Series 1
Correspondence and personal papers, 1887-2017 (bulk 1933-1973)
Boxes 1-6, 77, 83-84, 87-89

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the correspondence and personal papers of Lawrence Wood Robert, Jr., from 1887-1976. Correspondence primarily includes personal letters between Robert and his family including one of his daughters, Alice Birney Robert Walker, as well as his peers, including Bobby Jones and George C. Griffin, Esquire. Personal papers include his birth certificate, biographical sketches and narratives, passports, and clippings of "Eve's Rib," Evelyn Robert's weekly newspaper column. Photographs in the series contain images of the Robert family and Robert's hometown, Monticello, Georgia. The bulk of the series documents Robert's attendance of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia), colloquially known as Georgia Tech, and his lengthy relationship with the university as an alumnus. There is a significant amount of correspondence, photographs, and printed material related to Georgia Tech. The series also contains Sammy Ikeda's English translation of the Japanese-language autobiography of Takechiyo Matsuda, as well as Matsuda's original diaries. Matsuda was a politician in Japan and served as Chair of Shugin, the lower House of representatives of the Diet of Japan, in 1969.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical information, 2016-2017
1 2 Biographical information and correspondence, 1936-1973
1 3 Biographical interview, undated
1 4 Biographical narrative, 1977
1 5 Biographical sketch, 1976
1 6 Birney, Alice, memorial correspondence, 1950-1952, 1963
1 7 Birth certificate, 1887
1 8 Birthday party invitation, 1967
1 9 California trip correspondence, 1961
1 10 Cards and passports, 1952-1960
77 1 Checkbook, 1924-1927
1 11 Christmas card recipients, 1933
1 12 Christmas gift recipients, 1935-1937
1 13 Correspondence, 1925
1 14 Correspondence, 1930-1934
1 15 Correspondence, 1932-1976
1 16 Correspondence, 1933
1 17 Correspondence, 1934-1975
1 18 Correspondence, 1938-1944
1 19 Correspondence, 1958-1963
1 20 Correspondence, circa 1959
1 21 Correspondence, 1960, 1975
1 22 Correspondence, 1963
1 23 Correspondence, 1964-1967
1 24 Correspondence, 1970
1 25 Correspondence, 1971-1973
1 26 Correspondence, 1972
1 27 Correspondence and ephemera, circa 1926-1928
1 28 Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1903-1921
1 29 Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1970-1979
1 30 Correspondence and photographs, circa 1905-1961
1 31 Correspondence and photographs, 1932-1976
1 32 Correspondence and photographs, circa 1933-1976
1 33 Correspondence, Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of Notre Dame, 1924-1926
1 34 Correspondence, Sea Island Cottage #12, 1946-1948
1 35 Dialysis information, 1967-1968
83 10 Drawings, Georgia Institute of Technology architectural development plan, undated
1 36 Family photographs, circa 1806-1942
1 37 Family photographs, circa 1927-1930
77 2 Financial records, 1944-1947
2 1 Financial records, 1957 [1]
2 2 Financial records, 1957 [2]
2 3 Financial records, 1957 [3]
2 4 Fulton County, Georgia, voter registration card, 1976
2 5 Gallbladder surgery correspondence, 1956
2 6 Genealogical information, 1830
3 25 Georgia Institute of Technology, 75th anniversary booklets, 1963-1964
2 7 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumni Association correspondence, 1953-1962
2 9 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumni Association and Football Letterman's Club correspondence, informational materials, and newspaper clippings, circa 1934-1975
2 8 Georgia Institute of Technology, alumni correspondence, 1959-1960
2 10 Georgia Institute of Technology, alumni magazine, 1979-1989
2 11 Georgia Tech "Alumnus" bulletin, 1923
2 12 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1936
2 13 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1945
2 14 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1952
2 15 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1963
2 16 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1967
2 17 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine, 1971
2 18 Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumnus magazine and football brochure, 1971-1973
2 19 Georgia Institute of Technology, ANAK Society correspondence and materials, 1959-1965
2 20 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association Articles of Incorporation, Original Constitution, and original documents, 1929-1939
2 21 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association constitution, circa 1931
2 22 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association correspondence, 1951-1966 [1]
2 23 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association correspondence, 1951-1966 [2]
2 24 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association correspondence, 1951-1966 [3]
2 25 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association expenses, 1975-1976
2 26 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association magazine, 1979
