Guide to the Stanford Alumni Association, "Origins of Modern Society," Videorecordings V0079

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
November 2010

Note

This encoded finding aid is compliant with Stanford EAD Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.0.


Title: Stanford Alumni Association, "Origins of Modern Society," videorecordings
Identifier/Call Number: V0079
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Date: 1989
Summary: Lectures on the history, politics, arts, and philosophy of western culture by Stanford professors Gabriel A. Almond, William Chace, Gordon A. Craig, Terence Emmons, J. Martin Evans, Albert Guerard, Michael Jameson, David M. Kennedy, Carolyn Lougee, John Perry, Leonard G. Ratner, Antony Raubitschek, Lawrence Ryan, James Sheehan, Ezra Solomon, and Walter G. Vincenti. Also includes an introductory video tape and a reading list.
creator: Stanford Alumni Association

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Stanford Alumni Association, 1994.

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 Alumni Association, "Origins of Modern Society," Videorecordings (V0079). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

"Origins of Modern Society" was a one-time-only course developed by Prof. Wayne S. Vucinich for Stanford University seniors. The video series was produced by the Stanford Alumni Association in conjunction with Stanford Instructional Television.

Description of the Collection

The "Origins of Modern Society" video series features lectures in Western culture by sixteen Stanford professors. The tapes were shot during a one-time-only course developed by Professor Wayne S. Vucinich and offered to Stanford University seniors as a capstone to their undergraduate education. The video series was produced by the Stanford Alumni Association in conjunction with Stanford Instructional Television.
In addition to the 16 lecture tapes, the collection includes an introductory tape with background on the origins project, a "video table of contents," and brief interviews with several of the professors.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Almond, Gabriel A. (Gabriel Abraham), 1911-2002
Chace, William.
Craig, Gordon Alexander, 1913-
Emmons, Terence.
Evans, J. Martin (John Martin), 1935-
Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-
Jameson, Michael.
Kennedy, David M.
Lougee, Carolyn.
Perry, John.
Ratner, Leonard G.
Raubitschek, A. E., (Antony Erich), 1912-1999
Ryan, Lawrence.
Sheehan, James J.
Solomon, Ezra.
Stanford Alumni Association
Stanford University--Faculty.
Vincenti, Walter G., (Walter Guido), 1917-
Civilization, Western.
Videorecordings.

 

Videos

Box 1

Introduction Tape

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

Gabriel A. Almond: "The Origin of Modern Politics"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

William Chase: "The Experimental Novel in the Modern World"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

Gordon A. Craig: "The Nineteenth Century: The Triumph and Crisis of Liberalism"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

Terence Emmons: "Russia and Europe"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

J. Martin Evans: "The European View of America"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

Michael Jameson: "Greece: The Invention of Politics"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

David M. Kennedy: "The American View of Europe"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

Carolyn Lougee: "The Age of Reason and Enlightenment"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

John Perry: "Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and the New Way of Ideas"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

Leaonard G. Ratner: "Music as a Mirror to Society"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Lawrence Ryan: "The Renaissance and the Discovery of the Modern World"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

James Sheehan: "The French Revolution"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Ezra Solomon: "Economics as History"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 3

Walter G. Vincenti: "Thomas Edison and the Nature of Modern Technology"

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2

#2. Dr. Sheehan 1993 Apr 6

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#2. 3 of 3 Dr. Sheehan Q&A 1993 Apr 6

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#4. Dr. Sheehan 4/20/1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 2

#4 Dr. Kennedy 4/20/1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 2

#4 Questions and Discussion 4/20/1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#5. Tape 1 Sheehan 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#5. Tape 2 Kennedy 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 2

#6 Dr. Sheehan / Q&A 5/4/1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#7 Dr. Kennedy Q&A 5/11/93

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

#9 Dr. Kennedy/Dr. Sheehan Q&A /25/1993

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (MII)
Box 4

Interviews--Prof. Sheehan and Prof. Kennedy 6/10/1993

Physical Description: 2.0 videotape(s) (MII)