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Chip Robert: Life as Art (opening reception)

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Stuart. A Rose Library

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

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The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will mark the opening of the Chip Robert Jr. papers with a reception.

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The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will mark the opening of the Chip Robert Jr. papers with an exhibition, "Chip Robert: Life as Art,” to celebrate the life of Lawrence Wood “Chip” Robert Jr. (1887-1976), an Atlanta businessman, civil servant, and world traveler.

An alumnus of Georgia Tech, Robert enrolled at the age of 16 as a sub-freshman. He earned degrees in civil engineering in 1908 and electrical engineering in 1909. He founded Robert and Company, an architectural and engineering firm, in 1917. Politically active, Robert was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1933-1936) by President Franklin Roosevelt. After World War II, he served as envoy and special delegate under President Truman and traveled the world assessing conditions. An avid traveler, he was one of the first American businessmen to travel to the Soviet Union. He was instrumental in bringing Northern businesses into partnerships with Southern industries.

The Rose Library is located on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, 30322. Parking is available in the Fishburne deck. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Emory Libraries events manager Maya Cody in advance at 404-727-7620 or maya.cody@emory.edu.

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