When F.S. (Bob) Clough finished writing his history of the Stansbury family, The
House at Fifth and Salem, he gave the ledgers and other family papers upon which
the book was based, to the Association for Northern California Records and Research
(ANCRR). In 1978, ANCRR gave the papers to the Special Collections Department at CSU,
Chico's Meriam Library. The Oscar Stansbury Papers were arranged and catalogued in 1979,
and indexes and finding aids prepared.
On February 17, 1852, Oscar Stansbury, the fourth of nine children, was born to
Washington Middleton Stansbury and Emily Ayers--the only son of three offspring to
survive childhood. Oscar attended the Masonic Male Academy, graduating at the age of
fifteen. In 1867 he began two years of pre-med courses at the University of Mississippi
and followed this with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible
for satisfying any claimants of literary property .
Collection is open for research.