Guide to the Stanford University, Libraries, Construction Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
April 2011
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Call Number: SC1040
Creator: Stanford University. Libraries.
Title: Stanford University, Libraries, construction records
Dates: 1917-1919
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Materials acquired from unknown sources.

Cite As

[identification of item], Stanford University, Libraries, Construction Records (SC1040). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

The new main library at Stanford was designed by the San Francisco architectural firm of John Bakewell, Jr. and Arthur Brown, Jr.; is it now known as the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library.

Scope and Contents note

Collection pertains to the construction of a new main library at Stanford and includes the articles of agreement between Rudgear Merle Company and Stanford University, contract specifications for the library from plans prepared by the architectural firm of Bakewell and Brown, and some correspondence. There are specifications for carpenter work, concrete, elevator, furniture, glazing, heating, marble and tile, ornamental iron, plumbing, painting, stacks, wiring, and other work.

Access Terms

Bakewell and Brown
Rudgear Merle Company.
Stanford University. Libraries--Buildings.
Universities and colleges--Buildings.

Collection Contents


Records 1917-1919

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford University Library Agreement with Merle Company 1917-1918

Box 1, Folder 2

Specifications: C-F 1917

Box 1, Folder 3

Specifications: G-O 1917

Box 1, Folder 4

Specifications: P-R 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

Specifications: S-W 1917