Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985

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J. E. Wallace Sterling was president of Stanford University from 1949 to 1968. During his 19 years in office, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling Speeches, 1949-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384797

J. E. Wallace Sterling was President of Stanford University from 1949 to 1968 and its Chancellor from 1968-1985.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling personal papers and memorabilia, 1938-ca. 1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586752

President, Stanford University, 1949-1968.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling miscellaneous papers, 1937-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867104

Sterling, Stanford University's fifth president, 1949 to 1968, was a news analyst for the CBS radio network, 1942-1948, during his tenure as history professor at Caltech.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling photographs, circa 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510711

J. E. Wallace Sterling, 1906-1985, served as Stanford University's fifth president from 1949 to 1968, the University's greatest period of expansion. His contributions as Chancellor, from 1968-1985, were equally impressive. He served on the Stanford Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1975, and from 1972 to 1977 was national co-chairman of the $300 million Campaign for Stanford. In 1978, he received Stanford University's highest honor, the "Degree of Uncommon Man." During this period, Sterling also served as chairman of the American Bicentennial Caommission, and as founding president and chairman of the national advisory board of the Filoli Center in Woodside, California, an historic property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He received honorary degrees form institutions in this country and abroad, including in 1976 an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in honor of his contributions to education and his scholarship in British history.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling chancellor's papers, ca. 1968-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703840544

President of Stanford University 1949-1968. Sterling earned his a.b. in history at the University of Toronto in 1927; he taught at the University of Alberta while pursuing graduate work there, 1928-1930. He came to Stanford in 1930 to pursue his doctorate, which he received in 1938; while at Stanford, he was also a research assistant in the Hoover Library and taught in the History Department. From 1938 to 1948 Sterling taught at the California Institute of Technology, where he was elected chairman of the faculty in 1944. He had been Director of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery for five months when he accepted the presidency of Stanford University. During his 19 years as president, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor. He died on July 1, 1985.

From the description of J. E. Wallace Sterling, President of Stanford University, records, 1913-1969 (inclusive), 1949-1969 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122546762

Biographical/Historical note

J. E. Wallace Sterling was president of Stanford University from 1949 to 1968. During his 19 years in office, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor.

From the guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling speeches, 1949-1964, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biography

J.E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University from 1949-1968, earned his A.B. in history at the University of Toronto in 1927; he taught at the University of Alberta while pursuing graduate work there from 1928-1930. He came to Stanford in 1930 to pursue his doctorate, which he received in 1938. While at Stanford, he was also a research assistant in the Hoover Library and taught in the History Department. From 1938 to 1948 Sterling taught at the California Institute of Technology, where he was elected chairman of the faculty in 1944. He had been Director of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery for five months when he accepted the presidency of Stanford University. During Sterling's 19 years as president, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased by 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor. He died on July 1, 1985.

From the guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University, records, 1913-1969 (bulk 1949-1969), 1949-1969, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Sterling, Stanford University's fifth president, 1949 to 1968, was a news analyst for the CBS radio network, 1942-1948, during his tenure as history professor at Caltech.

From the guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling photograph album, ca. 1945, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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President, Stanford University, 1949-1968.

