Guide to the Paul C. Edwards Papers

Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0170
Creator: Edwards, Paul C., (Paul Carroll), 1882-1962.
Title: Paul C. Edwards papers
Dates: 1895-1986
Bulk Dates: 1912-1962
Physical Description: 7 Linear feet
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Paul C. Edwards, Jr. and Carroll Edwards Ammen, 1977; and Carroll Becket, 1995.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Paul C. Edwards Papers (SC0170). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.
Mr. Edwards took an active interest in Stanford affairs, serving in the 1930s and 1940s as chairman of the Annual Appeal Committee of the Stanford Fund, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Stanford Associates, and as President of the Associates beginning on October 28, 1941. In October of 1943 he was appointed to the Stanford Board of Trustees. He served as President of the Board from May 1948 until October 1953 when he was elected trustee emeritus.

Description of the Collection

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.

Access Terms

Anderson, Alfred O.
Colver, William B.
Crothers, George E. (George Edward), 1870-1957.
Davis, Paul H.
Dinkelspiel, Lloyd W.
Ditz, George A.
Edwards, Paul C., (Paul Carroll), 1882-1962.
Eurich, Alvin C., (Alvin Christian), 1902-1987.
Fisher, Harold H. (Harold Henry), 1890-1975
Hilgard, Ernest R. (Ernest Ropiequet), 1904-2001
Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964.
Jacobson, David S.
Leech, Edward Towner, 1892-
Lillick, Ira S.
Manspeaker, Alfred F.
Mellett, Lowell, 1884-1960.
Morrell, George.
Paine, Robert Finley, 1856-
Scripps, E. W. (Edward Wyllis), 1854-1926.
Scripps, Robert Paine.
Scripps-Howard Newspapers.
Stanford Research Institute.
Stanford University--Administration.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
Stanford University. Stanford Associates.
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
Stern, Max William, 1884-1950.
Tresidder, Donald Bertrand, 1894-1948
Walker, Frank Fish, 1896-1978
Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
Woon, Basil, 1893-1974
Journalism --United States.
Universities and colleges--Administration.