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Scope and Content Notes The Maurice Lesemann papers are composed primarily of letters from the poet-novelist Elizabeth Madox Roberts, letters from the poet-critic Yvor Winters, a letter from Janet Lewis, and poems by Winters and Roberts. The correspondence takes place between 1919 and 1933, with most of the Winters letters being written in 1919 and the Roberts letters between 1919 and 1933. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the author. While Winters was recovering from tuberculosis in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was kept informed by Lesemann, in Chicago, of the writing activities of their mutual friends in Chicago and of the Poetry Club to which several of them belonged. Despite his illness, Winters was intensely interested in the new publications, and experiments, of Yeats, Eliot, Pound, and H.D., among others, comparing them favorably with some of the greats in his own memory: Chaucer, Hawthorne, James, Hardy. Many of Winters' letters contain informal commentary on the ... Read More
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The Commission on Undergraduate Education at Stanford University was established to address fundamental issues pertaining to the undergraduate curriculum and related programs and services at Stanford. The Commision's report was released in October 1994.
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Notes from interviews with businessmen in Hong Kong, Singapore, Java, and other places. Main topic is agriculture and food production, with some comments on cultural and political issues. Also includes several pages on his personal observations in Java.
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Content Description The collection consists of correspondence (including one letter from Ambrose Bierce to a family member), photographs, maps, field notes, receipts, dispatches, telegrams, and printed material, chiefly relating to the Civil War career of Bierce as a surveyor as well as his extended family in Indiana, especially sister Almeda Sophia Bierce Pittenger (the original source of this collection), father Marcus Aurelius and brothers Albert and Addison Bierce.Of particular note to Civil War historians are the series of maps produced by the Union army's Army of the Cumberland on the Chattanooga Campaign, reflecting the borders between Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Of the paper and linen printed maps, some have annotations, and most credit Captain William Emery Merrill. A few note that they were created from information from "captured rebel engineers." There are also maps drawn by Bierce himself. Note that Stanford's Ambrose Bierce Papers also contain material concerning the ... Read More
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Scope and Contents note Notebook and two exams from a class on the history of Canada, 1935.
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Content Description The collection consists of files from John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Director Lyle Nelson (1969-1985). Also included are Board of Visitors records, which are restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
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Scope and Content This collection consists largely of photonegatives, with a few photoprints and color transparencies. Images include portraits of faculty and staff, 1931-1951; pre-registration meeting, September 1941; two images of the exterior of the home of Prof. Robert Swain, 1936; campus buildings; and miscellaneous campus life. Of note among the portraits are seven images of Prof. P. A. Ross with x-ray equipment, 1931. Many of these images were taken by Berton W.Crandall, professional photographer. There is also a series of negatives by Stanford Daily photographers, 1961 and undated; of note are images of an anti nuclear bomb rally on campus, the old bike shop, a stunt done with Dean of Students Donald Winbigler, and the Encina Hall lobby when women students were first housed there.
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Content Description Materials consist of publications, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, minute meetings, photographs and related ephemera.
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SCOPE AND CONTENT This collection of 2 linear feet of Civil War papers was received by Stanford as a gift from Elizabeth Ellet Nitz and Frances Ellet Ward in 1994. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, including extensive letters of Brigadier General Alfred Washington Ellet to his wife, Sarah Roberts Ellet between 1861 and 1864. The collection also includes some letters from Sarah Ellet to her husband, and correspondence between various members of the Ellet family. These primary correspondents are Ellet's mother, Mrs. Mary Israel Ellet; brothers, Charles Ellet, Jr. and Edward Carpenter Ellet; sister-in-law Mrs. Elvira Daniels Ellet; niece Miss Mary Virginia Ellet (later Mrs. Cabell); nephews Charles Rivers Ellet, John Ellet and Richard Ellet; and Alfred Ellet's two younger children, Miss Elvira (Ellie) Ellet and William (Willie) Ellet. General Ellet's letters are sent from various Union Army encampments and include descriptions of conditions, events and politics ... Read More