Guide to the Arthur G. Holmes Scrapbook and Memorabilia

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Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
2000
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Overview

Call Number: SC0573
Creator: Holmes, Arthur G..
Creator: Holmes, Arthur G.
Title: Arthur G. Holmes scrapbook and memorabilia
Dates: 1926-1981
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Gift of the estate of Arthur G. Holmes, 1999.

Information about Access

None.

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 Archives.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Arthur G. Holmes Scrapbook and Memorabilia, SC 573, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Arthur G. Holmes, a graduate of Coronado High School, attended Stanford University from 1926 to 1928, where he was a member of the Glee Club and participated in YMCA activities. He also attended UC Berkeley and was a member of Theta Kappa Nu Fraternity there. He pursued a career with the National Park Service, becoming the first permanent ranger at Lassen Volcanic National Park. He died on January 1, 1997.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the scrapbook Holmes kept of his student days at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, as well as his summer as a forest ranger at Yosemite (1928) and a summer at the Flying Cadet school of the Air Corps (1929), along with negatives and some miscellaneous memorabilia . Included in the scrapbook are photographs, programs, decals, newsletters, dance cards, invitations, tickets, ribbons, cancelled checks, and many other items. Subjects of interest from his Stanford days are mudfights, the Glee Club spring tour in 1928, and student trips to the Pinnacles and Yosemite Park. There are also several pages devoted to his tour of the Orient in 1926.
Since the scrapbook pages were made of wall paper samples and the cover of wood, it was disbound to protect the materials within. The pages have been numbered in sequence and foldered, with some subjects high lighted in the listing.

Access Terms

Stanford University -- General subdivision--Students.;
United States.. Army.. Air Corps..
University of California, Berkeley. -- General subdivision--Students.;
Warner, Glenn S. (Glenn Scobey), 1871-1954
College students--California.
Photonegatives
Photoprints.
Scrapbooks
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Loose items from scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

(includes Holmes' photo of a Chinese junk; photo of Holmes in uniform 1941; series of photos of Frosh-Soph mudfight, 1926; his record of courses, books, and grades; certificate of initiation into Theta Kappa Nu Fraternity, 1929; tourist map of Kauai; print of Nuuanu Pali, Oahu)
Box 1, Folder 2

pp. 1 - 8

Scope and Content Note

(includes mudfight, bonfire, football, card stunts)
Box 1, Folder 3

pp. 9 - 16

Scope and Content Note

(includes trip to the Pinnacles, 1927; Encina Hall rooms; campus buildings; discharge of electricity in Ryan Labs; trolley on campus)
Box 1, Folder 4

pp. 17 -22

Scope and Content Note

(includes Princess Ida play; individual students)
Box 1, Folder 5

pp. 23 - 26

Scope and Content Note

(includes signed photo of The English Singers; photo of the Glee Club)
Box 1, Folder 6

pp. 27 - 34

Scope and Content Note

(includes Glee Club, Yosemite trip, Board of Athletic Control "police" armband)
Box 1, Folder 7

pp. 35 - 42

Scope and Content Note

(includes athletic events, 1927 mudfight, Pop Warner mowing his lawn)
Box 1, Folder 8

pp. 43 - 50

Scope and Content Note

(includes YMCA trip to Yosemite; signed photo of Warren D. Allen, organist, 1927)
Box 1, Folder 9

pp. 51 - 58

Scope and Content Note

(includes YMCA events)
Box 1, Folder 10

pp. 59 - 64

Scope and Content Note

(includes campus scenes and buildings; Glee Club photo)
Box 2, Folder 1

pp. 65 - 72

Scope and Content Note

(includes Glee Club's spring tour 1928 from Stanford to Los Angeles; trolley on campus)
Box 2, Folder 2

pp. 73 - 80

Scope and Content Note

(includes geology trip in the spring of 1928; David Starr Jordan at his desk)
Box 2, Folder 3

pp. 81 - 88

Scope and Content Note

(includes his tour through the Orient 1926)
Box 2, Folder 4

pp. 89 - 96

Scope and Content Note

(includes his tour through the Orient 1926)
Box 2, Folder 5

pp. 97 - 104

Scope and Content Note

(includes his tour through the Orient 1926)
Box 2, Folder 6

pp. 105 - 112

Scope and Content Note

(includes student days at UC Berkeley)
Box 2, Folder 7

pp. 113 - 120

Scope and Content Note

(includes student days at UC Berkeley; Theta Kappa Nu fraternity events)
Box 2, Folder 8

pp. 121 - 128

Scope and Content Note

(includes job in Yosemite as a Forest Ranger, 1928)
Box 2, Folder 9

pp. 129 - 136

Scope and Content Note

(includes job in Yosemite as a Forest Ranger, 1928)
Box 2, Folder 10

pp. 137 - 144

Scope and Content Note

(includes job in Yosemite as a Forest Ranger, 1928; Flying Cadet school in the Air Corps summer 1929)
Box 2, Folder 11

pp. 145 - 152

Scope and Content Note

(includes Flying Cadet school in the Air Corps summer 1929)
Box 2, Folder 12

pp. 153 - 161 [end of scrapbook]

Scope and Content Note

(includes YMCA activities in Southern California)
Box 2, Folder 13

Unbound page with photos and memorabilia from 1933 Big Game; and 1999 photos of the scrapbook before it was unbound

Box 3

Original front and back cover of scrapbook

Box 4, Folder 1

Small items separated from album pages (mostly photos)

Box 4, Folder 2

Loose photos from album

Box 4, Folder 3

Postcards from album

Box 4, Folder 4

YMCA document from album

Box 4, Folder 5

Negatives for images on pages 2 - 9

Box 4, Folder 6

Negatives for images on pages 10 - 15

Box 4, Folder 7

Negatives for images on pages 16 - 20

Box 4, Folder 8

Negatives for images on pages 24 - 46

Box 4, Folder 9

Negatives for images on pages 52 - 64

Box 4, Folder 10

Negatives for images on pages 66 - 73

Box 4, Folder 11

Negatives for images not in album: bonfire

Box 4, Folder 12

Negatives for images not in album: SU campus scenes

Box 4, Folder 13

Negatives for images not in album: SU Glee Club 1928

Box 4, Folder 14

Negatives for images not in album: Holmes' photo sign

Box 4, Folder 15

Negatives for images not in album: miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 16

Negatives for images not in album: mudfight

Box 4, Folder 17

Negatives for images not in album: Pinnacles trip 1927

Box 4, Folder 18

Negatives for images not in album: students, individuals and groups

Box 4, Folder 19

Negatives for images not in album: SU and YMCA 1926-28

Box 4, Folder 20

Spanish/English dictionary used by Holmes at Stanford