Scope and Contents Note:
Call Number: SC0019
Duniway, C. A., (Clyde Augustus), 1866-1944.
McDowell, John E.
Title: Stanford war records
11.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022
These records were first given to Stanford University Libraries and then moved to the Hoover Library in 1941. In 1964 they
were returned to the Stanford Libraries to become part of the Stanford University Archives.
Collected by John E. McDowell and Dr. C. A. Duniway, with additions from other sources.
Information about Access
Materials are open for research.
Ownership & Copyright
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 and University
[Identification of item], Stanford War Records, SC0019, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.
Scope and Contents Note:
These records pertain to Stanford University faculty and student participation in World Wars I and II. Included are papers
regarding the establishment of ambulance units; personal narratives of servicemen and correspondence with those in the service;
drafts of a Stanford war history by Dr. C. A. Duniway; records of each Stanford participant in the First World War; records
regarding women in war work, the Student Army Training Corps, civil defense, and war courses; and photographs and memorabilia.
The collection is arranged in three series. The records in Series 1 were collected during 1918-1919 by John E. McDowell, Alumni
Secretary, with the assistance of Prof. Edgar E. Robinson. Mr. McDowell was particularly active in corresponding with military
personnel. A Committee on War Information was to prepare a "War History of Stanford" from these materials, but nothing came
of this effort. In 1936 interest in the war records was revived with the construction of Memorial Hall on the Stanford campus.
Dr. C. A. Duniway, former professor of history, engaged in bringing the war records up to date; his collected materials make
up Series 2. Although Prof. Duniway prepared a draft of Stanford's war history, it was never published. Series 3 consists
of materials from varied sources pertaining to the campus war effort and Stanford personnel in the services during World War