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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1916-1984

Creator:  Robinson, David, 1915-1980

Summary/Abstract:  David Robinson opened one of the first training schools for radiological technologists in Savannah, Georgia.  During his career, he served as President of the Georgia Radiological Society, Chief of Staff at Candler General Hospital in Savannah, and historian of the Georgia Medical Society. The papers include report cards, scrapbook, programs, bulletins, and obituaries.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 384, David Robinson Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Custodial History:  The David Robinson Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives which were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Material:  The Atlanta Medicine Bulletin of the Medical Association of Atlanta, Aug 1979 was separated from the collection and filed in the Georgia Historical Society vertical files. Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  V.J. Frey, 2001; addenda processed by N. Galler, 2004; Jeremy Katz, 2017

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  David Robinson was born in Savannah, Georgia, on 20 March 1915 and married Rebecca Drucker on 26 December 1940.  He attended public schools in Savannah and was a member of the Armstrong College first graduating class before obtaining a medical degree from the University of Georgia in 1942.  A veteran of World War II, Robinson served with the United States Army Medical Corps from 1943 to 1946 including service at the 184th General Hospital in Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  After a residency program at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, he returned to Savannah in 1947 and opened one of the first training schools for radiological technologists.  During his career, he served as President of the Georgia Radiological Society, Chief of Staff at Candler General Hospital in Savannah, and historian of the Georgia Medical Society.  Robinson retired in 1970 and died in Savannah on 22 November 1980.  He was a member of Savannah’s Congregation B’nai B’rith Jacob.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains Savannah Public School report cards of David Robinson and his brother Michael. Particularly of interest, is a World War II era scrapbook from the U. S. military, 184th General Hospital under the command of Col. Daniel J. Berry.  This original scrapbook consists of a typewritten description of the hospital, organized by department, which is accompanied by 59 photographs.  For preservation purposes, the scrapbook was photocopied and the photographs were removed.  Other materials in the collection include programs for hospital building dedication services in South Georgia, medical history articles written by Robinson, and death notices. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Subject Terms

Robinson, David, 1915-1980.

Robinson, Michael.

Jews--Georgia--Savannah.

World War, 1939-1945.

Articles.

Photographs.

Programs.

Report cards.

Scrapbooks.    

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Fort Devens Massachusetts Military Hospital History (original, photos removed)

1944

 

2

Fort Devens Massachusetts Military Hospital History (photocopy with photos)

1944

 

3

Fort Devens Massachusetts Military Hospital History – addenda ephemera

1946-1954

 

4

Hospital Building Dedication Service Programs

1961

 

5

Obituaries

1980-1982

 

6

Savannah Public Schools

1916-1932

 

7

The Bulletin of the Georgia Medical Society

1977-1984

 

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