Grosvenor Robinson (1867-1953) came to Bates as instructor of Elocution in 1896. While at Bates he became involved with developing the Little Theater Movement in New England at Bates and assisting with the 4-A theater productions. His studies extended outside Bates during summer vacations through extensive travel. He toured various theaters, attended drama and theater workshops, traveling extensively throughout Europe and Russia. He retired from Bates in 1938.
The collection includes a notebook kept by Bates theater professor Robinson that records his various trips and theater tours: a 1929 trip to Europe, a 1932 trip to Finland, and the publicized 1940 lecture tour to California taken on a Greyhound (he held a 15 foot bus ticket "believed longest in America.") The collection also includes travel logs and notes of his summer tours taken of the United States, Europe and Russia from 1924 to 1945 and scrapbooks (1933-1938) of photographs taken on his many trips abroad.
The collection is in chronological order.
The collection is open for research.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
Fred Austin Knapp Papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, http://www.bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC034.html
These records are indexed under the following headings in the Bates College Library catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Robinson, Grosvenor May--Archives
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Faculty
Travelers' writings, American
Voyages and travels
Europe--Description and travel
Russia--Description and travel
United States--Description and travel
No provenance information available. Accession No.: xx-066.
Grosvenor May Robinson papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
Processsed by Caron Pelletier, 2000.
Final arrangement and description by Kurt Kuss, Special Collections Librarian, 2000.
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