Scope and Content
Title: David Starr Jordan Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1794-1950
Collection number: XX240
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
Collection Size: 88 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize folder, 5 scrapbooks, 6 envelopes, memorabilia (42.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, and photographs, relating to
pacifism and the movement for world peace, disarmament, international relations, American
neutrality in World War I, American foreign and domestic policy, civil liberties in the
United States, problems of minorities in the United States, Stanford University, and
personal and family matters.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], David Starr Jordan papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.
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Civil rights--United States.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Foreign relations--20th century.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
Universities and colleges--United States.
|1851 January 19
||Born, Gainesville, New York
||Entered Cornell University
||Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, Cornell University
||Instructor in botany, Lombard University, Galesburg, Illinois
||Principal, Appleton Collegiate Institute, Appleton, Wisconsin
||Science teacher, Indianapolis High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
||Married Susan Bowen
||Professor of natural history, Northwestern Christian University, Irvington, Indiana
||Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern Christian University
||Chairman of the Department of Natural Sciences, Indiana University
||President, Indiana University
||Death of Mrs. Jordan
||Married Jessie Knight
||President of Stanford University
||Chancellor of Stanford University
||Chancellor Emeritus of Stanford University
|1931 September 19
||Died, Stanford, California
Scope and Content
During his lifetime, David Starr Jordan made gifts of his papers to the Hoover
Institution (then known as the Hoover War Library). After his death, his widow and
friends donated the balance of his papers, including his voluminous correspondence,
speeches, writings, notes, and reference materials until, by 1941, the Hoover Institution
had custody of almost all of Jordan's papers aside from official university files. In
1945 the papers were divided between the Stanford University Library (these were
subsequently included in the Stanford University Archives) and the Hoover Institution,
which retained all of the papers dealing with war and peace, most of the papers dealing
with international relations, and many papers dealing with U.S. social and political
affairs (in areas such as civil liberties, problems of minorities, alien land laws, and