Guide to the Martin Bice Travis Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0998
Title: Martin Bice Travis papers
Dates: 1952-2006
Physical Description: 1.25 linear foot
Summary: Collection includes correspondence pertaining to the start of the Institute of American History and Government (Coe Program) at SUNY Stony Brook, 1964-65, and David Potter's participation in it, 1964-70; letters to Travis from James T. Watkins re Travis's position at Stanford, 1952-55; correspondence and some financial records re the selling of Travis's Stanford house (528 Alvarado), 1961-62; and obituaries of Travis and his wife Olivia, 2006.
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 Helen Travis, 2010.

Cite As

[identification of item], Martin Bice Travis Papers (SC0998). Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Educated at Amherst College and the University of Chicago, Travis taught briefly at Stanford before joining the faculty of SUNY Stony Brook where he helped establish the William Robertson Coe Institute of American Studies

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes correspondence pertaining to the start of the Institute of American History and Government (Coe Program) at SUNY Stony Brook, 1964-65, and David Potter's participation in it, 1964-70; letters to Travis from James T. Watkins re Travis's position at Stanford, 1952-55; correspondence and some financial records re the selling of Travis's Stanford house (528 Alvarado), 1961-62; obituaries of Travis and his wife Olivia, 2006; letters received from Prof. David Harris, Kristin Mullick [Glen], and Quincy Wright, 1962-1968; research notes and sources on the Panama Canal, 1959-1964; research proposal, notes, and correspondence re research on the Legal Adviser in the Department of State, 1967-61; Travis' lecture notes for a course, 1954, and term paper research note cards by students in the course.

Access Terms

Harris, David, (David W. Clancy), 1900-1975.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Potter, David Morris.
Watkins, James T. (James Thomas), 1907-1982.
Stanford University--Faculty housing.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Institute of American History and Government Summer 1965 (Coe Program), SUNY Stony Brook: correspondence, report, syllabi, bibliography, printed matter 1963-1965

Box 1, Folder 2

Potter, David: correspondence re Potter's participation in Coe Program at Stony Brook 1964-1970

Box 1, Folder 3

Watkins, James T.: letters to Travis re his position at Stanford 1952-1955

Box 1, Folder 4

Watkins, James T.: obituary and note to Travis from Mrs. Watkins 1982

Box 1, Folder 5

Buck, Philip W.: letters to Travis, clipping on book written by Buck and Travis, and undated letter on death of Buck 1963, 1985

Box 1, Folder 6

Selling of Stanford house (528 Alvarado) 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 7

Obituaries of Travis and his wife 2006

Box 2, Folder 1

Travis' curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation from Graham H. Stuart, certificate of membership in the American Society of International Law

Box 2, Folder 2

Travis, clippings 1958-1960

Box 2, Folder 3

Letters received from Prof. David Harris, Kristin Mullick [Glen], and Quincy Wright 1962-1968

Box 2, Folder 4

Committee on Research in Public Affairs (SU Dept. of Political Science)--project proposal re Legal Adviser in the Dept. of State and correspondence 1957

Box 2, Folder 5

Committee on Research in Public Affairs (SU Dept. of Political Science)--research notes 1957

Box 2, Folder 6

Committee on Research in Public Affairs (SU Dept. of Political Science)--research notes 1961

Box 2, Folder 7

Panama Canal research, notes and sources 1959-1964

Box 2, Folder 8

Panama Canal research, sources 1958-1960

Box 2, Folder 9

Panama Canal research, sources undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Panama Canal article by Travis and James Watkins in Foreign Affairs (1959): reviews and correspondence, including letters from Charles Fairman and Richard Nixon 1959

Box 2, Folder 11

Panama Canal article by Travis and James Watkins in The Nation (1960 and 1964): letters from Daniel J. Flood, Col. Thomas Crystal Jr., and Ronald Hilton 1960-1964

Box 2, Folder 12

Articles by Travis 1957-1964

Box 3

Travis' lecture notes for Poli Sci 131, 1954

Box 3

Term paper research note cards by students in Poli Sci 131 (William Bosworth, Al Robertson, H. P. Brown, Herbert F. Steeper, Edmund P. Radwan, Tam Flower, and Robert R. Rezak)