Guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling Speeches

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


Overview

Call Number: SC0557
Creator: Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985.
Title: J. E. Wallace Sterling speeches
Dates: 1949-1964
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection of President Sterling's speeches covering the years 1949 to 1964. Does not include every speech he made during those years. The format of the speeches includes typescripts, press releases, photocopies, and published versions.
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

Cite As

[Identification of item], J. E. Wallace Sterling Speeches (SC0557). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

J. E. Wallace Sterling was president of Stanford University from 1949 to 1968. During his 19 years in office, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor.

Scope and Contents note

This collection of President Sterling's speeches covers the years 1949 to 1964 but does not include every speech he made during those years. The format of the speeches includes typescripts, press releases, photocopies, and published versions.

Arrangement note

The speeches are arranged chronologically.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Presidents.
Stanford University--Public Relations.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-1993-071 J. E. Wallace Sterling speeches 1949-1964

 

1949-1958

Box 1, Folder 1

A Lofty Purpose Shared. Inauguration Speech. 1949 Oct 7

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford Commencement. 1954 Jun 13

Box 1, Folder 1

The Goals of Stanford University. 1954 Dec 30

Box 1, Folder 1

American Higher Education: Touchstone or Blarney Stone? American Iron & Steel Institute. 1957 Nov 8

Box 1, Folder 1

Freshman Convocation 1958 Sep 24

 

1959

Box 1, Folder 2

Three Score and Fourteen Years Ago. Chamber of Commerce, Palo Alto, dinner. 1959 Feb 12

Box 1, Folder 2

Pasadena Rotary Club. 1959 Apr 8

Box 1, Folder 2

Annual Stanford Conference. 1959 May 16

Box 1, Folder 2

" Make Your Checks Payable To…" National Council on Community Foundations, San Francisco. 1959 May 22

Box 1, Folder 2

Freshman Convocation 1959 Sep 23

Box 1, Folder 2

The Meaning of Education. Westover School. 1959 Oct 23

Box 1, Folder 2

What's the Mind and What's the Matter. Glass Containers Manufacturers Institute, Phoenix. 1959 Nov 12

Box 1, Folder 2

Reply by Sterling to questionnaire of November 27, 1959 from Fred M. Hechinger, education editor, New York Times.

 

1960

Box 1, Folder 3

Stanford Today and Tomorrow. Student Assembly. 1960 Jan 8

Box 1, Folder 3

Changes and Chances. The Senior Lecture on Higher Education. 1960 May 10

Box 1, Folder 3

An Educated Person. University of Southern California Commencement. 1960 Jun 9

Box 1, Folder 3

Dedication of Stanford branch campus at Tours, France. 1960 Oct 8

Box 1, Folder 3

Dedication of Stanford branch campus at Florence, Italy. 1960 Oct 12

 

1961

Box 1, Folder 4

Stanford Today and Tomorrow. 1961 Jan 10

Box 1, Folder 4

Los Angeles Dinner. 1961 Jan 19

Box 1, Folder 4

Junior Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica. (2 copies) 1961 Jan 28

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter to Dr. Henry T. Heald, The Ford Foundation. 1961 Feb 7

Box 1, Folder 4

Notes for President Sterling. Stanford PACE Program Leadership Conference. 1961 Oct 20

Box 1, Folder 4

Stanford Today and Tomorrow. Assembly. 1961 Nov 6

Box 1, Folder 4

Stanford Conferences 1961 Feb 27

 

1962

Box 1, Folder 5

Stanford Today and Tomorrow. 1962 Jan 9

Box 1, Folder 5

Trustees' Dinner, Los Angeles (2 copies) 1962 Feb 15

Box 1, Folder 5

Greetings to the Class. Commencement Exercises. (2 copies) 1962 Jun 17

Box 1, Folder 5

Address, Stanford PACE Program National Chairmen's Conference. 1962 Sep 22

Box 1, Folder 5

Volunteer Recognition Day 1962

 

1963

Box 1, Folder 6

Commencement 1963

Box 1, Folder 6

Corporate Luncheon, San Francisco. 1963 May 15

Box 1, Folder 6

National Telephone PACE Meeting, Chicago. Draft. 1963 Apr 24

 

1964

Box 1, Folder 7

Address, Stanford Today and Tomorrow Convocation. (2 copies) 1964 Jan 21

 

Undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Statement by President Sterling for Smoke Signal news reel.

Box 1, Folder 8

The University in the West Today.