Guide to the Clarence J. Robinson papers, 1897-1978

Clarence J. Robinson C0035


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Clarence J. Robinson, 1897-1983
Title Clarence J. Robinson papers
Date 1897-1978
Physical Characteristics 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract Collection contains a scrapbook and photograph book, a personal property appraisal, a copy of Robinson's last will and testament, a Robinson estate visitors' log, and a photograph of Clarence and Abbie Robinson in 1942.
Collection number C0035
Language English

Biographical Information

Clarence J. Robinson was a businessman, philanthropist, and one of George Mason University's greatest benefactors. Robinson served in the Signal Corps during World War I, became president of his father's company, George H. Robinson and Sons, Inc., and started the Robinson Terminal Company in 1939. Robinson cofounded the United Virginia Bank with J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., for which he served as chairman of the board until 1966. He also served as president of the First and Citizens National Bank in Alexandria, director of Virginia Electric and Power Company, Washington Gas Light Company, and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. In 1964-1969 Robinson served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of George Mason University. Robinson passed away in 1983, leaving the university a large bequest, which has enabled the appointment of distinguished faculty under the title bearing his name.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains a scrapbook and photograph book, a personal property appraisal, a copy of Robinson's last will and testament, a Robinson estate visitors' log, and a photograph of Clarence and Abbie Robinson in 1942.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the George Mason University archives.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Robinson, Clarence J., 1897-1983.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clarence J. Robinson papers, Collection #C0035, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the George Mason University Foundation in March 1994. Additional donation by John E. Roberts in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

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