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Guide to the Myron Carlos Burr Papers and memorabilia
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Description
Collection consists primarily of M. C. Burr's papers with a few items pertaining to his brother Walter and sister Gladys. Included are photographs, correspondence, clippings, typescripts of short articles, memorabilia from student days at Stanford University, and a scrapbook. The correspondence is largely Myron Burr?s letters to his family, 1905-08, but also includes Walter Burr?s letters to Gladys, and correspondence pertaining to the donation of these papers, 1971-2006. Subjects of the campus photographs include the Quad, Memorial Church, Encina dormitory rooms, club members on the porch of the Entre Nous eating club, athletics, and the laying of the last keystone in the outer Quad arcades. Student memorabilia includes registration and study cards, programs from campus events, several issues of the student newspaper, and dance cards. The scrapbook pertains to Burr?s career, Republican politics, flood control and water issues in the LA area (especially terracing hillsides as flood control), history of Monrovia, CA, and family events, 1918-42. Other items of note include his account of his experiences in San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906 and a record book kept while working for Shell Oil, Martinez refinery, 1916.
Background
Myron C. Burr earned his A.B. in civil engineering at Stanford University in May 1907. In the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, he served with the Stanford Relief Corps and the San Francisco Water Commission. In addition to his career as a civil engineer, he ran an insurance agency specializing in industrial insurance, served on the Los Angeles County Emergency Relief Committee, wrote a newspaper column, and was a wholesale distributor of avocados. He was also active in the Republican Party in Southern California.
Extent
5.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
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.
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This materials are open for research use.