Arwilda G. Robinson papers, 1933-1950

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link:

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robinson, Arwilda G.
Title: Arwilda G. Robinson papers, 1933-1950
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 860
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of African American missionary Arwilda G. Robinson including correspondence from her students and friends, some financial records, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase, 2000.


[after identification of item(s)], Arwilda G. Robinson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Stacy R. Swazy, Archives Intern, December 19, 2001.

This finding aid may include language that is offensive or harmful. Please refer to the Rose Library's harmful language statement for more information about why such language may appear and ongoing efforts to remediate racist, ableist, sexist, homophobic, euphemistic and other oppressive language. If you are concerned about language used in this finding aid, please contact us at

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Arwilda G. Robinson was a member of the First Colored Wesley Methodist A.M.E. Zion Church, Philadelphia. She went to Liberia on February 12, 1934, and served as a missionary at the Mt. Coffee Mission Station at least through 1937.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal papers of Arwilda G. Robinson from 1933-1950. The collection includes correspondence from her students and friends, some financial records, newspaper clippings, pages from her address book, more than a dozen photographs, and a half-dozen Church buttons and ribbons.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names

Topical Terms

Form/Genre Terms


Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Addresses
1 2 Christmas list
1 3 Church buttons and ribbons, 1937-1950
1 4 Correspondence, 1933-1937
1 5 Financial statements and receipts, 1934-1936
1 6 Invitation to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity & The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at Livingston College, Salisbury, North Carolina, Annual Spring Prom, April 14, 1938
1 7 Membership cards, 1936-1937
1 8 National Teachers registration card
1 9 Newspaper clippings
1 10 Photographs, 1934-1941
1 11 Printed material: "Four Parables for Mothers and Workers"
OP1 1 Printed material: Calendar of Atlanta Black History, 1987-88, 1990-1991, 1991-1992
OP1 1 Printed material: Calendar of Black History, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1995-1996