Abstract

Photocopies of legal documents pertaining to litigation initiated Arthur B. Robinson, an employee and co-founder of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, against Linus Pauling, the Institute, and several members of the Board of Trustees for, among other charges, wrongful firing, slander, and seizure of Robinson's research and equipment. The case was settled before it was to have been heard in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo.

Historical Background

Arthur Robinson (1942- ) was an undergraduate at Cal Tech in the early 1960s while Linus Pauling was a faculty member there. Robinson subsequently earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at UCSD in 1968 and eventually took a position in the university's chemistry department. Robinson resigned his UCSD faculty post in 1972, and Pauling resigned his faculty position at Stanford University, as they formed a partnership to found the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.

Scope and Content

The papers are arranged according to the law office's numbering system. Each sheet of paper is stamped with its own number beginning with the number 2 and concluding with 53701. Many documents are duplicated numerous times throughout the collection and are used to document many different events and situations. Gaps occur in the numbering where blank pages or consecutive duplicates were weeded. Also, numbers 30730 through 33709 are missing. Dates throughout the collection document events between 1973 when Robinson and Pauling founded the Linus Pauling Institute and 1981 when settlement was reached out of court. The bulk of documents occur however between the summer of 1978, when Robinson brought charges against the Institute and Linus Pauling, and 1981.

LITIGATION FILES

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BoxFolderOversize
11 Pleadings. Folders 1-3
14 Witness Files. Folders 4-30
131 Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes. Folders 31-32
21 Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes. Folders 1-3
24 Witness Files - Hicks, Zaffaroni. Folders 4-16
217 Histories, chronologies. Folders 17-30
230 Memos, newsletters, articles re Pauling, Hicks, institute. Folders 30-34
31 Memos, newsletters, articles. Folders 1-13
314 Board of Trustee meeting minutes. Folders 14-20
321 Chronologies of events. Folders 21-23
324 Depositions, notes. Folder 24-33
41 Depositions, notes. Folders 1-3
44 Laboratory data. Folders 4-8
49 Pleadings. Folders 9-27
51 Pleadings. Folders 1-3
54 Notes, memos to and from Robinson. Folders 4-16
517 Board meeting minutes. Folders 17-25
526 Pleadings. Folders 26-33
61 Pleadings. Folders 1-40
71 Pleadings. Folders 1-46
747 Financial reports and budgets for institute. Folders 47-52
81 Financial reports. Folders 1-10
811 Pleadings. Folders 11-29
830 Data - mouse experiments. Folders 30-38
839 Pleadings. Folders 39-46
91 Pleadings. Folders 1-4
95 Data - mouse. Folders 5-12
913 Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered. Folders 13-39
101 Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered.
102 Memos and correspondence from Robinson. Folders 2-16
1017 Calendar - Linus Pauling.
1018 Board meeting minutes. Folders 18-23
1024 Memoranda and published articles. Folders 24-29
1030 Lauralee Robinson exhibits.
1031 Art Robinson exhibits. Folders 31-35
1036 Financial records and reports. Folders 36-37
1038 Pleadings. Folders 38-39
1040 Proposal and grant materials. Folders 40-45
111 Proposal and grant materials. Folders 1-12
1113 Chronologies of events. Folders 13-16
1117 Board meeting minutes. Folders 17-19
1120 Proceedings. Folders 20-26
1127 Notes, documents, minutes. Folders 27-36
1137 Pleadings. Folders 37-49
121 Pleadings. Folders 1-14
1215 Handwritten notes and documents - Robinson. Folders 15-20
1221 Discovery documents-attorney, correspondence, interrogatories, drafts of motions. Folders 21-40
1241 Financial records and reports. Folders 41-48
1249 Board meeting minutes. Folders 49-54
131 Board meeting minutes. Folders 1-5
136 Pleadings. Folders 6-7
138 Rules and procedures. Folders 8-12
1313 Attorney notes.
1314 Chronology - Robinson. Folders 14-15
1316 Pleadings. Folders 16-35
1336 Memos, correspondence. Folders 36-40
1341 Experiment file. Folders 41-42
1343 Institute bylaws.
1344 Rules and procedures. Folders 44-46
141 Rules and procedures. Folder 1-26
1427 Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both. sides. Folders 27-31
151 Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both. sides. Folders 1-3
154 Fees and accounts - attorneys. Folders 4-7
158 Correspondence - attorneys. Folders 8-9
1510 Lab data. Folders 10-11
1512 Correspondence - attorneys.
1513 Rules and procedures. Folders 13-15
1516 Pleadings. Folders 16-19
1520 Attorney's notes on witnesses and case. Folders 20-24
1525 Pleadings and exhibits. Folders 25-44
1545 Finances.
1546 Diary - Lauralee Robinson. Folders 46-47
161 Diary - Lauralee Robinson. Folders 1-2
163 Documents re libel and slander documents. Folders 3-9
1610 Correspondence to institute from donors and public. Folders 10-11
171 Reports on research. Folders 1-4
175 Memoranda. Folders 5-11
1712 Correspondence.
1713 Pleadings. Folders 13-22
1723 Grant materials, reports. Folders 23-24
1725 Rules and procedures. Folders 25-36
181 Pleadings and interrogatories. Folders 1-14
1815 Rules and procedures. Folders 15-17
1818 Pleadings. Folders 18-20
1821 Rules and procedures. Folders 21-23
1824 Institute documents.
1825 Rules and procedures. Folders 25-26
1827 Donor Letters. Folders 27-28
1829 Work product file.
1830 Documents re Robinson's loans.
1831 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
1832 Labor Board.
1833 Stein and Goldberg bar complaint.
1834 Witness lists.
1835 Research grants.
1836 Correspondence with lawyers.
1837 Pleadings. Folders 37-38
1839 Agreement draft.
1840 Lawyer's memos and drafts of motions and statements. Folders 40-59
191 Settlement drafts. Folders 1-6
197 Plaintiff's motion to compel documents.
198 Defendant's response.



Finding aid generated: 2005-10-31