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Leland Stanford collection, 1869-1975.

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Language:
English.
Earliest date:
1869
Latest date:
1975
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 4 linear ft.
Summary:
Primary and secondary sources pertaining to the life of Leland Stanford and the history of Stanford University's founding. Includes clippings, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, speeches, scripts, reports, memorabilia, and copies or facsimiles of historical documents. In addition to the business and political career of Leland Stanford, subjects include his ideas on education, the naming of Palo Alto, Stanford family genealogy, railroad history (especially the completion of the transcontinental railroad), Thomas Hill and his painting "Driving the Last Spike, " Eadweard Muybridge and the invention of motion pictures, Stanford's residences in Sacramento and San Francisco, Vina Ranch, and Warm Springs Ranch.
Finding Aid:
Unpublished guide available.
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