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Robert Angus Brooks Papers

Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1926-1976
Descriptive Entry:
This collection documents the different stages in Robert Brooks's education and career. Most of the material is professional in nature; there are few intimately personal letters or recordings. Much of the collection consists of business correspondence, notes, and financial records, as well as personal memorabilia, poetry and poetry translations.

Brooks's correspondence can also be found in the records of the Office of the Under Secretary, Record Unit 137. The papers of Robert A. Brooks at the Smithsonian Institution Archives can be supplemented by a collection of papers relating to his term as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Logistics located at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, in Austin, Texas.
Historical Note:
Robert Angus Brooks (1920-1976) was born in Calcutta, India, to American parents. He attended preparatory school in Scotland at Dalhousie Castle school (1928-1934), and later at Roxbury Latin School in Massachusetts (1934-1936). He received degrees in classical philology from Harvard--B.A., 1940, M.A., 1941, Ph.D., 1949. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Force, and was promoted to Captain in 1945. He married Jane S. Kochmann in 1943.

After the war he was a Junior Fellow at Harvard, and later Instructor of Classics (1949-1951). From 1951 to 1965 he worked in the Boston consulting firm, Harbridge House, Inc. In 1965 he was appointed by Lyndon Johnson as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Logistics, and served there until 1969, when he rejoined Harbridge House as its President. In 1971 he accepted the position as Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution where he remained until his death in 1976.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7304
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 American Academy in Rome, application for scholarship and correspondence, 1940-1944, 1947, 1972, 1975

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 4: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1936-1976. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Harvard graduate school and employment, 1940-1951

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 4: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1936-1976. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 University employment offers, 1948-1958

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 4: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1936-1976. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Harvard Board of Overseers, Committee to Visit the Department of Astronomy, 1973-1976

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 4: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1936-1976. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 6 Harvard doctoral thesis, 1949

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 4: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1936-1976. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1054

PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series outlines Robert A. Brooks' service in the Army Air Force. It contains several training manuals, handbooks, and intelligence school notes kept by Brooks. Most of the documents included are official papers and special orders relating to Brooks' duties and personal effects, and follow his career during the war, and in the Reserve Corps after the war. The collection also contains newspaper clippings, souvenir publications, and other memorabilia, including certificates of gratitude (one from President Harry Truman), an officer's candidate school year book, and a farewell publication for the Seventh Air Force.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7304, Series 5
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 6

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Army training manuals

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1093

Folder 2 Army Air Force Intelligence School handbooks and manuals

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1105

Folder 3 Army Air Force Intelligence School notes, 1943

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1117

Folder 4 Air intelligence photographs

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1129

Box 7

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1142

Folder 1 Maps, Pacific Theater of Operations

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1150

Folder 2 Photo intelligence manuals

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1162

Folder 3 Photo intelligence report

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1174

Folder 4 Medical papers

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1186

Folder 5 Memorandum receipts

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1199

Folder 6 Pay vouchers and allotments of pay, 1943-1945

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
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Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1211

Folder 7 Personal and legal affairs, 1943-1946, 1956

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
See more items in:
Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Robert Angus Brooks Papers / Series 5: PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE, 1942-1956. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1223

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