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Stanford University

Courtesy of Wagener-Erganian Collection

General View of Stanford University, 1940

Stanford University is located in the Santa Clara Valley at Palo Alto. The site consists of 8,800 acres, and was founded in 1887 by Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford as a memorial to their son. Student attendance numbers over 4,000. The first class was held in 1891 (original caption).⁠

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Arches in Memorial Court, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Senator Leland Stanford and Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford founded Leland Stanford Junior University in 1887 as a memorial to their only son. Situated at Palo Alto on the spacious Stanford Farm of 8800 acres this world famous University is picturesquely situated in delightful surroundings. Student attendance numbers over 4000. The first class was held in 1891 (original caption).⁠

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The Stadium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Situated on Stanford University Campus, amid attractive and quiet surroundings, Stanford Stadium, the nation's second largest, will accommodate 100,000 people (original caption).⁠

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Laurence Frost Memorial Amphitheatre, Stanford University, 1940

Each Sunday afternoon under the direction of the University Chaplain, outdoor Vesper Services are held at this beautiful spot (original caption).⁠

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Memorial Church, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Stanford Memorial Chapel, located on the campus of Stanford University, is considered one of the most beautiful churches in America. The extensive use of art mosaics for mural decoration combine to make it a structure more than a unique in character, worthy of visiting and well remembered. This church was built as a memorial by Mrs. Stanford to her husband senator Leland Stanford. Dedicated in January 1903. Only non-sectarian services are held (original caption).⁠

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Interior, Memorial Church, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Memorial Church, Stanford University, built as a memorial by Mrs. Stanford to her husband, Leland Stanford, is one of the most beautiful churches in America. The extensive use of art mosaics for mural decorations, beautiful stained glass windows and works of art throughout make it a structure more than unique in character, worthy of visiting and well remembered. Only non-sectarian services are held. Dedicated in January, 1903 (original caption).⁠

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Stanford Union, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

This attractive garden spot and building, centrally located on the Stanford Campus, is a residence for women (original caption).⁠

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Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Stanford students have access to libraries containing about 740,000 volumes. Aside from the Central Library there are six other important special libraries for Medicine, Education, Geology, etc. (original caption).⁠

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Memorial Church, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Memorial Church, Stanford University, is considered one of the most beautiful churches in America. The extensive use of art mosaics for mural decorations combine to make to make it a structure more than unique in character, worthy of visiting and well remembered (original caption).⁠

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Memorial Church Thru Arcade, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Stanford Memorial Chapel – located on the Campus of Stanford University, is considered one of the most beautiful churches in America. The extensive use of art mosaics for mural decorations combine to make it a structure more than unique in character, worthy of visiting and well remembered (original caption).⁠

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Hoover House, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1940

Former President Hoover's Home on the Stanford Campus at Palo Alto in the Santa Clara Valley, California. This home atop San Juan Hill is a mecca for thousands of tourists annually (original caption).⁠

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