Guide to the Edith Straight Scrapbook

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

Call Number: SC0784
Creator: Straight, Edith
Title: Edith Straight scrapbook
Dates: 1891-1963
Bulk Dates: 1891-1901
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Summary: Scrapbook documents her college career at Vassar (1892-1894) and Stanford University (1894-1896) as well as her marriage and the birth of her first two children. Included are calling cards, programs from cultural and athletic events, illustrations, dance cards, invitations, notes and letters, tourist brochures, clippings, and photographs. Of note are the LSJU Fire Notice, listing the fire alarm whistles and the locations of hose carts and fire hydrants, ca. 1896; samples of cloth used for her wedding clothes and trousseau; and congratulatory letters on her marriage and the birth of her children. Additional miscellaneous items (housed in box 2) include a photograph of Edith and her brother Herbert Randall Straight, 1891; Edith's Stanford diploma, 1896; biography of Straight written by her granddaughter Anne Gay Hartman; and clippings and articles about Herbert R. Straight, 1941 and 1963.
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.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Edith Straight Scrapbook (SC0784). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Edith Straight earned her A.B. in English at Stanford in May 1896; she married Frank Williams Hastings Jr. in 1898. They resided in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Description of the Collection

Scrapbook documents her college career at Vassar (1892-1894) and Stanford University (1894-1896) as well as her marriage and the birth of her first two children. Included are calling cards, programs from cultural and athletic events, illustrations, dance cards, invitations, notes and letters, tourist brochures, clippings, and photographs. Of note are the LSJU Fire Notice, listing the fire alarm whistles and the locations of hose carts and fire hydrants, ca. 1896; samples of cloth used for her wedding clothes and trousseau; and congratulatory letters on her marriage and the birth of her children. Additional miscellaneous items (housed in box 2) include a photograph of Edith and her brother Herbert Randall Straight, 1891; Edith's Stanford diploma, 1896; biography of Straight written by her granddaughter Anne Gay Hartman; and clippings and articles about Herbert R. Straight, 1941 and 1963.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Students.
Straight, Edith
Straight, Herbert Randall.
Vassar College--Students.
Scrapbooks


Collection Contents

Box 1

Scrapbook

Box 2, Folder 1

Photograph of Edith and her brother Herbert Randall Straight, 1891

Box 2, Folder 2

Edith’s Stanford diploma, 1896

Box 2, Folder 3

Biography of Straight written by her granddaughter Anne Gay [Hartman] ca. 1946

Box 2, Folder 4

Clippings and articles about Herbert R. Straight, 1941 and 1963