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Hugo Robus papers, 1898-1967

Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N705-N706 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Hugo Robus papers, 1898-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.