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Finding Aid for the Robin/Music in America photograph collection , 1680-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robin/Music in America photograph collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1680-1975
    Collection number: 49
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of photographs and slide reproductions of historical objects, scenes and people relating to the development of American music
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robin/Music in America photograph collection, 49, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Robin was born Jan. 5, 1915 in New York City; B.A., Brooklyn College, 1936; also attended Univ. of Minnesota--Twin Cities (1939) and Stevens Institute of Technology (1940); RCA Institutes, certificate, 1942; director of acoustics dept., Juilliard School, 1947-53; writer, producer, and director of educational films in Hollywood, 1968-80; motion picture sound engineer in New York City and Hollywood; wrote some 60 scripts for scientific and management training films; won Gold Medal from the Atlanta Film Festival for Forces make forms (1975); contributor to periodicals; publications include The scientific image and I, Morggin (1995).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of photographs and slide reproductions of historical objects, scenes and people relating to the development of American music, gathered and organized by Harry Robin for a U.S. bicentennial research project.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Photographs (boxes 1-4)
    2. Introductory material (box 4)
    3. Slides (boxes 5-6)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Robin, Harry--Archives.
    Music--United States--History and criticism--Photographs.