Alison Carpenter Davis

Alison Carpenter Davis graduated from Stanford in 1979. Her articles have appeared in Stanford magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune, and The Des Moines Register, among others. She was formerly an editor at Outside magazine and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has a thing about words.

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In this program, Alison Carpenter Davis, '79, discusses her recently published book Letters Home from Stanford, a collection of handwritten and electronic correspondence sent home by generations of Stanford students.

"All the same, I'm glad I didn't go to Berkeley." —Stanford student Hope Snedden in a letter to her father, Dec. 1, 1918


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