Guide to the Leo Holub Photographs of Stanford University

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: PC0138
Creator: Holub, Leo, 1916-2010
Title: Leo Holub photographs of Stanford University
Dates: 1946-1992
Physical Description: 12 Linear feet
Summary: Collection contains prints (mostly black and white) of Stanford presidents, faculty, trustees, staff, students on campus, campus lands, and construction, as well as a series of mounted images from Stanford Seen, an exhibition of Holub’s photographs held in 1964. Other topics include a sit-in at Dr. Sterling’s office 1966; photos of Prof. Moffatt Hancock and prints Holub made of Hancock’s negatives of campus scenes; images of Chris Stinehour, stone carver working on the Quad; and prints Holub made from glass plate negatives of historic images of Stanford. Collection also includes prints of images used in the book LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER, which documents his whole career.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources.
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

Leo Holub Photographs of Stanford University (PC0138). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Leo Holub, graphic artist and photographer, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the California School of Fine Arts, most notably under Ansel Adams. He came to Stanford in 1960, working first in the Planning Department and then in 1969 creating the photography program in the department of art, at the invitation of Lorenz Eitner, head of the department. Holub taught for 11 years, retiring as senior lecturer of photography, emeritus, in 1980.

Description of the Collection

Collection contains prints (mostly black and white) of Stanford presidents, faculty, trustees, staff, students on campus, campus lands, and construction, as well as a series of mounted images from Stanford Seen, an exhibition of Holub’s photographs held in 1964. Other topics include a sit-in at Dr. Sterling’s office 1966; photos of Prof. Moffatt Hancock and prints Holub made of Hancock’s negatives of campus scenes; images of Chris Stinehour, stone carver working on the Quad; and prints Holub made from glass plate negatives of historic images of Stanford. Collection also includes prints of images used in the book LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER, which documents his whole career.

Access Terms

Hancock, Moffatt.
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Pictorial works.
Stanford University--Presidents.
Stanford University--Students.
Sterling, J. E. Wallace, (John Ewart Wallace), 1906-1985
Stinehour, Chris.
Photoprints.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-2009-189 Photographs of Stanford University

 

8x10 b/w prints

Box 1, Folder 1

Russian Posters, WWI Posters

Box 1, Folder 2

Rare Books and Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 3

More Imprint related images [rare books and documents, people at events]

Box 1, Folder 4

letter from Frank J. Novak re suspension of Imprint, 1988; and copies of correspondence between Ansel Adams and Robert Hind (development office) re a Stanford photo project 1960-61

Scope and Content Note

seems to be the one done for PACE, contact sheets of which are in the Stanford Historic Photograph Collection, GP boxes 50-51
Box 1, Folder 5-6

Sit-in, Dr. Sterling's office 1966

Box 1, Folder 8

Dr. Sterling's retirement, Fairmont Hotel 1968

Box 1, Folder 9

Stanford Portraits

Scope and Content Note

includes Paul Ehrlich, Al Hastorf, Prof. Ponge, Mrs. Packard, John Gardner, Janet Winters, Paul Hanna, Prof. Dreckmeier, Gunther Nagel, Edith Mirrielees
Box 1, Folder 10

Faculty, Board Members

Scope and Content Note

includes George Bach, Arthur Kornberg, Wally Sterling, Thomas Church, Ralph Heintz, Dick Lyman, Gerald Gunther, Carl Spaeth, Albert Hastorf, Donald Kennedy, Albert Guerard, Lincoln Moses, Prof. Porterfield, James Gibbs, Donald Kennedy, Fred Hargadon, Herb Packer. Also an Engineering Design classroom scene, Pitzer's installation.
Box 1, Folder 11

Prints from Prof. Wells negatives [SU historic images from glass plate negatives]

Box 1

Hopkins Marine Station

Scope and Content Note

some are copies of historic images and documents
 

Prints 11x14 and some smaller:

Box 2

Leo Holub photos of Prof. Moffatt Hancock (8x10) and prints Leo made of Hancock's negatives (11x14 – campus scenes) [blue box]

Box 2

[unlabeled Kodak box black and yellow containing miscellaneous images]

Box 2

Beckman [or Bauman?] Luncheon award at Hoover House [blue box]

Box 2

Portfolio for Warren Christopher (Trustee) [orange box: one image of Christopher, rest are campus scenes]

Box 2

Chris Stinehour, stone carver working on the Quad [blue box]

 

Stanford Historical [red box: old images copied or printed by Leo]

 

Prints, mostly 11x14 inches, in folders:

Box 3

Early views the Farm [1950s] includes many construction scenes

Box 3

Hoover [Tower and views from]

Box 3

Lake Lagunita [views of campus across the lake]

Box 3

SLAC [construction]

Box 3

Buildings

Box 3

Stanford land

Box 4

Professors

Box 4

Nobel faculty

Scope and Content Note

Linus Pauling, Arthur Schawlow, Arthur Kornberg, Paul Flory, Robert Hofstadter, George Bach, Burton Richter, Felix Bloch, Milton Friedman
Box 4

Lawrence Crawley; unidentified; Nan Keohane

Box 4

Faculty: general

Box 4

Staff

Box 4

Hanna House and Paul Hanna

Box 4

Presidents [Sterling, Lyman, Kennedy, Casper]

 

Mounted images from Stanford Seen Exhibition 1964

Box 5

"Captain Midnight" observing foot/bike traffic, Hoover Tower and 1 Hoover office, Registration Day.

Box 6

construction scenes, images from the day Pres. Kennedy was shot, Tresidder Union (exterior and interior mostly with people).

Box 7

Quad images (exterior), mostly with people; assorted building interiors with people.

Box 8

Images of Stanford lands (sometimes with people) such as Lake Lagunita, Jasper Ridge, horse barns, roads, and the Mausoleum. Also 1 image of the Memorial Tablet (to Leland Stanford Jr.) and 1 image of the SU manhole cover.

Box 9

Images of people outside various campus buildings.

Box 11

Includes Registration Day, Tresidder Union, the Claw and Bookstore, Hoover Tower, and others.

Box 10

Unmounted images from Stanford Seen, and a copy of the book Stanford Seen

 

Assorted unmounted images

Box 11

Research Park

Box 11

Lab in Old Chemistry

Box 11

View of San Francisco from Red Rock Hill

Box 11

Mary Sunseri teaching calculus

Box 11

Envelope of posters of Holub exhibits or images

Box 12

LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER: list of image captions, note re missing prints, and assorted images

Box 12

Prints (11x14 inch) of images used in LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER #1-125

Box 12

LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Framed image: Phoebe H. Brown at home in San Francisco with Mr. James Tong Lee, 1978 [image no. 41 from LEO HOLUB PHOTOGRAPHER]