Guide to the Robert W. Beyers Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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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.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

News Service – Annual Reports Surveys

Box 1, Folder 2

Image Study 1972 (1 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 3

Image Study 1972 (2 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 4

Image Study 1972 (3 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 5

Comments 1988-89 (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 6

Comments 1988-89 (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 7

Comments 1986-87 (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 1

Comments 1986-87 (2 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 2

Comments 1986-87 (3 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 3

Comments 1985

Box 2, Folder 4

Comments 1983-84 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 5

Comments 1983-84 (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 6

Comments 1983-84 – newsprint

Box 2, Folder 7

Comments 1980-82 (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 1

Comments 1980-82 (2 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 2

Comments 1980-82 (3 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 3

Comments 1980-82 – newsprint

Box 3, Folder 4

Comments 1976-79 (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 5

Comments 1976-79 (2 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 6

Comments 1976-79 (3 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 7

Comments 1976-79 - newsprint

Box 3, Folder 8

Comments 1974-76 (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 9

Comments 1974-76 (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 1

Comments on News Service 1973

Box 4, Folder 2

Comments on News Service 1973 – newsprint

Box 4, Folder 3

Comments 1968-72 (1 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 4

Comments 1968-72 (2 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 5

Comments 1968-72 (3 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 6

Comments 1968-72 – newsprint

Box 4, Folder 7

Vietnam, General

Box 4, Folder 8

Vietnam, General – newsprint (1 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 9

Vietnam, General – newsprint (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 1

Vietnam, General (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 2

Vietnam, General (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 3

Vietnam, General – newsprint

Box 5, Folder 4

Vietnam General 1965-67 (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 5

Vietnam General 1965-67 (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 6

Vietnam General 1965-67 – newsprint (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 7

Vietnam General 1965-67 – newsprint (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 8

Vietnam – napalm

Box 5, Folder 9

Vietnam napalm – newsprint

Box 5, Folder 10

Vietnam Stanford 1972-

Box 5, Folder 11

Vietnam Stanford 1972- - newsprint

Box 6, Folder 1

Vietnam – Stanford (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 2

Vietnam – Stanford (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 3

Vietnam – Stanford – newsprint (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 4

Vietnam – Stanford – newsprint (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 5

Vietnam, Stanford 1965-66 (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 6

Vietnam, Stanford 1965-66 (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 7

Vietnam, Stanford 1965-66 – newsprint

Box 6, Folder 8

Bruce Franklin (1 of 2) [FBI documents]

Box 6, Folder 9

Bruce Franklin (2 of 2) [FBI documents]

Box 6, Folder 10

Bruce Franklin – newsprint

Box 6, Folder 11

H. Bruce Franklin – releases

Box 6, Folder 12

H. Bruce Franklin – Advisory Board

Box 6, Folder 13

H. Bruce Franklin – Advisory Board – newsprint

Box 7, Folder 1

H. Bruce Franklin (1 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 2

H. Bruce Franklin (2 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 3

H. Bruce Franklin – newsprint

Box 7, Folder 4

H. Bruce Franklin v. Stanford University

Box 7, Folder 5

H. Bruce Franklin clips (1 of 4)

Box 7, Folder 6

H. Bruce Franklin clips (2 of 4)

Box 7, Folder 7

H. Bruce Franklin clips (3 of 4)

Box 7, Folder 8

H. Bruce Franklin clips (4 of 4)

Box 7, Folder 9

H. Bruce Franklin clips – newsprint

Box 8, Folder 1

H. Bruce Franklin briefs

Box 8, Folder 2

H. Bruce Franklin v. Stanford case

Box 8, Folder 3

H. Bruce Franklin

Box 8, Folder 7

Bruce Franklin - The Essential Stalin

Box 8, Folder 4

ASSU: Legislature 1965 (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 5

ASSU: Legislature 1965 (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 6

ASSU: Legislature – newsprint

Box 8, Folder 8

Entrepreneurs – John Voevodsky (1 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 9

Entrepreneurs – John Voevodsky (2 of 2)

Box 8, Folder 10

Entrepreneurs – John Voevodsky – newsprint

Box 9, Folder 1

RWB Hoover notes

Box 9, Folder 2

Hoover – Reagan Library (1 of 3)

Box 9, Folder 3

Hoover – Reagan Library (2 of 3)

Box 9, Folder 4

Hoover – Reagan Library (3 of 3)

Box 9, Folder 5

Hoover – Reagan Library – RWB (1 of 4)

Box 9, Folder 6

Hoover – Reagan Library – RWB (2 of 4)

Box 10, Folder 1

Hoover – Reagan Library – RWB (3 of 4)

Box 10, Folder 2

Hoover – Reagan Library – RWB (4 of 4)

Box 10, Folder 3

Don Kennedy – RWB, stories, etc.

