Guide to the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth Records

Patricia E. White
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
2008
Copyright © 2013 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0482
Creator: Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth
Title: Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth records
Dates: 1972-1994
Physical Description: 5 Linear feet
Summary: Records pertaining to the administration of the center and its programs.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Administrative transfer, 1994.

Information about Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

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.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth records, SC 482. Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Biography / Administrative History

The Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and Youth was established in 1974 with support from Father Flanagan's Boys' Town. The Center, known then as the Boys' Town Center for the Study of Youth Development at Stanford, sponsored interdisciplinary research on the effects of deprivation and neglect on the life chances of children. Professor Robert Sears was appointed interim Director during the organization of the Center, with Professor Al Hastorf appointed its first Director. Subsequent directors included Merrill Carlsmith, Michael Wald, and Sanford Dornbusch.
After the contract with Boys' Town was dissolved in 1986, the Center changed its name to the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and Youth and broadened its focus from children aged 7 to 19 to encompass families and childhood concerns. Topics researched by its members have included the impact of daycare on a child's social development, effects of divorce and custody arrangements, how family variables affect school performance, minorities in the schools, and homelessness. Due to funding difficulties, the Center was dissolved in June 1994.

Scope and Content of Collection

These records, dating from 1972 to 1994, pertain largely to the administration of the Center and include correspondence of the Directors, contracts and legal records from the agreement with Boys' Town, annual reports, financial records, sponsored project files, and miscellaneous records.
Directors Albert Hastorf, 1975-80, and J. Merrill Carlsmith, 1980-84, are most heavily represented in the correspondence files. There are significantly fewer files for directors Michael Wald, 1985, Sanford Dornbusch, 1987-88, Shirley Feldman, 1993, and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, 1994.
Projects headed by Sanford Dornbusch that are included in the sponsored project files include "Education for Parenting," "Homeless Families, Children and Youth," "Family and Peer Influences on High School Performance," and "Barriers to Hispanic Participation and Performance in High School Mathematics and Science Courses." Eleanor Maccoby's projects include "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families" and "Child Custody: Contact, Conflict and Continutity." Shirley Feldman's projects include "Family Influences on Health" and "Normal Adolescent Development."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following manner: Directors' correspondence - Box 1 through Box 5, folder 28 Contract files - Box 5, folder 29, through Box 6 Miscellaneous records - Box 7, folder 1 through folder 8 Annual reports and financial records - Box 7, folder 9 through Box 8 Sponsored project files - Box 9 and 10

Access Terms

Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development.
Boys Town Center.
Carlsmith, J. Merrill, 1936-
Dornbusch, Sanford M.
Feldman, S. Shirley.
Hastorf, Albert H., 1920-
Leiderman, P. Herbert
Maccoby, Eleanor E., 1917-
Stanford University--Faculty.
Child development.
Divorce.
Family.
Homelessness--California.
Mexican Americans--Education.
Parenting.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Director's Correspondence, 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 2

