Guide to the Frank Branch Riley Scrapbooks

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

Call Number: SC0688
Creator: Riley, Frank Branch.
Title: Frank Branch Riley scrapbooks
Dates: 1896-1900
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection consists of three scrapbooks kept during his student years at Stanford, which include programs, clippings, photographs, class registration cards, and other memorabilia. Many of the newspaper clippings include illustrations and there are a number of pencil and ink illustrations done on the scrapbook pages. The Glee Club's tours and performances are a primary focus; other subjects include football games, faculty-student baseball games, Kirmess parties at the Museum (charity fund raisers), dormitory life, theatrical performances, and commencement activities of 1900.
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

Frank Branch Riley Scrapbooks (SC0688). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Frank B. Riley earned his A.B. in economics at Stanford University in 1900; he pursued a law career in Portland, Oregon. As a student he was a member of the Glee Club, associate editor of the 1900 Quad, assistant editor of the Daily Palo Alto and the Sequoia during his junior and senior years, and a participant in many student theatricals.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists of three scrapbooks kept during his student years at Stanford, which include programs, clippings, photographs, class registration cards, and other memorabilia. Many of the newspaper clippings include illustrations and there are a number of pencil and ink illustrations done on the scrapbook pages. The Glee Club's tours and performances are a primary focus; other subjects include football games, faculty-student baseball games, Kirmess parties at the Museum (charity fund raisers), dormitory life, theatrical performances, and commencement activities of 1900.

Access Terms

Riley, Frank Branch.
Stanford University--Athletics.
Stanford University--Student housing.
Stanford University--Students.
Music --Societies, etc.
Photoprints
Scrapbooks


Collection Contents

 

Scrapbooks

Box 1

Volume 1: freshman, sophomore, junior 1896-1898

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Glee Club, football, Sword and Sandals perfonnances, Halloween Kirmess, Plug Ugly events of 1898, general student life.
Photographs: powerhouse chimney, Glee Club waiting for train, male and female student walking toward Quad, Escondite Cottage, Zeta Psi house
Box 2

Volume 2: junior (continued), senior 1896-1899

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Football, Glee Club, outer quad buildings (library and assembly hall), junior day activities, theatrical performances, studentfaculty baseball game, Plug Ugly events of 1899, endowment of Stanford, newspaper article on co-ed life at Stanford
Photographs: Riley and R. K. Culver
Box 2

Volume 3: senior (continued), post graduate 1899-1900

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Junior Farce of 1900, trip to Pacific Grove, athletics, Glee Club, newspaper article on dormitory life at Stanford, Commencement activities of 1900
Photographs: Pacific Grove images, woman at train station