Guide to the James F. Lanagan Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0662
Title: James F. Lanagan papers
Dates: 1900-1960
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: Collection includes Stanford diplomas of Lanagan and Clara Earl, 1900; letters to Lanagan congratulating him after football victories, 1904-05; military papers from his service in World War I, 1918-19, and his letters to Clara while in France, 1918; program from his memorial service, 1937, and letters to Clara about Lanagan from Will Irwin, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and others, 1937-41; clippings on his athletic career and military service; and photographs.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of George H. Knoles, 2002.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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

Cite As

James F.Lanagan Papers (SC0662). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

James F. Lanagan earned his A.B. at Stanford University in 1900; in 1902 he married Clara Earl, also a member of the class of 1900. He coached football at Stanford from 1903-1908, as well as baseball in 1906. Lanagan attended Stanford Law School from 1905-1907 and began his law practice in 1908. He was a Major in the U. S. Army during World War I and fought in France. He died in 1937.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes Stanford diplomas of Lanagan and Clara Earl, 1900; letters to Lanagan congratulating him after football victories, 1904-05; military papers from his service in World War I, 1918-19, and his letters to Clara while in France, 1918; program from his memorial service, 1937, and letters to Clara about Lanagan from Will Irwin, Ray Lyman Wilbur, and others, 1937-41; clippings on his athletic career and military service; and photographs.

Access Terms

Irwin, Will, 1873-1948.
Lanagan, Clara Earl.
Lanagan, James F.
Stanford University--Athletics.
Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
Photoprints
World War, 1914-1918.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Commencement program and diplomas of Lanagan and Clara Earl, 1900

Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to Lanagan with congratulations on football success, 1904-1905

Box 1, Folder 3

Lanagan's New Testament carried during World War I, 1917

Box 1, Folder 4

Military papers (ID card, orders, discharge), 1918-1919

Box 1, Folder 5

Lanagan's letters to Clara, April 1918

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter to Clara from Frank Coffee, 1918 with an account of life in Australia

Box 1, Folder 7

Lanagan's navigator's certificate, 1923

Box 1, Folder 8

Stanford Illustrated Review, Nov. 1928

Box 1, Folder 9

Letters to Clara regarding Lanagan from Harry A. Deuel, Will Irwin, and Ray L. Wilbur, 1937-1941

Box 1, Folder 10

Memorial Service programs and miscellany, 1937

Box 1, Folder 11

Memorial Book, 1937

Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous, including a memorial certificate signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Box 1, Folder 13

Clippings, biographical, 1914-1937

Box 1, Folder 14

Clippings, football

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings, football (originals)

Box 1, Folder 16

Clippings, World War I, 1918

Box 1, Folder 17

Clippings (not Xeroxed)

Box 1, Folder 18

Photographs, athletics

Box 1, Folder 19

Photographs, general

Box 1, Folder 20

Photographs, military

Box 1, Folder 21

Photograph, framed

Box 1, Folder 22

Photograph, framed