Guide to the David B. Abernethy Papers

Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
November 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


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.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Campus issues, news clippings 1971-1974

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Investment in South Africa, sanctions

Box 1, Folder 5-6

Investment responsibility

Box 1, Folder 7-13

Corporate responsibility / South Africa

Box 1, Folder 14

Distribution requirements debate

Box 1, Folder 15

Distribution requirements debate, clippings and correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1

Non-Western distribution requirements

Box 2, Folder 2-4

Reagan Library committee

Box 2, Folder 5

Reagan Library, news clippings

Box 2, Folder 6

Reagan Library, drafts of Senate chairs statement

Box 2, Folder 7

Reagan Library, Faculty Senate discussion

Box 2, Folder 8

Reagan Library, articles and talks by Abernethy

Box 2, Folder 9-10

Reagan Library, reports

Box 2, Folder 11

Undergraduate Special Courses

Box 2, Folder 12

Undergraduate Special Program

Box 2, Folder 13

Extra-departmental Programs

Box 2, Folder 14-19

Stanford Workshops on Social and Political Issues (SWOPSI)

Box 3, Folder 1

Student Center for Innovation in Research and Education (SCIRE)

Box 3, Folder 2-3

SWOPSI, SCIRE, Extra-Departmental Courses

Box 3, Folder 4-6

SWOPSI publications

Box 3, Folder 7-12

Radical publications

Box 3, Folder 13

Campus unrest, news clippings and other materials

Box 3, Folder 14

Stanford-Hoover relationship

Box 3, Folder 15

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, general