Guide to the Berton W. Crandall Proof Album Collection

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

Call Number: PC0003
Creator: Crandall, Berton W., 1882-1979.
Title: Berton W. Crandall proof album collection
Dates: 1904-1930
Physical Description: 18 albums
Summary: Proof albums assembled by Crandall of photograph taken during the year to be broused by patrons of his Palo Alto studio. Crandall concentrated primarily on Stanford athletics and student activities. Sports most heavily documented are football, track, and baseball; others include crew, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and polo. There are a few photographs of women's crew, track, and basketball teams. Student activities include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, student parades, initiations of the honor society Skull & Snakes and the Press Club, dances, plays, Plug Ugly events, junior day activities on Lake Lagunita, and commencement processions. Special events documented include John C. Branner's inauguration as Stanford University President, 1913; and the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1917.
Language(s): 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

Gift of Berton W. Crandall.

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

Berton W. Crandall Proof Album Collection (PC0003). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Berton W. Crandall moved with his family to Palo Alto in 1898 from Pompey, New York, where he had been born in 1882. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, he attended Stanford University, earning his bachelor's degree in chemistry in January 1907. A professional photographer, he also owned and operated a photography store on University Avenue in Palo Alto. He died in May of 1979.

Description of the Collection

Proof albums assembled by Crandall of photograph taken during the year to be broused by patrons of his Palo Alto studio. Crandall concentrated primarily on Stanford athletics and student activities. Sports most heavily documented are football, track, and baseball; others include crew, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and polo. There are a few photographs of women's crew, track, and basketball teams. Student activities include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, student parades, initiations of the honor society Skull & Snakes and the Press Club, dances, plays, Plug Ugly events, junior day activities on Lake Lagunita, and commencement processions. Special events documented include John C. Branner's inauguration as Stanford University President, 1913; and the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1917.

Arrangement

Albums organized by year;
photographs arranged by negative number within each album.

Access Terms

Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922.
Crandall, Berton W., 1882-1979.
Stanford University--Athletics.
Stanford University--Pictorial works.
Stanford University--Presidents.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Student Army Training Corps.
Albums.
Photographers--California.
Photoprints.


Collection Contents

Box 1

1904-1905

Box 2

1908-1909

Box 3

1909-1910

Box 4

1910-1911

Scope and Content Note

Crowd scene in Palo Alto during T. Roosevelt's visit
Box 5

1911-1912

Box 6

1909-1913

Scope and Content Note

This volume is of individual athletes, yell leaders, and coaches; it also includes a photograph of Sam McDonald.
Box 7

1913-1914

Scope and Content Note

Branner's Inauguration as University President; Encina Hall's Annual Evening Dress Affair; bonfire; Lake Lagunita events; Skull & Snakes; graduation procession in Quad; a few women's events
Box 8

1914-1915

Scope and Content Note

Junior Day procession to the Mausoleum and other events; European Market in Palo Alto; Press Club initiation; bonfire; Lincoln Beachy flying plane around Berkeley Campanile; Skull & Snakes; graduation procession
Box 9

1915-1916

Scope and Content Note

European Market in Palo Alto; bonfire; student costume parade
Box 10

1916-1917

Scope and Content Note

Encina Hall residents on steps; Study Army Training Corps in Inner Quad, training in the hills, and marching in Palo Alto; Roughs Day
Box 11

1917-1918

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stillman at train station; Major Pourie; Camp Fremont-barber, tents; Palo Alto Armory YCMA; Coach Wylie
Box 12

1919-1920

Scope and Content Note

[This volume is boxed with 1917-1918.] Swimmer Norman Ross; Airplane on campus (part of a sorority aviation party); Stanford ROTC; Armistice Parade in Palo Alto; Coach Evans
Box 13

1920-1921

Box 14

1921-1922

Box 15

1923

Scope and Content Note

Women's basketball game and track meet; polo and horsemanship contest; students working at Convalescent Home
Box 16

1927

Box 17

1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

Sports are basketball, baseball, track & field, and tennis.
Box 18

1930

Scope and Content Note

Sports are basketball, track & field, football, swimming, polo, and baseball.