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Guide to the Edith Straight Scrapbook
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Scrapbook documents her college career at Vassar (1892-1894) and Stanford University (1894-1896) as well as her marriage and the birth of her first two children. Included are calling cards, programs from cultural and athletic events, illustrations, dance cards, invitations, notes and letters, tourist brochures, clippings, and photographs. Of note are the LSJU Fire Notice, listing the fire alarm whistles and the locations of hose carts and fire hydrants, ca. 1896; samples of cloth used for her wedding clothes and trousseau; and congratulatory letters on her marriage and the birth of her children. Additional miscellaneous items (housed in box 2) include a photograph of Edith and her brother Herbert Randall Straight, 1891; Edith's Stanford diploma, 1896; biography of Straight written by her granddaughter Anne Gay Hartman; and clippings and articles about Herbert R. Straight, 1941 and 1963.
Edith Straight earned her A.B. in English at Stanford in May 1896; she married Frank Williams Hastings Jr. in 1898. They resided in Hackensack, New Jersey.
0.25 Linear feet
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
This collection is open for research.