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Born on September 10, 1917, in Jefferson City, Harriet Robinson is a child of two Lincoln University alumni. Robinson and her siblings also attended Lincoln Laboratory School and the University, but she was unable to finish her degree due to the Depression. In 1969 she was hired at Lincoln University as a switchboard operator, and later worked as a library assistant at Page Library. For twenty-three years, Robinson helped students and faculty with their research, retiring in 1992. While at Page Library, she also had other responsibilities, such as keeping the Lincoln Collection. She recognized the historical importance of objects, salvaging things such as the “Blue Tiger” Café Window. Robinson has assisted people working on graduate and doctoral degrees, and several books have been dedicated to her. She passed away in 2010.
Lincoln University Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University of Missouri alumni, Lincoln University women
Schleer, Mark and Bryant, Ithaca, "Legendary Ladies of Lincoln: Harriet Robinson" (2019). Legendary Ladies of Lincoln. 21.