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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:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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
EDAN-URL:
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HARBRIDGE HOUSE, INC., 1951-1975.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series documents Robert A. Brooks' involvement as an employee and a stockholder in Harbridge House, Inc. Records in this collection include business letters, interoffice memoranda, board of directors' meeting agendas and notes, and stockholders' reports. Also included are Brooks' personal holdings and transactions with the company, memorabilia, and awards received.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7304, Robert Angus Brooks Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7304, Series 6
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 8

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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Harbridge House, Inc. Includes letters, interoffice memoranda, board of directors meetings and notes, 1962, 1969-1972.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 8 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 Harbridge House profit sharing trust

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 8 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 7 Harbridge House, Inc. Includes general financial and miscellaneous articles.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 8 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1417

Box 9

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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Harbridge House, Inc. Includes stockholders' reports, 1970-1974.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 9 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Harbridge House personal stock, 1967-1975

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 9 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Harbridge House, Inc. Includes personal and financial records, 1970-1972, 1975 and undated

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 9 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1462

Folder 4 Harbridge House, Inc. Includes newspaper clippings and awards and memorabilia.

Collection Creator::
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 9 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
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7304-refidd1e1474

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