Guide to the Margaret Henderson Strong papers M0477

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Margaret Henderson Strong papers
creator: Strong, Margaret Henderson
creator: Strong, Charles Arthur
Identifier/Call Number: M0477
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet : 4 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1898-1938
Abstract: Collection of letters primiarily from Charles Strong to his future wife Margaret.

Scope and Contents

Margaret Henderson met her future husband, Charles Arthur Strong, at the University of Idaho; he transferred to the School of Engineering at Stanford (from where the bulk of the letters were written). They married and moved to the Yukon Territory where Strong worked with the Guggenheim Mining Corp. as an engineer. They later moved to Seattle and eventually Tacoma, Washington. They had five children; Charles, Peggy, Katherine, Elizabeth and Jean. The letters by Charles from Stanford are informative about student life between 1904-1908, as well as describing the earthquake of 1906. There are also letters to Margaret from family and friends.
Unfortunately, the collection received water damage at some point prior to accession. Some letters may be difficult to read, and some envelopes have been resealed. One box quarantines the worst cases containing mold and is CLOSED for possible conservation treatment.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the children of Margaret Henderson Strong, 1988.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research with exception of Box 4; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Margaret Henderson Strong papers (M0477). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Strong, Margaret Henderson
Strong, Charles Arthur

box 1, folders 1-3


box 1, folder 4

loose envelopes

box 1, folder 5


box 1, folder 6


box 1, folder 7


box 1, folder 8

January-August 1907

box 1, folder 9

September-December 1907

box 2, folder 1

January-June 1908

box 2, folder 2

July-December 1908

box 2, folder 3


box 2, folder 4


box 2, folder 5

1928, 1933

box 3, folder 1


box 3, folder 2


box 3, folder 3


box 3, folder 4

Margaret Henderson school notebooks

box 3, folder 5

miscellaneous ephemera, undated correspondence, etc. mostly re: Peggy Strong circa 1930s

box 3, folder 6

Peggy Strong newspaper articles circa 1930s

box 3, folder 7

photographs, cards, ephemera

box 4