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Guide to the J. E. Wallace Sterling Speeches
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Description
Collection of President Sterling's speeches covering the years 1949 to 1964. Does not include every speech he made during those years. The format of the speeches includes typescripts, press releases, photocopies, and published versions.
Background
J. E. Wallace Sterling was president of Stanford University from 1949 to 1968. During his 19 years in office, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased 170 percent, graduate programs were improved, major building plans were completed, the Medical School was moved to campus from San Francisco, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was built. After his retirement in 1968, Sterling was named University Chancellor.
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0.5 Linear feet