Guide to the Simplified spelling collection, 1916-1920

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Simplified spelling collection, 1916-1920

Collection number: M0178

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1968
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Simplified spelling collection,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1920
Collection number: Special Collections M0178
Creator:
Extent: .25 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Source unknown.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Simplified spelling collection, M0178, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers from the movement for simplfied spelling in the A.I.M.E. (American Institute of Mining Engineers) lead by W. H. Shockley. Included are letters to and from Shockley, to and from other members of the A.I.M.E. type script arguments for simplified spelling circulated by Shockley, lists of names of members of the A.I.M.E., and numercus misc. memoranda concerning the campaign.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

1. 13 Mar 1916-to William H. Shockley from H. G. Paine-Notice of election to membership

 

2. 26 Dec '18-Proposed circular-from Shockley

 

3. 3 Apr '19-from Bradley Stoughton

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

4. 11 Apr '19-from Bradley Stoughton

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

5. 19 Apr '19-from Bradley Stoughton

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

6. 25 May '19-to Bradley Stoughton

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

7. 30 May '19-memo from Shockley

 

8. 1 Jun '19-memo from W. H. S. to [?]

 

9. 1 Jan '19-proposed circular from Shockley

 

10. 13 Jan '18-memo from W. H. S to [?] requests letter ballot

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

11. 29 Sept '19-memo from W. H. S

Physical Description: (5 copies)
 

12. 10 June '20-from H. G. Paine

 

13. 4 Nov '21-from E. L. Oliver

 

14. 15 Nov '21-to Oliver

 

15. 21 Nov '21-memo from W. H. S.

 

16. 6 Dec '21-memo from F. W. Bradley

 

17. 16 Dec '21-from W. H. S.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
 

18. 16 Dec '21-to F. W. Bradley

Box 1, Folder 2

1. 11 Oct '19-Revised draft of argument sent to Inst. of Mining & Metal Engineers

 

2. 20 Oct '19-Argument in favor of reformed spelling

Physical Description: (2 copies, no. 516)
 

3. 20 Oct '19-Revised draft of argument sent to Inst. of Mining & Metal Engineers W. H. S copy

 

4. 20 Oct '19-Revised draft of argument

 

5. 20 Oct '19-Revised draft of argument

 

6. 22 Sept '19-First draft of argument-signed by W. H. Carruth

 

7. 22 Sept '19-First draft of argument-signed by Hempl

 

8. 22 Sept '19-First draft of argument (no page 8)

 

9. 22 Sept '19-First draft of argument (no signature)

 

10. [?] Jan '20-Revised draft of argument (no signature)

 

11. [?] Jan '20-Revised draft of argument-signed by Chas. S. Burt

Box 1, Folder 3

1. Names of persons signing proposal without comment (one of 3 pages missing)

 

2. Names of 1917signers who did not sign in 1919

Physical Description: (3 pages)
 

3. Signers of proposals according to Stoughtons list

Physical Description: (2 copies, 3 pages each)
 

4. Objectors to taking a vote and protestors by letter.

 

5. yes ballots

 

6. no ballots and letters

 

7. split ballots

 

8. list of those who signed petition for simplified spelling

 

9. List of names-List A

 

10. List of names-List B

 

11. Names and addresses of signers- June 15, 1919

Box 1, Folder 4

Signed circulars-concerning simplfied spelling

 

1. T. L. Rausome

 

2. H. D. McCaskey

 

3. Edwin T. Blake

 

4. F. N. Bradley

 

5. S. C. Brethorton

 

6. Albert Burch

 

7. Ernest F. Buckland

 

8. Chars. S. Burt

 

9. Richard V. Hice

 

10. H. M Howie

 

11. Roswell H. Johnson

 

12. C. E. Lawrence

 

13. Horace [P?]

 

14. D. B. Reger

 

15. W. S. Rice

 

16. Alfred Stansfield

 

17. O. Smith

 

18. C. F. Tohmas

 

19. A. T. C. McChiaster

 

20. Hydel[?]

 

21. 2 unsigned

Box 1, Folder 5

1. Petition for Simplified spelling- 1 Jan 1917A.I.M.E.

 

2. Petition for simplified spelling- 1 Jan 1917A.I.M.E.

 

3. Memo to members of A.I.M.E. about spelling- 27 June 1919

 

4. Memo to members of A.I.M.E. about spelling- 25 June 1919

 

5. Memo to President of A.I.M.E. plus notice to members- 1 Feb '19

 

6. Memo to members of A.I.M.E. (no date)

 

7. Reformed spelling inthe A.I.M.E.

 

8. A request to help inthereform of English spelling sent 12 Aug '18

Physical Description: (Shockley's copy)
 

9. Fragment: Page 2 of some list of corrections

 

10. Voting results-with Shockley's comments

 

11. Memorandum of Votes for Simplified Spelling

 

12. Certificate of incorporation for A.I.M.E.