Robinson Versus Pauling Case Files

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
The UCSD Libraries
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University of California, San Diego
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Fax: (858) 534-5950
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robinson, Arthur, 1942-
Title: Robinson Versus Pauling Case Files,
Date (inclusive): 1972 - 1981
Extent: 18.30 linear feet (18 records cartons, 1 archives box)
Abstract: Photocopies of legal documents pertaining to litigation initiated Arthur B. Robinson, an employee and co-founder of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, against Linus Pauling, the Institute, and several members of the Board of Trustees for, among other charges, wrongful firing, slander, and seizure of Robinson's research and equipment. The case was settled before it was to have been heard in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0239
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Preferred Citation

Robinson Versus Pauling Case Files, MSS 0239. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Historical Background

Arthur Robinson (1942- ) was an undergraduate at Cal Tech in the early 1960s while Linus Pauling was a faculty member there. Robinson subsequently earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at UCSD in 1968 and eventually took a position in the university's chemistry department. Robinson resigned his UCSD faculty post in 1972, and Pauling resigned his faculty position at Stanford University, as they formed a partnership to found the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers are arranged according to the law office's numbering system. Each sheet of paper is stamped with its own number beginning with the number 2 and concluding with 53701. Many documents are duplicated numerous times throughout the collection and are used to document many different events and situations. Gaps occur in the numbering where blank pages or consecutive duplicates were weeded. Also, numbers 30730 through 33709 are missing. Dates throughout the collection document events between 1973 when Robinson and Pauling founded the Linus Pauling Institute and 1981 when settlement was reached out of court. The bulk of documents occur however between the summer of 1978, when Robinson brought charges against the Institute and Linus Pauling, and 1981.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Robinson, Arthur, 1942- -- Archives
Robinson, Arthur, 1942- -- Trials, litigation, etc
Pauling, Linus, 1901- -- Archives
Pauling, Linus, 1901- -- Trials, litigation, etc
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. -- Trials, litigation, etc
Medical research personnel -- Dismissal of -- Case studies

Contributors

Pauling, Linus, 1901-
California. -- Superior Court (San Mateo County)
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine


Collection Contents

 

LITIGATION FILES

box 1, folder 1

Pleadings

Note

Folders 1-3
box 1, folder 4

Witness Files

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Folders 4-30
box 1, folder 31

Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes

Note

Folders 31-32
box 2, folder 1

Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes

Note

Folders 1-3
box 2, folder 4

Witness Files - Hicks, Zaffaroni

Note

Folders 4-16
box 2, folder 17

Histories, chronologies

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Folders 17-30
box 2, folder 30

Memos, newsletters, articles re Pauling, Hicks, institute

Note

Folders 30-34
box 3, folder 1

Memos, newsletters, articles

Note

Folders 1-13
box 3, folder 14

Board of Trustee meeting minutes

Note

Folders 14-20
box 3, folder 21

Chronologies of events

Note

Folders 21-23
box 3, folder 24

Depositions, notes

Note

Folder 24-33
box 4, folder 1

Depositions, notes

Note

Folders 1-3
box 4, folder 4

Laboratory data

Note

Folders 4-8
box 4, folder 9

Pleadings

Note

Folders 9-27
box 5, folder 1

Pleadings

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Folders 1-3
box 5, folder 4

Notes, memos to and from Robinson

Note

Folders 4-16
box 5, folder 17

Board meeting minutes

Note

Folders 17-25
box 5, folder 26

Pleadings

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Folders 26-33
box 6, folder 1

Pleadings

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Folders 1-40
box 7, folder 1

