Collection includes correspondence; scrapbooks; publications; speeches and trip notes;
rough draft of Wilbur's "Memoirs"; R. L. Wilbur's will; honorary degrees; letters from
Marguerite Blake Wilbur (Mrs. R. L. Wilbur) to her children, some of which are titled
("Doings"); and files on associations with which Wilbur was involved, friends and
associates, clubs to which he belonged, conferences, and issues such as environmental
protection, civil defense during World Wars I and II, prohibition, and anti-vivisection.
Among the correspondents are Herbert Hoover, Northcutt Ely, Robert Eckles Swain, and Timothy
Hopkins. Papers also include Wilbur family correspondence (1829-1949).
Ray Lyman Wilbur graduated from Stanford University (B.S. 1896, M.S. 1897) and from Cooper
Medical College (M.D. 1899). He served as lecturer and professor of physiology and of
medicine (1897-1903), Dean of the Cooper Medical College (Stanford) (1911-1916), third
President of Stanford University (1916-1943), Chancellor of Stanford, and Secretary of the
Interior (September 1929-1933) under President Hoover.
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