Guide to the Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, Records

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0154
Creator: Stanford University. Assistant to the President for Black Affairs.
Title: Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, records
Dates: 1968-1973
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
Summary: The records of the office of James E. Simmons under its several titles includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, general material on black affairs at Stanford and some additional files on Native American students. Also includes Simmons' 1973 report to the President.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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

Administrative transfer, Dean of Student Affairs Office, 1977.

Information about Access

Access to some materials restricted; for more information, contact the archivist.

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

Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, Records (SC0154). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

In 1968, Stanford University created the new office of Assistant Provost for Minority Affairs, naming James E. Simmons to the post; in 1969, Mr. Simmon's title was changed to Assistant to the President for Black Affairs. The office developed and supported educational, economic, and social activities of black Stanford students, faculty and staff on campus and in East Palo Alto, and worked with the Black Student Union. Convinced of the necessity to integrate the needs and concerns of blacks at Stanford with other minority groups and seeing more staff and faculty resources for black students on campus, Simmons recommended the discontinuation of a separate Black Affairs Office in 1973 and the redeployment of its services to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Office of Financial Aids and the Graduate Division.

Description of the Collection

The records of the office of James E. Simmons under its several titles includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, general material on black affairs at Stanford and some additional files on Native American students. Also includes Simmons' 1973 report to the President.

Arrangement

Office files by subject.

Access Terms

Simmons, James E.
Stanford University. Assistant Provost for Minority Affairs.
Stanford University. Assistant to the President for Black Affairs.
Stanford University. Black Student Union.
Stanford University. Dean of Student Affairs Office.
Stanford University. President's Office.
Affirmative action.
Minorities--Blacks.
Minorities--Native Americans.
Student aid.
Student employment.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

  • BAADASSS - Black Athlete's Academic Development Association by Stanford Student Service
  • BAP - Budget Adjustment Program
  • CAPER - Committee on Athletics and Physical Education
  • CRUD - Committee on New Undergraduate Living Ideas [?]
  • CUS - Committee on Undergraduate Studies
  • SES - Study of Education at Stanford
  • SGES - Study of Graduate Education at Stanford
  • YOP - Youth Opportunity Program

Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Academic Council 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 2

Academic Council - Committee on Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aids 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 3

Academic Council - Committee on Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aids 1971-73

Box 1, Folder 4

Academic Information Center 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 5

Activity Codes 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Admission Information 1969-73

Box 1, Folder 7

Advisee Information 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 8

Advisees - Simmons

Box 1, Folder 9

Affirmative Action - Memos & Reports 1970-72

Box 1, Folder 10

Affirmative Action, Committee on - Minority Affairs 1971-73

Box 1, Folder 11

Afro-American Studies 1972

Box 1, Folder 12

Alumni Association - Correspondence 1968-72

Box 1, Folder 13

American Indian Students - Correspondence 1968-71

Box 1, Folder 14

American Indian Students - American Indian Project 1969-72

Box 1, Folder 15

American Indian Students - Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc. 1969

Box 1, Folder 16

American Indian Students - United Native Americans, Inc. 1969

Box 1, Folder 17

American Indian Students - U.S. Dept. of the Interior 1969

Box 1, Folder 18

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith 1969

Box 1, Folder 19

Assembly, California Legislature 1969

Box 1, Folder 20

Associated Students of Stanford University 1970-72

Box 1, Folder 21

Benefits - Staff 1969

Box 1, Folder 22

Black History Week 1973

Box 1, Folder 23

Black Students Medical Program 1972

Box 1, Folder 24

BSEC - Correspondence 1969

Box 1, Folder 25

BSU [Black Student Union] Film Festival 1972

Box 1, Folder 26

CAPER [Conmdttee on Athletics & Physical Education] 1970-73

Box 1, Folder 27

Carbon Copies 1968-69

Box 1, Folder 28

Carbon Copies - Bob 1968-69

Box 1, Folder 29

Carbon Copies 1970

Box 1, Folder 30

Churches - Correspondence 1969-70

Box 1, Folder 31

Chicano Orientation 1973

Box 1, Folder 32

Civil Rights Material 1969

Box 1, Folder 33

Claire Harrison Associates - Publicity & Public Relations 1970

Box 1, Folder 34

College Day Activities 1971

Box 1, Folder 35

Colleges - Correspondence 1970-71

Box 1, Folder 36

Correspondence 1968

Box 1, Folder 37

Correspondence 1969

Box 1, Folder 38

Correspondence 1970

Box 1, Folder 39

Correspondence 1971

Box 1, Folder 40

Correspondence, n.d. [IBM dictaphone letter to Dr. Glaser; letter to Gregory Morris]

