The records pertain to administrative matters, including the
Center's various homes, and its programs, including fellowships, lectures, and
workshops. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publicity,
and photographs. Audio-visual materials are cataloged under a separate call number (SC
827) and have their own finding aid.
The Stanford Humanities Center, founded in 1980 by then-President Donald Kennedy, is
dedicated to the advanced study of human history and culture. Humanities Center programs
stress work of a multidisciplinary and collaborative nature. Now one of the most dynamic
humanities centers in the country, the Stanford Humanities Center offers up to
thirty-five fellowships every year, supports fifteen to twenty year-long research
workshops, and stages numerous public events.
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:
This collection is open for research.