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Guide to the Thomas Welton Stanford Library Time Capsule Collection
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0646
    Creator: Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
    Title: Thomas Welton Stanford Library time capsule collection
    Dates: 1886-1898
    Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
    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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    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

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

    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.

    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.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University -- General subdivision--History.;
    Stanford University. Libraries.
    Stanford, Thomas Welton, 1832-1918.