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Guide to the Berton W. Crandall Proof Album collection
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Proof albums assembled by Crandall of photograph taken during the year to be browsed by patrons of his Palo Alto studio. Crandall concentrated primarily on Stanford athletics and student activities. Sports most heavily documented are football, track, and baseball; others include crew, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and polo. There are a few photographs of women's crew, track, and basketball teams. Student activities include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, student parades, initiations of the honor society Skull & Snakes and the Press Club, dances, plays, Plug Ugly events, junior day activities on Lake Lagunita, and commencement processions. Special events documented include John C. Branner's inauguration as Stanford University President, 1913; and the Student Army Training Corps, 1916-1917.
Berton W. Crandall moved with his family to Palo Alto in 1898 from Pompey, New York, where he had been born in 1882. After graduating from Palo Alto High School, he attended Stanford University, earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in January 1907. A professional photographer, he also owned and operated a photography store on University Avenue in Palo Alto. He died in May of 1979.
12.42 Linear feet (18 albums)
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.