Box 1, Folder 41

Counselling and Testing Center - Correspondence, carbon copies 1967-68

Box 1, Folder 42

Counselling and Testing Center - Staff - DuPraw, Virginia 1966-70

Box 1, Folder 43

Credit Union - Correspondence 1968-69

Box 1, Folder 44

Dawson, Michael Crosby 1968

Box 1, Folder 45

Dean of Students 1970-73

Box 1, Folder 46

East Palo Alto Space (1627 Bay Rd.) 1969-70

Box 1, Folder 47

Education 1971-72

Box 1, Folder 48

Educational Associates Inc. 1968-72

Box 1, Folder 49

Elliott, Mrs./Cater, Johnson, Price 1971

Box 2, Folder 1

Employment, Dept. of 1969-73

Box 2, Folder 2

Employment Minorities Committee 1971

Box 2, Folder 3

Equal Employment Opportunity Program 1967-72

Box 2, Folder 4

Evening Outlook 1969

Box 2, Folder 5

Fair Play Council 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 6

Financial Aids - Correspondence 1968-73

Box 2, Folder 7

Five-Year Project 1970-71

Box 2, Folder 8

Focus 1969

Box 2, Folder 9

Foreign Visitors 1969

Box 2, Folder 10

Foundation News 1969-72

Box 2, Folder 11

Freshman Seminars 1 & 3 (JDB) 1971, 1972

Box 2, Folder 12

Fundraising/BSVC 1971

Box 2, Folder 13

General Motors Corp. 1969

Box 2, Folder 14

GSO [Gen. Secy's. Office], Carbon Copies 1968-73

Box 2, Folder 15

Graduate Student Association, ASSU 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 16

Health, Education & Welfare, Dept. of 1969-71

Box 2, Folder 17

High Schools, Correspondence 1968-71

Box 2, Folder 18

Incoming (Bob) 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 19

Institute for Applied Behavorial Science 1968

Box 2, Folder 20

Joe's Correspondence [Joseph Goone] 1972-73

Box 2, Folder 21

Martin Luther King Fund 1969-70

Box 2, Folder 22

Masters 1969-70

Box 2, Folder 23

Memorandums 1968

Box 2, Folder 24

Memorandums 1969

Box 2, Folder 25

Memorandums 1970

Box 2, Folder 26

Mexican-American 1968-72

Box 2, Folder 27

Mid-Peninsula Citizens for Fair Housing 1969

Box 2, Folder 28

Minority Employment Commission 1969-71

Box 2, Folder 29

Minority Employment Program 1967-72

Box 2, Folder 30

Minority Group Recruiting Reports 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 31

Minority Students Program 1968-71

Box 2, Folder 32

Miss Watts Summer Festival 1971-72

Box 2, Folder 33

Movements 1969

Box 2, Folder 34

Multicultural Exhibit 1969-70

Box 2, Folder 35

Nairobi College 1970-71

Box 2, Folder 36

Nairobi Schools 1970-72

Box 2, Folder 37

National Urban League, Inc. - Correspondence 1969

Box 2, Folder 38

Olympic Fund - Rischa Williams 1972

Box 2, Folder 39

OICW (Opportunities Industrialization Center West) 1969-72

Box 2, Folder 40

Overseas Campus Lists 1969-72

Box 2, Folder 41

Pact, Inc. - Educational Clearinghouse 1968

Box 2, Folder 42

Palo Alto-Stanford Resources and Needs/Ad Hoc Committee 1972-73

Box 2, Folder 44

Personnel - Correspondence 1969-73

Box 2, Folder 45

Petty Cash 1972-73

Box 2, Folder 46

Physical Facilities 1969

Box 2, Folder 47

Pre-Med. Information & Proposal 1972-73

Box 2, Folder 48

Pre-Med. Society 1973

Box 2, Folder 49

President's Office Staff Meeting - Minutes 1969-73

Box 2, Folder 50

Private Schools - Correspondence 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 51

