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 ====== Edgar Stewart Robinson ====== ====== Edgar Stewart Robinson ======
  
-b. Nov. 23, 1896, Pickford, Michigan, USA; d. Oct. 24, 1957, Victoria, BC\\+b. Nov. 23, 1896, Pickford, Michigan; d. Oct. 24, 1957, Victoria, BC\\
  
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1934). “Suggested policy for the collection and care of Canadian provincial documents.” In Public documents: their selection, distribution,​ cataloging, reproduction and preservation:​ papers presented at the 1933 Conference of the ALA, ed. by A. F. Kuhlman, 203-205. Chicago: American Library Association.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1934). “Suggested policy for the collection and care of Canadian provincial documents.” In Public documents: their selection, distribution,​ cataloging, reproduction and preservation:​ papers presented at the 1933 Conference of the ALA, ed. by A. F. Kuhlman, 203-205. Chicago: American Library Association.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1934). “Canadian Library Council [editorial].” Library Journal 59 (15): 656-657.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1934). “Canadian Library Council [editorial].” Library Journal 59 (15): 656-657.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1935). “On the Pacific Front.” Ontario Library Review 19 (1): 8-10.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1935). “On the Pacific Front.” Ontario Library Review 19 (1): 8-10.\\
-Robinson, Edgar S. (1936). “The Work of Public Documents Committee of Canada.” In Public documents: papers presented at the … Conference of the American Library Association [1935], edited by A. F. Kuhlman, 162-166. Chicago: American Library ​association.\\+\\ 
 +Robinson, Edgar S. (1936). “The Work of Public Documents Committee of Canada.” In Public documents: papers presented at the … Conference of the American Library Association [1935], edited by A. F. Kuhlman, 162-166. Chicago: American Library ​Association.\\ 
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 +Robinson, Edgar S. (1937). “The Librarian and Adult Education,​” in Library Trends; Papers Presented before the Library Institute at the University of Chicago, August 3-15, 1936, ed. by Louis R. Wilson, 118-133. Chicago: University of Chicago.\\ 
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 +Robinson, Edgar S. (1938). “Half a Century of Book Lending; Vancouver Public Library Reaches Jubilee…” Ontario Library Review 22 (1): 11-14.\\ 
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1947). “Libraries for today.” Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 24 (2): 59-60.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1947). “Libraries for today.” Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 24 (2): 59-60.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1947). “Debtors to our profession.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 4 (October): 5-6.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1947). “Debtors to our profession.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 4 (October): 5-6.\\
-Robinson, Edgar S. (1950). “‘Branching out’ in Vancouver.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 6 (5): 201-204.\\+\\ 
 +Robinson,​Edgar S. (1950). “‘Branching out’ in Vancouver.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 6 (5): 201-204.\\ 
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1950). “New times new Libraries.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 6 (5): 189-190.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1950). “New times new Libraries.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 6 (5): 189-190.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1952). “Plans and progress.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 9 (3): 82.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1952). “Plans and progress.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 9 (3): 82.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1954). “The Technique of photocharging.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 10 (5): 165-168.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1954). “The Technique of photocharging.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 10 (5): 165-168.\\
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 Robinson, Edgar S. (1957). Training professional librarians for Western Canada; report of the Special Committee on Library Education of the Public Library Commission. Edgar S. Robinson, Chairman; Samuel Rothstein, Secretary. Ed. by British Columbia Public Library Commission Special Committee on Library Education. Victoria, B.C.: British Columbia Library Association.\\ Robinson, Edgar S. (1957). Training professional librarians for Western Canada; report of the Special Committee on Library Education of the Public Library Commission. Edgar S. Robinson, Chairman; Samuel Rothstein, Secretary. Ed. by British Columbia Public Library Commission Special Committee on Library Education. Victoria, B.C.: British Columbia Library Association.\\
  
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 ===== Accomplishments:​ ===== ===== Accomplishments:​ =====
  
-Edgar Robinson was a champion for the concept of the “library in the community” in Vancouver. He was also a prominent regional voice for librarians in western Canada, especially British Columbia. Although his lifelong efforts to open a new central city library only came to fruition shortly after his death, the “Modernist style” four-storey central library on Burrard Street served Vancouver from 1957-1995 and was designated as a heritage site in 1994. Robinson also presided over the development of busy neighbourhood branches, notably Collingwood (1951), Dunbar (1950), Kerrisdale (1943), Kitsilano (1927), and South Hill (1949).\\+Edgar Robinson was a champion for the concept of the “library in the community” in Vancouver. He was also a prominent regional voice for librarians in western Canada, especially British Columbia. In August 1949, he chaired the local arrangements committee for the American Library Associations successful "Far West Regional Conference"​ held in Vancouver. Although his lifelong efforts to open a new central city library only came to fruition shortly after his death, the “Modernist style” four-storey central library on Burrard Street served Vancouver from 1957-1995 and was designated as a heritage site in 1994. Robinson also presided over the development of busy neighbourhood branches, notably Collingwood (1951), Dunbar (1950), Kerrisdale (1943), Kitsilano (1927), and South Hill (1949).\\
  
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 Curry, Ann and Gary Carre. (1998). “Edgar S. Robinson: Canada’s longest serving public library director.” Epilogue :​ Canadian Bulletin for the History of Books, Libraries, and Archives 13: 117-136.\\ Curry, Ann and Gary Carre. (1998). “Edgar S. Robinson: Canada’s longest serving public library director.” Epilogue :​ Canadian Bulletin for the History of Books, Libraries, and Archives 13: 117-136.\\
 “In Memoriam Edgar Stewart Robinson, November 22, [sic] 1896–October 24, 1957.” Viewpoint, the Vancouver Public Library Staff Association Newsletter 11 (2): 1-11.\\ “In Memoriam Edgar Stewart Robinson, November 22, [sic] 1896–October 24, 1957.” Viewpoint, the Vancouver Public Library Staff Association Newsletter 11 (2): 1-11.\\
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