Alice M. Robertson Collection

The Alice M. Robertson Collection, part of McFarlin Library's Special Collections, is housed in sixty-one legal-sized document boxes and one flat document box, with oversized materials housed in Map Case 2.  The collection is organized into five series:  SERIES I:  Writings; SERIES II:  Correspondence; SERIES III:  Personal Papers; SERIES IV:  Photographs; SERIES V:  Miscellaneous; and SERIES VI:  Oversize. The collection was acquired from Alice Robertson circa 1931 with minor additions acquired from Faith Merriman Daltry, Lola H. Jaques, Maxwell Hunley Rare Books, and Mary Fitch Williams, between 1959-1992.

The entire Robertson Collection is being digitized and will be available here, organized to match the print version described above.  The Adobe Reader is required to view scans of the original materials.

The Collection:

SERIES I: Writings
SERIES II: Correspondence
SERIES III: Personal Papers
SERIES IV: Photographs
SERIES V: Miscellaneous
SERIES VI: Oversize


For a quick overview of Robertson's life and work, see the articles in Encyclopedia Britannica (TU students, faculty and staff ONLY), the U.S. House of Representatives' "Women in Congress" site and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. A 1932 article by Grant Foreman, "The Hon. Alice M. Robertson", was published in the Chronicles of Oklahoma and is available from the OSU Electronic Publishing Center.

A more detailed biography, based largely on the Robertson collection, is Bessie Allen Miller's 1946 thesis "The Political Life of Alice M. Robertson". Other books on Robertson are also available at McFarlin Library.