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Guide to the Architecture of Stanford University Collection
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    Call Number: SC0125
    Title: Architecture of Stanford University collection
    Dates: 1886-1937
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are inEnglish.
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc


    This collection consists primarily of original correspondence concerning the early stages of planning, construction and landscaping of Stanford University, 1886-1906. The construction of Memorial Church, the Library (1906), the Gymnasium (1906), the Museum, and parts of the Quadrangle are featured. Major correspondents include Leland Stanford; Frederick Law Olmsted and J. C. Olmsted, landscape architects; John McMillan, supervising engineer at the Stanford construction site; Charles Lathrop, Business Manager, Stanford University; Charles Edward Hodges, draughtsman and later resident architect; Thomas H. Douglas, nurseryman; Henry S. Codman, Olmsted partner; Joseph Lamb, manufacturer of stained glass windows; and Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, architectural firm. The collection also contains some photocopies of Olmsted correspondence.

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    Douglas, Thomas H.
    Hodges, Charles Edward.
    Lamb, Joseph.
    Lathrop, Charles G. (Charles Gardner), 1849-1914.
    McMillan, John G
    Olmsted Brothers
    Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
    Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge.
    Stanford University
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    School buildings--California--Design and construction.
    Stanford University--History.
    Universities and colleges--Buildings.