Guide to the Stanford University Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Collection

compiled by University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0002
Title: Stanford University fiftieth anniversary celebration collection
Dates: 1940-1941
Physical Description: 7.5 Linear feet
Summary: This collection includes minutes, budget records, correspondence, addresses, programs, clippings, and related records of the various committees and individuals involved with the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Correspondents include Ray Lyman Wilbur, Donald B. Tresidder, Morgan A. Gunst, and Frank F. Walker. Items of note include designs for a commemorative postage stamp, materials on the "Know Stanford" contest, radio script on the life of Leland Stanford, speech by Raymond Blaine Fosdick, and the address by Jackson E. Reynolds at the academic convocation of June 20, 1941.
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

Administrative transfer, President's Office, 1965.

Information about Access

Open for research. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

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

Stanford University Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Collection (SC0002). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes minutes, budget records, correspondence, addresses, programs, clippings, and related records of the various committees and individuals involved with the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Correspondents include Ray Lyman Wilbur, Donald B. Tresidder, Morgan A. Gunst, and Frank F. Walker. Items of note include designs for a commemorative postage stamp, materials on the "Know Stanford" contest, radio script on the life of Leland Stanford, speech by Raymond Blaine Fosdick, and the address by Jackson E. Reynolds at the academic convocation of June 20, 1941.

Access Terms

Davis, Paul H.
Fosdick, Raymond B., (Raymond Blaine), 1883-1972
Gunst, Morgan A.
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Reynolds, Jackson E.
Stanford University--Anniversaries, etc..
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Tresidder, Donald Bertrand, 1894-1948


Collection Contents

 

Fiftieth Anniversary materials 1940-1941

Box 1, Folder 1

Minutes of General Committee on Commemoration and the Executive Committee of the Committee on Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Stanford University

Box 1, Folder 2

L.S.J.U. 50th Anniversary Revised Budget for Celebration of 50th Anniversary 10/31/40, and Expense Account February 1940--November 1941

Box 1, Folder 3

L.S.J.U. 50th Anniversary Revised Budget for Celebration of 50th Anniversary 10/31/40, and Expense Account February 1940--November 1941

Box 1, Folder 4

50th Anniversary [of the] University of Chicago, Publicity and Correspondence; Also 300th Anniversary of Harvard University

Box 1, Folder 5

50th Anniversary [of the] University of Pennsylvania, Correspondence and Program

Box 1, Folder 6

Other Universities

Box 1, Folder 7

Universities--anniversaries

Box 1, Folder 8

Academic Week of Commemoration--Delegates Institutions--Regrets

Box 1, Folder 9

Academic Week of Commemoration--Delegates Institutions Intending to Send Delegates but Who Failed To Do So

Box 2, Folder 1

Attendance at October Celebration; Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 2

Address [sic.] For Various Occasions [one]

Box 2, Folder 3

Alumni Committees

Box 2, Folder 4

"A"

Box 2, Folder 5

Acknowledgements--Commemoration Week

Box 2, Folder 6

Address Publication

Box 2, Folder 7

"B"

Box 2, Folder 8

Budget

Box 2, Folder 9

"C"

Box 2, Folder 10

Commencement 1941

Box 2, Folder 11

Committee on Commemoration--General

Box 3, Folder 1

"50th Anniversary Committee Organization--General"

Box 3, Folder 2

Palo Alto Committee

Box 3, Folder 3

Commemoration Dinner October 1, 1941

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Conferences and Conventions Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 6

Congratulatory Messages (Excluding Those from Delegates)

Box 3, Folder 7

Cornerstone May 14, 1941

Box 3, Folder 8

"D" Incoming--Outgoing Correspondence--General

Box 3, Folder 9

Davis, Paul H.

Box 3, Folder 10-11

Committee on Dedication of Hoover Library

Box 4, Folder 1

Delegate Mailings, etc.

Box 4, Folder 2

Committee on Extra-Curricular Activities

Box 4, Folder 3

Departmental Exhibits, Reunions and Panels

Box 4, Folder 4

Committee on Exhibits

Box 4, Folder 5

Executive Secretary's Notes and Minutes--Contents Subdivided: Commemoration Committee/ Executive Committee/ Arrangements Committee/ Hoover Library Dedication/ Extra-Curricular Activities Committee/ Music Committee/ Pageantry Committee

Box 4, Folder 6

Executive Committee

Box 4, Folder 7-8

"No Titles"--Contain Copies of Press releases for 50th Anniversary

Box 5, Folder 1

"F"

Box 5, Folder 2

Festival and Promenade--October 3

Box 5, Folder 3

Finance

Box 5, Folder 4

Committee on Finance

Box 5, Folder 5

Committee on Formal Exercises

Box 5, Folder 6

Formal Exercises--School Representatives

Box 5, Folder 7

Founder's Day

Box 5, Folder 8

"G"

Box 5, Folder 9

Committee on General Arrangements

Box 5, Folder 10

Guide Service

Box 5, Folder 11

Morgan A. Gunst Correspondence

Box 5, Folder 12

"H"

Box 5, Folder 13

Hospitality

Box 5, Folder 14

Housing

Box 6, Folder 1

Humanities, Committee on

Box 6, Folder 2

"I"

Box 6, Folder 3

Committee on Information

Box 6, Folder 4

Inter--Office Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 5

Institutions and Societies Invited to Celebration

Box 6, Folder 6

Invitations--General

Box 6, Folder 7

"J"

Box 6, Folder 8

"K"

Box 6, Folder 9

"Know Stanford" Contest

Box 6, Folder 10

"L"

Box 6, Folder 11

"M"

Box 6, Folder 12

Mailing List

Box 6, Folder 13

Mailings

Box 6, Folder 14

Mimeograph and Printed Material (Forms, Tickets, Programs, Memos, etc.)

