This collection pertains largely to his connection with Stanford
and includes the text of his talk on Stanford history, 1941 and 1945; text of his talk
on the history of drama at Stanford in the 1890s, 1944; examples of his published songs
and poetry; a Christmas letter to Jessie Knight Jordan (Mrs. David Starr Jordan), 1944;
two photographs, 1896 and 1929; and biographical clippings.
Charles K. Field was a member of Stanford University's pioneer class, graduating in 1895
with an A.B. in English. He wrote many of the school's early songs and yells and, with
Will Irwin, published STANFORD STORIES; his book of Stanford inspired poems, FOUR LEAVED
CLOVER, was published in 1899. He pursued a career in journalism and radio, broadcasting
on NBC for 15 years as "Cheerio."
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