Guide to the Stanford University, Student Affairs Committee, Records

Processed by Patricia White.
Stanford University Libraries Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
2002
Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC0016
Creator: Stanford University. Student Affairs Committee.
Title: Stanford University, Student Affairs Committee, records
Dates: 1895-1924
Bulk Dates: 1901-1917
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet
Summary: Minutes, correspondence, reports, and other records pertaining to student discipline.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. 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, date unknown.

Information about Access

There are no restrictions on 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

Stanford University, Student Affairs Committee, Records (SC0016). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Historical Note

The Student Affairs Committee, a faculty committee of the Academic Council, was responsible for student discipline during the early years of Stanford's history. Rufus Lot Green was chairman from 1901 to 1906, succeeded by William F. Durand who served from September 1906 to January 1908. Prof. A. B. Clark was chairman from February 1908 until the fall of 1914 when Frederic C. Woodward was appointed chairman.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Records in this collection include minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, and notices, 1895-1924 (bulk 1901-1917). Many of the records pertain to the problem of student drinking, both on and off campus, especially an incident in 1908 that led to a larger student demonstration. Other subjects include hazing, in particular the practice of "tubbing" at Encina Hall, cheating, non-payment of bills by individuals and organizations, fraternity matters, permission for social events, and objectionable editorials/articles on the part of student authors/editors.

Access Terms

Adams, Bristow.
Clark, Arthur Bridgman, 1866-1948
Durand, William Frederick, 1859-1958
Green, Rufus Lot, 1862-1932.
Stanford University--Students.
Woodward, Frederick Campbell, 1874-
Cheating (Education).
College discipline--United States.
College students--Alcohol use--United States.
College students--United States--Conduct of life.
Hazing--United States.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Minutes and documents, 1906-07

Box 1, Folder 2

Minutes and documents, 1908 Jan. - Mar.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports on "The customs as to the use of liquor in Stanford University" and "The parade or demonstration of March 12th."
Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes and documents, 1908 Feb. - Apr.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Report of [Alumni] Committee, Findings of Fact and Conclusions"
Box 1, Folder 4

Minutes and documents, 1908 Apr. - May

Box 1, Folder 5

Minutes and documents, 1908 July - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes and documents, 1909 Jan. - July

Box 1, Folder 7

Minutes and documents, 1909 Aug. - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 8

Minutes and documents, 1910 Jan. - May

Box 1, Folder 9

Minutes and documents, 1910 Aug. - Oct.

Box 1, Folder 10

Minutes and documents, 1910 Nov. - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 11

Minutes and documents, 1911 Jan. - Mar.

Box 1, Folder 12

Minutes and documents, 1911 Apr. - June

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Report of the Committee on Student Affairs for the Academic Year 1910-1911" with much information on the practice of "tubbing" in Encina Hall.
Box 1, Folder 13

Minutes and documents, 1911 Aug. - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 14

Minutes and documents, 1912 Jan. - Apr.

Box 1, Folder 15

Minutes and documents, 1912 Sept. - Dec.

Box 1, Folder 16

Minutes and documents, 1913

Scope and Content Note

Includes many documents from the Men's and Women's Student Councils
Box 2, Folder 1

Minutes and documents, 1914

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Circular of Information for Members of the Student Conferences and of the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs" and "Report of the President of the University Conference for the Year 1913-14"
Box 2, Folder 2

Minutes and documents, 1915

Box 2, Folder 3

Minutes and documents, 1916 Jan. - Apr.

Box 2, Folder 4

Minutes and documents, 1916 Apr. - May

Scope and Content Note

Includes committee reports on cheating at Stanford 1915-1916, "Student Views on Cheating, 1915-1916," and "Report of Women's Student Council and of Women's Student Conference for 1915-16"
Box 2, Folder 5

Minutes and documents (A.B. Clark's copy), 1908-09

Box 2, Folder 6

Minutes and documents (A.B. Clark's copy), 1910

Box 2, Folder 7

Minutes and documents (A.B. Clark's copy), 1911-14

Box 2, Folder 8

Suspensions and dismissals, 1894-1899

Box 2, Folder 9

Suspensions and dismissals, 1900-05

Box 2, Folder 10

Suspensions and dismissals, 1906-09

Box 2, Folder 11

Suspensions and dismissals, 1910-13

Box 2, Folder 12

Suspensions and dismissals, 1914-17

Box 2, Folder 13

Miscellaneous memoranda, 1918, 1924

Box 2, Folder 14

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases, 1898-1901

Box 2, Folder 15

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases, 1905 Mar. - Aug.

Box 2, Folder 16

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases, 1905 Oct. - Dec.

Box 2, Folder 17

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases (#1), 1906 Jan.

Box 2, Folder 18

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases (#2), 1906 Jan.

Box 3, Folder 1

R. L. Green's file: conduct cases, 1906 Mar. - Dec.

Box 3, Folder 2

R. L. Green's file: Encina disturbances, 1905 May

Box 3, Folder 3

R. L. Green's file: Encina disturbances, 1905 Sept.

Box 3, Folder 4

R. L. Green's file: Encina disturbances, 1905 Oct. - Dec.

Box 3, Folder 5

R. L. Green's file: Encina disturbances, 1906

Box 3, Folder 6

R. L. Green's file: Liquor troubles (outside Encina), 1905-06

Box 3, Folder 7

R. L. Green's file: Miscellaneous, 1895-1905

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter and statement by Bristow Adams re article in Chaparral, Apr. 1901
Box 3, Folder 8

R. L. Green's file: Student affairs, 1899-1905

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of "Encina Hall Rules and Regulations"
Box 3, Folder 9

R. L. Green's file: Unpaid student bills, 1896-1905