Guide to the Thomas Welton Stanford Library Time Capsule Collection SC0646

Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, California, 94305
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October 2010

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Title: Thomas Welton Stanford Library time capsule collection
Identifier/Call Number: SC0646
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1886-1898
Summary: Collection consists of the items placed in the time capsule by Jane L. Stanford and interred at the cornerstone laying of the library on November 2, 1898. Included are university circulars and registers, entrance exams, commencement programs, photograph of T. W. Stanford, letter by Jane L. Stanford, Bible, crucifix, newspapers of the day, and coins.

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

Thomas Welton Stanford Library Time Capsule Collection (SC0646). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists of the items placed in the time capsule by Jane L. Stanford and interred at the cornerstone laying of the library on November 2, 1898. Included are university circulars and registers, entrance exams, commencement programs, photograph of T. W. Stanford, letter by Jane L. Stanford, Bible, crucifix, newspapers of the day, and coins.

Historical Note

Thomas Welton Stanford, Leland Stanford's younger brother, reassigned half of his bequest from Leland Stanford's will to Jane Stanford, who used the funds to build a new library. It was one of the first buildings to be completed in the construction of the outer Quadrangle.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University--History.
Stanford University. Libraries.
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--History.;
Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
Stanford, Thomas Welton, 1832-1918.

 

Time Capsule items

General note

The original copper box that held these items is cataloged under the number AM-2002-27.
Box 1, Folder 1

Circulars 1-4 Circulars 1 and 2 (1891) : Act of the Legislature, Grant of Endowment, Address of Leland Stanford, First Meeting of the Trustees, Laying of the Comer-Stone 1891

Box 1, Folder 1

Circular 3 (1891) : Statement of entrance requirements and of other matters preliminary to the organization of the work of instruction for the first year of the university 1891

Box 1, Folder 1

Circular 4 (1891) : Announcement of the faculty of the university and an outline of the courses of instruction offered for the academic year 1891-92 1891

Box 1, Folder 2

Circular 5 (1891) : Exercises of the Opening Day Oct 1 1891

Box 1, Folder 2

Circular 6 (1891) : [directory of faculty and students, admission and graduation requirements, and list of courses] 1891

Box 1, Folder 3

Commencement programs 1892-1898

Box 1, Folder 4

Entrance exams 1892-1898

Box 1, Folder 5

Exercises of the Opening Day (program) Oct. 1, 1891

Box 1, Folder 6

Founding Grant publication

Box 1, Folder 7

Hymn sung at the cornerstone laying of the TWS Library [manuscript, probably in Bertha Berner's hand] Nov. 2, 1898

Box 1, Folder 8

Photograph of Thomas Welton Stanford 1898

Box 1, Folder 9

Schedule of lectures and recitations and directory 1898-99

Box 1, Folder 10

Stanford Sequoia Oct. 28, 1898

Box 1, Folder 11

Stanford, Jane Lathrop. Address to Trustees 1897

Box 1, Folder 12

Stanford, Jane Lathrop. Letter written to be included in the time capsule, [signed by JLS but letter is probably in Bertha Berner's hand] Nov. 1, 1898

Box 1

The Leland Stanford Junior University Registers, 1891-1897 1891-1897

Box 1

The Holy Bible. New York: American Bible Society. With inscription by Jane L. Stanford 1886-1898

Box 1

Kempis, Thomas A . The Following of Christ; in Four Books. Philadelphia: H. L. Kilner and Co. Crucifix

General Physical Description note: Crucifix
Box 2

San Francisco Chronicle Nov. 2, 1898

Box 2

San Francisco Call Nov. 2, 1898

Box 2

Palo Alto Times Nov. 1, 1898

Box 2

Palo Alto Live Oak Oct. 28, 1898

Box 3

Gold and silver coins

General note

Patrons must have permission of the University Archivist to view these.