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Guide to the John Ewart Wallace Sterling, Chancellor of Stanford University, Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
70 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
Restricted until 2005; for more information contact the archivist.