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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ray Lyman Wilbur Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1964
    Collection number: XX392
    Creator: Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949
    Collection Size: 142 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 6 envelopes, 4 photo albums, 3 framed photographs, 4 phonorecords, memorabilia (70 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, other printed matter, and miscellanea, relating to American and world politics, the administrations of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, development of natural resources in the United States, national health and other social problems, the Boy Scouts of America, and the death of President Warren G. Harding. Includes papers accumulated by R. L. Wilbur as a member and officer of the Institute of Pacific Relations, relating to the study of political, social, and economic conditions in East Asia and of American foreign policy in East Asia.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ray Lyman Wilbur Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Boy Scouts.
    United States. Dept. of the Interior.
    Institute of Pacific Relations.
    Hoover Dam.
    Illiteracy--United States.
    Indians of North America.
    Japanese Americans.
    National parks and reserves--United States.
    Natural resources--United States.
    Oil-shales--United States.
    Pan-Pacific relations.
    Prohibition--United States.
    Public health--United States.
    Social problems.
    World politics.
    East Asia.
    East Asia--Economic conditions.
    East Asia--Foreign relations--United States.
    East Asia--Politics and government.
    East Asia--Social conditions.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--East Asia.
    United States--Politics and government--1929-1933.
    United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.
    United States--Social conditions.
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
    Statesmen--United States.
    Kelley, Ralph S.

    Biographical Note

    1875 April 13 Born, Boonesboro, Iowa
    1896-1897 Instructor, Physiology, Stanford University
    1900-1903 Assistant Professor, Physiology, Stanford University
    1909-1916 Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
    1911-1916 Dean, Medical School, Stanford University
    1912-1913 President, American Academy of Medicine
    1916-1943 President, Stanford University
    1917 Chief, Conservation Division, United States Food Administration
    1917, 1941-1946 California State Council of Defense
    1922-1924 Chairman, Survey of Race Relations on Pacific Coast
    1922-1925 Council of Social and Health Agencies, San Francisco
    1923-1924 President, American Medical Association
    1925-1929 Chairman, Institute of Pacific Relations
    1927-1939 San Francisco Community Chest
    1928 United States delegate to the Sixth Pan-American Conference, Havana
    1928-1929 California State Park Commission
    1929-1933 Secretary, Department of the Interior

    Author, Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Interior
    1929-1933 Federal Oil Conservation Board
    1929-1931 Chairman, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection
    1930-1931 Chairman, National Advisory Commission on Illiteracy
    1931 Author (with William Atherton DuPuy), Conservation
    1933 Author (with Northcutt Ely), Hoover Dam Contracts

    Author (with Elwood Mead), Construction of Hoover Dam
    1936 Author, Stanford Horizons
    1937 Author (with Arthur M. Hyde), Hoover Policies
    1938 Author, March of Medicine
    1939-1949 National Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America
    1940 Author, Human Hopes
    1940-1949 Health Commission, Boys Clubs of America
    1944-1946 California State War Problems Board
    1949 June 26 Died, Stanford, California