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J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program SCM0425
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  • Acquisition Information
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  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program
    Identifier/Call Number: SCM0425
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder(s)
    Date: 1968 Apr 18

    Acquisition Information

    This item was originally classified in the Stanford University Publications and Ephemera Collection

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    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 94305-6064. 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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Scope and Contents

    Program for dinner held "in honor of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Wallace Sterling to mark his approaching retirement as Fifth President of Stanford University, 18 April 1968, San Francisco, California."

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], J.E. Wallace Sterling: Mr. H. Donald Winbigler dinner program (SCM0425). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    J.E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University from 1949-1968, earned his A.B. in history at the University of Toronto in 1927; he taught at the University of Alberta while pursuing graduate work there from 1928-1930. He came to Stanford in 1930 to pursue his doctorate, which he received in 1938. While at Stanford, he was also a research assistant in the Hoover Library and taught in the History Department. From 1938 to 1948 Sterling taught at the California Institute of Technology, where he was elected chairman of the faculty in 1944. He had been Director of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery for five months when he accepted the presidency of Stanford University. During Sterling's 19 years as president, Stanford's endowment nearly doubled, the faculty increased by 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. He died on July 1, 1985.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bush, Royal Robert
    Fuller, W. Parmer
    Phleger, Herman
    Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
    Stanford University--Presidents.