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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2754

Hugh L. Robinson and Olga Olsen Robinson missionary papers


Hugh L. Robinson and Olga Olsen Robinson's correspondence and printed ephemera.


  • 1925-1944

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


1.65 linear feet (2 boxes)
8.5 Gigabytes (1 DVD)
Includes correspondence during their employment by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (1925-1944); printed and ephemeral materials; and digital copies of the correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. and Mrs. Robinson were stationed in China from 1925-1941 and from 1941-1944, Mrs. Robinson and their children were at the Missionary Home in Newton (Mass.) while Dr. Robinson was interned by the Japanese in Manila, Philippines.


Collection is minimally processed and arranged loosely into two series: Correspondence; and Ephemeral materials.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2011M-34. Gift of John S. Robinson, 2011 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashely Nary, 2011. Finding aid created by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.
Link to catalog
Robinson, Hugh L. Hugh L. Robinson and Olga Olsen Robinson missionary papers, 1925-1944 (MS Am 2754): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 8, 2018
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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