Guide to the Paul S. Robinson Papers, 1932-1941


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.

Collection Details

Record Group
Paul S. Robinson papers
Robinson, Paul S.
0.5 Linear Feet, 200 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

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.

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

Contents of the Collection

Organ and Carillon Recital Programs, Organ Specifications, 1932-1940
Box 1
Organ Recital Programs, 1932 Summer
Box 1
Programs for Duke University Chapel Worship Services, 1932, 1935-1941
Box 1
Miscellaneous Material on Duke University Summer School Choir, 1936-1941
Box 1
Carillon Recital Programs and Newspaper Clippings, 1932-1941
Box 1
Newspaper Clippings Concerning Organ Recitals, 1932-1941
Box 1
Organ Recital Programs, 1933 Summer
Box 1
Programs for Miscellaneous Events in Duke University Chapel, 1932-1941 - includes booklet of photos - Campus Views, 1941
Box 1
Organ Recital Programs, 1934-1941
Box 1
Duke University Voice Recital Programs, Clippings, Reviews, 1939-1941
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (Duke University Archives)

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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.