Guide to the James T. Watkins Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0209
Creator: Watkins, James T. (James Thomas), 1907-1982.
Title: James T. Watkins papers
Dates: 1939-1979
Physical Description: 30 Linear feet
Summary: Contents include correspondence, class materials, and files relating to university and political science department activities as well as to Stanford sports.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources
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 Professor James T. Watkins, IV, 1979.

Information about Access

Materials in boxes 1-2 are restricted 75 years from date of creation.

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

James T. Watkins Papers (SC0209). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Watkins received his A.B. (1929), A.M. (1934) and PhD. (1941) from Stanford; Professor of Political Science at Stanford (1946-1973; emeritus, 1973-1982).

Description of the Collection

Contents include correspondence, class materials, and files relating to university and political science department activities as well as to Stanford sports.

Access Terms

Stanford University. Dept. of Political Science.
Watkins, James T. (James Thomas), 1907-1982.
Athletics
Stanford University--Student housing.


Collection Contents

 

Papers 1939-1979

Removed or Separated Material

Materials from Boxes A (Miscellaneous material, 1921-1972), B (Football programs, 1961-1978), and C (Stanford Sports, circa 1961) were put in the 4-digit section.
Box 1

Letters of recommendation for students and others, A-K 1951-1971

Box 2

Letters of recommendation for students and others, L-Z 1951-1971

Box 3

Activities Inaugurated 1946-1968

Scope and Content Note

Institute of World Affairs; Institute of International Relations; Speeches given; U.N. Secretary Summer Intern Program; World Affairs Council, Japanese Peace Settlement; Commonwealth Club, Japanese Peace Settlment; Northern California Political Science Association; American Studies Seminar.
Box 4

Activities Inaugurated 1915?-1969

Scope and Content Note

PS 400 Incident; Goheen Committee; Watkins Department Chairmanship; Reiligion at Stanford; In Pont summer conference; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Committee (State); Political Science Building (20), plans; Stanford Today, Tomorrow; Liquor on Campus; Sobley Affair; Danforth fellowship; Mark X (Mark X plus P)
Box 5

Activities Inaugurated 1959-1965

Scope and Content Note

Stanford Alumni Conferences; Committee on Financial Awards (external); Chaparral incident; Black Reports on Stanford Grading; PACE; ASSU Constitutional Revision; Student Affairs Committee; Bunzel incident; Rothburn group; (PA) Mayor's Charter Review Committee.
Box 6

Activities Inaugurated 1966-1973

Scope and Content Note

Watkins Political (?); Fulbright committee (State); ROTC; Political science department, 50th anniversary celebration; Oscar Nelson lighting recommendation; Lyman inaugural dinner; Political science department, Watkins retirement dinner; Conservative persuasion.
Box 7

Personal folders, A-M Undated

Box 8

Personal folders, N-Z Undated

Box 9

Miscellaneous course materials 1946-1953

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous studies in constitutional development of the UN, eight volumes
Box 10

Work with fraternities 1939-1978

Scope and Content Note

Phi Delta Theta; Fraternities; IFC; Rush; Sigma Nu; Miscellaneous houses.
Box 11

Personal correspondence, A-F Undated

Box 12

Personal correspondence, G-O Undated

Box 13

Personal correspondence, P-Z Undated

Box 14

Publications 1940

Box 15

Course material 1968 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Political science 500, Teaching; Political science 232, International relations theory; Political science 124, Government of Japan; Political science 135-145, International relations; Political science 132, Principles/problems in US foreign policy; Political science 147/137, UN and antecedents; Class seating charts to 1968; Class interview sign up sheets and interview notes
Box 16

Public notices Undated

Scope and Content Note

Comments and compliments received and given; albums
Box 17

Miscellaneous Undated

Scope and Content Note

Watkins activities (to be added to activities boxes); grade books
Box 18

Notes, minutes, reports Undated

Box 19

Publications (mostly Stanford University), Pi Sigma Alpha correspondence files and minute book Undated

Box 20

Stanford University football programs 1961-1978

Box 21

Material (clippings, press releases, some publications, etc) on Stanford University sports 1961-1979

Box 22

One folder on Honor Code: clippings articles, brochures; one statistical report "Summary of Honor Code Cases" 1954-1960