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Guide to the Stanford University, Committee of Fifteen, Records SC0600
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  • Custodial History note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Stanford University, Committee of Fifteen, records
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0600
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1972
    creator: Stanford University. Committee of Fifteen.

    Custodial History note

    Administrative transfer

    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Stanford University, Committee of Fifteen, Records (SC0600). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Historical Note

    The Committee of Fifteen, first constituted in the fall of 1965, is composed of six faculty, six students, and three staff representatives. It was directed by President Wallace Sterling in November 1965 to draft recommendations concerning judicial procedures and appellate review, although it also considered other issues pertaining to student affairs. After two years of study, the Committee proposed the Legislative and Judicial Charter, which was approved by a student referendum, the Academic Council, and the Board of Trustees in 1968. Subsequent to this action, the primary responsibility of the Committee became that of overseeing amendments to the Charter of 1968.

    Scope and Content

    These records of the Committee of Fifteen date from 1965 to 1972 and consist of minutes, agenda, memoranda, correspondence, reports, proposals, clippings, and other documents. Most of the records date from 1970 to 1972 and pertain to the process of amending the Legislative and Judicial Charter of 1968. Of note is the transcript of an open meeting held on March 8, 1971 which was considering two specific amendments. Issues addressed in the earlier records include the closing of the Union Residence, the liquor problem on campus, social regulations, the advising process, and student representation on other university committees.
    The bulk of these records appear to have been maintained by Prof. Frederick W. Crawford, chair of the Committee from February 1971 to May 1972.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Crawford, Frederick W.
    Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Administration.;
    College discipline--California--Stanford.
    Students--Legal status, laws, etc.--California--Stanford.