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Guide to the Stanford University, Office of Vice President and General Counsel, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0178
    Creator: Stanford University. Office of the General Counsel.
    Title: Stanford University, Office of Vice President and General Counsel, records
    Dates: 1968-1976
    Physical Description: 13.5 Linear feet (10 boxes)
    Summary: These records are office files maintained by Siena's office during his term as Legal Advisor to the President. Primary concerns were faculty and student affairs, campus security and demonstrations, personnel, university and government relations. The files include correspondence, memoranda, notes and supporting documents.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer, President's Office, 1977.

    Information about Access

    Restricted: written permission required from President's Office until documents are 25 years old. For more information, contact the University Archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Stanford University, Office of Vice President and General Counsel, Records (SC0178). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Processing Notes

    The files were received from the President's Office in no evident alphabetical, chronological or series order. Series were reestablished in processing based on abbreviations on folder labels designating "personnel" "faculty affairs," etc. Several folders had no distinguishing notation and were not obviously part of any of the established series; these folders were placed at the end of the collection as a miscellaneous unit.

    Associated Materials

    President's Office Records, 1970-1977 (restricted)
    Peter Allen: Student Demonstrations papers, SC 157
    Siena, James V: Stanford news release, 12-5-69

    Separated Materials

    The following materials were removed from the collection.
    Federal regulations and xeroxes of pages from the federal register unless specifically part of a letter or other communication.
    Published pamphlets regarding the by-laws, charters, etc., of boards of trustees or overseers of major U.S. colleges and universities.
    Duplicates of Stanford related published documents.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    A Stanford law graduate (1961), Siena was appointed legal advisor to the President of the University in January 1970. Formerly associated with Covington & Burling, a prominent Washington D. C. law firm, Siena later served in the Department of the Army as Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs. He also served as a consultant to the Office of Economic Opportunity and a member of the Board of the National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union.
    As Legal Advisor to the President, Siena worked with Presidents Kenneth Pitzer (January 1970 to September 1970) and Richard Lyman (September 1970 to 1977) as well as the provost and other university officials on legal matters. He acted as liaison with outside counsel, reviewed campus operations in light of existing laws and regulations, and monitored legislative and regulatory changes affecting the University.

    Description of the Collection

    These records are office files maintained by Siena's office during his term as Legal Advisor to the President. Primary concerns were faculty and student affairs, campus security and demonstrations, personnel, university and government relations. The files include correspondence, memoranda, notes and supporting documents.

    Arrangement note

    The material is arranged in eleven series: 1. Campus disruptions, 2. Campus security, 3. Faculty affairs, 4. Government relations, 5. Personnel, 6. Lands and buildings, 7. Schools and departments, 8. Student affairs, 9. University relations, 10. Miscellaneous, 11. Additional material.
    Box Listing
    Box Series 1 Campus Disruptions 2 Campus Security 3 Faculty Affairs 4 Government Relations 5 Personnel 6 Lands and Buildings (A to F) 7 (d.b.) Lands and Buildings (G to Z) Schools and Departments 8 Student Affairs 9 Student Affairs University Relations 10 Miscellaneous 11-21 Additional material
    All boxes are record storage cartons except #7, a document box.

    Access Terms

    Siena, James V.
    Stanford University--Administration.
    Stanford University--Buildings.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Office of the General Counsel.
    Universities and colleges--Administration