From the guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling miscellaneous papers, 1937-1985, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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creatorOf Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-1964. Clarence Budington Kelland letters received, 1961-1964. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Hanna, Paul Robert, 1902-. Paul Robert Hanna papers, 1955-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. American Studies Seminars in Japan. Stanford University, American Studies Seminars in Japan, records, 1950-1981 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Fuller, Lon L. Lon L. Fuller papers. 1926-1977. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Paul C. Edwards papers, 1895-1986, 1912-1962 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Donald T. Carlson papers, 1952-1995 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Maples Pavilion, photograph album and ephemera, 1969 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Dedication of the Frank E. Buck Jade Collection photograph album, 1968 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Memorial Church, records, 1893-2011 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Klotz, Sergius. Sergius Klotz papers, 1935-1999. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Samuel F. B. (Samuel Finley Brown) Morse Papers, 1911-1969 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J. E. Wallace Sterling papers documenting his selection as president of Stanford University, 1948-1975 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf J. E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University, records, 1913-1969 (bulk 1949-1969), 1949-1969 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf J. E. Wallace Sterling photograph album, ca. 1945 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Guy H. Atkinson Company. Stanford Construction Institute : correspondence, 1960-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Clarence Budington Kelland letters received, 1961-1964 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Devendorf, Ada. Stanford Alumni Association, Tri-County Stanford Alumni Conference, photograph album 1903-1961 (inclusive), 1951-1961 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George E. Crothers papers, 1905-1957 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J.E. Wallace Sterling birthday dartboard, circa 1967. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. President's Office. Stanford University, President's Office, administrative reorganization records, 1958. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lee, Russell V. Stanford presidents : typescript drafts, 1978. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frederick Emmons Terman papers, 1920-1978 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn [Player File : Sterling, John A., 1890- / compiled by the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y.] National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling photographs, circa 1945. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling chancellor's papers, ca. 1968-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-. Albert J. Guérard papers, 1932-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling personal papers and memorabilia, 1938-ca. 1982. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jake Gimbel athletic attitude prize records, 1930-1970 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn American Studies Seminars in Japan records, 1950-1981 (bulk 1950-1960), 1950-1960 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Mineral resources on Stanford land; a preliminary report : typescript and correspondence, 1958. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rice, Archie, 1871-. Archie Rice papers, 1940-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf J. E. Wallace Sterling speeches, 1949-1964 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977. Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford presidents collection, 1978 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Carlson, Donald T. Donald T. Carlson papers, 1952-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Paul Robert Hanna Papers, 1949-1970 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
referencedIn Stanford University. President's Office. Stanford University, President's Office, Sterling - Pitzer transitional records, 1946-1970 (inclusive), 1964-1970 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Public Affairs Office. Stanford University, Public Affairs Office, records, 1960-1980. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sheldon, Thaddeus S. Papers of Thaddeus Sheldon, 1853-1868. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, Calif.). Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences photographs, 1955. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Memorial Church. Stanford University, Memorial Church, records, 1883-2011. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Morse, Samuel F. B. (Samuel Finley Brown), 1886-1969. Samuel Morse papers, 1911-1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Anastasia Doyle correspondence, 1935-1961 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Nathan Van Patten Memorial Library of Music : files, 1947-1953 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Maples Pavilion. Stanford University, Maples Pavilion, photograph album and ephemera, 1969. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, photographs, 1955 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Breer, Carl. Carl Breer notebooks, 1905-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford University, papers, 1914-1951. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Van Patten, Nathan, 1887-. Memorial Library of Music : files, 1947-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, President's Office, Sterling-Pitzer Transitional Records, 1946-1960 (bulk 1964-1970), 1964-1970 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jake Gimbel athletic attitude prize : records, 1930-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling miscellaneous papers, 1937-1985. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Stanford University, Public Affairs Office records, 1960-1980 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frank E. Buck Jade Collection dedication photograph album, 1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Department of Biology, Division of Systematic Biology, records, 1949-1970 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Duffus, R. L. (Robert Luther), 1888-1972. Robert L. Duffus papers, 1923-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J.E.W. Sterling memorial service [videorecording], 1985 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling, President of Stanford University, records, 1913-1969 (inclusive), 1949-1969 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edwards, Paul C. (Paul Carroll), 1882-1962. Paul C. Edwards papers, 1895-1986 (inclusive), 1912-1962 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J.E.W. Sterling memorial service : videorecording, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf J. E. Wallace Sterling miscellaneous papers, 1937-1985 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Phleger, Herman, 1890-1984,. Selection of Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling as president of Stanford University : papers, 1948-1975. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford Alumni Association photograph album, 1903-1961, 1951-1961 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Holub, Leo, 1916-. Leo Holub photographs of Stanford University, 1946-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sterling, J. E. Wallace (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985. J. E. Wallace Sterling Speeches, 1949-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
referencedIn Stanford notebooks, 1905-1968 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982. Frederick Emmons Terman papers, 1920-1978. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sergius Klotz papers, 1935-1999 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Doyle, Anastasia. Anastasia Doyle correspondence, 1935-1961. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Leo Holub photographs of Stanford University, 1946-1992 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Carl Breer notebooks, 1905-1968 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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China History Civil War, 1945-1949.
Japan
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Universities and colleges--Administration
Education--Japan
Stanford University--Public Relations
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Stanford University--Presidents
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Death 1985-07-01

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