Guide to the Stanford University Endowment Records

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0762
Creator: Augsburger, Robert, collector
Title: Stanford University endowment records
Dates: 1903-2004
Physical Description: 12.5 Linear feet
Summary: Consists of original documents (in part, generated by Rodney Adams, Director of Finance 1976-1985), copies of documents (in part, from Stanford University Archives collections), and Augsburger's notes and completed research, including spreadsheets on endowment figures for 1903-2002. Other topics of note within the collection include the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act and the financial role of real estate (the Stanford Shopping Center and the research park).
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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 Endowment Records (SC0762). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Robert Augsburger was Stanford's vice president for business and finance from 1971 to 1977 and a lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Business from 1971 until he retired in 1995. Prior to coming to Stanford, he was a Wall Street executive; he received a B.S. degree from Northwestern and a J. D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has also served with the Stanford Associates and the Stanford Historical Society.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists of original documents (in part, generated by Rodney Adams, Director of Finance 1976-1985), copies of documents (in part, from Stanford University Archives collections), and Augsburger's notes and completed research, including spreadsheets on endowment figures for 1903-2002. Other topics of note within the collection include the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act and the financial role of real estate (the Stanford Shopping Center and the research park).

Access Terms

Adams, Rodney.
Augsburger, Robert, collector
Stanford University--Finance.
Stanford University--History.
Universities and colleges--Finance.


Collection Contents

 

Accession ARCH-2004-187 Records

Note

Adams refers to Rodney Adams, Director of Finance and Treasurer; he is represented in SC0068
Transferred to Stanford Historic Photograph Collection:
  1. Photographs: results of Encina Hall attic fire circa 1972
Removed from collection and discarded (duplicate of item in SC0486):
  1. Livingston and Blayney, Stanford University Land Use Policy/Plan, 1971
Box 1, Folder 2

Ford Foundation Reports [note regarding location of]

Box 1, Folder 3

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds [general]

Box 1, Folder 4

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act – Statute current (Adams #1121)

Box 1, Folder 5

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act – Statute (Adams #1122) -1973

Box 1, Folder 6

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act – reporting requirements (Adams #1123)

Box 1, Folder 7

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act – Stanford implementation (Adams #1124)

Box 1, Folder 8

Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act – Stanford reports (Adams #1125)

Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous: Stanford Management Company

Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous: Historical Data

Box 1, Folder 11

Miscellaneous: Documents

Box 1, Folder 12

Endowment payment (Adams' files) 1977-81

Box 1, Folder 13

Financing: Internal Endowment Payout: Background (Adams #1215)

Box 1, Folder 14

Financing: Internal Endowment Payout: 5-yr income forecast (Adams #1217)

Box 1, Folder 15

Financing: Internal Long-range Forecasts: Merged pool and EPF Payout: (Adams #1218)

Box 2, Folder 1

Venture Distribution Policies (Adams #1382)

Box 2, Folder 2

Internal Interest Rates on Advances of Funds (Adams #1219)

Box 2, Folder 3

Extra copies of Parachini files [Victor M. Parachini, Capital Guardian Trust Co.] 1976-86

Box 2, Folder 4

Hoover Institution (Adams #1325)

Box 2, Folder 5

Hoover Investment Issues (Adams #1326)

Box 2, Folder 6

DAPER Investment Pool (Adams #1321)

Box 2, Folder 7

Other endowments: Harvard (Adams #1221)

Box 2, Folder 8

Other endowments: Yale (Adams #1222)

Box 2, Folder 9

Other endowments: California (Adams #1223)

Box 2, Folder 10

Endowments generally, principally other institutions (Adams #1211)

Box 2, Folder 11

Notebook: History of the Evolution of the Stanford Endowment 1903-2003. Archival Notes and Commentary. Robert R. Augsburger 2004 Sep

Box 3, Folder 1

Admin: Department: SUIMO (209 Hamilton, PA): general (Adams #6361)

Box 3, Folder 2

Real Estate, general (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 3

Real Estate, general (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 4

Real Estate: Gen/Policy: general correspondence (Adams #7111)

Box 3, Folder 5

Real Estate: Tax advantage financing – sale-leasebacks (Adams #7123)

Box 3, Folder 6

Real Estate: Tax and legal issues (Adams #7124)

Box 3, Folder 7

Real Estate: Gen/Policy: Leasing – land lease guidelines (Adams #7131)

Box 3, Folder 8

Real Estate: Gen/Policy: Leasing – Leasing and lease extension analysis (Adams #7133)

Box 3, Folder 9

Real Estate: Stanford Shopping Center (SSC) – general (Adams #7241)

Box 3, Folder 10

Real Estate: Stanford Shopping Center (SSC) – renovation (Adams #7242)

Box 3, Folder 11

Real Estate: Stanford Shopping Center (SSC) – final phases (Adams #7243)

Box 3, Folder 12

Real Estate: Stanford Shopping Center (SSC) – theaters (Adams #7244)

Box 3, Folder 13

Real Estate: Alpine Chalet – audit reports (Adams #7251)

Box 3, Folder 14

Real Estate: Alpine Chalet - general (Adams #7252)

Box 3, Folder 15

Real Estate: Out Properties – report to Trustees (Adams #7212)

Box 4, Folder 1

Option Writing – research, proposals and related materials (Adams #3251) 1973-81

Box 4, Folder 2

Option Writing – research, proposals and related materials (Adams #3251) 1973-81

Box 4, Folder 3

[Risk] Arbitrage Background (Adams #3211)

