J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler Dinner Program
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University ArchivesJuly 2012
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Call Number: SCM0425
Creator: Stanford University. Office of the President
Title: J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program
Dates: 1968 Apr 18
Physical Description: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder)
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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J.E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University from 1949-1968, earned his A.B. in history at the University of Toronto in 1927; he taught at the University of Alberta while pursuing graduate work there from 1928-1930. He came to Stanford in 1930 to pursue his doctorate, which he received in 1938. While at Stanford, he was also a research assistant in the Hoover Library and taught in the History Department. From 1938 to 1948 Sterling taught at the California Institute of Technology, where he was elected chairman of the faculty in 1944. He had been Director of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery for five months when he accepted the presidency of Stanford University. During Sterling's 19 years as president, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased by 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor. He died on July 1, 1985.
Program for dinner held "in honor of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Wallace Sterling to mark his approaching retirement as Fifth President of Stanford University, 18 April 1968, San Francisco, California."
Bush, Royal Robert
Fuller, W. Palmer.
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985