Provost Communication - Carbon Copies 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 52

Provost's Office - Correspondence Folder #1 1968-73

Box 2, Folder 52a

Provost's Office - Correspondence Folder #2 1968-73

Box 3, Folder 1

Questionnaires (Incoming & Outgoing) 1969-72

Box 3, Folder 2

Receipts 1969

Box 3, Folder 3

Report: "The Black Conummity of Stanford - a Review", by J. Simmons 1969

Box 3, Folder 4

Report to President Lyman 1973 Apr 20

Box 3, Folder 5

Reports 1969-71

Box 3, Folder 6

Requirements - Petroleum Engineering 1968

Box 3, Folder 7

Residence Declarations

Box 3, Folder 8

Residence Hall Staff 1968-70

Box 3, Folder 9

Resumes 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 10

ROTC Material 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 11

SC 5 - Masters ["Meaning of death in Western culture"] Summer 1969

Box 3, Folder 12

Scholarships Clearance Comission 1969

Box 3, Folder 13

Scholarships 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 14

School of Education - R & D Center 1970-72

Box 3, Folder 15

Search Committee Dean/Engineering 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 16

Search Conmittee for Asst. to the President for Mexican-American Affairs 1969

Box 3, Folder 17

Senior Week Activities 1972

Box 3, Folder 18

Soledad Group [The Stanford-Soledad Teaching Project], Folder #1 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 18a

Soledad Group [The Stanford-Soledad Teaching Project], Folder #2 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 19

Spector, David Lawrence [empty]

Box 3, Folder 21

Staff Notifications. [empty]

Box 3, Folder 22

The Stanford Coaching Camp (Information) 1970-71

Box 3, Folder 23

Stanford in Washington 1972-73

Box 3, Folder 24

Stanford Tutorial Program 1969-71

Box 3, Folder 25

Student Financial Aid, Sub-Committee on 1970 Feb 4

Box 3, Folder 26

Student Financial Aid 1970 Jul 3

Box 3, Folder 27

Study of Graduate Education at Stanford (SES) - Recommendations and Correspondence 1971

Box 3, Folder 28

Summer Work & Study Program 1969-70

Box 3, Folder 29

Task Force - Correspondence 1970-72

Box 3, Folder 30

Task Force - Charges 1969-70

Box 3, Folder 31

Task Force - Evaluation Sheets, Summer Work and Study 1969

Box 3, Folder 32

Task Force - Tutorial Expenditures (E. Grady McGonagill) 1969-70

Box 3, Folder 33

Telegrams - Outgoing 1969

Box 3, Folder 37

Transfer Cooperative Program 1969

Box 3, Folder 38

Tutorial Program - Carbon Copies 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 39

Undergraduate Education, Committee on 1969-72

Box 3, Folder 40

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies 1972-73

Box 3, Folder 41

United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford 1969-71

Box 3, Folder 42

United Scholarship Service News 1969

Box 3, Folder 43

U.S. Information Agency 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 44

Universities, Correspondence from 1969-72

Box 3, Folder 45

University Governance 1968 Oct 3

Box 3, Folder 46

Upward Bound Program 1972

Box 3, Folder 47

URS Systems Corp. 1969

Box 3, Folder 48

Veterans Administration 1969

Box 3, Folder 49

Visiting Black Scholars Program 1968

Box 3, Folder 50

Watoto Project Program 1973

Box 3, Folder 51

The Winner 1969

Box 3, Folder 52

Work/Study Programs 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 53

Wright Institute 1968

Box 3, Folder 54

Youth Opportunity Program 1967-71

Box 3, Folder 55

Youth Opportunity Program 1972-73

Box 3, Folder 56

Youth Opportunity Program - Recruiting Information 1969