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Guide to the Vance Bryant Erickson Photographs
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: PC0059
    Creator: Erickson, Vance Bryant, 1901-
    Title: Vance Bryant Erickson photographs
    Dates: 1920-1925
    Physical Description: 0.25 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


    Custodial History

    Gift of Vance P. Erickson.

    Information about Access


    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

    Vance Bryant Erickson Photographs (PC0059). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Vance B. Erickson was a member of the Stanford University class of 1924, earning his a.b. in June. He married Alberta Curtner, a member of the class of 1925, in September 1926. Erickson returned to Stanford for graduate work, earning his MA degree in Chemistry in 1940.


    This collection documents Erickson's undergraduate days at Stanford, 1920 through 1924, with a few items dating from 1925. Most of the collection consists of negatives, presumably from photographs taken by Erickson. There are also photoprints and postcards, many of which are Berton Crandall images. Subjects include the Frosh-Soph Tie-Up, Roughs' Day, Big Game bonfires, El Capitan Club, dormitory rooms in Encina Hall, the stadium, the cactus garden, Sand Hill road, and campus views. There are also several images of Palo Alto, including a student rooming house. Students pictured include Everett Bailey, Vance Erickson, Donald Harger, George Harman, Russell Pearson, Burt Procter, William Hyde Irwin, Daniel Gage, William R. Gage, Burton A. Noble, Harold H. Strain, Alberta Curtner, and Paul Wilbur.

    Arrangement note

    The prints and negatives were kept separate and arranged alphabetically by subject. The negative number with each negative is from Erickson's inventory, now in folder 103.

    Access Terms

    College students--Photograph collections.
    College students--United States--Conduct of life.
    Student Life--Frosh-Soph Tie Up