Description of the Collection
Call Number: SC0512
Title: Leland Stanford collection
4 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Summary: The collection contains 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copies or facsimiles of historical documents.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022
The materials in this collection were separated from the old Leland Stanford Papers (now collection number SC0033A) when the
collection was reprocessed in 1996.
Information about Access
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.
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.
[Identification of item], Leland Stanford collection (SC0512). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford
University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
For materials created by Leland Stanford, see Stanford University Archives collection number SC0033A (Leland Stanford Papers).
Leland Stanford was born March 9, 1824 in Waltervliet Township, New York. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1848 and
married Jane Lathrop in 1850. In 1852 Stanford moved to California where he first worked as a storekeeper in Mother Lode mining
camps and later became a successful Sacramento businessman. Stanford was a leader in organizing the Republican party in California
and was elected governor in 1861 at the age of 37. Early in the 1860s Stanford joined with three other Sacramento merchants--Charles
Crocker, Mark Hopkins, and Collis P. Huntington--in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad. In 1884, Leland and Jane
founded Leland Stanford Jr. University in memory of their son. Stanford died June 21, 1893 during his second term as United
Description of the Collection
This collection contains primary and secondary sources pertaining to the life of Leland Stanford and the history of Stanford
University's founding. Included are 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.
Browne, Louise M.
Central Pacific Railroad Company
Clark, George A. (George Archibald), 1865-1918.
Farnham, Wallace D.
Fisher, Helen Dwight.
Hill, Thomas A.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Kimball, Sarah Louise, 1865-
Lampson, Robin, 1900-
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Myrick, David F.
Stanford, Arthur W.
Stanford, Grant Lansing.
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902.
Wooster, C. M.
Leland Stanford House (Sacramento, Calif.)
Palo Alto (Calif.)
Vina Ranch (Calif.)
Warm Springs Ranch (Calif.).