Paul S. Robinson papers, 1932-1941

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Robinson, Paul S.
Paul Robinson was an organist at the Duke University Chapel from 1932-1941. The collection includes programs for Chapel and Duke musical events, clippings, and other material related to the Duke Summer School Choir. It ranges in date from 1932-1941.
0.5 Linear Feet
200 Items
Material in English
Collection ID:
University Archives Record Group:
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates > 02 -- Individuals


Scope and content:

Collection includes newspaper clippings about Robinson's organ recitals in the Duke University Chapel, as well as programs for organ and carillon recitals and Chapel worship services. Also includes miscellaneous programs for event sin the Chapel, and a booklet of photos, entitled "Campus Views." Includes program from what was probably the first organ recital in the Chapel on June 1, 1932. The collection ranges in date from 1932-1941.

Biographical / historical:

Paul Robinson received a graduate degree in Organ Performance from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He also received his M.A. in Sacred Music from New York City's School of Sacred Music in Union Theological Seminary, where he remained active in artists' courses. During the winters, he served as organist and choirmaster of the Beck Memorial Presbyterian Church, also in New York City. He worked as an organist at Duke from 1932-1941.

Acquisition information:
The Paul S. Robinson Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980.
Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Wood, January 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Accession A80-2 is described in this finding aid.

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Duke University -- History -- 20th century
Duke University. Chapel -- Organs
Organists -- United States
Robinson, Paul S.


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[Identification of item], Paul S. Robinson Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.