Guide to the Elinor Cogswell Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0293
Creator: Cogswell, Elinor.
Title: Elinor Cogswell papers
Dates: circa 1896-1976
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot and 1 microfilm reel
Summary: Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, photograph album and photographs, diploma, memorabilia, and diaries (1912-1916, 1931) largely pertaining to her association with Stanford University. Correspondence includes letters from David Lamson, 1933-1937, partially concerning his prison experiences; letters from Prof. David Harris, 1968-73, concerning his research and experiences in England, death of his wife Christina, and his return to Palo Alto; and one letter from Kay I. Kitagawa, 1943, concerning experiences of a Nisei in the Armed Services. Other correspondents include Albert Guérard, Herbert Hoover, E.B. "Sam" MacDonald, and Edith R. Mirrielees.
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

Gift of Estate of Elinor Cogswell, 1983.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Elinor Cogswell Papers (SC0293). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Elinor Cogswell received her A.B. in English at Stanford in 1916, her M.A. in 1917; she was a journalist with the PALO ALTO TIMES and served as editor from 1938 to 1954. She was one of the first women to become a Stanford Associate; she died in 1983 at the age of 90.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, manuscripts, articles, photograph album and photographs, diploma, memorabilia, and diaries (1912-1916, 1931) largely pertaining to her association with Stanford University. Correspondence includes letters from David Lamson, 1933-1937, partially concerning his prison experiences; letters from Prof. David Harris, 1968-73, concerning his research and experiences in England, death of his wife Christina, and his return to Palo Alto; and one letter from Kay I. Kitagawa, 1943, concerning experiences of a Nisei in the Armed Services. Other correspondents include Albert Guérard, Herbert Hoover, E.B. "Sam" MacDonald, and Edith R. Mirrielees.

Access Terms

Cogswell, Elinor.
Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959.
Harris, David, 1900-
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Kitagawa, Kay I.
Lamson, David.
MacDonald, Emanuel B.
Mirrielees, Edith R. (Edith Ronald), 1878-1962.
Stanford University
Albums.
Photoprints
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.

General note

Diaries (1912-1916, 1931) are on microfilm.

Collection Contents

 

PERSONAL PAPERS

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence from David Harris 1968-1973

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence from Dave Lamson 1933-1937

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence from Norris 1934-1938

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence: A-Z 1935-1960

Box 1, Folder 5

Kegley, Paul: letter to Prof. Robinson, re Frank Angell 1965

Box 1, Folder 6

E. Cogswell, writings 1908-1968 and undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Songs known by F.A.C. [Fred Cogswell ?]

Box 1, Folder 8

Diplomas 1916, 1917

Box 1, Folder 9

Senior Week program 1916

Box 1, Folder 10

Commencement items 1916

Box 1, Folder 11

LSJU alumni matters 1963-1973

Box 1, Folder 12

Photograph album 1916-1920

 

HISTORICAL MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 13

Articles about Stanford and Stanford people

Box 1, Folder 14

Bark, Eleanor Carlton, Escondito cottage brochure circa 1959

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings and newspapers re Stanford circa 1896-1968

Box 1, Folder 16

LSJU programs and miscellaneous items

Box 1, Folder 17

Palo Alto, brochure circa 1910

Box 1, Folder 18

Photographs (Stanford scenes)

Box 1, Folder 19

___________

Box 1, Folder 20

Regnery, Dorothy F., "An 1801 Russian Cannon," pamphlet 1972

Box 1, Folder 21

The Tall Tree, 1954-1976 (publication of the Palo Alto Historical Society)

 

Diaries of Elinor Cogswell 1912-1916 and 1931