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Guide to the William R. Rambo Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0132
    Creator: Rambo, William R. (William Ralph), 1916-
    Title: William R. Rambo papers
    Dates: 1939-1992
    Bulk Dates: 1954-1974
    Physical Description: 35 Linear feet (29 boxes)
    Summary: These papers, kept in their original arrangement, reflect Prof. Rambo's administrative responsibilities as well as his research interests, largely during his time at Stanford University. Stanford subjects include the School of Engineering, the Electrical Engineering Department, the Stanford Electronic Labs, the Applied Electronics Lab, research policy at Stanford, courses, the Academic Senate, the University Land and Building Development Committee, and student demonstrations. Other subjects include the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering College Research Council, Joint Services Electronic Program, and Rambo's research work with the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Language(s): The material is 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 William R. Rambo, 1975, 1976, 1997.

    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

    William R. Rambo Papers (SC0132). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    William R. Rambo was born September 3, 1916. He received his B.A. and Electrical Engineering degrees from Stanford University in 1938 and 1941. He was a research associate at the Harvard Radio Research Lab and a research engineer with Airborne Instruments Lab in New York before coming to Stanford as a research associate in 1951. He was made a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1957, Director of Electronics Labs in 1960, and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering in 1961. He retired as a Professor Emeritus in 1972.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers, kept in their original arrangement, reflect Prof. Rambo's administrative responsibilities as well as his research interests, largely during his time at Stanford University. Stanford subjects include the School of Engineering, the Electrical Engineering Department, the Stanford Electronic Labs, the Applied Electronics Lab, research policy at Stanford, courses, the Academic Senate, the University Land and Building Development Committee, and student demonstrations. Other subjects include the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering College Research Council, Joint Services Electronic Program, and Rambo's research work with the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy.
    The first twenty boxes were given to the Stanford University Archives by Prof. Rambo in 1975 and 1976. In 1997, he gave an additional nine boxes of materials containing his chron files for 1961-72 and subject files and a photo album on student umest at Stanford, 1966-73. Dr. Rambo's descriptive inventory for the student unrest files is included with the box and folder listing.

    Scope and Contents

    Common abbreviations used in this collection
    AEL - Applied Electronics Lab ARPA - Advanced Research Projects Agency ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education ASSU - Associated Students of Stanford University DoD - Department of Defense DSL - Digital Systems Lab DUR - Durand Bldg. ERL - Electronics Research Lab IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Inc. IPR - Institute for Plasma Research ISL - Information Systems Lab JSEP - Joint Services Electronics Program McC - McCullough Bldg. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration N.I.G.M.S. - National Institute of General Medical Sciences NSF - National Science Foundation SEL - Stanford Electronics Laboratories SES - Student Education Council SLAC - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center SRI - Stanford Research Institute STL - Systems Techniques Lab TAC - Technical Advisory Committee (Joint Services Electronics Program)

    Arrangement note

    The collection consits of one series and one addition: 1. Papers, 1939-1975.

    Access Terms

    Rambo, William R. (William Ralph), 1916-
    Stanford Electronics Laboratories.
    Stanford University. Academic Council.
    Stanford University. Applied Electronics Laboratory.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Electrical Engineering--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Faculty Senate.
    Stanford University. School of Engineering.
    Stanford University. Stanford Electronics Laboratories.
    Engineering research.
    Student movements.