Guide to the Alvin Joseph Cox Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0738
Creator: Cox, Alvin Joseph.
Title: Alvin Joseph Cox papers
Dates: 1893-1945
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Summary: Stanford materials in this collection, 1893-1906, include student application materials, notes from a lecture series by Rev. Charles R. Brown, class papers and exams, letters regarding his teaching position at Stanford, his Stanford diplomas, invitation from Jane L. Stanford (1905), and three photographs of the quad. Other papers include correspondence, 1907-1918; Cox's tribute to John Maxson Stillman; report written while director of the Bureau of Science in the Philippines, 1917; and a teaching certificate for Mary Amelia Barnett (Mrs. Alvin C. Cox), 1903.
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

ALvin Joseph Cox Papers (SC0738). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Alvin Joseph Cox earned his a.b., 1901, and M.A., 1902, at Stanford and his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Breslau, Germany, 1904. He was an instructor in the Dept. of Chemistry at Stanford from 1901-1907 (on leave 1902-04). He then became a chemist for the Philippine government's Bureau of Science, serving as chief of the chemical laboratory and then director of the Bureau (1914-19). He returned to San Francisco where he was a consulting chemist; in 1931 he joined the state agriculture department.

Description of the Collection

Stanford materials in this collection, 1893-1906, include student application materials, notes from a lecture series by Rev. Charles R. Brown, class papers and exams, letters regarding his teaching position at Stanford, his Stanford diplomas, invitation from Jane L. Stanford (1905), and three photographs of the quad. Other papers include correspondence, 1907-1918; Cox's tribute to John Maxson Stillman; report written while director of the Bureau of Science in the Philippines, 1917; and a teaching certificate for Mary Amelia Barnett (Mrs. Alvin C. Cox), 1903.

Access Terms

Cox, Alvin Joseph.
Philippines. Bureau of Science.
Stanford University--Dept. of Chemistry--Faculty..
Stanford University--Students.
Diplomas.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

Box 1

Papers