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Guide to the Hammer and Coffin National Honorary Society, Chaparral Chapter, Records
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Series I Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, Incoming A-G

Note

[Includes letter from ASSU, January 1940regarding use of Hammer as symbol, removed from H & C scrapbook, 1930's through 1940's, p.84]
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, Incoming H-M

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, N-Y

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, Outgoing 1916-1975

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, Chaparral Vendors, 1957-1958, 1961

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, Copyright

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, Feature Article "$125,000 Grandstand Play" [see Series VIII, Photographs, for more information]

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, Hammer and Coffin Trust Fund, 1954-1965

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, Libel and Slander Insurance, 1960

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, National Distribution of Chaparral

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, Serviceman's Issue, February 1943

 

Series II Minutes

Box 1, Folder 1

Minutes, [Minutes can also be found in Series VII (Scrapbooks)]. 1947, 1948

 

Series III Reports

Box 1, Folder 1

Audit Report, 1946, 1947, 1950-1952, 1955-1958

Box 1, Folder 2

Business Manager's Report, 1946-1947, 1948-1949, 1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1966

Box 2, Folder 3

Circulation Report, 1944-1945, 1951-1952

Box 2, Folder 4

Circulation Report, 1954-1955, 1955-1956

Box 2, Folder 5

Circulation Report, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1964-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Special Circulation Report, 1960

Box 2, Folder 7

Editor's Report, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1964-1965

 

Series IV Financial Records

Box 2, Folder 1

ASSU Publications Fund 1956-1957 through 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 2

Bank Account Statements: Chaparral, Hammer and Coffin Building Fund, Hammer and Coffin Improvement Fund, Hammer and Coffin Special Fund 1960-1961

Box 2, Folder 3

Budget Statements: 1947, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1962-1963

Box 2, Folder 4

Itemized list of photographic costs, 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 5

Reserve Trust Fund Agreement, 1937

Note

(removed from scrapbook: H & C 1930's & 1940's, p.41)
Box 2, Folder 6

Trial Balance, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1966-1967

 

Series V Business Records

Box 2, Folder 1

Advertising, Chaparral: rate card accounts receivable 1959, 1960-1961

Box 2, Folder 2

Business Manager's Office Inventory, 1955-1956, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1964-1965

Box 2, Folder 3

Constitution, 1906, 1937, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1987

Note

[Amendment II, Article 3, Section A, 1953 was removed from H & C scrapbook 1943 through 1960's, p.18; Amendment II, Article 3, Section A, was removed from H & C scrapbook 1943 through 1960's, p. 118]
Box 2, Folder 4

Copyright Certificates

Box 2, Folder 5

National Hammer and Coffin Society: Constitution memos 1955, 1961, 1903-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Notes from the editor regarding Chaparral suspension, May 1951

Note

[removed frm H & C Scrapbook, 1943-1960's ]
Box 2, Folder 7

Subscription and Advertising materials circa 1900-1910

 

Series VI Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 1

Anniversary Banquets: Date unknown, Anniversary, 19th Anniversary Banquet 35th Anniversary 40th Anniversary 50th Anniversary [additional information regarding 50th Anniversary Banquet can be found in Series 7, Scrapbooks] 1925, 1941, 1946, 1956

Box 3, Folder 2

Anniversary Banquets: 60th Anniversary Halfway Between 60th and 70th Anniversary 70th Anniversary 1966, 1973, 1976,

Box 3, Folder 3

Anniversary Banquets: 75th Anniversary 76th Anniversary 77th Anniversary [1983], 78th Anniversary 80th Anniversary 1981, [1982], 1984, 1986

Box 3, Folder 4

Anniversary Publications: 30th Anniversary Quad Quips, 75th Anniversary The Stanford Alumni Almanac, 1936, 1981, January 1981

Box 3, Folder 5

Chaparral Porno Issue "Craparral: Life Begins at 40" April 17th, 1946

Box 3, Folder 6

Lists: distribution dorm exchange list, Former Chaparral Editors and Business Managers, Staff List by Volume and summer addresses, subscriptions paid, vendors, volumes 1963, 1964, 1965-1966, 1949-1965

Box 3, Folder 7

Miscellaneous: designs for letterhead, notes for humorous stories

Box 3, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings

Box 3, Folder 9

Plays: program, scripts

Box 3, Folder 10

Sketch for Proposed Chaparral Building, 1938

Box 3, Folder 11

Initiation Ceremony, "Ritual of Hammer and Coffin Society," November 1, 1916

Box 3, Folder 12

"Sermon on Humor," by Stephen Leacock, circa 1922

Box 3, Folder 13

'Tis Better," article relating the history of the Hammer and Coffin Society, published in the Stanford Illustrated Review, February 1939

Box 3, Folder 14

Chaparral "Album of Cartoons"

Box 3, Folder 15

Campus Map spoof, 1976

Box 3, Folder 16

Pre-Reg Packet spoof

Box 3, Folder 17

Advertising leaflets

Box 3, Folder 18

Stanford Chaparral Publishing Support Trust, Articles of Corporation, undated copy

 

Series VII Scrapbooks

Box 4

The Old Boy's Scrapbook--For the Edification of Posterity, April 1927 to June 1928