2 27 Georgia Institute of Technology, Athletic Association meeting minutes, 1905-1913
2 28 Georgia Institute of Technology, athletic teams' photographs, 1904-1908
2 29 Georgia Institute of Technology, athletic teams' photographs, 1907
2 30 Georgia Institute of Technology, athletic teams' photographs, circa 1904-1963
2 31 Georgia Institute of Technology, booklets, 1972
2 32 Georgia Institute of Technology, booklets and ephemera, 1929-1976
2 33 Georgia Institute of Technology, certificate, commencement program, and photographic negatives, 1907-1949
2 34 Georgia Institute of Technology, class of 1908 correspondence, 1963
2 35 Georgia Institute of Technology, commencement program, 1934
2 36 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1922
2 37 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence and photographs, circa 1947
2 38 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1949-1965 [1]
2 39 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1949-1965 [2]
2 40 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1949-1965 [3]
2 41 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence, 1963
2 42 Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence and information about artificial turf, circa 1933-1971
3 1 Georgia Institute of Technology, football booklets, 1961-1976, undated
3 2 Georgia Institute of Technology, Foundation correspondence, 1958-1961
3 3 Georgia Institute of Technology, Golden Tornado Champions booklet, 1928
3 4 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [1]
3 5 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [2]
3 6 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [3]
3 7 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [4]
3 8 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [5]
3 9 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [6]
3 10 Georgia Institute of Technology, Greater Georgia Tech movement fundraiser campaign, 1921 [7]
3 11 Georgia Institute of Technology, Hall of Fame correspondence, 1962-1963
3 12 Georgia Institute of Technology, information about alumni and athletic activities, circa 1968-1974
3 13 Georgia Institute of Technology, National Alexander Memorial Campaign correspondence, maps, and publications, 1948-1957
3 14 Georgia Institute of Technology, varsity letters, 1905-1908, 1947
3 15 Georgia Institute of Technology versus Duke University football game, souvenir program, 1965
3 16 Georgia Institute of Technology versus Duke University football game, souvenir program, 1975
3 17 Georgia Institute of Technology versus Florida State University football game, souvenir program, 1971
3 18 Georgia Institute of Technology versus Tulane University football game, souvenir program, 1972
3 19 Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of Georgia football games, newspaper clippings, undated
3 20 Georgia Institute of Technology versus United States Naval Academy football game, souvenir program, 1972
3 21 Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football game, souvenir program, 1974
3 22 Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of Notre Dame football game, schedule, 1921-1922
3 23 Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of Notre Dame football game souvenir program, 1976
3 24 Georgia Institute of Technology versus University of South Carolina football game, souvenir program, 1970
3 26 Georgia Olympics Number 5 State High School Track and Field Finals Championship, booklet, undated
3 27 Greeting card, 1935
3 28 Harwell, Ernie, "He Doesn't Have to Win", Coach William A. Alexander, topic of writings, undated
3 29 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1929
Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1940
3 30 Holiday correspondence, 1959
3 31 Holiday correspondence, 1959-1960
3 32 Holiday correspondence and lists of names, 1940-1941
3 33 Holiday correspondence and lists of names, 1944-1945
4 1 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1933-1934 [1]
4 2 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1933-1934 [2]
4 3 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1933-1934 [3]
4 4 Holiday, Christmas, gift recipients, 1935
4 5 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1942
4 6 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1943-1946
4 7 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1944-1945 [1]
4 8 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1944-1945 [2]
4 9 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1944-1945 [3]
4 10 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1944-1945 [4]
4 11 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1945
4 12 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1958
4 13 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1962
4 14 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1962-1963
4 15 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1962-1964
4 16 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1963-1976 [1]
4 17 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1963-1976 [2]
4 18 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists of names, 1968-1970
