Stanford University postcard collection 1891-1990, undated


Stanford University postcard collection, 1891-1990, undated

Stanford University postcard collection 1891-1990, undated

Collection depicts Stanford University buildings, grounds, and people; subjects include athletics and athletic facilities, student amusements, the cactus garden, old chemistry building, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, views of the Quad and Inner Quad, Lake Lagunita, libraries, Stanford mausoleum, Memorial Arch, Memorial Church, museum, the Palo Alto tree, university workers (primarily images of horse-drawn wagons), David Starr Jordan, Domenico Grosso ("the Stanford hermit"), and the presidential installation of John C. Branner. A number of items depict damage to buildings from the 1906 earthquake. There are also a few items depicting Palo Alto and surrounding communities.

1 Linear feet Approximately 1141 items in 2 boxes


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