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Guide to the Thomas Welton Stanford Library Time Capsule Collection SC0646
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  • Title: Thomas Welton Stanford Library time capsule collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0646
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1898
    Summary: Collection consists of the items placed in the time capsule by Jane L. Stanford and interred at the cornerstone laying of the library on November 2, 1898. Included are university circulars and registers, entrance exams, commencement programs, photograph of T. W. Stanford, letter by Jane L. Stanford, Bible, crucifix, newspapers of the day, and coins.

    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

    Thomas Welton Stanford Library Time Capsule Collection (SC0646). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection consists of the items placed in the time capsule by Jane L. Stanford and interred at the cornerstone laying of the library on November 2, 1898. Included are university circulars and registers, entrance exams, commencement programs, photograph of T. W. Stanford, letter by Jane L. Stanford, Bible, crucifix, newspapers of the day, and coins.

    Historical Note

    Thomas Welton Stanford, Leland Stanford's younger brother, reassigned half of his bequest from Leland Stanford's will to Jane Stanford, who used the funds to build a new library. It was one of the first buildings to be completed in the construction of the outer Quadrangle.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Stanford University--History.
    Stanford University. Libraries.
    Stanford University. -- General subdivision--History.;
    Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
    Stanford, Thomas Welton, 1832-1918.