Guide to the Thomas K. Code Papers SC0586

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
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October 2010


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Title: Thomas K. Code papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0586
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1892-circa 1960
creator: Code, Thomas K.
creator: McGovern, Lloyd

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Thomas K. Code Papers (SC0586). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lloyd McGovern, 2000

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Thomas K. Code earned his A.B. in geology at Stanford University in May 1896; he was quarterback of the first football team (1892) and played on the 1893 and 1895 teams as well.

Description of the Collection

Papers include a scrapbook of newspaper articles about the Stanford football team ca. 1892-1895, with a few about Code's earlier football experience in San Francisco; photographs of Code, 1896 and 1910, of the 1895 Stanford football team, and of the class of 1895 wearing their Plug Uglies (the hat of the junior class); a letter to Code from H. S. Hicks, 1931; and Code's obituary, ca. 1960. Collection also includes two pamphlets by A. R. E. Wyant, "Dividends of the Depression - An Optimistic Philosophy of Life" and "Christy Mathewson - Great Athlete, Soldier and Christian Gentleman" and his letter to the sports editor of the Palo Alto Daily News, 1957.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McGovern, Lloyd
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Sports.;
Wyant, A. R. E., ((Andrew Robert Elmer))

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