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Guide to the Stanford Institute for International Studies Records
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Description
These records consist of two series: Richard W. Lyman's records as director of IIS and records from the affiliated research center, Asia/Pacific Research Center (A/PARC), some of which predate the creation of the IIS. Lyman's papers, 1988-1991, consist largely of his correspondence and texts of his speeches and talks. There is also a set of VHS tapes from the first annual meeting of the Advisory Council, 1991. Records from A/PARC, 1978-1995, pertain to the U.S.-Japan Legislators' Conferences, the Asia-Pacific Roundtable, and A/PARC's corporate affiliates; included are correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, and meeting records.
Background
Stanford University President Emeritus Richard W. Lyman founded the Institute for International Studies in 1988 and was its director until August 1991. The Institute brings experts from a variety of disciplines within the university together with long- and short-term visitors from other academic, government, and corporate institutions to study contemporary policy issues. Research is focused primarily on international security, the global environment, and international political economy. Research programs include the Northeast Asia-United States Forum on International Policy, the Center for International Security and Arms Control, the Americas Program, the Asia/Pacific Research Center, and the Stanford Japan Center-Research, located in Kyoto. The institute also oversees teaching programs and five area centers for African, East Asian, European, Latin American, and Russian and East European studies.
Extent
8.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.