Robinson vs. Pauling Case Files, 1972 - 1981 (MSS 0239)

Extent: 18.3 Linear feet (18 records cartons, 1 archives box)

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.

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.

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.

Container List

LITIGATION FILES

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-3

Box: 1 Folder: 4
Witness Files

Folders 4-30

Box: 1 Folder: 31
Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes

Folders 31-32

Box: 2 Folder: 1
Memoranda, articles, notes, meeting minutes

Folders 1-3

Box: 2 Folder: 4
Witness Files - Hicks, Zaffaroni

Folders 4-16

Box: 2 Folder: 17
Histories, chronologies

Folders 17-30

Box: 2 Folder: 30
Memos, newsletters, articles re Pauling, Hicks, institute

Folders 30-34

Box: 3 Folder: 1
Memos, newsletters, articles

Folders 1-13

Box: 3 Folder: 14
Board of Trustee meeting minutes

Folders 14-20

Box: 3 Folder: 21
Chronologies of events

Folders 21-23

Box: 3 Folder: 24
Depositions, notes

Folder 24-33

Box: 4 Folder: 1
Depositions, notes

Folders 1-3

Box: 4 Folder: 4
Laboratory data

Folders 4-8

Box: 4 Folder: 9
Pleadings

Folders 9-27

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-3

Box: 5 Folder: 4
Notes, memos to and from Robinson

Folders 4-16

Box: 5 Folder: 17
Board meeting minutes

Folders 17-25

Box: 5 Folder: 26
Pleadings

Folders 26-33

Box: 6 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-40

Box: 7 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-46

Box: 7 Folder: 47
Financial reports and budgets for institute

Folders 47-52

Box: 8 Folder: 1
Financial reports

Folders 1-10

Box: 8 Folder: 11
Pleadings

Folders 11-29

Box: 8 Folder: 30
Data - mouse experiments

Folders 30-38

Box: 8 Folder: 39
Pleadings

Folders 39-46

Box: 9 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-4

Box: 9 Folder: 5
Data - mouse

Folders 5-12

Box: 9 Folder: 13
Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered

Folders 13-39

Box: 10 Folder: 1
Pleadings, interrogatories, motions, depositions, exhibits - numbered
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Memos and correspondence from Robinson

Folders 2-16

Box: 10 Folder: 17
Calendar - Linus Pauling
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Board meeting minutes

Folders 18-23

Box: 10 Folder: 24
Memoranda and published articles

Folders 24-29

Box: 10 Folder: 30
Lauralee Robinson exhibits
Box: 10 Folder: 31
Art Robinson exhibits

Folders 31-35

Box: 10 Folder: 36
Financial records and reports

Folders 36-37

Box: 10 Folder: 38
Pleadings

Folders 38-39

Box: 10 Folder: 40
Proposal and grant materials

Folders 40-45

Box: 11 Folder: 1
Proposal and grant materials

Folders 1-12

Box: 11 Folder: 13
Chronologies of events

Folders 13-16

Box: 11 Folder: 17
Board meeting minutes

Folders 17-19

Box: 11 Folder: 20
Proceedings

Folders 20-26

Box: 11 Folder: 27
Notes, documents, minutes

Folders 27-36

Box: 11 Folder: 37
Pleadings

Folders 37-49

Box: 12 Folder: 1
Pleadings

Folders 1-14

Box: 12 Folder: 15
Handwritten notes and documents - Robinson

Folders 15-20

Box: 12 Folder: 21
Discovery documents-attorney, correspondence, interrogatories, drafts of motions

Folders 21-40

Box: 12 Folder: 41
Financial records and reports

Folders 41-48

Box: 12 Folder: 49
Board meeting minutes

Folders 49-54

Box: 13 Folder: 1
Board meeting minutes

Folders 1-5

Box: 13 Folder: 6
Pleadings

Folders 6-7

Box: 13 Folder: 8
Rules and procedures

Folders 8-12

Box: 13 Folder: 13
Attorney notes
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Chronology - Robinson

Folders 14-15

Box: 13 Folder: 16
Pleadings

Folders 16-35

Box: 13 Folder: 36
Memos, correspondence

Folders 36-40

Box: 13 Folder: 41
Experiment file

Folders 41-42

Box: 13 Folder: 43
Institute bylaws
Box: 13 Folder: 44
Rules and procedures

Folders 44-46

Box: 14 Folder: 1
Rules and procedures

Folder 1-26

Box: 14 Folder: 27
Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both

sides. Folders 27-31

Box: 15 Folder: 1
Correspondence between Robinson and his lawyers and between counsel for both

sides. Folders 1-3

Box: 15 Folder: 4
Fees and accounts - attorneys

Folders 4-7

Box: 15 Folder: 8
Correspondence - attorneys

Folders 8-9

Box: 15 Folder: 10
Lab data

Folders 10-11

Box: 15 Folder: 12
Correspondence - attorneys
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Rules and procedures

Folders 13-15

Box: 15 Folder: 16
Pleadings

Folders 16-19

Box: 15 Folder: 20
Attorney's notes on witnesses and case

Folders 20-24

Box: 15 Folder: 25
Pleadings and exhibits

Folders 25-44

Box: 15 Folder: 45
Finances
Box: 15 Folder: 46
Diary - Lauralee Robinson

Folders 46-47

Box: 16 Folder: 1
Diary - Lauralee Robinson

Folders 1-2

Box: 16 Folder: 3
Documents re libel and slander documents

Folders 3-9

Box: 16 Folder: 10
Correspondence to institute from donors and public

Folders 10-11

Box: 17 Folder: 1
Reports on research

Folders 1-4

Box: 17 Folder: 5
Memoranda

Folders 5-11

Box: 17 Folder: 12
Correspondence
Box: 17 Folder: 13
Pleadings

Folders 13-22

Box: 17 Folder: 23
Grant materials, reports

Folders 23-24

Box: 17 Folder: 25
Rules and procedures

Folders 25-36

Box: 18 Folder: 1
Pleadings and interrogatories

Folders 1-14

Box: 18 Folder: 15
Rules and procedures

Folders 15-17

Box: 18 Folder: 18
Pleadings

Folders 18-20

Box: 18 Folder: 21
Rules and procedures

Folders 21-23

Box: 18 Folder: 24
Institute documents
Box: 18 Folder: 25
Rules and procedures

Folders 25-26

Box: 18 Folder: 27
Donor Letters

Folders 27-28

Box: 18 Folder: 29
Work product file
Box: 18 Folder: 30
Documents re Robinson's loans
Box: 18 Folder: 31
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Box: 18 Folder: 32
Labor Board
Box: 18 Folder: 33
Stein and Goldberg bar complaint
Box: 18 Folder: 34
Witness lists
Box: 18 Folder: 35
Research grants
Box: 18 Folder: 36
Correspondence with lawyers
Box: 18 Folder: 37
Pleadings

Folders 37-38

Box: 18 Folder: 39
Agreement draft
Box: 18 Folder: 40
Lawyer's memos and drafts of motions and statements

Folders 40-59

Box: 19 Folder: 1
Settlement drafts

Folders 1-6

Box: 19 Folder: 7
Plaintiff's motion to compel documents
Box: 19 Folder: 8
Defendant's response