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05/30/91

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Ideas sought for contents of Centennial time capsule

STANFORD -- Planners are seeking faculty, student, staff and alumni suggestions of items to place in a time capsule representing Stanford University in its Centennial Year.

The capsule is to be planted on the Quad on Oct. 1 as the final act on the 100th anniversary of Stanford's opening day. It is scheduled for opening Oct. 1, 2091.

Written proposals, including how the item could be obtained, should be sent to University Archivist Maggie Kimball, Department of Special Collections at Green Library.

The proposals should include a statement on the importance of the item and how it represents Stanford in 1991, with the statements to join the selected items in the capsule. Suggested items should be durable.

Suggestions so far include a dictionary of Stanford slang from the year 1991; judicial robes from the three U.S. Supreme Court justices who are Stanford alumni; and a Stanford women's tennis jacket or racquet, reflecting the team's fifth consecutive national championship.

Final selection of items will be made on the recommendation of the archivist by the Centennial Operating Committee.

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