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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization and Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Military records and biography, 1917-1922, 1945-1947, 2012

University of Texas college essays (photocopies), 1914-1916

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Rupert Cook Robertson Papers, circa 1914-1922, 1945-1947, 2012



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robertson, Rupert Cook, 1895-1968; Robertson, Jack C.
Title: Robertson, Rupert Cook, papers
Dates: circa 1914-1922, 1945-1947, 2012
Abstract: The papers contain Rupert Cook Robertson’s military diaries from 1917 to 1922, a photograph of Robertson in military uniform circa 1918, a memo book of daily expenses from January 1945 to December 1947, select photocopies and transcripts of college essays about experiences at the University of Texas from 1914 to 1916, and a biography of Robertson written by his son, Jack C. Robertson, in 2012.
Accession No.: 2013-117; 2013-217
OCLC No.: 849517979
Extent: 1.5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Rupert C. Robertson was born on March 31, 1895. As a student at the University of Texas from 1914 to 1917, Robertson was a track letterman and member of Sigma Delta Psi. He was also a member Kappa Alpha (Omicron chapter), where his fraternity brothers included notable UT athletes such as Clyde Littlefield and Gus “Pig” Ditmar. He left the university in 1917 to join the Army Air Corp. He was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska as 2nd Lieutenant with an observation balloon unit. He lived in Marlin, Texas from 1942 to 1952. Robertson died on January 10, 1968.

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Scope and Contents

The papers contain Rupert Cook Robertson’s military diaries from 1917 to 1922, a photograph of Robertson in military uniform circa 1918, a memo book of daily expenses from January 1945 to December 1947, select photocopies and transcripts of college essays about experiences at the University of Texas from 1914 to 1916, and a biography of Robertson written by his son, Jack C. Robertson, in 2012.

The military diaries include accounts of Army life, income, and living expenses from 1917 to 1922, as well as pre-printed pages with information on rank insignia, semaphore codes, metric weights and measures, and some French vocabulary.

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Organization and Arrangement

The Rupert Cook Robertson papers are arranged chronologically into two series:
  • I. Military records and biography, 1917-1922, 1945-1947, 2012
  • II. University of Texas college essays (photocopies), 1914-1916

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Until 2030, written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from Jack C. Robertson's "Rupert Cook Robertson, 1895-1968: A Biography."

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Littlefield, Clyde.
Robertson, Jack C.
Robertson, Rupert Cook, 1895-1968 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas -- Students -- Biography.
University of Texas -- Students -- History -- 20th century.
University of Texas -- Track and field.
Subjects
Autobiography.
Biography -- Family.
College athletes -- Texas.
College students -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas for the original copies of Robertson's essays.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rupert Cook Robertson Papers, circa 1914-1922, 1945-1947, 2012, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Vanessa Attia, June 2013 and September 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Military records and biography, 1917-1922, 1945-1947, 2012

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4P239 Diary of Army life, 1917-1918
Photograph of Robertson, circa 1918-1919
Army and Navy diary, circa 1918-1922
Memo book detailing daily expenses, 1945-1947
"Rupert Cook Robertson, 1895-1968: A Biography" by Jack C. Robertson, February 2012

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University of Texas college essays (photocopies), 1914-1916

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4P239 A selection of Rupert Robertson’s University of Texas college essays, 1914-1916:
"My First Day in the University of Texas," October 3, 1914
"The Sport," January, 18, 1915
"Resolved, that Girls’ Athletics Should be Made Public," February 20, 1915
"Saturday Night on the Avenue," April 10, 1915
"Information About The University in Letter Form," April 29, 1915
"Who I Am and Why I Came to College," September 20, 1915
"An Incident in Registration," October 5, 1915
"The Daily Routine on a Farm," October 14, 1915
"The Department Store is Injurious to the Small Store," October 23, 1915
"Why Texas Lost to Oklahoma," November 4, 1915
"Football Practice," November 15, 1915
"Comparative Pleasures of Town and Country Life," November 17, 1915
"Some University Football Customs," November 23, 1915
"The Knocker," January 13, 1916

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