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Frances Robb Oral History Interview

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Author: Robb, Frances
Abstract: This interview of Frances Robb was conducted under the auspices of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives. The interview includes information about Robb's family, the restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the College of William and Mary in the 1930s. An original copy of this interview is available in the University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. The paper version includes the following not available in the digital version: Color portrait of Frances Robb in 2007; photograph of Elizabeth Hayes holding the baby Frances Robb, 1929, on the steps of the Ludwell-Paradise House; two letters written in 1974 by Julia Oxrieder about background of Robb’s father; a card with a photograph and signature of Shirley Temple; a drawing of W.A.R. Goodwin by Robb in 1936; Robb’s notes for a Christopher Wren class about her remembrances of the restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Issued Date: 2001-09-13
Subjects: Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.)
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
Buildings and Grounds
President of the College--Chandler, Julian Alvin Carroll
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/2117
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: This interview of Frances Robb was conducted under the auspices of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives. The researcher is asked to 1) credit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives as the original source and copyright holder of this oral history; 2) permit the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives and Records Department, or any other designated Foundation employee, the opportunity to review a pre-publication draft of your manuscript for the purpose of protecting any information that, in the Foundation's opinion, represents a proprietary business interest or other confidential matter, and to modify or delete such information upon the written request of the Foundation, prior to publication (or other exhibition); and 3) send one gratis copy of your publication (if applicable) to the Colonial Williamsburg Archives and Records Department. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archives may be contacted at: Director, Archives and Records Department, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776. Telephone: 757 220-7249.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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