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Guide to the Leo L. Stanley Diaries
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0070
    Creator: Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886
    Creator: Stanley, Leo L.,, 1886-
    Title: Leo L. Stanley diaries
    Dates: 1918-1968
    Physical Description: 6 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
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Dr. Leo L. Stanley.

    Information about Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Leo L. Stanley diaries, SC 070. Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    Leo L. Stanley, born 1886 in Oregon, graduated from Cooper Medical College of Stanford University in 1912. He spent most of his life as Chief Physician and Surgeon at the California State Prison at San Quentin. He did take time out to travel, however, usually as the ship's doctor on large luxury cruises.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Diaries are written in the form of a daily log and include photographs, menus, passenger lists, ship's newspapers, maps, programs, trip literature, newspaper articles, and some correspondence. Also included are some case histories of various men he had known in prison. The travel books concentrate mainly on the local color of the places visited. Those from his 1934 trip through Russia and Siberia also include information on the government institutions he visited. The collection also includes some medical articles by Stanley and autobiographical articles.

    Access Terms

    Stanford Alumni Association
    Stanley, Leo L.,, 1886-
    East Asia.
    France--Description and travel.
    Germany--Description and travel.
    Mexico--Description and travel.
    South America--Description and travel.
    Soviet Union--Description and travel.
    United States--Description and travel.