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Guide to the David B. Abernethy Papers
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Description
The collection includes materials from Abernethy's Stanford committee service, as well as his years as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Included are files on the controversy surrounding the proposed Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at Stanford in the mid-1980s; the debate on Western Civilization undergraduate requirements; and the movement for Stanford divestment from South African companies in response to the policy of apartheid.
Background
David B. Abernethy taught in the Stanford University Department of Political Science from 1965 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2002. He served one term as chair of the Faculty Senate, as well as on numerous Faculty Senate and university committees.
Extent
4.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
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 94305-6064. 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.
Availability
The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.