Hugo Robus papers, 1898-1967

Robus, Hugo, b. 1885 d. 1964
Painter, Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, printed material, photographs, diaries, financial material, a transcript of an interview, and blueprints.

REELS N705-N706: Biographical data, including a resume; letters to Robus, correspondence with foundries used to cast his sculpture, and award notices; records of loans to galleries; records of teaching appointments; customs and insurance documents, income tax returns and other financial data; and 2 exhibition catalogs.

UNMICROFILMED: A wedding announcement; award notices; records of teaching appointments; correspondence with his wife, Irene Bogart Chubb Robus, and business correspondence; Irene Robus's diaries, 1940-1958; financial data; blueprints and a building contract for a house; a photoengraved plate of Robus's sculpture; a scrapbook of essays written by Irene for the PLAIN DEALER, 1898-1900; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, including a catalog from the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959, with an English translation; photographs of Robus in his studio and negatives of his sculpture; and a 31 p. transcript of an interview of Robus conducted by K. Osis, March 28, 1963.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died in 1964.

Material on reels N705-N706 lent for microfilming 1967 by Hugo Robus, Jr., Robus's son. Portions subsequently donated 1978-1982, with additional material by Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Robus, Jr., through Roberta Tarbell, who used the papers for her research on Robus.

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