Arthur Weaver Robinson collection
Arthur Weaver Robinson was a prominent alumnus of the University of Kansas and worked as a specialist in internal medicine in Kansas City from 1952 to 1992. Robinson served in multiple positions of leadership at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and taught medical students and St. Luke's resident staff as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical School. This collection contains Robinson family histories and genealogies; photographs and papers from Robinson's personal and family life; photographs from his academic career; and records from his professional life, including state medical licenses, medical degrees and certificates, awards, and records associated with the St. Luke's Hospital Foundation.
- 1921 - 2015
- Robinson, Arthur W., 1921-2015 (Compiler, Person)
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Biography of Arthur Weaver Robinson (1921-2015)
Arthur Weaver Robinson was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1921. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1942 with a B. A. degree and with a M.D in 1944. Later that same year, Robinson married Betty Jeanne Hess. While at the University of Kansas, Robinson was a member of the Beta Theta Pi and Nu Sigma Nu fraternities.
Robinson completed an internship at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1945. From 1948 to 1952, Robinson was a Fellow in Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and in 1952, he received an M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota. Robinson practiced as a specialist in internal medicine in Kansas City, Missouri from 1952 to 1992.
During his time in Kansas City, Robinson served as a president of the St. Luke’s Hospital medical staff as well as serving on the Boards of St. Luke’s Hospital and the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation. Robinson also worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical School. He was a member of several medical societies, including the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In 1990, Robinson was honored as a Foundation Fellow at the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, and in 1997, the Arthur W. Robinson Chair in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital was established.
Arthur W. Robinson passed away in May 2015.
[Information taken from https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/kansascity/name/arthur-robinson-obituary?pid=174876287.]
1 Linear Feet (2 document cases + 2 oversize boxes, 10 AV items, 1 oversize folder)
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the records of Arthur Weaver Robinson, a prominent alumnus of the University of Kansas and specialist in internal medicine in Kansas City. Included within the collection are the personal records of Robinson and his family, family photographs, wedding records, family histories and Robinson family genealogical records, awards, and records documenting the funerals of Arthur Robinson and his wife, Betty Jeanne H. Robinson.
The collection also contains records about Arthur Robinson’s time as a student at the University of Kansas, the Beta Theta Pi “Man of the Year” award to Robinson, and records documenting Robinson’s professional achievements, including state medical licenses, medical degrees and certificates, awards, and records associated with the St. Luke's Hospital Foundation.
RH MS 1533
RH MS Q479
RH PH P2841(ff)
KC AV 97
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Arthur Weaver Robinson, Jr. and Betsy E. Vandervelde, 2015.
- Guide to the Arthur Weaver Robinson Collection
- Arthur Weaver Robinson collection
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- Finding aid is written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Arthur Weaver Robinson collection, RH MS 1533, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.