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • newspaper articles regarding the Chaparral
  • subscription applications
  • correspondence with alumni, includes letterhead of period
  • correspondence/memos with contributers
  • 1923/1924advertisements for Chaparral
  • H & C Christmas Number, June 1927
  • photographs
Box 4

Volume XXX Jack Shoup Editor, Dick Holt Business Manager 1928-1929,

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -Chaparral magazine covers
  • -advertisements
  • -correspondence with alumni
  • -correspondence with contributors
  • -newspaper articles regarding Chaparral
  • -subscription forms
  • -minutes of the 1928-1929Annual Convention of the Western Association of College Comics
  • -photographs: H & C staff, 1928-1929
Box 4

Hammer and Coffin Minutes from 30's and 40's (1938-1941)

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -responsibility of Secretary and Treasurer, p.1
  • -Business Trust and Charter, 1937-1939,p.1-41
  • -responsibility of Managing Editor, p. 28
  • -ASSU Constitution & By-Laws, 1943,p.36
  • -minutes, p.55-71
  • -funds, p.68-70
  • -amendments to Business Trust & Charter, p.73-74
  • -annual meeting minutes, p.79-81
  • -list of members since 1899, p.97 to end
Box 5

Hammer and Coffin from 1940's forward into 1960's (1942-1967)

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -minutes, p.1-65
  • -correspondence concerning suspension, W.J. Sterling, Winbigler, p.43
  • -letters to the "Old Boy"
  • -memo from Editor regarding the moral tone of Chaparral & Administration in Volume 51; concerning possible suspension.
  • -operating statement, 1950-1951,p.75
  • -constitution
  • -ASSU Publication Board By-Laws
  • -newspaper clippings regarding suspension of Chappie and Editor, the 1961"Layboy" issue.
Box 6

50th Anniversary Banquet, 1956

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -correspondence
  • -invitations
Box 7

[Scrapbook 1973-1980]

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -publication promotionals/advertisements
  • -newspaper clippings regarding Chaparral Radio Show and Chaparral Quiz
  • -Hammer & Coffin campaign slate for the Council of Presidents (1976)
  • -article regarding Chappie sweep of ASSU Senate race (1976)
  • -fake campus map distributed to incoming freshmen during orientation (1976)
Box 7

[Scrapbook 1980-1982]

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -correspondence regarding the New Yorker magazine publication of Chaparral cartoon in December 1980 issue
  • -newspaper clippings regarding ASSU concert program conflicts
  • -correspondence from Newsweek magazine's College Digest regarding inclusion of Chaparral articles
  • -photographs of Chaparral staff, 1980-1981
  • -newspaper clipping regarding Chaparral alum William Clark, deputy secretary of state under Ronald Reagan
  • -newspaper clippings regarding Chaparral spoof of San Francisco Chronicle's "Datebook" and the CBS television network's "Dallas" with "Who Shot RR," (Ronald Reagan) controversy gets considerable local press
  • -newspaper clippings regarding celebration of 75th Anniversary
Box 7

[Scrapbook 1982-1987]

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include:
  • -newspaper clippings regarding formation of concert network
  • -articles regarding Chaparral "Mickey Mouse and the clock tower prank"
  • -advertisements for Chaparral
  • -newspaper clippings regarding Chaparral alums Brad Efron and Doodles Weaver
  • -campaign literature and articles regarding the victorious Hammer and Coffin Council of President's slate (1985)
  • -history of the Great Sacred Hammer Robbery
  • -articles regarding joint issue of the Stanford Chaparral and the Harvard Lampoon in 1987
 

Series VIII Photographs

Note

[Names and dates are available on some images. Some photographs are also stored in scrapbooks]
Box 8, Folder 1

Chaparral Staff, Alumni, and Western Association of College Comics, 1919 and ca. 1927-1950's,

Physical Description: black and white prints
Box 8, Folder 2

Feature Article "$125,000 Grandstand Play" 1960,

Physical Description: black and white prints
Box 8, Folder 3

60th Anniversary Banquet, Leopard Cafe in San Francisco, April 1966,

Physical Description: color slides
Box 8, Folder 4

Chaparral Staff and Alumni, circa 1969-1980

Physical Description: black and white prints
Box 8, Folder 5

Chaparral Staff and Alumni, circa 1970s

Physical Description: color prints
Box 8, Folder 6

78th Anniversary Reunion, Spring 1984,

Physical Description: color prints
Box 9

35mm color negatives describing Chaparral Staff, circa 1970s

Scope and Content Note

Many of the images appear to have been at the Leopard Cafe in San Francisco, CA. There is also a black and white line negative describing the Chaparral billhead.

Note

Also available is a 9xl2 inch black and white group portrait portraying the Hamper and Coffin Society in 1921.All members are identified in this photograph. This image is stored in the oversize photographs collection area under the Society's name.
 

Series IX Prints

Scope and Content Note

One 24x32 inch document outlining the purposes and policies of the trust for the Stanford Chaparral Chapter of the Hammer and Coffin Society. Dated as approved by the Stanford Board of Trustees, September 23, 1937.This item is stored with the oversize art prints as Print # 223.