Personal and professional correspondence, research notes,
teaching notes, appointment books, day-books, and ephemera regarding his activites as
Chancellor and as a professional historian. Additional files regarding the American
Revolution Bi-Centennial Commission, the Huntington Library, and the Canadian American
Association of Northern California, are included.
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.
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