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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Custodial History note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Scope and Contents Note:
  • Arrangement note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Stanford war records
    creator: Duniway, C. A. (Clyde Augustus)
    creator: McDowell, John E.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0019
    Physical Description: 14.25 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1945

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    These records were first given to Stanford University Libraries and then moved to the Hoover Library in 1941. In 1964 they were returned to the Stanford Libraries to become part of the Stanford University Archives.

    Custodial History note

    Collected by John E. McDowell and Dr. C. A. Duniway, with additions from other sources.

    Information about Access

    Materials are open for research.

    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 and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Stanford War Records, SC0019, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents Note:

    These records pertain to Stanford University faculty and student participation in World Wars I and II. Included are papers regarding the establishment of ambulance units; personal narratives of servicemen and correspondence with those in the service; drafts of a Stanford war history by Dr. C. A. Duniway; records of each Stanford participant in the First World War; records regarding women in war work, the Student Army Training Corps, civil defense, and war courses; and photographs and memorabilia.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged in three series. The records in Series 1 were collected during 1918-1919 by John E. McDowell, Alumni Secretary, with the assistance of Prof. Edgar E. Robinson. Mr. McDowell was particularly active in corresponding with military personnel. A Committee on War Information was to prepare a "War History of Stanford" from these materials, but nothing came of this effort. In 1936 interest in the war records was revived with the construction of Memorial Hall on the Stanford campus. Dr. C. A. Duniway, former professor of history, engaged in bringing the war records up to date; his collected materials make up Series 2. Although Prof. Duniway prepared a draft of Stanford's war history, it was never published. Series 3 consists of materials from varied sources pertaining to the campus war effort and Stanford personnel in the services during World War II.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Duniway, C. A. (Clyde Augustus)
    McDowell, John E.