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Guide to the Stanford University, Department of Political Science, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0124
    Creator: Stanford University. Dept. of Political Science.
    Title: Stanford University, Department of Political Science, records
    Dates: 1919-1988
    Physical Description: 11 Linear feet
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Dept. 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


    Administrative transfers, 1974-1992.

    Information about Access

    The materials are partially restricted The faculty personnel files and the student grade files (Boxes 1-7 and 10) are closed to researchers. The student correspondence files, the departmental records, and the miscellaneous faculty papers (Boxes 8 and 9) are open to researchers.

    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, Department of Political Science, Records (SC0124). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Records include personnel files of faculty, 1923-1988; grade files and letters of recommendation on a sampling of students, 1919-1955; correspondence files of the same students, 1924-1957; miscellaneous departmental minutes, statistics, and memoranda, 1946-73; and miscellaneous correspondence, articles, clippings, and other papers of several faculty members. Of note in the miscellaneous faculty papers is correspondence between Edwin A. Cottrell and Charles Fairman during World War II while Fairman was on duty with the Armed Services; text of a debate between Willmoore Kendall and Mulford Sibley, 1959, on "War and the Use of Force;" and lectures of Chester H. Rowell, 1933, for the course on current international politics.
    The student correspondence files, largely with Edwin A. Cottrell, pertain to their experiences in graduate school, in the Armed Services, and in their jobs. Of note are files for Merrill J. Collett pertaining to his work in public administration, 1935-45; J. Lyle Cunningham on his work with the County of Los Angeles and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1933-46; Robert R. Gros pertaining to Democratic politics, 1940s; and Adolph H. Levy pertaining to city management, 1934-42.

    Access Terms

    Collett, Merrill J.
    Cottrell, Edwin Angell, 1881-
    Cunningham, J. Lyle.
    Fairman, Charles.
    Gros, Robert R.
    Kendall, Willmoore, 1909-1967.
    Levy, Adolph H.
    Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948.
    Sibley, Mulford Quickert.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Political Science.
    Political science--Study and teaching
    Public administration.
    World War, 1939-1945