Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-Variant names
Assistant to President of University of Michigan and director of the University Press.
From the description of Frank Egleston Robbins papers, 1907-1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421923
Frank E. Robbins was a University of Michigan professor and assistant to the president/
From the guide to the Frank E. Robbins reprints, 1910-1951, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)
Epithet: of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x0000f5
Frank Egleston Robbins was born September 9, 1884 in Westfield, Massachusetts. He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1906 and Master of Arts in 1907. In 1911, he graduated from the University of Chicago with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Robbins came to the University of Michigan in 1912 as a teacher in Greek. Robbins became the unofficial keeper of university affairs and history. He was an authority of academic protocol, and was responsible for academic celebrations involving costume and procedure. His involvement included serving as chairman of the general committee for President Hatcher's inauguration, and consulting on the proper academic procedure for hosting foreign dignitaries and honorary degree recipients.
In 1921, he was appointed to the position of Assistant to the President and continued until his retirement in 1953. He was the assistant to four university presidents during his career. Serving also as director of the University Press starting in 1930, Dr. Robbins oversaw the publication of hundreds of scholarly books and informative pamphlets on the university. As director of the University Press, Robbins assisted in the publication of the Middle English Dictionary and a dictionary of Elizabethan Proverb Lore. Robbins had his own research published as well, including writings on Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, and other contributions on astrology and mathematics in miscellaneous papyri. Dr. Robbins served as the editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review, as well as emeritus assistant to the president and director emeritus of the University Press. He died in 1963 in Ann Arbor after a brief illness.
From the guide to the Frank E. Robbins Papers, 1907-1961, 1934-1960, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)
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