Guide to the John William Gardner Papers, 1961-1992

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Bill O'Hanlon.
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the John William Gardner Papers, 1961-1992

Collection number: M0659

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1993
Encoded by:
Bill O'Hanlon
© 2001 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gardner, John William, 1912 - . Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1961-1992
Collection number: M0659
Creator: Gardner, John William, 1912-
Extent: 7 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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.

Provenance

Gift of John William Gardner, 1992 and 1993.

Preferred Citation:

John William Gardner Papers. M0659. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968, and subsequently became chairman of the National Urban Coalition. He founded the organizations Common Cause and Independent Sector. He is the author of several books on education and leadership. In 1964, Professor Gardner was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Scope and Content

The papers include original manuscripts and notes of many publications, 1961-1975, as well as files from the major task forces and commissions on which Gardner served, 1962-1982. There is considerable material from the National Urban Coalition including correspondence with national statesmen and political and economic leaders, board meeting files, reports and publications, 1968-1970.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
National Urban Coalition.
United States. President's Commission for a National Agenda for.
United States. President's Task Force on Private Sector.
United States. White House Task Force on Education.
United States. White House Conference on Education.
United States. Commission on International Education and.
Education.
Excellence in a free society. The Godkin lectures. In common cause. Know or listen to those who know. No easy victories. Recovery of confidence. Self-renewal.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Files from major task forces and commissions

Box 1

President Kennedy's Commission on International Educational and Cultural Exchange, 1962 - 1965

Box 1

President Johnson's White House Conference on Education, 1964 - 1965

Box 1

United States. President Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, 1979 - 1980

Box 2

United States. President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives, 1962 - 1965

Box 2

White House Task Force on Education, 1964

Box 3

White House Task Force on Education, 1964

Box 4

White House Task Force on Education, 1964

 

Series 2. Manuscripts, corrected typescripts, and galleys of published works

Box 5

The Godkin lectures, 1969

Box 5

Recovery of confidence, ca. 1970

Box 6

Excellence in a free society, 1961

Box 7

Self-renewal, 1963

Box 7

No easy victories, 1968

Box 7

Know or listen to those who know, 1975

Box 8

In common cause, 1972

 

Series 3. National Urban Coalition

Box 9

Beginnings, board meetings, 1968 - 1970, and press releases and memos, 1968

Box 10

Press releases and memos, 1969 - 1970, published reports

Box 11

Testimony of Otto Kerner on violence, 1967

Box 11

Itineraries, n.d.

Box 11

Urban America, n.d.

Box 11

Reuben Salazar, n.d.

Box 11

William A. Slayton, n.d.

Box 11

Dickie S. Carter, n.d.

Box 11

Gustav Heningburg, n.d.

Box 11

Later (1970s and 1980s) correspondence and report, ca. 1970 - 1989

Box 11

Correspondence, A - B, 1968 - 1969

Box 11

Correspondence, C - D, 1968 - 1969

Box 11

Correspondence, E - F, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, H, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, H, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, J, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, K, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, L, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, M, 1968 - 1969

Box 12

Correspondence, N - P, 1968 - 1969

Box 13

Correspondence, R, 1968 - 1969

Box 13

Correspondence, S - T, 1968 - 1969

Box 13

Correspondence, U - Z, 1968 - 1969

Box 13

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1968

Box 13

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1968

Box 13

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1968

Box 13

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1969 - 1970

Box 13

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, 1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Correspondence, A - B, 1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Correspondence, C - D1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Correspondence, E - J1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Correspondence, K - M1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Correspondence, Q - Z1969 - 1970

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Fundraising, n.d.

Box 14

Urban Coalition Action Council, Dinners, lunches, n.d.