Guide to the Tro Harper Photographs of Stanford Student Life

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

Call Number: PC0116
Creator: Harper, Tro.
Title: Tro Harper photographs of Stanford student life
Dates: 1935-1940
Physical Description: 1 Linear feet
Summary: Collection largely consists of negatives 1935-37, a few contemporary prints, and contact sheets from selected negative rolls made in 1988. Subjects include rehearsals for student plays, parties and excursions, Prof. Thomas Bailey in class, exams, 1936 graduation, campus scenes, and individuals and groups of students. Collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, 1938-40, and miscellaneous financial documents.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. 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

Tro Harper Photographs of Stanford Student Life (PC0116). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Frederick Troman (Tro) Harper earned his AB in social sciences at Stanford University in 1937. He owned and operated Tro Harper, Books in San Francisco. He was a member of The Bohemian Club and the San Francisco Golf Club.

Description of the Collection

Collection largely consists of negatives 1935-37, a few contemporary prints, and contact sheets from selected negative rolls made in 1988. Subjects include rehearsals for student plays, parties and excursions, Prof. Thomas Bailey in class, exams, 1936 graduation, campus scenes, and individuals and groups of students. Collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, 1938-40, and miscellaneous financial documents.

Access Terms

Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-
Harper, Tro.
Stanford University--Pictorial works.
Stanford University--Students.

Index of Subjects by Roll

A1 Candids of Brown (H.C.), Allaga, Ettlinger, Rosemary, Drysdale, Cottril, Slusser
A2 Mac at Phelps, Mrs. Bacon, Santa Cruz over the fourth of July
A3 Ernie; Mrs. Dougherty; George Hatch; Library shots of pillars; Langstroff
A4 Sausalito; Bulloch; Pratt; Fisherman's wharf; San Francisco from Russian Hill; Amelia Baines working on costume; Amelia and Gist
A5 Candids of [Thomas] Bailey in history class; Antony and Cleopatra in rehearsal
A6 Stage Classics Workshop pix
A7 Antony and Cleopatra in rehearsal (2nd pix)
A8 Caesar and Cleopatra in rehearsal in the women's gym; Onyet Watson and cig
A9 Typewriter; Ed and Carl Abbott on golf course; me; Ed
A10 Ed; Phyllis Corson; Onyet; Betty Butcher; Bay Bridge; Shots on stage at Golden Gat NG
A11 Dress rehearsal of Caesar and Cleopatra, Marge Bailey, Phyllis Corson, Onyet Watson (summer 1936)
A12 Gilman Gist modeling; Phelps-Terkel; Mac at Phelps; trees in arboretum (Aug. 27, 1936
A15 Portraits of me, Weaver; Illustrated Review cover of Union (Oct. 1936)
A19 Beer Bust with Cal (October 1936)
A25 Antony and Cleopatra in final rehearsal
G1 Exams (pix taken for LIFE--no sale), Eisenbach & Johnson Hill
G2 Exams, girl asleep, Middletown, campus shots
G3 Easter vacation 1937; Johnson Hill, Shirley Jones, Marjorie Hallohan, Tro Harper, Helen Zwick, Donna Evans, Bettye Faus, Hunt Kingsbury, Tom Spivey
G4 Easter vacation at Bass Lake; Bettye and Onyet, poker game, snow shots
G5 End of Easter vacation 1937; Ettlinger at home, Leah Ray, Sophia, Bettye on lot, Leah on set, Fox lot, Onyet in makeup
G6 Bettye climbs fence, Loupe, fire in San Francisco, rescue shots, pole vault, track meet, Ben Eastman and brother, Templeton, Peterson and Klaube
G7 Eisenbach, Seid, Frost, red filter shots of campus (April 10, 1937)
G8 Shots taken at Holy City, Calif. in preparation for an article for LIFE (April 11, 1937)
G9 Shots of Bettye Faus, track pictures of McCurdy etc. for layouts in Daily, also baseball, Dink Templeton
G10 Operation pix (April 18, 1937)
G11 Hospital pix for Ballard
G12 Campus shots taken for Ballard's brochure (April 1937)
G13 Rehearsal shots of "Down the Hatch", track meet USC
G14 Weigle and farmer in class; Zwick in class; Brownell; Kales; McDaniel-- world's record vault; new theater
G15 Lutz in class, patterns in tiles, Art Dept.
G16 Nitery, Farm shots, women's pool and archery, Chi Omega house (Spring 1937)
G17 In Stanford chem. lab; Bettye; Phil Kuhn; makeup room for "Down the Hatch"
G18 L.P. Gebhardt at Stanford in connection with infantile stuff for California; after the party pix (Spring 1937)
S1 The Flower Lady, Mrs. Coverly, Mrs. Croak in the lower division office, loud George--6/20/36
S2 Dorothy Gaff, Figureheads in Memorial Court, Copey, RR joint-- 6/18/36
S3 Ted Turlow, Paul Thurlow, shots taken from Olsen and Johnson-- 6/21/36
S4 Life Saver, lights and shadows, Brown (Phil and H. W.), fire, Jack at Beltramos, Ballard, Weigle, Farmer, Ettiene, Ted at Phelps--6/26/36
S5 Graduation, night pictures at the Mark--6/17/36
S6 Dorothy Gaff, sectional trials, Tiny Thornhill, Gordon Davis, Bob Bacon --6/14/36
#34 Graduation exercises; Onyet; Weaver and father; Beta class; Beta House comes down (June 1937

