Guide to the Elmer Walter Pehrson Photograph Album and Papers

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

Call Number: A0112
Creator: Pehrson, Elmer Walter.
Title: Elmer Walter Pehrson photograph album and papers
Dates: 1906-1957
Bulk Dates: 1914-1918
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: The photograph album, kept during his four years at Stanford, includes images of faculty (James Perrin Smith, Cyrus Fisher Tolman, David Starr Jordan, John Casper Branner, Austin Flint Rogers, and Hayes Wilson Young); Geology and Mining Society group portraits; dorm rooms in Encina Hall; several Frosh-Soph Tie-Up events; Roughs Day; bonfires during Big Game; the Assay Lab on campus; 1918 graduation; individual students; and summer hikes (or possibly surveying trips). There are also images of family, Pehrson's military unit, and several from his early jobs. Other items in the album include an original ink sketch by L. Mabel Lawson "Mumm's the Word" (a coed in a champagne class); sketches by Monk Antrim from the CHAPARRAL; and dance cards from Encina At-Homes 1917-18. Other items in the collection include correspondence re jobs, 1920-23; clippings, 1943-50; a photo of Pehrson, 1954; and a copy of THE MOST POPULAR COLLEGE SONGS (1906).
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

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.
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Cite As

Elmer Walter Pehrson Photograph Album and Papers (A0112). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Elmer Walter Pehrson earned his AB in geology in 1918 at Stanford University and his mining engineer's degree in 1920. He served with the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, in 1918. Prior to joining the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1928, he worked in the west as a mining engineer.

Description of the Collection

The photograph album, kept during his four years at Stanford, includes images of faculty (James Perrin Smith, Cyrus Fisher Tolman, David Starr Jordan, John Casper Branner, Austin Flint Rogers, and Hayes Wilson Young); Geology and Mining Society group portraits; dorm rooms in Encina Hall; several Frosh-Soph Tie-Up events; Roughs Day; bonfires during Big Game; the Assay Lab on campus; 1918 graduation; individual students; and summer hikes (or possibly surveying trips). There are also images of family, Pehrson's military unit, and several from his early jobs. Other items in the album include an original ink sketch by L. Mabel Lawson "Mumm's the Word" (a coed in a champagne class); sketches by Monk Antrim from the CHAPARRAL; and dance cards from Encina At-Homes 1917-18. Other items in the collection include correspondence re jobs, 1920-23; clippings, 1943-50; a photo of Pehrson, 1954; and a copy of THE MOST POPULAR COLLEGE SONGS (1906).

Access Terms

Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Pehrson, Elmer Walter.
Rogers, Austin Flint, 1877-1957.
Smith, James Perrin, 1864-1931.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Class of 1918.
Tolman, Cyrus F. (Cyrus Fisher).
Young, Hayes W.
College students--California.
Geologists.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photograph Album