Guide to the Archie Rice Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0852
Creator: Rice, Archie, 1871-
Title: Archie Rice papers
Dates: 1940-1953
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: Papers include correspondence, articles, news clippings, and several photographs. Rice's letters to Ray Lyman Wilbur, 1941, include reminiscences of many alumni and of events during his student years, suggestions on what Stanford needs to be doing, and reminiscences from his life on a variety of topics. His letters to Wilbur, 1942, which he sometimes labels "Conditions in Wartime Washington" are very detailed about street life in Washington (D.C.), bureaucracy in government offices, his housing, cost of food, rent, crimes in the city and his suggestions on curbing it, number of women in the city, church attendance, and many other topics. Other correspondence includes letters from William H. Reeves (class of 1895), 1949-50, which talk about his life with some Stanford reminiscences; correspondence with Stanford librarian Ruth Scibird, 1950-51; and one letter from J. E. Wallace Sterling, 1949. Rice's articles on Stanford's history include "World's Historic Stanford Shoe," sketch of and notes about horseshoe worn by Leland Stanford's horse Arion when he broke a trotting record; "They All Slept Here," memoirs about Encina Hall written in 1953; "Fifty Years of It," his notes on Stanford history compiled for it's 50th anniversary; and 49 pages of notes written after a 2-day alumni conference in Dec. 1921 (10 of which recount a tour of the campus). Collection also includes brochures and newspaper articles by Rice, 1912-39.
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
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Archie Rice.

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

Archie Rice Papers (SC0852). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Archie Rice was a member of the Stanford class of 1895 and one of the founders of THE STANFORD DAILY. He was a journalist.

Description of the Collection

Papers include correspondence, articles, news clippings, and several photographs. Rice's letters to Ray Lyman Wilbur, 1941, include reminiscences of many alumni and of events during his student years, suggestions on what Stanford needs to be doing, and reminiscences from his life on a variety of topics. His letters to Wilbur, 1942, which he sometimes labels "Conditions in Wartime Washington" are very detailed about street life in Washington (D.C.), bureaucracy in government offices, his housing, cost of food, rent, crimes in the city and his suggestions on curbing it, number of women in the city, church attendance, and many other topics. Other correspondence includes letters from William H. Reeves (class of 1895), 1949-50, which talk about his life with some Stanford reminiscences; correspondence with Stanford librarian Ruth Scibird, 1950-51; and one letter from J. E. Wallace Sterling, 1949. Rice's articles on Stanford's history include "World's Historic Stanford Shoe," sketch of and notes about horseshoe worn by Leland Stanford's horse Arion when he broke a trotting record; "They All Slept Here," memoirs about Encina Hall written in 1953; "Fifty Years of It," his notes on Stanford history compiled for it's 50th anniversary; and 49 pages of notes written after a 2-day alumni conference in Dec. 1921 (10 of which recount a tour of the campus). Collection also includes brochures and newspaper articles by Rice, 1912-39.

Access Terms

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Reeves, William H.
Rice, Archie, 1871-
Scibird, Ruth.
Stanford University--Alumni.
Stanford University--History.
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
City and town life--Washington (D.C.)


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence (Ray Lyman Wilbur and a few others), 1941-42

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence (William H. Reeves, J. E. Wallace Sterling and others), 1948-50

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence (Ruth Scibird, William Reeves, and Edwin B. Copeland),1950-53

Box 1, Folder 4

Miscellaneous articles by Rice

Box 1, Folder 5

Notes, letter, miscellany, 1921-45

Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings and printed matter, 1912-39