4 19 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1970 [1]
4 20 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1970 [2]
4 21 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1971 [1]
4 22 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1971 [2]
4 23 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1971-1972 [1]
4 24 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1971-1972 [2]
4 25 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1971, 1975
4 26 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and gifts, 1972 [1]
4 27 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and gifts, 1972 [2]
4 28 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1973 [1]
4 29 Holiday, gifts correspondence and party guests lists, 1944-1945
4 30 Holiday, Christmas, presents, 1941
4 31 Holiday, Christmas, correspondence and lists, 1940
5 1 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1973 [2]
5 2 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1973-1974 [1]
5 3 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1973-1974 [2]
5 4 Holiday, Christmas, gifts correspondence, 1973-1974 [3]
5 5 Holiday, Christmas, employee lists of gift recipients, 1974
5 6 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1974
5 7 Holiday, Christmas, gifts information, 1974-1975 [1]
5 8 Holiday, Christmas, gifts information, 1974-1975 [2]
5 9 Holiday, Christmas, gift invoices, 1970-1971
5 10 Holiday, Christmas, gift invoices, 1971
5 11 Holiday, Christmas, gift invoices, 1975
5 12 Holiday, Christmas, lists of names, 1975
5 13 Holiday, Christmas, gift invoices, 1975-1976 [1]
5 14 Holiday, Christmas, flyer, undated
5 15 Holiday, Christmas, gifts recipients, undated
5 16 Holiday, invoice for turkey orders to Robert & Co. associates, 1975-76
5 17 Identification cards and photographs, circa 1954-1955
5 18 Ikeda, Sammy, Takechiyo Matsuda autobiography, 1950-1972 [1]
5 19 Ikeda, Sammy, Takechiyo Matsuda autobiography, 1950-1972 [2]
5 20 Ikeda, Sammy, Takechiyo Matsuda autobiography, 1950-1972 [3]
5 21 Ikeda, Sammy, Takechiyo Matsuda autobiography, 1950-1972 [4]
5 22 Ikeda, Sammy, Takechiyo Matsuda autobiography, 1950-1972 [5]
5 23 Johnson, Robert Wood "Mr. Opposition" booklet, undated
5 24 Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund correspondence, 1956-1963 [1]
5 25 Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund correspondence, 1956-1963 [2]
5 26 Last Will and Testament, Lawrence Wood Robert, Sr., 1944
5 27 Matsuda, Takechiyo diary, 1880-1920 [1]
5 28 Matsuda, Takechiyo diary, 1880-1920 [2]
5 29 Matsuda, Takechiyo diary, 1880-1920 [3]
5 30 Monticello, Georgia, trip photographs, 1975
5 31 Newspaper, Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, 1979
5 32 Notes, 1955-1956
6 28 "The Ole Tar Heel's Last Game" dime novel photocopy and Charles Bragin, collector of dime novels, correspondence, 1901, 1942
5 33 Passports, 1926-1971
5 34 Passports, 1935
5 35 Philips, C.A. [Captain], U.S. Marine Corps., "Miracle of War," undated
6 4 Photographic negatives, circa 1926
6 5 Photographic negatives, 1959
6 6 Photographic negatives, undated
6 7 Photographic negatives, circa 1950
6 8 Photographic negatives, Monticello, Georgia, undated
5 36 Photographs, circa 1904-1956
6 1 Photographs, 1906-1937
6 2 Photographs, 1934-1940
6 3 Photographs, circa 1935
83 8 Photographs of relatives, undated
88 1 Plaque, Distinguished American Award, National Football Foundation Atlanta chapter and Hall of Fame, undated
89 1 Plaque, Georgia Institute of Technology athletic association, undated
87 1 Plaque, State of Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame, Incorporated, 1963
6 10 Postcards, mills, undated
6 11 Poster, Southeastern Conference Football schedule, 1964
6 12 Proclamation, "Chip Celebration Day," 1967
6 13 Robert, Birney postcards, circa 1957
6 14 Robert, Evelyn, "Eve's Rib" newspaper article clippings, 1947-1958
6 15 Robert, Evelyn, in memoriam newspaper clippings, 1972
6 16 Robert, Evelyn, magnetic photograph, undated
6 17 Robert, Georgia, Mion newspaper clippings, 1962
6 18 Robert, Lawrence Wood, Jr., childhood writing, 1893
6 19 Robert, Lawrence Wood, Sr., notes and photographs circa 1907-1976
6 20 Robert, Lawrence Wood, Sr., photographs, undated
6 21 Robert, Louisa, correspondence, 1937-1939
84 1 Scrapbook, newspaper clippings about Evie Walker, 1937-1938
6 21 Sea Island Cottage, correspondence, 1949-1962 [1]
6 22 Sea Island Cottage, correspondence, 1949-1962 [2]
6 23 Sea Island Cottage, correspondence, 1955
6 24 Sea Island Cottage, Fourth of July house party correspondence, 1955
6 25 Sea Island Cottage, journal, 1945-1970
6 26 Silhouette, 1934
6 27 Summer Olympic Games photographs, Berlin, Germany, 1936
6 29 Thorny, Al, "The Ramblin' Wreck: A Story of Georgia Tech Football," 1973
6 30 Touchdown Club of Atlanta, Incorporated, membership roster, 1964
6 31 Unknown speaker, "Bill of Rights for Women" address transcript, 1954
6 32 Various authors, Oliver Max Gardner, topic of writings, circa 1951
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