Guide to the H. Bruce Franklin Collection

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
January 2011
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Overview

Call Number: SC0152
Creator: Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Title: H. Bruce Franklin collection
Dates: 1969-1980
Physical Description: 4 Linear feet (8 boxes)
Summary: This collection includes newspapers clippings, Stanford news releases, leaflets and pamphlets relating to Franklin's tenure and dismissal hearings, the full text of the Advisory Board's recommendations, and transcripts of hearing proceedings. Also included are a copy of a senior research project by James Wascher of Northwestern University, 1978; photocopy of a letter from Wallace Stegner, 1972; and the Board of Trustees resolution reaffirming Franklin's dismissal, 1980.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials were received by the Stanford University Archives via administrative transfer from Ray Bachetti, Vice-Provost, in 1976. Additional materials were collected by archives staff during the course of the Franklin hearings.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

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

[Identification of item], H. Bruce Franklin Collection (SC0152). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

H. Bruce Franklin had been a member of the English Department faculty since he received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1961. A highly regarded scholar of Melville, he received tenure in 1965. In his early career at Stanford, Franklin was not publicly involved with politics. He dates the beginning of his political commitment from 1966, when he taught at the Stanford-in-France campus. There he became acquainted with several Vietnamese students, and with them, founded a politically oriented free university in Paris. The controversy concerning Franklin's tenure began in 1971, when he allegedly participated in the heckling of a speech by Henry Cabot Lodge on January 11. The speech was cancelled, and President Lyman sent Franklin a letter of reprimand for his part in the disruptions. Franklin continued to participate in campus demonstrations, however and on March 22 of 1971 was charged by President Lyman for contributing to or inciting disruptions on four occasions: the Lodge disruptions on January 11; a White Plaza antiwar rally on February 10; the occupation of the Computation Center; and a nighttime rally on February 10 which led to subsequent acts of violence on the campus. He was tried before a faculty advisory board of seven full professors. The hearings lasted from September 28, 1971 to January 4, 1972, when the board recommended 5 to 2 that Franklin be fired. The board of Trustees finalized the dismissal on January 20, 1972.

Description of the Collection

The collection includes newspapers clippings, Stanford news releases, leaflets and pamphlets relating to Franklin's tenure and dismissal hearings, the full text of the Advisory Board's recommendations, and transcripts of hearing proceedings. Also included are a copy of a senior research project by James Wascher of Northwestern University, 1978; photocopy of a letter from Wallace Stegner, 1972; and the Board of Trustees resolution reaffirming Franklin's dismissal, 1980.

Access Terms

Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Lyman, Richard W., 1923-2012.
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Wascher, James D.
Academic freedom.
Pamphlets
Student movements--California--Stanford.
Transcripts


Collection Contents

 

Original accession

Box 1, Folder 1

Stanford University News Service press releases 1969 Mar 5-1976 Jan 23

Stanford University News Service press releases, 1969 Mar 5-1976 Jan 23

Scope and Content Note

Press releases covering Franklin's participation in political affairs before his disruption case, during the Advisory Board legal processes, and activities since his Stanford dismissal.
Box 1, Folder 2

Legal documents 1971-1972

Legal documents, 1971-1972

Scope and Content Note

Two Amicus Curiae briefs filed before the Advisory Board in October 1971, and the document relating the decision of the Advisory Board, Jan. 5, 1972.
Box 1, Folder 3

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1969 Mar 23-1971 Feb 12

Box 1, Folder 4

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1971 Feb 13-17

Box 1, Folder 5

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1971 Mar 1-Sep 23

Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1971 Sep 25-Oct 25

Box 2, Folder 1

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1971 Oct 26-1972 Jan. 5

Box 2, Folder 2

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1972 Jan 6-20

Box 2, Folder 3

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1972 Jan 21-Mar 9

Box 2, Folder 4

Clippings related to the Franklin case 1972 Mar 10-1976 Mar 3

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence 1971 Jan 18-Mar 12

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of correspondence related to Advisory Board hearings; major correspondence is between H. Bruce Franklin and Richard Lyman.
Box 2, Folder 6

Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Venceramos "press releases"; miscellaneous leaflets and pamphlets related to various aspects of the controversy.
Box 3, Folder 1

Transcript: Lodge incident 1971

Transcript: Lodge incident, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Sep 28: Opening statements, Mercado, Elliot, Overbaugh, Painter, Beckwith. Sep 29: Matthews, Sven, Jacobs, Hanley, Heck.
Box 3, Folder 2

Transcript: Begin White Plaza and Computation Center 1971

Transcript: Begin White Plaza and Computation Center, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Sep 30: Ray, Brunot, Painter, Mercado. Oct 1: Painter, Mercado, Williams, Glenn, Press, Heck.
Box 3, Folder 3

Transcript: Computation Center 1971

Transcript: Computation Center, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 2: Montgomery, Marron. Oct 4: Wiggins, Begle, Moses, Waterman.
 

