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Guide to the Ray Lyman Wilbur, President of Stanford University, papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0064a
    Creator: Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
    Creator: Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949
    Title: Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers
    Dates: 1914-1951
    Physical Description: 172.5 linear feet (324 boxes)
    Summary: Administrative files from the president's office. The material dates primarily from the administration of Ray Lyman Wilbur, but the last boxes extend into the terms of Presidents Tresidder and Sterling. Included is correspondence relating to administrative, financial, and educational affairs at Stanford, particularly as relates to departments and schools, athletics, organizations, buildings, clubs, individuals, and the Stanford Medical School.
    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

    The records were transferred from the President's Office in 1965.

    Information about Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    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

    [Identification of item], Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, Record (SC0064a), Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Ray Lyman Wilbur graduated from Stanford University (B.S.1896, M.S. 1897) and from Cooper Medical College (M.D. 1899). He served as lecturer and professor of physiology and of medicine (1897-1903), Dean of the Cooper Medical College (Stanford) (1911-1916), third President of Stanford University (1916-1943), Chancellor of Stanford University, and Secretary of the Interior (September 1929-1933) under President Hoover.

    Biography

    Ray Lyman Wilbur graduated from Stanford University (B.S. 1896, M.S. 1897) and from Cooper Medical College (M.D. 1899). He served as lecturer and professor of physiology and of medicine (1897-1903), Dean of the Cooper Medical College (Stanford)(1911-1916), third President of Stanford University (1916-1943), Chancellor of Stanford University, and Secretary of the Interior (September 1929-1933) under President Hoover.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of administrative files from the President's Office. The material dates primarily from the administration of Ray Lyman Wilbur, but the last boxes extend into the terms of Presidents Tresidder and Sterling. Included is correspondence relating to administrative, financial, and educational affairs at Stanford, particularly as relates to departments and schools, athletics, organizations, buildings, clubs, individuals, and the Stanford Medical School. The student organizations represented in the collection include Glee Club, Rifle Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Dramatic Council, Flying Club, Chapparal, the Men's Council, the Women's Council, the YMCA, the YWCA, and the ASSU. Other folders of note include Board of Athletic Control, Branner Seismometer Station, Dean of Men, Dean of Women, Defense (various civilian defense issues during World War II), Military Science, and Military Training (on campus during World War I).

    Arrangement

    The papers are arranged chronologically by academic year and then alphabetically by folder title.

    Access Terms

    Arnold, Ralph
    Bennett, John E.
    Berner, Bertha
    Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922
    Castle, Otis
    Crary, Allan R.
    Crary, Gordon R.
    Cross, Harold H. U.
    Crothers, George E. (George Edward), 1870-1957
    Cubberly, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941
    Cutler, Leland W.
    Davis, Horace, 1831-1916
    Ditz, George A.
    Durand, William F., 1859-1958
    Eells, Charles P.
    Eurich, Alvin C. (Alvin Christian), 1902-
    Evans, Samuel A.
    Faust, Clarence H.
    Fuller, W. Parmer
    Hodgson, Caspar
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Hopkins, Timothy
    Jacobson, David S.
    Jones, Josephine
    Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    Jordan, Jessie Knight, 1867?-1952
    Luce, Henry R. (Henry Robinson), 1898-1967
    Manspeaker, Alfred F.
    Morgan, Percy T.
    Newhall, W. Mayo
    Reynolds, Ralph
    Rice, Jack
    Shedd, Margaret Cochran, 1900-
    Sloss, Leon
    Spragens, Thomas A.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. Office of the President
    Stanford, Josiah W., 1864-1937
    Sterling, J. E. Wallace
    Townley, S. D.
    Tresidder, Donald Bertrand, 1894-1948
    Walker, Frank Fish
    Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949
    Wittman, Joseph van Beuren
    Zinser, Hans