Binkley born in Lititz, Pennsylvania
Frances born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Binkley joined a Stanford ambulance company, which became SSU 578 of the US Army Ambulance Service, and was sent to Allentown, Pennsylvania for training.
The unit passed through England and received further training in France.
SSU 578 was in action for the first time
Binkley received the Silver Star for gallantry in action, making several ambulance runs under heavy bombardment at Fléville, France, during the Argonne Offensive.
Under the direction of E.D. Adams, Binkley helped gather materials from Peace Conference delegations and war-time societies and government agencies for the embryonic Hoover War Library.
Sails from Liverpool and reaches the new Binkley Ranch at Cobb, California, on Christmas Eve, after 2½ years away.
Bob and Frances collaborated on columns on international affairs for the San Francisco Journal.
Thesis: "The Reestablishment of the Independence of the Hanseatic Cities, 1813-1815."
Bob and Frances married at Stanford
Jean born in Palo Alto, California
Current History 23.4 (1926): 531-533. Binkley's first publication to gain public attention.
An unpublished and now lost story by Binkley about a reasearch machine.
Jean died in Palo Alto, California
(with A. C. Mahr). Current History 24.3 (1926): 398-400.
Dissertation: "Reactions of European Public Opinion to Woodrow Wilson's Statemanship from the Armistice to the Peace of Versailles."
Bob and Frances drove across the country in their Model T, visiting Frances' family in Oregon on the way, to take up a teaching position at NYU Washington Square.
Binkley wrote a memo on the subject which he and Henry Lydenberg at NYPL submitted to the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Foundation.
NYU considered acquiring Broadman's collection of World War newspaper clippings and other ephemera.
Scientific American Jan. 1929: 28-30.
At the request of George A. Hulett, Binkley prepared a memorandum on the potential of photography for the reproduction of texts, as an aspect of the solution to the perishable paper problem.
Bob and Frances attended the World Bibliographic Conference in Italy
Robert Williams Binkley born in Rome, Italy
Binkley was hired to fill Sidney Fay's position after Fay moved to Harvard.
These meetings led to Binkley's involvement with the Joint Committee
The Journal of Modern History 1.4 (1929): 607-629. This article establlished Binkley's reputation as a historian of the Peace Conference.
Binkley is head-hunted by Western Reserve University.
New Republic 61.792 (1930): 291.
Binkley accepted the position as chair of the History Dept. at Women's College (which changed its name to Flora Stone Mather College the following year).
Binkley teaching at Stanford, living in Sidney Robertson's house in Palo Alto.
Branford, Connecticut; Binkley was elected Secretary
The Binkleys spent Christmas in New York with the Morton St. gang, who prepared this New Yorker issue.
Binkley was doing small-scale tests of the Leica and Ansco cameras, and asked about Davis' trials of the Recordak equipment. "Your interests and mine coincide remarkably."
Binkley gave a series of lectures on Europe from 1815 to the present for Cleveland College.
Methods of Reproducing Research Materials: A Survey Made for the Joint Committee on Materials for Research of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, 1931.
Thomas Eden Binkley born in Cleveland, Ohio
Binkley was elected chair.
Binkley taught summer school at Harvard and stayed through the academic year, replacing William Langer.
An experimental microphotography project for the Paris Peace Conference History and Documents series of the Carnegie Endowment, supported by the Joint Committee, with the work done by Bob and Frances and Frances' father William I. Williams.
Binkley gave a paper at Conference of Historical Societies at Toronto, at the joint AHA/CHA conference, on alternative publishing methods and the means to do short-run publications.
On returning to Cleveland from Cambridge, the Binkleys bought a house.
(May have started in 1933). Worked on Joint Committee office management and research.
As Secretary for the Joint Committee
The first large-scale microfilm publication project. The records of the hearings of the National Recovery Administration and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (totalling 286,000 pages) were copied on 16mm film using Recordak equipment and distributed to subscribing libraries for about $420.
Memo for the Joint Committee
Adeline Barry was hired for Joint Committee work, and did research and editing for the Manual.
As Secretary for the Joint Committee
Yale Review n.s. 24 (1935): 519-537. Article cut down from the memo of the previous November.
At ALA Conference, Richmond, Virginia
A landmark agreement between the Joint Committee and the National Association of Book Publishers clarifying the the scope of "fair use" in copying of copyrighted materials by libraries for scholars.
Under the direction of Binkley's student Lillian Kessler Fuchs.
McCarter resigned because of illness and also clashes with Adeline Barry.
At the AHA conference in Chattanooga there was a session to discuss the theory of federative polity developed by Binkley in Realism and Nationalism, which had just been published.
A WPA project to index Cleveland's historical newspapers. Frances spent six months developing the newspaper digest system.
Manual on Methods of Reproducing Research Materials: A Survey Made for the Joint Committee on Materials for Research of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, 1936.
Binks was prone to ear infections, and their doctor warned that he might need a mastoid operation if he spent another winter in Cleveland.
Read at Minnesota Historical Society
Binkley replaced Carlton Hayes. The boys spent the fall term with Bob and Frances in New York, then at Christmas were taken to Florida to stay with Frances' parents.
Death of Binkley's father in California. Binkley and his brother Charles flew from New York to San Francisco.
A day-in-the-life description of Binkley's current work and concerns.
Frances studied with Rabinovitch in New York.
Frances had her first commercial portrait sitting in Cleveland.
A Cleveland WPA project
Binkley died in Cleveland, Ohio
Frances took a one-year program to get her degree in Library Science at WRU. The university waived tuition in Binkley's memory.
Frances was appointed Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Colorado, and held this position for the rest of her life.
Selected Papers of Robert C. Binkley. Ed. Max H. Fisch. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1948.
Frances died in Boulder, Colorado