Typescript draft of his autobiography SAM MCDONALD'S FARM (Stanford University press, 1954); miscellaneous business papers, pamphlets, and clippings, 1912-1958; photographs; and his letters to Holly and John Ceideburg, 1956.
The records include agenda, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, surveys, background materials, and the published report (1988). The majority of the materials date from 1983-1984; earlier records are photocopies of relevant reports, memoranda, clippings, etc.
The collection includes incoming letters sent to James Alexander Houston, a medical doctor, the son and brother of Irish clergymen, and an emigrant from Ireland to the United States before 1845. Familiar with the Pitman method of stenography, Houston reported for both New York and Washington, D.C., newspapers. He had good friends in the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, including Gamaliel Bailey and Louis Tappan.
SCOPE AND CONTENT These records include letters from the President to the Board of Trustees, 1902-1948; budget records, 1906-1960; departmental appointment records, 1901-1909; salary rolls and letters of appointment, 1901-1924; contracts and agreements largely between Jane Stanford and David Starr Jordan, 1893-1902, regarding faculty salaries and university fees, budget matters, and the ground lease for University land; and reports of committee actions, 1898-1910. Presidents represented in these records are: David Starr Jordan (1891-1913), John Casper Branner (1913-1915), Ray Lyman Wilbur (1915-1943), and Donald B. Tresidder (1943-1948).
Stanford president David Starr Jordan issued a circular letter in October 1906 to college presidents and faculty on the issue "should the same salary be paid to men bearing the same title." Included in this collection are the letters received and John Maxson Stillman's resulting article, in typescript form and as published in SCIENCE (February 15, 1907). The majority of the letters are from faculty at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley; other colleges represented include Cornell, University of Chicago, Harvard, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin.