E Control Set: Houses - N.H. Topography, Domestic Architecture, House Furnishings" 

Box 120 

Photograph Album. "1934: Excavations and exploratory trenches on the South hill of Ancient Olynthos and adjoining districts." With 25 page descriptive index. 

Box 121 

Photograph scrapbook of excavation site(s): landscape, architecture, objects 

Box 122 

Photograph scrapbook of excavation site(s): landscape, architecture, objects 

Box 123 

Photograph scrapbook of excavation site(s): landscape, architecture, objects 

Pottery 

Box 107 

Folder 1: Shards 

Folder 2: Shards 

Folder 3: Shards 

Folder 4: Shards 

Folder 5: Shards 

Folder 6: Shards 

Sculpture 

Box 113 

Folder 1: Statuettes 

Folder 2: Statuettes 

Folder 3: Statuettes 

Folder 4: Statuettes 

Folder 5: Statuettes 

Folder 6: Statuettes 

Folder 7: Statuettes 

Folder 8: Statuettes 

Folder 9: Statuettes 

Folder 10: Statuettes 

Folder 11: Statuettes 

Folder 12: Statuettes 

Folder 13: Statuettes 

Folder 14: Statuettes 

Folder 15: Statuettes 

Folder 16: Statuettes 

Folder 17: Statuettes 

Folder 18: Statuettes 

Folder 19: Statuettes 

Folder 20: Statuettes 

Folder 21: Statuettes 

Folder 22: Statuettes 

Folder 23: Statuettes 

Folder 24: Statuettes 

Unpainted Pottery 

Box 110 

Folder 10: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 11: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 12: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 13: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 14: Vessels, Oinochoai 

Folder 15: Vessels, Lekythoi 

Box 111 

Folder 1: Vessels, Amphorae, Two-Handled 

Folder 2: Vessels, Cups, Kylikes 

Folder 3: Vessels, Cups, Kylikes 

Folder 4: Vessels, Skyphos 

Folder 5: Vessels, Skyphos 

Folder 6: Vessels, Hydria 

Folder 7: Flat Bowls 

Folder 8: Flat Bowls 

Folder 9: Vessel, Lekanai 

Folder 10: Vessels, Assorted 

Folder 11: Vessels, Assorted 

Folder 12: Vessels, Assorted 

Folder 13: Vessels, Assorted 

Folder 14: Plates 

Folder 15: Plates 

Folder 16: Plates 

Folder 17: Plates 

Box 112 

Folder 1: Containers, With Spouts 

Folder 2: Containers, With Spouts 

Folder 3: Containers, With Spouts 

Folder 4: Disks 

Folder 5: Disks 

Folder 6: Disks 

Folder 7: Disks 

Folder 8: Disks 

Folder 9: Shards 

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