Box 4, Folder 4

Investment Management Cost Allocation (Adams #3152)

Box 4, Folder 5

ACCOUNT/TAX: Taxation: Legislation - Unrelated Business Income (Adams # 5424)

Box 4, Folder 6

ACCOUNT/TAX: Endowment: General/Policy – general (Adams #5211)

Box 4, Folder 7

Insurance and Risk Management Reports 1980-84

Box 4, Folder 8

Advisory Task Force on Retirement Plan Alternatives. Final Report May 1977

Box 4, Folder 9

Stanford Business School Trust Fund (Adams #1451)

Box 5

Archival Materials (copies of documents with Augsburger's notes & analysis) 1903-1975

Box 6

Archival Materials (copies of documents with Augsburger's notes & analysis) 1976-1997

Box 7, Folder 1

Archival Materials (copies of documents with Augsburger's notes & analysis) 1998-2002

Box 7, Folder 2

Archival Materials (copies of documents with Augsburger's notes & analysis) 1998-2002

Box 7, Folder 3

Archival Materials (copies of documents with Augsburger's notes & analysis) 1998-2002

Box 7, Folder 4

Annual Reports 1920s

Box 7, Folder 5

Annual Reports 1930s

Box 7, Folder 6

Annual Reports 1940s

Box 7, Folder 7

Annual Reports 1950s

Box 7, Folder 8

Annual Reports 1960s

Box 8, Folder 1

Annual Reports 1970s

Box 8, Folder 2

Annual Reports 1981-1990

Box 8, Folder 3

Annual Reports 1991-2000

Box 8, Folder 4

Annual Reports 2001

Box 8, Folder 5

Annual Reports, extra copies

Box 8, Folder 6

Quarterly Financial Reports 1975-1988

Box 8, Folder 7

Stanford University Investment Performance Summary As of December 31, 1976 (Becker Securities Corporation)

Box 8, Folder 8

Facilities Plan and Capital Funding Forecast 1975 to 1980 (March 1975)

Box 8, Folder 9

Facilities Plan and Capital Funding Forecast 1976 to 1981 (April 1976)

Box 8, Folder 10

Facilities Plan and Capital Funding Forecast 1977 to 1982 (May 1977)

Box 8, Folder 11

"Constrained Maximization of a University Preference Function" by William F. Massy and David S. P. Hopkins. Academic Planning Office Feb. 1975

Box 8, Folder 12

"Long-run Financial Equilibrium Calculations for Stanford's Operating Budget," by William F. Massy and David S. P. Hopkins. Academic Planning Office, Sept. 1974

Box 8, Folder 13

"A Dynamic Equilibrium Model for University Budgeting," by William F. Massy, Academic Planning Office Oct. 1974

Box 8, Folder 14

"A Model for Planning the Transition to Equilibrium of a University Budget," by David S. P. Hopkins and William F. Massy, Academic Planning Office Dec. 1974

Box 8, Folder 15

"Planning Models for Top Administrators in Colleges and Universities," by William F. Massy, Academic Planning Office Jan. 1974

Box 8, Folder 16

"Stanford University Energy Management and Conservation Program; a report to the Board of Trustees" April 1977

Box 8, Folder 17

Final Report Palo Alto-Menlo Park Area Transportation Project by the PAMTRANS Study Group, James V. Jucker, Director Nov. 1975

 

Accession ARCH-2004-246 Records

Box 1

Augsburger, Robert, "Evolution of an Endowment--100 Years of Trusteeship" 2003 May

Box 1

Swenson, David, Pioneering Portfolio Management (New York: The Free Press) 2000

Box 1

1.1 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Endowment Study 2002

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Endowment Study, 2002

Physical Description: 9 computer file(s) (PDF)
Box 1

1.2 Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge 1986 Apr 11

Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge (Side B)
Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge (Side A)

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 1

1.3 Steer, Stanley on Al Mauspeaker; John Packar 2001 May 6; Apr 24

Steer, Stanley on Al Mauspeaker; John Packar

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 1

1.4 Parachini, Vic 2001 May 30

Parachini, Vic (Side A)
Parachini, Vic (Side B)

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 1

1.5 Dennis, Reid 2003 Mar 12

Dennis, Reid (Side B)
Dennis, Reid (Side A)

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 1

1.6 Dennis, Reid 2003 Mar 14

Dennis, Reid (Side A)
Dennis, Reid (Side B)

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 1

1.7 Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge

Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge (Side B)
Dengler, Herb, leading tour of local land trust staff at Jasper Ridge (Side A)

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
 

Accession ARCH-2005-192 Records

Note

Except for folder 1, this accession consists of printed spreadsheets from Augsburger's research on the Stanford endowment.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ford Foundation Endowment Papers ["Investment Management for Endowed Institutions," 2001, and "Measuring Investment Results by the Unit Method"]

Box 1, Folder 2

Original Stanford Endowment

Box 1, Folder 3

Endowment income

Box 1, Folder 4

Market Value – Endowment Assets 1903-2002

Box 1, Folder 5

Endowment Book to Market 1903-2002

Box 1, Folder 6

Limited Partnerships 1980-2002

Box 1, Folder 7

Real Estate

Box 1, Folder 8

Excel files for above spreadsheets

Excel files for above spreadsheets

Physical Description: 15 computer file(s)