Guide to the Alexander L. Fetter Papers

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Overview

Call Number: SC0567
Creator: Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-
Creator: Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-
Title: Alexander L. Fetter papers
Dates: 1971-1991
Physical Description: 9 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Gift of Alexander L. Fetter, 1999.

Information about Access

None.

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], Alexander L. Fetter Papers (SC0567), Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Alexander Fetter, theoretical physicist, joined the Stanford faculty in 1965. He received his B.A. at Williams College, 1958, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where he won the Scott Prize in Physics in 1960, and received his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1963. At Stanford, he has also served as associated dean of undergraduate studies, 1977-80, head of the Faculty Senate, 1982-83, and Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-93. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1994. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Scope and Content

These papers concern his professional activities and his administrative duties at Stanford, 1971-1991. Included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, and articles. In addition to the physics department, several committees are represented, including the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids and the Graduate Study Committee.

Access Terms

Campbell, Laurence J., (Laurence Joseph), 1937-
Chiao, Raymond Y.
Cole, Milton W.
Hallock, Robert Bruce.
Hess, George Burns.
McCormack, Percival D., 1929-
Stanford University--Administration.
Stanford University. Dept. of Physics.
Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-
Physics--Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Chron file, 1977

Box 1, Folder 2

Chron file, 1978 Jan. - May

Box 1, Folder 3

Chron file, 1978 June - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 4

Chron file, 1979 Jan. - May

Box 1, Folder 5

Chron file, 1979 June - Nov.

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1972 - 1973

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1973 - 1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1974 - 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1975 - 1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, 1976 – 1977

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1977 - 1978

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1978 - 1979

Box 2, Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1978 - 1979

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1979 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1979 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1980 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1981 – 1982

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1982 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1982 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1984 - 1985

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1984 - 1985

Box 3, Folder 5

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1990 - 1991

Box 3, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1990 - 1991

Box 3, Folder 7

Advanced Placement Committee, 1973-74

Box 3, Folder 8

Advisory Board memo, 1977

Box 4, Folder 1

Annual Report, 1976-77

Box 4, Folder 2

Applied Physics/Physics Study Group

Box 4, Folder 3

Committee on Academic Appraisal and Achievement

Box 4, Folder 4

Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids, 1972-73

Box 4, Folder 5

Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids, 1972-73

Box 4, Folder 6

Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids, 1973-74

Box 4, Folder 7

Comprehensives, September 1972

Box 4, Folder 8

Dept. Faculty Papers 1971-1972 [memos etc]

Box 5, Folder 1

Faculty Papers [articles], 1965-68

Box 5, Folder 2

Faculty Papers [articles], 1968-69

Box 5, Folder 3

Faculty Papers [articles], 1969-70

Box 5, Folder 4

Faculty Papers [articles], 1970-71

Box 5, Folder 5

Five-year plan, October 1982

Box 5, Folder 6

Graduate Study Committee, 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 7

Graduate Study Committee, 1972-73

Box 6, Folder 1

Graduate Study Committee, 1973-74

Box 6, Folder 2

Graduate Study Committee, 1974-75

Box 6, Folder 3

Graduate Study Committee, 1975-76

Box 6, Folder 4

Hastorf memo, October 1982

Box 6, Folder 5

HEPL

Box 6, Folder 6

History of Science Program, 1981

Box 6, Folder 7

History of Science Program, 1983-84

Box 6, Folder 8

History of Science Program, 1983-84

Box 6, Folder 9

History of Science Program, 1983-84

Box 7, Folder 1

Klystron royalty funds, 1970

Box 7, Folder 2

Memo to J. Rosse, March 1982

Box 7, Folder 3

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 1976

Box 7, Folder 4

Panel on grading system, 1974-75

Box 7, Folder 5

Physics Department, 1972-73

Box 7, Folder 6

Physics Department, 1973-74

Box 7, Folder 7

Physics Department, 1974-75

Box 7, Folder 8

Physics Department, 1975-76

Box 7, Folder 9

Physics Department/SLAC

Box 8, Folder 1

SLAC, educational role of, 1969-71

Box 8, Folder 2

SSRL

Box 8, Folder 3

SSRL Review Committee, February 1990

Box 8, Folder 4

Science Departments, 1978-79

Box 8, Folder 5

Stanford fellowship, 1974-76

Box 8, Folder 6

Teaching

Box 8, Folder 7

Teaching evaluation, 1974-75

Box 8, Folder 8

Teaching evaluation, 1974-75

Box 8, Folder 9

Theory Search Committee Letter

Box 9, Folder 1

Undergraduate Study Curriculum and Teaching Evaluation Committee

Box 9, Folder 2

University papers 1971-72 [memos etc.]

Box 9, Folder 3

University papers 1972-74 [memos etc.]

Box 9, Folder 4

Physics Department 1977/78: minutes, general

Box 9, Folder 5

Physics Department 1977/78: Graduate Study Committee, advising

Box 9, Folder 6

Physics Department 1977/78: 3rd year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year

Box 9, Folder 7

Physics Department 1978/79: minutes, general

Box 9, Folder 8

Physics Department 1978/79: advising, grad study

Box 10, Folder 1

Physics Department 1978/79: 3rd year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year and beyond

Box 10, Folder 2

Physics Department 1979/80: minutes

Box 10, Folder 3

Physics Department 1979/80: general

Box 10, Folder 4

Physics Department 1979/80: graduate study, undergraduate study, curriculum and teaching, A-21 and contracts

Box 10, Folder 5

Physics Department 1979/80: sponsored projects (governmental) memos

Box 10, Folder 6

Physics Department 1980/81: minutes, general

Box 10, Folder 7

Physics Department 1980/81: steering committee, undergraduate study, curriculum and evaluation

Box 10, Folder 8

Physics Department 1981/82: minutes

Box 11, Folder 1

Physics Department 1981/82: undergraduate study

Box 11, Folder 2

Physics Department 1981/82: general

Box 11, Folder 3

Physics Department 1982/83: minutes, undergraduate study

Box 11, Folder 4

Physics Department 1982/83: general

Box 11, Folder 5

Physics Department 1983/84: general

Box 11, Folder 6

Physics Department 1983/84: minutes, undergraduate study, HandS

Box 11, Folder 7

Physics Department 1984/85: general

Box 12, Folder 1

Physics Department 1984/85: minutes, undergraduate study

Box 12, Folder 2

Physics Department 1984/85: SSRL future

Box 12, Folder 3

Physics and Jobs: graduate study committee, newsletters, 1976-77

Box 12, Folder 4

Physics and Jobs: minutes, 1976-77

Box 12, Folder 5

Physics and Jobs: NSF, placement center, 1976-77

Box 12, Folder 6

Physics and Jobs: American Physical Society, 1976-77