Guide to the Stanford University, Natural History Club, Records

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
January 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0806
Creator: Stanford University. Natural History Club.
Title: Stanford University, Natural History Club, records
Dates: circa 1894-1959
Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Summary: Records include minutes, constitution, financial records, correspondence, photograph albums, and other miscellaneous materials. Of note are the bird list from a Baja California trip, 1940; undated field trip equipment list; and two pen and ink drawings by Prof. W. K. Fisher, one of which is the title page in the bound Zoology Club record book. The photograph albums document club field trips and natural history class groups; in most cases individuals are identified.
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

Parts of this collection were given to the Stanford University Archives by Mrs. John Thomas in 2004.

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.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford University, Natural History Club, Records (SC0806). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The Zoology Club at Stanford University was founded by students in 1892; faculty and alumni were also welcomed as members. Field trips and lectures were the prominent activities. The club was reorganized in 1938 as the Stanford University Natural History Club, under the auspices of the Natural History Museum on campus.

Description of the Collection

Records include minutes, constitution, financial records, correspondence, photograph albums, and other miscellaneous materials. Of note are the bird list from a Baja California trip, 1940; undated field trip equipment list; and two pen and ink drawings by Prof. W. K. Fisher, one of which is the title page in the bound Zoology Club record book. The photograph albums document club field trips and natural history class groups; in most cases individuals are identified.

Access Terms

Fisher, Walter K., (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Natural History Club.
Zoology Club (Stanford, Calif.).
Albums
Biology--Fieldwork


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Zoology Club record book circa 1894-1931

Box 1, Folder 2

Zoology Club record book: information on its binding

Box 1, Folder 3

Minute book 1954-1958

Box 1, Folder 4

Treasurer's book 1925-1930

Box 1, Folder 5

Treasurer's book, with some minutes 1952-1957

Box 1, Folder 6

Bank records

Box 1, Folder 7

Bird list, Baja California 1940 Mar

Box 1, Folder 8

Constitution 1948

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence 1923-1940

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence 1941-1942

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1946-1948

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence 1952-1959

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Exhibit captions

Box 2, Folder 2

Field trip equipment list

Box 2, Folder 3

Financial records 1930-1958

Box 2, Folder 4

Map of club field trips 1938-1941

Box 2, Folder 5

Minutes 1947, 1952-1954,

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous records

Box 2, Folder 7

Notices of meetings

Box 2, Folder 8

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 9

Zoology Club sign by W. K. Fisher

Box 2, Folder 10

Loose photographs from [natural history] album 1927, 1930

Box 2, Folder 11

Loose items from Zoology Club album

Box 3, Folder 1

Photograph album [natural history activities] 1906-1930

Scope and Content Note

Covers collecting trips, camping trips, local excursions, and specific class groups [black cloth cover].
Box 3, Folder 2

Photograph album of the Zoology/Natural History Club circa 1894-1952

Scope and Content Note

Covers students and faculty on excursions (setting up camp, carrying gear, hiking, etc.) circa 1894-1923 and club trips to Pinnacles National Monument, Pacific Grove, lower California, Point Reyes, Moss Beach, Death Valley, Lake Kirkwood, Punta Penasco, and Borrego Valley, 1939-52 [leather cover].