Guide to the Ruth Laird Kimball Scrapbook

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

Call Number: SC0682
Creator: Kimball, Ruth Laird.
Title: Ruth Laird Kimball scrapbook
Dates: 1900-1907
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: The scrapbook documents her student days at Stanford and includes photographs, student records and an entrance exam, letters and notes, receipts, invitations, postcards, clippings, programs, posters, and other memorabilia. Some items pertain to the Machrihanish Golf Club at Stanford. Also included is a manuscript poem by her sister Alice W. Kimball. The photographs are of her dorm room, campus buildings and scenes, fraternity houses, other students, the board of the Students' Guild, and the booths in the Quad arcades created for the Promenade Concert during the 1904 commencement week.
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

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

Ruth Laird Kimball Scrapbook (SC0682). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Ruth Laird Kimball earned her A.B. in English at Stanford in 1904; as a student she was active in the English Club, worked on the student production of "The Knight of the Burning Pestle," served on the Board of Directors for the Students' Guild, and was vice-president of the Senior Class. She died on August 16, 1917.

Description of the Collection

The scrapbook documents her student days at Stanford and includes photographs, student records and an entrance exam, letters and notes, receipts, invitations, postcards, clippings, programs, posters, and other memorabilia. Some items pertain to the Machrihanish Golf Club at Stanford. Also included is a manuscript poem by her sister Alice W. Kimball. The photographs are of her dorm room, campus buildings and scenes, fraternity houses, other students, the board of the Students' Guild, and the booths in the Quad arcades created for the Promenade Concert during the 1904 commencement week.

Access Terms

Kimball, Alice Windsor.
Kimball, Ruth Laird.
Machrihanish Golf Club of California (Stanford, Calif.)
Stanford University--Student housing.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Class of 1904.
Albums
Photoprints
Women college students.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1

Scrapbook, 1900-1907

Box 2, Folder 1

Loose pages from back of scrapbook

Box 2, Folder 2

Clipping on organized class rush at Stanford, Sept. 30, 1906

Box 2, Folder 3

Letter from Watson Nicholson introducing Ruth Kimball, 1900

Box 2, Folder 4

Photographs from “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

Box 2, Folder 5

Poster from “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

Box 2, Folder 6

Photographs and illustrations, misc.

Box 2, Folder 7

Programs, misc.

Box 2, Folder 8

Poem by Alice W. Kimball

Box 2, Folder 9

Valentine 1907

Box 2, Folder 10

Miscellaneous items