Guide to the Thomas M. Williams Papers

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

Call Number: SC0191
Creator: Williams, Thomas M., 1871-1947
Creator: Williams, Thomas M., M.D., 1871-1947.
Title: Thomas M. Williams papers
Dates: 1895-1948
Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
Summary: Correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to Williams' affiliation with Stanford University and Palo Alto Hospital, including syllabi and notes from classes, 1895-96; his World War I service in Scotland; and his family. Also includes guest book from the family cabin, 1937-47, which includes notes and signatures of Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, and their children
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 Rhona Williams, 1987-88, Ethel McGiness, 1988, and Fred Glover, 1988.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Thomas M. Williams Papers (SC0191). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Stanford Class of 1897. Williams earned his MD at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1901. He was one of Palo Alto's first physicians, establishing his practice there in 1904; he continued a close affiliation with Stanford, serving on its Board of Athletic Control from 1916 to 1928.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to Williams' affiliation with Stanford University and Palo Alto Hospital, including syllabi and notes from classes, 1895-96; his World War I service in Scotland; and his family. Also includes guest book from the family cabin, 1937-47, which includes notes and signatures of Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, and their children

Access Terms

Allabach, Lucy.
Glover, Frederic O.
Heath, Harold, 1868-1951.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944.
Palo Alto Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif.).
Stanford University--Alumni.
Stanford University--Athletics.
Williams, Dora Moody.
Williams, Thomas M., M.D., 1871-1947.
Photoprints
Williams family.
World War, 1914-1918.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Obituaries and other articles

Box 1, Folder 2

Notes re: Stanford Stadium controversy; press release about Stadium construction, 1921

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence: Mrs. Dora Moody Williams, 7 Nov. 1928, tl.

Box 1, Folder 4

John Pearce Mitchell luncheon, June 1945

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence: Stanford - Palo Alto Hospital, March 1942

Box 1, Folder 6

Wooley Camp Association (list of families camping)

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1938-48: letters from Harold and Elsie Heath; Lucy (Allabach) Lichty with photographs of student picnics 1893; Ray Lyman Wilbur; and Arthur and Grace Clark with illustrated map of San Juan Hill neighborhood on Stanford's campus

Box 1, Folder 8

Christmas cards from Louise Culver, 1943-45 and undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Christmas cards from Alice Windsor Kimball, 1918-1922

Box 1, Folder 10

Williams and the Stanford "Indian": typescript excerpt

Box 1, Folder 11

Emma Rendtorff, "Magic Waters": typescript of play dedicated to Dr. Williams and program, 1918

Box 1, Folder 12

Russian money, c. 1923

Box 1, Folder 13

Evolution lecture outlines with class notes by Williams, ca. 1895

Box 1, Folder 14

Syllabus for History 5a with notes by Williams on reverse, ca. 1895

Box 1, Folder 15

Syllabus for European Civilization (with bibliographies, excerpts, study questions), 1895/96 year

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence: Mrs. Dora Moody Williams to Auntie Kate (Mrs. William L. Smith), 3 Nov. 1930 (photocopy, the White House letterhead)

Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs (15): Thomas Williams, family and friends

Scope and Content Note

1. Thomas W. Williams with Norman Scofield
2. Portrait of Williams 1900 or 1901
3. Dr. Williams at desk
4. Family portrait, from left: Rhona, Dr. Willliams, Mrs. Williams, Elizabeth
5. Snapshot of Rhona and Betty with father
6. Williams in his Autocar
7. Williams' office building, downtown Palo Alto
8. Williams with Sam McDonald and unidentified man
9. Williams in field, ca. 1901
10. Williams in kilt, Strattnpeffer, Scotland, 1918
11. Williams in military uniform with Mrs. Williams (?)
12. Portrait of Williams in dress military uniform, 1917
13. Williams in front of trees - "Dad at cabin"
14. Dora Estey Moody Williams in her wedding dress, 1901
15. Williams at a football game
Box 1, Folder 18

Strattnpeffer Naval Hospital, Scotland: includes photographs, souvenir photo album, postcards and a reminiscence by Edith May Lyon - a nurse who served with Dr. Williams at Strattnpeffer during World War I

Box 2

Guest book from family cabin, 1937-47