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Guide to the Peter Stansky Papers
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Description
The papers consist of three different sections, each representing a distinct academic activity: Stansky's committee involvement, publishing activities, and his library correspondence. The committee records include minutes and correspondence with various members of the Academic Senate, the Drama Department, the English Department, the Land and Building Committee, and the Foreign Campus Sub-Committee which was centered in Clivedon, England; the latter committee is also represented by class lists and syllabi. Stansky's publishing activities constitute the second major portion of the collection and include drafts of articles and books, including ENGLAND SINCE 1867 and ON NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, as well as correspondence with his publishers, including Harcourt and Garland. The third part of the collection consists of his correspondence relating to the Stanford University Libraries from 1968 to 1980. An addition made in 2003 consists of two scrapbooks on Stansky's career, 1960-69. In 2014 subject files were added that contain manuscripts, research, correspondence, and reviews related to some of Stansky's publications.
Background
Peter Stansky, born in New York in 19312, has had a long and distinguished career in the field of history. He received his first BA in History from Yale, and a few years later received his second BA in History from King’s College, Cambridge. Assuming he would eventually go into the practice of Law, he sent out but then withdrew applications to Harvard Law School, eventually earning his Ph.D. in History from Harvard. He taught at Harvard until 1968, when he joined the Stanford faculty. In 1974 Stansky became the holder of the endowed Frances and Charles Field Chair in History, and has been the chairman of Stanford's History Department for at least two terms.
Extent
6 Linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.