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Guide to the Berton W. Crandall Proof Album Collection
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: PC0003
    Creator: Crandall, Berton W., 1882-1979.
    Title: Berton W. Crandall proof album collection
    Dates: 1904-1930
    Physical Description: 18 albums
    Summary: Proof albums assembled by Crandall of photograph taken during the year to be broused by patrons of his Palo Alto studio. Crandall concentrated primarily on Stanford athletics and student activities. Sports most heavily documented are football, track, and baseball; others include crew, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and polo. There are a few photographs of women's crew, track, and basketball teams. Student activities include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, student parades, initiations of the honor society Skull & Snakes and the Press Club, dances, plays, Plug Ugly events, junior day activities on Lake Lagunita, and commencement processions. Special events documented include John C. Branner's inauguration as Stanford University President, 1913; and the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1917.
    Language(s): 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

    Gift of Berton W. Crandall.

    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

    Berton W. Crandall Proof Album Collection (PC0003). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Berton W. Crandall moved with his family to Palo Alto in 1898 from Pompey, New York, where he had been born in 1882. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, he attended Stanford University, earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry in January 1907. A professional photographer, he also owned and operated a photography store on University Avenue in Palo Alto. He died in May of 1979.

    Description of the Collection

    Proof albums assembled by Crandall of photograph taken during the year to be broused by patrons of his Palo Alto studio. Crandall concentrated primarily on Stanford athletics and student activities. Sports most heavily documented are football, track, and baseball; others include crew, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and polo. There are a few photographs of women's crew, track, and basketball teams. Student activities include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, student parades, initiations of the honor society Skull & Snakes and the Press Club, dances, plays, Plug Ugly events, junior day activities on Lake Lagunita, and commencement processions. Special events documented include John C. Branner's inauguration as Stanford University President, 1913; and the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1917.

    Arrangement

    Albums organized by year;
    photographs arranged by negative number within each album.

    Access Terms

    Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922.
    Crandall, Berton W., 1882-1979.
    Stanford University--Athletics.
    Stanford University--Pictorial works.
    Stanford University--Presidents.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. Student Army Training Corps.
    Albums.
    Photographers--California.
    Photoprints.