Guide to Harry Sanders; a Stanford planner Charts the History of Campus planning, and Church's Contribution

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
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Call Number: SCM0131
Creator: Riess, Suzanne B.
Title: Harry Sanders; a Stanford Planner Charts the History of Campus Planning, and Church's Contribution
Dates: 1978
Physical Description: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder)
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

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Biographical/Historical note

Harry L. Sanders was the first full-time director of planning at Stanford University. He joined the Planning Office in 1956, was appointed director in 1960, and retired in 1976; during his tenure, Stanford experienced its greatest period of development since its opening in 1891. Thomas D. Church, a prominent landscape architect in the San Francisco Bay Area, was the landscape consultant for Stanford University and a member of its Architectural Advisory Council.

Scope and Contents note

This interview largely concerns Thomas D. Church's role in Stanford's architecture and planning; other subjects include Frederic Law Olmsted at Stanford, major elements of campus architecture as it was in 1978, use of outside architects, and future development.

Access Terms

Church, Thomas Dolliver
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Sanders, Harry L.
Stanford University -- General subdivision--Buildings.;
Stanford University. Planning Office.
Campus planning--California--Stanford
Land use--Planning--California--Santa Clara County.
Stanford University--Planning.
Universities and colleges--Planning.

General note

Photocopy of one chapter from Volume II of Riess' THOMAS CHURCH, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT; Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, 1978.

Collection Contents

Box 1

Transcript 1978

Transcript, 1978