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Contact sheet, roll A2, with print of one image

Box 1, Folder 2

Contact sheet, roll A5

Box 1, Folder 3

Contact sheet, roll A8, with print of one image

Box 1, Folder 4

Contact sheet, roll A11

Box 1, Folder 5

Contact sheet, roll A19, with print of one image

Box 1, Folder 6

Contact sheet, roll G2

Box 1, Folder 7

Contact sheet, roll G6, with print of one image

Box 1, Folder 8

Contact sheet, roll G9

Box 1, Folder 9

Contact sheet, roll G15

Box 1, Folder 10

Contact sheet, roll G16

Box 1, Folder 11

Contact sheet, roll S1

Box 1, Folder 12

Contact sheet, roll S2

Box 1, Folder 13

Contact sheet, roll S3

Box 1, Folder 14

Contact sheet, roll S4

Box 1, Folder 15

Contact sheet, roll S5

Box 1, Folder 16

Contact sheet, roll S6

Box 1, Folder 17

Contemporary prints

Box 1, Folder 18

Memorial Church images--negatives only

Box 1, Folder 19

Golden Gate Bridge--2 images, negatives and prints

Box 1, Folder 20

Original envelopes (Stanford Quad letterhead) for S1-S6 negatives

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence 1938-1940

Box 1, Folder 22

Miscellaneous financial documents

Box 1, Folder 23

original index cards on film rolls

Box 2, Folder 1

Negatives, roll A2

Box 2, Folder 2

Negatives, roll A5

Box 2, Folder 3

Negatives, roll A8

Box 2, Folder 4

Negatives, roll A11

Box 2, Folder 5

Negatives, roll A19

Box 2, Folder 6

Negatives, roll G2

Box 2, Folder 7

Negatives, roll G6

Box 2, Folder 8

Negatives, roll G9

Box 2, Folder 9

Negatives, roll G15

Box 2, Folder 10

Negatives, roll G16

Box 2, Folder 11

Negatives, roll S1 1936 June 20

Box 2, Folder 12

Negatives, roll S2 1936 June 18

Box 2, Folder 13

Negatives, roll S3 1936 June 21

Box 2, Folder 14

Negatives, roll S4 1936 June 26

Box 2, Folder 15

Negatives, roll S5 1936 June 17

Box 2, Folder 16

Negatives, roll S6 1936 June 14

Box 3, Folder 

Remaining negative rolls (in original cans)