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Indirect cost materials, beetle among time capsule's contents

STANFORD -- Stanford's centennial celebration will end Oct. 1 with the burial of a time capsule directly under the west portal of the Inner Quad.

The stainless steel box will be sealed with a centennial plaque, similar to those covering class time capsules around the Quad. It is to be opened on the university's bicentennial, in 2091.

Contents of the time capsule, collected by university archivist Margaret Kimball, were selected to represent Stanford's centennial year. Among the items:

  • Centennial campaign fund-raising totals as of midday Monday, Sept. 30.
  • The official centennial medallion, forged in the campus foundry.
  • Finale Weekend materials, including the commemorative program and T-shirt, tickets, voice recordings of the events and copies of the Campus Report and Stanford Daily.
  • A listing of some of the oldest trees on campus, as well as their 1991 nemesis: a preserved eucalyptus beetle named Morris.
  • A compilation of Stanford Daily and Campus Report stories showing campus reaction to world events.
  • Stanford President Donald Kennedy's appointment calendar for 1990-91.
  • An invoice for fall 1991 tuition and room and board.
  • A package of materials, prepared by the Office of Public Affairs, detailing the university's indirect costs controversy.



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