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Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former Governor of and U.S. Senator from California and railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15.
Tuition was free until 1920. The university struggled financially after Leland Stanford's 1893 death and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.
The main campus is in northern Santa Clara Valley adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco.
Stanford Memorial Arch at Stanford University, [Palo Alto, California]
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Leland Stanford Museum from "The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone ... Reprinted from “Engineering.” [With a preface by J. Dredge, and with illustrations.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000121 from "The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone ... Reprinted from “Engineering.” [With a preface by J. Dredge, and with illustrations.]". The title and subject terms ... more

At Stanford Uni'ty. Palo Alto.

Title: At Stanford Uni'ty. Palo Alto...Alternative Title: At Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic prin... more

Stanford Unit'y Palo Alto.

Title: Stanford Unit'y Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic print: gela... more

Boy's Gymnasium Stanford Uni'ty Palo Alto.

Title: Boy's Gymnasium Stanford Uni'ty Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Boy's Gymnasium, Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Descri... more

Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto.

Title: Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photo... more

Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty.

Title: Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty...Alternative Title: Chapel At Stanford University..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic print: gelat... more

Stanford varsity crew, Poughkeepsie

Ten men posed standing; Capt. Seward second from left.

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - With the Ambulance Training Corps at Allentown, Pennsylvania

Original Caption: With the Ambulance Training Corps at Allentown, PA. Photo shows the Leland Stanford University Unit at the big fair ground at Allentown, Pa., where Uncle Sam trained his ambulance drivers and... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Leland Stanford section off for front

Original Caption: Leland Stanford section off for front. The Leland Stanford section of the American Ambulance Field Service receiving final instructions at the Headquarters in Paris before leaving for active ... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Stanford boys off to join French Corps

Original Caption: Stanford boys off to join French Corps. Photo shows a group of Leland Stanford University students who left San Francisco, Feb. 4, 1916 for the war z1, where they joined the Friends of France... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - 15,000 see flag presented to Stanford and Berkley men, the first to be sent by U.S. for foreign service

Original Caption: 15,000 see flag presented to Stanford and Berkley men, the first to be sent by U.S. for foreign service. Photo shows 15,000 patriotic Californians who cheered wildly when the flag they are to... more

Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments - General Mangin pinning the Cross of War on Lieutenant Alan Muhr of the American Ambulance section 14 (a team from Stanford University)

Original Caption: General Mangin pinning the Cross of War on Lieutenant Alan Muhr of the American Ambulance section 14 (a team from Stanford University). This section has been menti1d in dispatches for magnific... more