Hastorf, Albert - personal correspondence

Box 1, Folder 3

Hastorf, Albert - chron file (includes invitations) 1978

Box 1, Folder 4

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - A, 1976-80

Box 1, Folder 5

American Studies Policy Committee [notice of meeting only] 1976

Box 1, Folder 6

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - B, 3/11/77 - 5/2/80

Box 1, Folder 7

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - B, 12/1/75 - 10/19/77

Box 1, Folder 8

Baltes, Paul, 1980

Box 1, Folder 9

Baron, Reuben M., 1979

Box 1, Folder 10

Bronfenbrenner - Regional Seminar, 12/8/78

Box 1, Folder 11

Bush Foundation

Box 1, Folder 12

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - C, 1976-80

Box 1, Folder 13

Califano, Joseph A., 1976-77

Box 1, Folder 14

Cantril, Hadley, Memorial Fund, 1975-79

Box 1, Folder 15

Case Western Reserve University, 1977

Box 1, Folder 16

Cate School, 1976-77

Box 1, Folder 17

Chandler Chair Search, 1977-78

Box 1, Folder 18

Coladarci - Spencer Committee, 1977

Box 2, Folder 1

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - D, 1976-80

Box 2, Folder 2

Dinkelspiel - Gores Awards

Box 2, Folder 3

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - E, 1976-80

Box 2, Folder 4

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - F, 1975-80

Box 2, Folder 5

Feldman, Ronald A., 1975-78

Box 2, Folder 6

Far West Laboratory, 1980

Box 2, Folder 7

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - G, 1976-80

Box 2, Folder 8

Garden, Bruce

Box 2, Folder 9

Greenwald, Anthony, 1977-78

Box 2, Folder 10

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - H, 1976-80

Box 2, Folder 11

Homewood Terrace

Box 2, Folder 12

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - I, 1977-79

Box 2, Folder 13

IBM, 1975-76

Box 2, Folder 14

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - J, 1978-80

Box 2, Folder 15

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - K, 1976-80

Box 3, Folder 1

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - L, 3/5/79 - 7/28/80

Box 3, Folder 2

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - L, 2/12/76 - 3/16/79

Box 3, Folder 3

Land, Edwin H., re University fund raising

Box 3, Folder 4

Leavitt, Harold, project

Box 3, Folder 5

Lilly Endowment

Box 3, Folder 6

Lindzey, Gardner - Physical handicap/deviance research idea, 1978-79

Box 3, Folder 7

Lumsden, Keith, project, 1979

Box 3, Folder 8

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - M, 1976-80

Box 3, Folder 9

MacArthur Foundation

Box 3, Folder 10

Maccoby, Eleanor

Box 3, Folder 11

Miller, William F.

Box 3, Folder 12

Monteleone (Hotel)

Box 3, Folder 13

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - N, 1977-80

Box 3, Folder 14

NIH Guidelines for Human Subject Research

Box 3, Folder 15

Northrup Corporation

Box 3, Folder 16

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - O, 1974-80

Box 3, Folder 17

O'Connor, James P., 2/ 19/76 - 6/5/78

Box 3, Folder 18

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - P, 1976-80

Box 3, Folder 19

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - Q, 1977

Box 3, Folder 20

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - R, 1979-80

Box 3, Folder 21

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - R, 1975-78

Box 4, Folder 1

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - S, 1979-80

Box 4, Folder 2

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - S, 1975-78

Box 4, Folder 3

San Jose Police Dept.: Child Abuse, Jay Houston and Marvin Lewis, 1979

Box 4, Folder 4

San Mateo Foundation

Box 4, Folder 5

Schneider, David, Journal of Personality and Social Cognition

Box 4, Folder 6

Sherwin-Williams Management Development Seminar, 4/25/79

Box 4, Folder 7

Samenow, Stanton E., 1977

Box 4, Folder 8

Swinyard, Chester

Box 4, Folder 9

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - T, 1976-79

Box 4, Folder 10

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - U, 1977-80

Box 4, Folder 11

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - V, 1977-80

Box 4, Folder 12

Van Hagen, John, 1976-77

Box 4, Folder 13

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - 1976-80

Box 4, Folder 14

Wallace Village for Children, 1975

Box 4, Folder 15

Weir, Morton, 1979-80

Box 4, Folder 16

Wilbur, Curtis S., 1976-77

Box 4, Folder 17

Hastorf, Albert, correspondence - X,Y,Z, 1976-80

Box 4, Folder 18

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - A, 1980-84

Box 4, Folder 19

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - B, 1980-83

Box 4, Folder 20

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - C, 1981-83

Box 4, Folder 21

Carnegie Foundation, 1981-84

Box 4, Folder 22

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - D, 1981-83

Box 4, Folder 23

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - E, 1981

Box 4, Folder 24

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - F, 1981-83

Box 4, Folder 25

Fixsen, Dean, 1982-84

Box 4, Folder 26

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - G, 1981-83

Box 4, Folder 27

Gibbs, Jack, 1981

Box 5, Folder 1

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - H, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 2

Hewlett Foundation, 1981-82

Box 5, Folder 3

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - I, 1981

Box 5, Folder 4

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - J, 1981

Box 5, Folder 5

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology review, 1980

Box 5, Folder 6

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site visit, 1982

Box 5, Folder 7

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - K, 1981-84

Box 5, Folder 8

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - L, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 9

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - M, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 10

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - N, 1981

Box 5, Folder 11

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - O, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 12

Omaha, 1983

Box 5, Folder 13

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - P, 1982

Box 5, Folder 14

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - R, 1981

Box 5, Folder 15

Recommendations, 1982-83

Box 5, Folder 16

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - S, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 17

Spencer Foundation, 1982

Box 5, Folder 18

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - T, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 19

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - V, 1984

Box 5, Folder 20

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - W, 1980-83

Box 5, Folder 21

Carlsmith, J. Merrill, correspondence - X,Y,Z, 1981-82

Box 5, Folder 22

Wald, Michael, director, memoranda and proposal, 1985

Box 5, Folder 23

Dornbusch, Sanford, director, memoranda re appointment, 1987-88

Box 5, Folder 24

Feldman, Shirley, director, memoranda and correspondence, 1993

Box 5, Folder 25

Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan, director, memorandum re appointment, 1994

