Guide to the Charles J. Sullivan Letters

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0962
Creator: Sullivan, Charles J.
Title: Charles J. Sullivan letters
Dates: 1918-1921
Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
Summary: These letters were written to his fiancée Rowena Gray, in Chowchilla, CA, while Sullivan was at Stanford and training for the military, 1918, and then working in Los Angeles, June-August 1919, and Salinas, 1919-21. His 1918 letters discuss life at Stanford, his military training in the Students Army Training Corps, his bout of influenza and time at the Camp Fremont hospital, the death of “Swede” (a member of his fraternity Delta Tau Delta), and his relationship with Rowena. When he was working and separated from Rowena he wrote to her almost every day, and sometimes twice a day. His letters generally talked about his work, his social activities, family affairs, and their relationship. His letters from Los Angeles include watching the arrival of the Pacific Fleet in Long Beach, August 1919; a visit to a San Pedro shipyard and his attempt to get a tour of the Mississippi, August 1919; and the adverse affect of the labor strike in LA on transportation and other aspects of daily life.
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

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Charles J. Sullivan Letters (SC0962). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Charles J. Sullivan attended Stanford University 1916-18; he married Rowena Gray on Feb. 12, 1920.

Description of the Collection

These letters were written to his fiancée Rowena Gray, in Chowchilla, CA, while Sullivan was at Stanford and training for the military, 1918, and then working in Los Angeles, June-August 1919, and Salinas, 1919-21. His 1918 letters discuss life at Stanford, his military training in the Students Army Training Corps, his bout of influenza and time at the Camp Fremont hospital, the death of “Swede” (a member of his fraternity Delta Tau Delta), and his relationship with Rowena. When he was working and separated from Rowena he wrote to her almost every day, and sometimes twice a day. His letters generally talked about his work, his social activities, family affairs, and their relationship. His letters from Los Angeles include watching the arrival of the Pacific Fleet in Long Beach, August 1919; a visit to a San Pedro shipyard and his attempt to get a tour of the Mississippi, August 1919; and the adverse affect of the labor strike in LA on transportation and other aspects of daily life.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Students.
Sullivan, Charles J.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 Feb-July

Box 1, Folder 2

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 August-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 3

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 October 8-12

Box 1, Folder 4

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 October 13-17

Box 1, Folder 5

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 October 18-20

Box 1, Folder 6

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 October 21-124

Box 1, Folder 7

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 October 26-30

Box 1, Folder 8

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 Nov. 1-5

Box 1, Folder 9

Charles to Rowena Gray 1918 Nov. 6-18

Box 1, Folder 10

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 May 3-22

Box 1, Folder 11

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 May 24-31

Box 1, Folder 12

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 June 1-5

Box 1, Folder 13

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 June 6-9

Box 1, Folder 14

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 June 10-15

Box 2, Folder 1

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 June 16-24

Box 2, Folder 2

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 June 25-30

Box 2, Folder 3

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 July 11-18

Box 2, Folder 4

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 July 19-22

Box 2, Folder 5

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 July 23-31

Box 2, Folder 6

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 August 1-12

Box 2, Folder 7

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 August 14-19

Box 2, Folder 8

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 August 20-25

Box 2, Folder 9

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 October 10-15

Box 2, Folder 10

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 October 16-20

Box 2, Folder 11

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 October 21-19

Box 2, Folder 12

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 November 1-9

Box 2, Folder 13

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 November 10-16

Box 3, Folder 1

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 November 17-30

Box 3, Folder 2

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 December 2-8

Box 3, Folder 3

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 December 9-16

Box 3, Folder 4

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 December 17-25

Box 3, Folder 5

Charles to Rowena Gray 1919 December 27-31

Box 3, Folder 6

Charles to Rowena Gray 1920 January-May

Box 3, Folder 7

Charles to Rowena Gray Sullivan 1921 February 9-15

Box 3, Folder 8

Charles to Rowena Gray Sullivan 1921 February 16-22

Box 3, Folder 9

Charles to Rowena Gray Sullivan 1921 February 23-28

Box 3, Folder 10

Charles to Rowena Gray Sullivan 1921 March

Box 3, Folder 11

Charles to Rowena Gray, undated (one written from Los Angeles, one from Salinas)

Box 3, Folder 12

Letters to Rowena Gray from Grace Pattersonand her mother 1919, 1920-21

Box 3, Folder 13

Charles to his son Charles Jr. 1921 Feb 19

Box 3, Folder 14

Miscellaneous items