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Guide to the Historical Seminary of Leland Stanford Junior University Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0693
    Title: Historical Seminary of Leland Stanford Junior University records
    Dates: 1891-1901
    Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet
    Summary: The records consist of minutes from weekly meetings with outlines of reports presented. The topics included issues in political and legal history, international relations, historical figures, slavery, abolition, American Indian policies, railroad history, American expansion, and historical methods. Although the United States and Europe were the primary focus, some meetings focused on Africa, India, Russia, and Latin America.
    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

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    Cite As

    Historical Seminary of Leland Stanford Junior University Records (SC0693). Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Historical Seminary was an upper level class offered by the Department of History to "afford a practical training in methods of historical research through the use of original materials" [from the Annual Register]. Weekly sessions included the presentation and discussion of papers, reports, book reviews and other independent research.

    Scope and Contents note

    The records consist of minutes from weekly meetings with outlines of reports presented. The topics included issues in political and legal history, international relations, historical figures, slavery, abolition, American Indian policies, railroad history, American expansion, and historical methods. Although the United States and Europe were the primary focus, some meetings focused on Africa, India, Russia, and Latin America. Professors associated with the Seminary included George Elliott Howard, Mary Sheldon Barnes, Clyde Augustus Duniway, Arley Barthlow Show, and David Ellsworth Spencer. Of particular note to Stanford's history is an 1898 report on Mary Sheldon Barnes and the rise of the "source-method" in secondary schools.

    Access Terms

    Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898.
    Duniway, C. A., (Clyde Augustus), 1866-1944.
    Howard, George Elliott, 1849-1928.
    Show, Arley Barthlow, 1856-1920.
    Spencer, David Ellsworth.
    Stanford University--Curricula.
    Stanford University. Dept. of History.
    History--Study and teaching.