Box 5, Folder 26

Memos to members re affiliation with Children's Health Council, 1994

Box 5, Folder 27

Children's Health Council, initial funding correspondence, 1994

Box 5, Folder 28

Children's Health Council proposal, 1994

Box 5, Folder 29

Recommendation to the Board of Directors Committee of Boys Town on the Establishment of a Research and Training Complex, November 1972

Box 5, Folder 30

Agreement to Establish and Operate the Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development at the Catholic University of America, December 1973

Box 5, Folder 31

Agreement to Establish and Operate the Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development at Stanford University, March 1974

Box 5, Folder 32

Boys Town Contract, January 1982

Box 5, Folder 33

Boys Town settlement papers, 1982

Box 6, Folder 1

Boys Town settlement (legal documents) 1981-82

Box 6, Folder 2

Boys Town settlement (legal documents) 1981-82

Box 6, Folder 3

Boys Town settlement (legal documents and memos) 1981-82

Box 6, Folder 4

Lawsuit history

Box 6, Folder 5

Lawsuit history

Box 6, Folder 6

Lawsuit history

Box 7, Folder 1

Grand Scheme, the - memoranda on fundraising plan, 1988

Box 7, Folder 2

Public Policy Advisory Committee meeting, 4/24/89

Box 7, Folder 3

Visiting Committee, 1986

Box 7, Folder 4

H&S Report - survey of institutes, labs and centers at Stanford (completed form on Youth Center) 1985

