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Guide to the James J. Sheehan Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1009
    Creator: Sheehan, James J.
    Title: James J. Sheehan papers
    Dates: 1974-1999
    Bulk Dates: 1993-1997
    Physical Description: 5.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    The materials were the gift of James Sheehan, 2010, 2011.

    Information about Access

    The materials are partially restricted. Accession 2011-204, Advisory Board materials (boxes 2-3), are restricted. See below for details.

    Cite As

    James J. Sheehan Papers (SC1009). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Commission on Undergraduate Education was created by Stanford University President Gerhard Casper in April 1993; it was charged with a comprehensive, year-long study of undergraduate education. James J. Sheehan, professor of history, was appointed its chair.

    Scope and Contents note

    The records include minutes, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press coverage, and background materials. Background materials of notes include press coverage on the CIV/Western Culture debate at Stanford, 1986-1990; and a report by James L. Gibbs, "Stanford Undergraduate Education in the Seventies: A Call for Educating the Whole Person" 1974.

    Access Terms

    Gibbs, James Lowell.
    Sheehan, James J.
    Stanford University. Commission on Undergraduate Education..
    Education, Higher--Aims and objectives--California
    Stanford University--Administration.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Universities and colleges--Administration.