Guide to the Amy Biehl Collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2013 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0830
Creator: Jackson, Kennell A., 1941-2005.
Title: Amy Biehl collection
Dates: 1989-1996
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes a copy of her honors thesis "Chester Crocker and the Negotiations for Namibian Independence: The Role of the Individual in Recent American Foreign Policy," 1989, and her paper "Observations on Namibian Independence," 1989, with a cover letter to Jackson from Biehl; clippings and press releases on her death; materials from her memorial service at Stanford, including text of remarks by Steve Stedman and Rich Schavone; letters to Jackson and one outgoing response, 1993-97; transcript of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Hearings for the men convicted of her death, 1997; and newsletters, by-laws, and other materials of the Amy Biehl Foundation, 1995-96.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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

Amy Biehl collection (SC0830). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Amy Elizabeth Biehl earned her A.B. at Stanford University in 1989; Kennell Jackson was her professor and advisor on her senior honors thesis. After graduation she worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, working in Namibia, South Africa, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Guyana, Suriname and Zambia. She was in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar when she was killed in August 1993.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes a copy of her honors thesis "Chester Crocker and the Negotiations for Namibian Independence: The Role of the Individual in Recent American Foreign Policy," 1989, and her paper "Observations on Namibian Independence," 1989, with a cover letter to Jackson from Biehl; clippings and press releases on her death; materials from her memorial service at Stanford, including text of remarks by Steve Stedman and Rich Schavone; letters to Jackson and one outgoing response, 1993-97; transcript of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Hearings for the men convicted of her death, 1997; and newsletters, by-laws, and other materials of the Amy Biehl Foundation, 1995-96.

Access Terms

Amy Biehl Foundation.
Biehl, Amy.
Jackson, Kennell A., 1941-2005.
Schavone, Richard Michael.
Schavone, Richard Michael.
South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Stedman, Steven John.
Stedman, Steven John.


Collection Contents

 

Materials

Box 1, Folder 1

Amy Biehl's Honors Thesis 1989

Box 1, Folder 2

Article and Ph.D. Statement of Purpose by Biehl circa 1989

Box 1, Folder 3

Photo of Biehl ? (~1989)

Box 1, Folder 4

Amy Biehl Foundation 1995

Box 1, Folder 5

Clippings, Press Releases 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 6

Grilger, T. Frank, Simmons College Convocation Speech 1993

Box 1, Folder 7

Letters to Kennel Jackson with Outgoing Letter 1993

Box 1, Folder 8

South African Newsletter (Stanford University Computer List) 1993 Sep 10

Box 1, Folder 9

Stanford Memorial Service 1993 Sep 3

Box 1, Folder 10

Memorial Service Notice 1993 Oct 10

Box 2, Folder 1

Amy Biehl Foundation Newsletter 1996?

Box 2, Folder 2

Amy Biehl Foundation 1995

Box 2, Folder 3

Articles 1994, 1996-1997

Box 2, Folder 4

Biehl, "Observation on Namibian Independence" w/ note to KJ 1989

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence from Peter Biehl 1996

Box 2, Folder 6

Reflections, Vol. 2, No. 4, with cover letter 1996

Box 2, Folder 7

TRC Amnesty Hearing - Death of Amy Biehl, transcript 1997