J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program SCM0425

Finding aid prepared by Jenny Johnson
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
July 2012


Title: J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program
Identifier/Call Number: SCM0425
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 folder(s)
Date: 1968 Apr 18

Acquisition Information

This item was originally classified in the Stanford University Publications and Ephemera Collection

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Scope and Contents

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."

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program (SCM0425). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bush, Royal Robert
Fuller, W. Parmer
Phleger, Herman
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
Stanford University--Presidents.

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Program