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Guide to the Robert W. Beyers Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0664
    Creator: Beyers, Robert W.
    Title: Robert W. Beyers papers
    Dates: 1965-1992
    Physical Description: 11 Linear feet
    Summary: These files were maintained by Robert W. Beyers and kept separate from the general files of the News Service, although they relate primarily to his work as director of the News Service. The files include correspondence, press releases, copies of university correspondence and memos, ephemera, articles, and clippings. Subjects include public perception of Stanford (1972), reactions to articles in the CAMPUS REPORT (1968-89), the Vietnam War and anti-war protest, H. Bruce Franklin, the ASSU and social regulations for women students (1965-66), John Voevodsky (inventor and entrepreneur), the proposed Reagan Library at Stanford, Donald Kennedy, and indirect cost recovery at Stanford. Among the ASSU files is a copy of the results from a 1965 questionnaire of women students and a transcript of a KZSU program "The Seventy Third Year" broadcast on May 30, 1965 featuring interviews with Richard E. Guggenhime, Phillip H. Rhinelander, and Scott McBride regarding the 1964-65 academic year. The "Comments 1988-89" files include notes and letters on the controversy over a speech by George Shultz.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department 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

    Gift of Robert W. Beyers, 2002.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Robert W. Beyers Papers (SC0664). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Robert W. Beyers, known for his candid reporting, directed the Stanford News Service from 1961 to 1990. Educated at Cornell University, he was a journalist and public relations director before joining the University of Michigan News Service. He came to Stanford in 1961 with his Michigan mentor, Lyle Nelson; together they created the STANFORD OBSERVER, a monthly publication for alumni, and the CAMPUS REPORT, a weekly internal newspaper. Beyers was awarded the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to the university in 1983. He died in October 2002.

    Description of the Collection

    These files were maintained by Robert W. Beyers and kept separate from the general files of the News Service, although they relate primarily to his work as director of the News Service. The files include correspondence, press releases, copies of university correspondence and memos, ephemera, articles, and clippings. Subjects include public perception of Stanford (1972), reactions to articles in the CAMPUS REPORT (1968-89), the Vietnam War and anti-war protest, H. Bruce Franklin, the ASSU and social regulations for women students (1965-66), John Voevodsky (inventor and entrepreneur), the proposed Reagan Library at Stanford, Donald Kennedy, and indirect cost recovery at Stanford. Among the ASSU files is a copy of the results from a 1965 questionnaire of women students and a transcript of a KZSU program "The Seventy Third Year" broadcast on May 30, 1965 featuring interviews with Richard E. Guggenhime, Phillip H. Rhinelander, and Scott McBride regarding the 1964-65 academic year. The "Comments 1988-89" files include notes and letters on the controversy over a speech by George Shultz.

    Access Terms

    Beyers, Robert W.
    Beyers, Robert W.
    Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
    Guggenhime, Richard E.
    Kennedy, Donald, 1931-
    KZSU (Radio station: Stanford, Calif.)
    McBride, Scott.
    Rhinelander, Phillip H.
    Shultz, George Pratt, 1920-
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University--Women..
    Stanford University. Associated Students.
    Stanford University. News Service.
    Voevodsky, John.
    Federal aid to research--Overhead costs.
    Presidents--United States--Archives.
    Student movements--California--Stanford
    Students--Political activity
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    Women college students.