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Guide to the David B. Abernethy Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1120
    Creator: Abernethy, David B.
    Title: David B. Abernethy papers
    Dates: circa 1970-1992
    Physical Description: 4.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    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

    Gift of David B. Abernethy, July 2012.

    Information about Access

    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.

    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 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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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. There are also materials on the Stanford Workshops on Politics and Social Issues (SWOPSI), Undergraduate Special Courses, and the Student Center for Innovation in Research and Education (SCIRE).

    Access Terms

    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Shockley, William, 1910-1989.
    Stanford Committee for Responsible Investment Policy..
    Stanford University. Ronald Reagan Library Planning Committee.
    Stanford University. Student Center for Innovation in Research and Education.
    Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues.
    Apartheid--South Africa.
    Civilization, Western--Study and teaching.
    Student movements--California--Stanford.
    Students--Political activity.