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Guide to the Paul C. Edwards Papers
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Description
These papers largely pertain to Edwards' professional career and to his administrative positions with Stanford University. Papers relating to Stanford, 1940-1986, include correspondence and supporting documents from his tenure on the Board of Trustees (1943-1962), especially during his term as president, 1948-53; articles about Edwards; and a file of correspondence with Profs. Harold Fisher and Ernest Hilgard, 1952-1954. Professional papers include his speeches, essays, and editorials; original poetry and plays; and extensive correspondence with other journalists and newspaper editors. Correspondents include Alfred O. Anderson, 1910-1937; Will B. Colver, 1920-1925; Roy Howard, 1921-1956; E. T. Leech, 1919-1922; Lowell Mellett, 1926-1931; Robert F. Paine, 1909-1929; E. W. Scripps, 1911-1917; Robert P. Scripps, 1919-1932; Max Stern, 1924-1932; and Basil Woon, 1917-1919. Also included are several childhood letters by Edwards, 1895-1896; high school essays, 1901-1903; letters pertaining to a student prank at Stanford, 1908; and his typescript memoirs.
Background
Paul C. Edwards studied journalism at Stanford from 1902-1906 and went on to become, successively, reporter, city editor, and managing editor of the San Francisco News. After a few years working as editor on the Dallas Dispatch, and as founding editor on the Houston Press, the Scripps-Howard Newspapers made him Southwestern Group editor-in-chief in 1919 and, in 1922, head of the California Group. In 1925 he became editor of the San Diego Sun. From 1932 to 1956, he served as associate editor of the San Francisco News.
Extent
7 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.