This collection contains his speech files dating from 1975 to 2007; these include Stanford events, commencements at other
universities, conferences, government testimony, memorials, and others. There is also an unprocessed accession (2003-003)
which includes his personal copies of congressional hearings while serving as FDA Commissioner.
Kennedy, holder of three degrees from Harvard, joined Stanford's biology faculty in 1960; while on leave from 1977 to 1979
he served in Washington, D.C., as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Kennedy was Stanford's eighth president,
serving from 1980 to 1992. Prior to taking office he was vice president and provost under his predecessor Richard W. Lyman.
During his presidency, Stanford celebrated its centennial and its full emergence as a world-class university. Kennedy was
at the forefront of the university's student public service initiative and efforts to renew faculty commitment to teaching.
His term in office also included the university's disagreement with the federal government over reimbursement for the indirect
costs of research.
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.
Access: Please consult the University Archivist for access to the unprocessed materials.