Box 6, Folder 15

Miscellaneous clippings

Box 6, Folder 16

Miscellaneous minutes (Planning Sept. 12, 1939 and Institute and Seminars 1940)

Box 7, Folder 1

Memorial Church Service October 5

Box 7, Folder 2

Motion Pictures

Box 7, Folder 3

Committee on Music

Box 7, Folder 4

"Mc"

Box 7, Folder 5

National Collegiate Aviation Meet--1941

Box 7, Folder 6

"N"

Box 7, Folder 7

News Bulletin

Box 7, Folder 8

News Releases--General

Box 7, Folder 9

"O"

Box 7, Folder 10

Offers of Assistance

Box 7, Folder 11

Opening Exercises October 1 Celebration

Box 7, Folder 12

Office Operation

Box 7, Folder 13

Committee of 125

Box 7, Folder 14

"P"

Box 7, Folder 15

Committee of Pageantry

Box 7, Folder 16

Panel: "Future Aims of the Nations" etc.

Box 7, Folder 17

General Committee on Pageantry Music and Exhibits

Box 7, Folder 18

Personnel

Box 8, Folder 1

Photographs, correspondence regarding

Box 8, Folder 2

Postage Stamp--Commemorative of 50th Anniversary

Box 8, Folder 3

President's Luncheon June 20, 1941

Box 8, Folder 4

President's Luncheon October 3, 1941

Box 8, Folder 5

Publicity Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 6

50th Anniversary Celebration Program

Box 8, Folder 7

50th Anniversary Celebration Publicity

Box 8, Folder 8

"Q"

Box 8, Folder 9

"R"

Box 8, Folder 10

Radio Broadcast--Board of Trustee's Meeting

Box 8, Folder 11

Radio Script Life of Leland Stanford

Box 8, Folder 12

Radio--General

Box 8, Folder 13

Reunions--Fraternities, Clubs

Box 8, Folder 14

Rose Bowl Activities

Box 9, Folder 1

Southern Pacific

Box 9, Folder 2

"S"

Box 9, Folder 3

Statistics

Box 9, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Suggestions

Box 9, Folder 5

Student Committee

Box 9, Folder 6

Symposium Dinner June 18

Box 9, Folder 7

Suggestions for Symposium and Conferences

Box 9, Folder 8-9

Committee on Symposium and Conferences; Includes Symposium Program (1 of 2)

Box 9, Folder 10

Symposium Speakers

Box 10, Folder 1

Symposium Speeches--Originals

Box 10, Folder 2

"T"

Box 10, Folder 3

Dr. Tressider Correspondence

Box 10, Folder 4

"U"

Box 10, Folder 5

"V"

Box 10, Folder 6

"W"

Box 10, Folder 7

Mr. Walker Correspondence--General

Box 10, Folder 8

Dr. Wilbur Correspondence--General

Box 10, Folder 9-10

Commemorative Week "Tickets, Program, etc."

Box 10, Folder 11

50th Anniversary Register

Box 11, Folder 1

Commemorative Committee News Bulletin--Miscellaneous Pieces

Box 11, Folder 2

50th Anniversary--9th Stanford Alumni Conference February 8-9, 1941

Box 11, Folder 3

50th Anniversary Luncheon--San Francisco Chamber of Commerce May 14, 1941

Box 11, Folder 4

50th Anniversary Commemoration Week Symposium June 16-19

Box 11, Folder 5

50th Anniversary Hoover Library Dedication June 20, 1941

Box 11, Folder 6

50th Anniversary Commemoration week Academic Convocation June 20, 1941, Jackson E. Reynolds Address

Box 11, Folder 7

50th Anniversary Birthday--Commemoration Week October 1-5, 1941; Miscellaneous Programs; Stanford Players ‘Thunder Rock" October 1st Banquet--Raymond B. Fosdick "Let The Winds of Freedom Blow"

Box 11, Folder 8

50th Anniversary Birthday Commemoration--October 1-5, 1941; Festival and Promenade October 3; Memorial Church Service--October 5 (Including F.M> McFarland's Address); All Woman's Luncheon October 2; Programs of Discussion (With Ticket)

Box 11, Folder 9

50th Anniversary Commemoration Week, June 6-21; Unveiling of Wilber Portrait; Exhibits, Form Letters, San Francisco Symphony Concert June 20; Roy Harris "Ode to Truth" Commissioned for 50th Anniversary and Played March 9, Founder's Day; Invitation to 50th Anniversary

Box 11, Folder 10

50th Anniversary Associates Plan (Not Used?)

Box 11, Folder 11

50th Anniversary Clippings Palo Alto Times and Stanford Daily Anniversary Issues

Box 11, Folder 12

50th Anniversary List of Letters in Bond Volumes

Box 11, Folder 13

"The University and the Future of America" Book; Stanford University Press, 1941

Box 12, Folder 1

50th Anniversary Edition; Palo Alto Times 1941 Mar 7

Box 12, Folder 2

San Jose Mercury News--Diamond Jubilee for Stanford University

Box 12, Folder 3

1941 Reproduction of San Jose Daily Mercury front page for Oct. 2, 1891

Box 13

50th Anniversary Greetings and Congratulations from Various Universities: volume 1 A-J, volume 2 K-Z

Box 13

Bound version of Reynolds' convocation address "New Paths and Old"

Box 14

50th Anniversary Edition; Palo Alto Times 1941 Mar 7

 

Additional Materials 1940-1941

Custodial History

Materials were previously classified in the Stanford University Publications and Ephemera Collection "4digit" collection.
Box 1

Various Fiftieth Anniversary materials