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Stanley Wilson papers

Call Number: MS 1362

Scope and Contents

The Stanley Wilson Papers contain 127 lantern slides (3 1/4" x 4") taken by Wilson during his four years in China. The slides depict the development of the site of Yale-China, 1914-1918, as well as everyday scenes of Chinese life at that time. The slides, all color tinted, are individually identified.


  • 1913-1918


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Wilson Büttner, 1983.


1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The 127 lantern slides were taken by Stanley Wilson during his four years in China when he was supervisory architect for the firm of Murphy and Dana. The slides document the construction of the Yale-China Changsha campus in 1914. In addition to views of the construction site, there are also a number of slides showing scenes of everyday life in China.

Biographical / Historical

Stanley Wilson (1879-1954) was the Supervising Architect for Yale-China, 1914-1918. He supervised the construction of the new campus at Changsha, China, which included educational and medical buildings. From 1919 until his death, he was an architect in the firm Murphy and Dana of New York. Wilson died March 3, 1954.

Guide to the Stanley Wilson Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Marcy Graham Murphy
May 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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