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Guide to the John W. Gardner Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0908
    Creator: Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002
    Title: John W. Gardner papers
    Dates: 1935-2004
    Physical Description: 50 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection includes speeches and writings by, as well as articles about Gardner; correspondence, awards and honors, photographs, audiovisual material, and files from many of Gardner's organizations including Common Cause, the White House Fellows, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the John W. Gardner Center. Collection also contains biographical files and material from memorial services held throughout the nation for Gardner. Notes and materials related to the PBS documentary John Gardner: Uncommon American are also included.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    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

    John W. Gardner Papers (SC0908). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    John Gardner earned his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Gardner served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson from 1965-1968. He founded the citizen's advocacy group Common Cause and was the chairman of the Commission on White House Fellowships. Gardner served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1982. He was a founding member of the national advisory board of the Haas Center for Public Service and remained active with the center. In 1989, Gardner was named the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service. He was a consulting professor in the School of Education at the time of his death in 2002.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes speeches and writings by, as well as articles about Gardner; correspondence, awards and honors, photographs, audiovisual material, and files from many of Gardner's organizations including Common Cause, the White House Fellows, the Haas Center for Public Service, and the John W. Gardner Center. Collection also contains biographical files and material from memorial services held throughout the nation for Gardner. Notes and materials related to the PBS documentary John Gardner: Uncommon American are also included.

    Access Terms

    Common Cause (U.S.)
    Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002
    President's Commission on White House Fellowships (U.S.)
    Stanford University. Graduate School of Education.
    Stanford University. Haas Center for Public Service.