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Robert Bridges Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC1377
The Robert Bridges Papers are exclusively from his time working at the U.S. Mint in San Francisco and date from 1964-1973. Much of the material included is about the U.S. Mint, both San Francisco and Philadelphia, as well as general information, in the form of photographs and pamphlets. Also included are invitations and programs to Lyndon B. Johnson's and Richard M. Nixon's inaugurations in 1965 and 1969 respectively. Additionally, there are two folders of photographs, one of which contains photos from Bridges' retirement from the San Francisco Mint in 1973.

Also included in the collection are five commemorative medalions from Eva Bertrand Adam's time as director of the U.S. Mint. All medallions include a portrait of Adams on one side with various scenes on the other. Two medalions are duplicates. A small plaque from the California State Numismatic Association (CSMA) that may have belonged to Eva Adams is included. She was an active member of numismatic clubs over the years and it is unknown if Bridges was also a member.

Dates

  • 1966-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

.64 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Robert Bridges (1914-1989) worked at the U.S. Mint in San Francsico. The collection contains papers and ephemera collected by him while working at the U.S. Mint as well as events he attended during that time period.

Biographical Note

Robert Bridges was born on November 18, 1914, in Kentucky. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII and was honorably discharged in December 1945. Before joining the Marines, Bridges worked on both the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. After his return from war and his discharge from the military, he joined the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. While there, he worked under Eva Bertrand Adams who served as the Director of the Mint from 1961-1969. Bridges retired from the Mint in 1973. He and his wife, Rose (Boggiano) Bridges remained in the San Francisco bay area, retiring to Moraga.

Bridges died on July 27, 1989, in Moraga. He is buried with Rose, who passed away on March 24, 2005, in San Francisco National Cemetery.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dan Johnson and Donald Viegas as executors of Rose and Robert Bridges' estate in July 2019.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Robert Bridges Papers
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2019
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)