Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-

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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

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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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creatorOf White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946. Stewart White papers, 1901-1941. University of Michigan
referencedIn William L. Clements papers, 1920-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Adams, J. Donald (James Donald), 1891-1968. The writer and his craft : being the Hopwood lectures, 1932-1953. 1934- University of Michigan
creatorOf Peterson, Reuben, 1862-1942. Reuben Peterson papers, 1890-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Winter, John Garrett, 1881-1956. John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1951. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946. Papers, 1901-1941. University of Michigan
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Thomas M. Spaulding papers, 1901-1969 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf IDRIS BELL PAPERS. Vol. XXV (ff. 222). C. S. Ralegh Radford -Alexander Souter.Olga Kapteyn, afterwards Fröbe: Letters to Marie Stopes from Olga Kapteyn: 1898-1937.includes:f. 1 Courtenay Arthur Ralegh Radford, archaeologist: Letter to H. I. Bell: ... British Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Observatory. Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-. Frank Egleston Robbins papers, 1907-1961. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Observatory. Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1977. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964. Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963 Houghton Library
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Spaulding, Thomas Marshall, 1882-1973. Thomas Marshall Spaulding papers, 1901-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Maynard, William Sumner, 1802-1866. William S. Maynard papers, 1836-1857 and 1932. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Papers, 1842-1948. University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-. Note [195-?, Ann Arbor?] to [J.R.] Watling [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn John Garrett Winter papers, 1901-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Frank E. Robbins Papers, 1907-1961, 1934-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Robbins, F. E. History of the Rock Island Bridge [microform] / prepared by F.E. Robbins. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Assistant to the President. Assistant to the President (University of Michigan) records, 1913-1986. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Peterson, Reuben, 1862-1942. Reuben Peterson papers, 1890-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Francis Willey Kelsey Papers, 1891-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-. The ancient city of Barchester, formerly Baronum Castrum in the eastern division of Barset. Depicted with the aid of Anthony Trollope by Frank E. Robbins as a Christmas greeting, 1947. University of Michigan
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Anthony Trollope papers, 1842-1948. University of Michigan
creatorOf Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. William Lawrence Clements papers, 1920-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-. Note [195-?, Ann Arbor?] to [E.M.] Hymans [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Assistant to the President (University of Michigan) Records, 1913-1986 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Letters, to F.E. Robbins, 1927-1934. University of Michigan
creatorOf Frank E. Robbins reprints, 1910-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Reuben Peterson papers, 1890-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1985 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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