Pleadings

Note

Folders 1-46
box 7, folder 47

Financial reports and budgets for institute

Note

Folders 47-52
box 8, folder 1

Financial reports

Note

Folders 1-10
box 8, folder 11

Pleadings

Note

Folders 11-29
box 8, folder 30

Data - mouse experiments

Note

Folders 30-38
box 8, folder 39

Pleadings

Note

Folders 39-46
box 9, folder 1

Pleadings

Note

Folders 1-4
box 9, folder 5

Data - mouse

Note

Folders 5-12
box 9, folder 13

Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered

Note

Folders 13-39
box 10, folder 1

Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered

box 10, folder 2

Memos and correspondence from Robinson

Note

Folders 2-16
box 10, folder 17

Calendar - Linus Pauling

box 10, folder 18

Board meeting minutes

Note

Folders 18-23
box 10, folder 24

Memoranda and published articles

Note

Folders 24-29
box 10, folder 30

Lauralee Robinson exhibits

box 10, folder 31

Art Robinson exhibits

Note

Folders 31-35
box 10, folder 36

Financial records and reports

Note

Folders 36-37
box 10, folder 38

Pleadings

Note

Folders 38-39
box 10, folder 40

Proposal and grant materials

Note

Folders 40-45
box 11, folder 1

Proposal and grant materials

Note

Folders 1-12
box 11, folder 13

Chronologies of events

Note

Folders 13-16
box 11, folder 17

Board meeting minutes

Note

Folders 17-19
box 11, folder 20

Proceedings

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Folders 20-26
box 11, folder 27

Notes, documents, minutes

Note

Folders 27-36
box 11, folder 37

Pleadings

Note

Folders 37-49
box 12, folder 1

Pleadings

Note

Folders 1-14
box 12, folder 15

Handwritten notes and documents - Robinson

Note

Folders 15-20
box 12, folder 21

Discovery documents-attorney, correspondence, interrogatories, drafts of motions

Note

Folders 21-40
box 12, folder 41

Financial records and reports

Note

Folders 41-48
box 12, folder 49

Board meeting minutes

Note

Folders 49-54
box 13, folder 1

Board meeting minutes

Note

Folders 1-5
box 13, folder 6

Pleadings

Note

Folders 6-7
box 13, folder 8

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 8-12
box 13, folder 13

Attorney notes

box 13, folder 14

Chronology - Robinson

Note

Folders 14-15
box 13, folder 16

Pleadings

Note

Folders 16-35
box 13, folder 36

Memos, correspondence

Note

Folders 36-40
box 13, folder 41

Experiment file

Note

Folders 41-42
box 13, folder 43

Institute bylaws

box 13, folder 44

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 44-46
box 14, folder 1

Rules and procedures

Note

Folder 1-26
box 14, folder 27

Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both

Note

sides. Folders 27-31
box 15, folder 1

Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both

Note

sides. Folders 1-3
box 15, folder 4

Fees and accounts - attorneys

Note

Folders 4-7
box 15, folder 8

Correspondence - attorneys

Note

Folders 8-9
box 15, folder 10

Lab data

Note

Folders 10-11
box 15, folder 12

Correspondence - attorneys

box 15, folder 13

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 13-15
box 15, folder 16

Pleadings

Note

Folders 16-19
box 15, folder 20

Attorney's notes on witnesses and case

Note

Folders 20-24
box 15, folder 25

Pleadings and exhibits

Note

Folders 25-44
box 15, folder 45

Finances

box 15, folder 46

Diary - Lauralee Robinson

Note

Folders 46-47
box 16, folder 1

Diary - Lauralee Robinson

Note

Folders 1-2
box 16, folder 3

Documents re libel and slander documents

Note

Folders 3-9
box 16, folder 10

Correspondence to institute from donors and public

Note

Folders 10-11
box 17, folder 1

Reports on research

Note

Folders 1-4
box 17, folder 5

Memoranda

Note

Folders 5-11
box 17, folder 12

Correspondence

box 17, folder 13

Pleadings

Note

Folders 13-22
box 17, folder 23

Grant materials, reports

Note

Folders 23-24
box 17, folder 25

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 25-36
box 18, folder 1

Pleadings and interrogatories

Note

Folders 1-14
box 18, folder 15

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 15-17
box 18, folder 18

Pleadings

Note

Folders 18-20
box 18, folder 21

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 21-23
box 18, folder 24

Institute documents

box 18, folder 25

Rules and procedures

Note

Folders 25-26
box 18, folder 27

Donor Letters

Note

Folders 27-28
box 18, folder 29

Work product file

box 18, folder 30

Documents re Robinson's loans

box 18, folder 31

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

box 18, folder 32

Labor Board

box 18, folder 33

Stein and Goldberg bar complaint

box 18, folder 34

Witness lists

box 18, folder 35

Research grants

box 18, folder 36

Correspondence with lawyers

box 18, folder 37

Pleadings

Note

Folders 37-38
box 18, folder 39

Agreement draft

box 18, folder 40

Lawyer's memos and drafts of motions and statements

Note

Folders 40-59
box 19, folder 1

Settlement drafts

Note

Folders 1-6
box 19, folder 7

Plaintiff's motion to compel documents

box 19, folder 8

Defendant's response