Guide to the Stanford University, President's Office, Records Pertaining to Faculty

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Call Number: SC0017
Creator: Stanford University. President's Office.
Title: Stanford University, President's Office, records pertaining to faculty
Dates: 1887-1918
Physical Description: 1 linear foot
Summary: Records regarding faculty salaries including David Starr Jordan's 1904 report to the Trustees regarding recruitment of the original faculty, sabbaticals, retirement; studies by Professor Guido Marx with related correspondence comparing Stanford and University of California salaries (1904-1907), with information on the cost of living in Palo Alto; monthly salary rolls (1915-1918); letterpress book of outgoing letters of Herbert C. Nash pertaining to applications (1887-1891); and memorandum regarding faculty appointments indicating salaries (1891-1894).
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Administrative transfer, President's Office, 1965.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Stanford University, President's Office, Records Pertaining to Faculty (SC0017). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

These records, pertaining to faculty matters, primarily salaries, were transferred from the President's Office in 1965. Most of the items were generated during David Starr Jordan's tenure as President, but one item, a letterpress book of Herbert C. Nash correspondence, predates the official opening of the University. The records include Jordan's report to the Board of Trustees, 1904, concerning faculty recruitment, comparative salaries, sabbaticals, retirement, limitation of student enrollment to 1,750 undergraduates, and the position of the Library; monthly salary rolls for 1915-1918; typescript copy of faculty minutes from 1891 to February 1904; and a bound volume of Memorandum of Appointments by the President indicating salaries, resignations, and those who declined appointments, 1891-1894. Also of note are studies by Guido H. Marx on faculty salaries, 1904-1907, with comparative figures for Stanford and University of California, cost of living figures for Palo Alto, charts, and related correspondence.

Access Terms

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Marx, Guido H., 1871-1949.
Nash, Herbert C.
Stanford University--Administration.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. President's Office.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Universities and colleges --Faculty.
Universities and colleges--Administration

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Memorandum of Appointments by the President, etc. 1891-1894

Box 1, Folder 2

Letterpress book of correspondence signed by Herbert C. Nash, regarding student and faculty applications and other University business 1887-1891

Box 1, Folder 3

Faculty salary reports 1893-1906

Box 1, Folder 4

Faculty minutes, typescript 1891 Oct. 3 - 1904 Feb. 19

Box 2, Folder 1

David Starr Jordan, report to the Board of Trustees regarding faculty salaries, with related correspondence 1904

Box 2, Folder 2

Guido H. Marx, studies regarding faculty salaries with related correspondence 1904-1907

Box 2, Folder 3

Monthly salary rolls 1915-1918