Box 7, Folder 5

Change in Center name, 1987

Box 7, Folder 6

Center memberships, 1986/87-1993/94

Box 7, Folder 7

Center publications (bibliography), 1989-90

Box 7, Folder 8

Center newsletter, 1987-90

Box 7, Folder 9

Articles on Center from Campus Report, Stanford Magazine, Stanford Observer

Box 7, Folder 10

Brochure, Directory of Members ca. 1986

Box 7, Folder 11

Annual Report, 1973/74

Box 7, Folder 12

Financial Report, 1973/74

Box 7, Folder 13

Annual Report, 1974/75

Box 7, Folder 14

Financial Report, 1974/75

Box 7, Folder 15

Budget correspondence, 1974/75

Box 7, Folder 16

Correspondence re directorship, 1974/75

Box 7, Folder 17

Annual Report, 1975/76

Box 7, Folder 18

Financial Report, 1975/76

Box 7, Folder 19

Budget Correspondence, 1975/76

Box 7, Folder 20

Annual Report, 1976/77

Box 7, Folder 21

Financial Report, 1976/77

Box 7, Folder 22

Budget Correspondence, 1976/77

Box 7, Folder 23

Annual Report, 1977/78

Box 7, Folder 24

Financial Report, 1977/78

Box 7, Folder 25

Budget Correspondence, 1977/78

Box 7, Folder 26

Annual Report, 1978/79

Box 7, Folder 27

Financial Report, 1978/79

Box 8, Folder 1

Budget Correspondence, 1978/79

Box 8, Folder 2

Research funding records, 1978/79

Box 8, Folder 3

Annual Report, 1979/80

Box 8, Folder 4

Financial Report, 1979/80

Box 8, Folder 5

Budget Correspondence, 1979/80

Box 8, Folder 6

Academic year support, 1979/80

Box 8, Folder 7

Academic year funding, 1980/81

Box 8, Folder 8

Report to Omaha from 3/1/81 - 9/1/81

Box 8, Folder 9

Report of Dornbusch's phone conversation, 4/2/81

Box 8, Folder 10

Boys Town audit, 3/1/81 - 8/31/81

Box 8, Folder 11

Annual Report, 1981/82

Box 8, Folder 12

Financial Report, 1/1/82 - 8/31/82

Box 8, Folder 13

Boys Town audit, Jan. - August 1982

Box 8, Folder 14

Report to Boys Town, June 1, 1982

Box 8, Folder 15

Budget correspondence, 1980-82

Box 8, Folder 16

Annual Report, 1982/83

Box 8, Folder 17

Financial Report, 1982/83

Box 8, Folder 18

Funding, 1982/83

Box 8, Folder 19

Audit, 1982/83

Box 8, Folder 20

Annual Report, 1983/84

Box 8, Folder 21

Financial Report, 1983/84

Box 8, Folder 22

Audits, 1983/84

Box 8, Folder 23

Annual Report, 1984/85

Box 8, Folder 24

Financial Report, 1984/85

Box 8, Folder 25

Annual Report, 1985/86

Box 8, Folder 26

Financial Report, 1985/86

Box 8, Folder 27

Research support grants, 1986/87

Box 8, Folder 28

Financial Report, 1986/87

Box 8, Folder 29

Budget, 1986/87

Box 8, Folder 30

Budget report, 1987/88

Box 8, Folder 31

Budget report, 1988/89

Box 8, Folder 32

Budget, 1988/89

Box 8, Folder 33

Budget notes, 1988/89

Box 8, Folder 34

Grants and funding requests, 1989/90

Box 8, Folder 35

Budget notes, 1989/90

Box 8, Folder 36

Financial Report, 1990/91

Box 8, Folder 37

Funding and grants, 1990/91

Box 8, Folder 38

Operating budget, 1990/91

Box 8, Folder 39

Funding and grants, 1991/92

Box 8, Folder 40

Operating budget, 1991/92

Box 8, Folder 41

Funding requests, 1992/93

Box 8, Folder 42

Operating budget, 1992/93

Box 9

Maccoby, "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families"

Box 9, Folder 1

Carnegie Corporation, SPO 11613, final report, Dornbusch, "Education for Parenting" 1993

Box 9, Folder 2

Carnegie Corporation, Dornbusch, "Education for Parenting"SPO 11613, 10/1/92 - 6/30/93

Box 9, Folder 3

Johnson Foundation, SPO 90-45, final report, Dornbusch (financial statements) 1992

Box 9, Folder 4

UCSF, SPO 10528, final report, Feldman, "Family Influences on Health" 9/92

Box 9, Folder 5

UCSF, SPO 10528, questionnaires and misc. documents, Feldman, "Family Influences on Health" 9/92

Box 9, Folder 6

Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth," final report, 1992

Box 9, Folder 7

Johnson Foundation, SPO 7850, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 8

Johnson Foundation, SPO 10034, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 9

Johnson Foundation, SPO 10651, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 10

Koret Foundation, Grant # 91-0228, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 11

United Way, SPO 10045, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 12

Hewlett Foundation, SPO 7679, final report, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 13

Johnson Foundation, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1991

Box 9, Folder 14

Johnson Foundation, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1989-90

Box 9, Folder 15

Johnson Foundation, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1992

Box 9, Folder 16

Koret Foundation, Dornbusch, "Homeless Families, Children and Youth" 1991

Box 9, Folder 17

Grant Foundation, SPO 5459, Year 1 Reporting, Maccoby, "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families" 1988-89

Box 9, Folder 18

Grant Foundation, SPO 5459, Year 2 Reporting, 1989-90

Box 9, Folder 19

Grant Foundation, SPO 5459, Year 3 Reporting, Maccoby, "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families" 1990-91

Box 9, Folder 20

Grant Foundation, SPO 5459, Year 4 Reporting, Maccoby, "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families" 1991-92

Box 10, Folder 1

Grant Foundation Maccoby, "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families", (includes drafts of three chapters from proposed book) 7/1/91 - 6/30/92

Box 10, Folder 2

Grant Foundation, Year 4 Renewal, Maccoby (includes 2 papers from the research), "Adolescent Children of Recently Divorced Families" 1990-91

Box 10, Folder 3

Spencer Foundation, Reports, Dornbusch/Leiderman, "Family and Peer Influences on High School Performance" 1987-1991

Box 10, Folder 4

Spencer Foundation, Final Report, Dornbusch/Leiderman, "Family and Peer Influences on High School Performance" 1991

Box 10, Folder 5

Carnegie Corporation, Reporting, Elliott/Feldman, "Normal Adolescent Development" 11/87 - 8/89

Box 10, Folder 6

Carnegie Corporation, Reporting, Dornbusch/Leiderman, "Barriers to Hispanic Participation and Performance in High School Mathematics and Science Courses" 3/88 - 6/90

Box 10, Folder 7

Carnegie Corporation, Dornbusch/Leiderman, "Barriers to Hispanic Participation and Performance in High School Mathematics and Science Courses"Proposal, 1988

Box 10, Folder 8

Drown Foundation, Reporting, Dornbusch, work on minorities and education July 1989

Box 10, Folder 9

NIH, SPO 162L060, financial reports, Maccoby/Mnookin, "Child Custody: Contact, Conflict and Continuity" 1985-89

Box 10, Folder 10

NIH, SPO 162L060, Year 2 Renewal, Maccoby/Mnookin, "Child Custody: Contact, Conflict and Continuity" 1983-85