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Transcript: Old Union, 1971

Box 4, Folder 1

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 5: Dr. Torrin, Beyers. Oct. 6: Beyers, Brimelow, Bennett, Almas
Box 4, Folder 2

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 7: Rosa, White, Glenn, Gray. Oct 8: Barr; three tapes played. Administration completes their case.
Box 4, Folder 3

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 11-12: Motion to dismiss and response.
Box 5, Folder 1

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 13: Newcomer, Barkley, Siegel. Oct 14: Weiss, Knecht, Silvestri.
Box 5, Folder 2

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 15: Sandra Kahn, F. Silvestri, Paul Wolf, Mark Savin, Sandra Peterson, Jane Franklin.
Box 5, Folder 3

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 18: G. Campbell, Alford, Fricke, Don Lee, D. Laney, HBF. Oct 19: HBF (on Lodge).
Box 6, Folder 1

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 20: HBF (redirect). Oct 21: Braunstein, Gocking. Oct 22: Herzenberg.
Box 6, Folder 2

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 23: Hardegree, Eklof, Homsy, Downey. Oct 25: C. Stein, Montgomery, Barkan, J. Yudken, Van Dyke
Box 6, Folder 3

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 26: Barkan, Sutter, Michael, Nelson, Crouse, McNellis, Little, Kahn.
Box 7, Folder 1

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 27: Kahn, Cornell, Youdelman, Knutson, Loeb. Oct 28: Litterman, Appel, Harrison, Switzer, Hunkeler, Lonsdale.
Box 7, Folder 2

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Oct 29: Cerney, Pace, Doering, HBF (on WP and CU). Oct 30: HBF, Rubenstein, Faulkner (2), O'Fallon, Jessup, Karish, Rabine.
Box 7, Folder 3

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Nov 1: Kimball, Walker, Bennion, Cummings, Karp, Henner, HBF. Nov 2: HBF, Youdelman, Borock, rebuttal; W. F. Miller, Broholm, Siegel.
Box 8, Folder 1

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Nov 3: Owen Blank, HBF.
Box 8, Folder 2

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Nov. 4: Closing Arguments: Admin.
Box 8, Folder 3

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

Nov. 5: Closing Arguments: HBF.
Box 8, Folder 4

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

HBF Final Supplementary Written Brief
Box 8, Folder 5

Transcript: Old Union 1971

Scope and Content Note

University's Supplemental Brief
Box 8, Folder 6

Wascher, James D. Academic Freedom and the Campus Revolution: the dismissal of H. Bruce Franklin 1978

Wascher, James D. Academic Freedom and the Campus Revolution: the dismissal of H. Bruce Franklin, 1978

Physical Description: 167 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript copy. Senior research project, Northwestern School of Law, May 16, 1978.
Box 8, Folder 7

Stanford University Board of Trustees, resolution reaffirming Franklin's dismissal (photocopy) 1980

Stanford University Board of Trustees, resolution reaffirming Franklin's dismissal (photocopy), 1980

Box 8, Folder 8

Stegner, Wallace, letter to Jay Miller, ACLU of Northern California (photocopy from Mrs. Wallace Stegner) 1972 Feb 21

Stegner, Wallace, letter to Jay Miller, ACLU of Northern California (photocopy from Mrs. Wallace Stegner), 1972 Feb 21

 

Accession ARCH-1989-133 Additional material

Box 1

Franklin, H. Bruce, From the Movement Toward Revolution 1971

Box 1

Faculty defendants' supplemental memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to plantiff's motion for summary judgment and in support of defendants' support of defendants' motion for summary judgment

Box 1

Memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to plantiff's motion for summary judgment and in support of defendants' motion for summary judgment

Box 1

Advisory board correspondence: Franklin hearing 1971 Apr-Sep

Box 1

"Academic Freedom at Stanford: Lessons of the Franklin Case" Science 1972 Mar 17

Box 1

Packer, Herbert L., "Academic Freedom and the Franklin Case" Commentary 1972 Apr

Box 1

Hearings Before the Committee on Internal Security House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session: Terrorism, Part 1 1974 Feb-Mar

Box 1

America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union; The Vehnceremos Organization. Report by the Committee on Internal Security, House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session 1972 Jun 22

Box 2

Franklin hearing 1967-1976