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Guide to the the Richard W. Lyman, President of Stanford University, Papers
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This collection consists of records from Richard W. Lyman's term as President of Stanford University (1970-1980), along with the records of the Provost. Some of the records were generated by the previous administration of Kenneth Pitzer.
Richard W. Lyman was Stanford's seventh president, serving from September 1970 to the summer of 1980. He first came to Stanford in 1958 to teach in the history department; he served as vice president and provost from 1967 to 1970. Under Lyman's leadership, the university first embarked on rigorous cost control and budget-cutting programs, and then on the ambitious "Campaign for Stanford" to raise $300 million. The successful five-year drive raised $132 million for the university's endowment and additional funds for buildings, endowed chairs and student financial aid. Lyman's tenure also saw an increase in the numbers and influence of women and members of ethnic minorities as faculty and students. During the summer of 1980, Lyman left Stanford to become president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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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.
Files on student judicial cases and donor files are restricted. The collection is otherwise open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.