Box 10, Folder 4

Don Kennedy – RWB, stories, etc. – newsprint

Box 10, Folder 5

Indirect costs (1 of 3)

Box 10, Folder 6

Indirect costs (2 of 3)

Box 10, Folder 7

Indirect costs (3 of 3)

Box 11, Folder 1

Indirect costs – newsprint – (1 of 4)

Box 11, Folder 2

Indirect costs – newsprint – (2 of 4)

Box 11, Folder 3

Indirect costs – newsprint – (3 of 4)

Box 11, Folder 4

Indirect costs – newsprint – (4 of 4)

Box 12, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1962 and Dec. 1961

Box 12, Folder 2

Federal Government and Stanford University – report, ca. 1962

Box 12, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1963 Jan.-May

Box 12, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1963 June-Dec.

Box 12, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1964

Box 12, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1965

Box 13, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1966 Jan.-Aug. 9

Box 13, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1966 Aug. 13-Dec.

Box 13, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1967 Jan.-May 16

Box 13, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1967 May 17-Dec.

Box 13, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1968 Jan.-April

Box 13, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1968 May-Aug.

Box 13, Folder 7

Press releases of RWB stories, 1968 Sept.-Oct.

Box 14, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1968 Nov.-Dec.

Box 14, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1969 Jan.-Feb. 19

Box 14, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1969 Feb. 20-April

Box 14, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1969 May-Oct. 15

Box 14, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1969 Oct. 16-Dec.

Box 14, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1970 Jan.-March

Box 15, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1970 April-Sept.

Box 15, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1970 Oct.-Dec.

Box 15, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1971 Jan.-Feb.

Box 15, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1971 Mar.-April

Box 15, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1971 May-Dec.

Box 15, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1972 Jan.-March

Box 16, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1972 April-Dec.

Box 16, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1973 Jan.-March

Box 16, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1973 April-June

Box 16, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1973 Sept.-Dec.

Box 16, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1974 Jan.-March

Box 16, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1974 April-July

Box 16, Folder 7

Press releases of RWB stories, 1974 Sept.-Dec.

Box 17, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1975 Jan.-June

Box 17, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1975 July-Dec.

Box 17, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1976 Jan.-June

Box 17, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1976 Sept.-Dec.

Box 17, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1977 Jan.-March

Box 17, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1977 April-July

Box 17, Folder 7

Press releases of RWB stories, 1977 December

Box 18, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1978 Jan.-March

Box 18, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1978 April-May

Box 18, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1978 June-Dec.

Box 18, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1979 Jan.-April

Box 18, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1979 May-July

Box 18, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1979 Sept.-Dec.

Box 19, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1982 Jan.-June

Box 19, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1982 July-Dec.

Box 19, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1983 Jan.-March

Box 19, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1983 April-June

Box 19, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1983 July-Dec.

Box 19, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1984 Jan.-Feb.

Box 20, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1984 Mar.-April

Box 20, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1984 May-June

Box 20, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1984 July-Oct.

Box 20, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1984 Nov.-Dec.

Box 20, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1985 Jan.-April

Box 20, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1985 May-July

Box 20, Folder 7

Press releases of RWB stories, 1985 Aug.-Dec.

Box 21, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1986 Jan.-Mar.

Box 21, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1986 April-June

Box 21, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1986 July-Dec.

Box 21, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1987 Jan.-Feb.

Box 21, Folder 5

Press releases of RWB stories, 1987 March-April

Box 21, Folder 6

Press releases of RWB stories, 1987 May-Sept.

Box 21, Folder 7

Press releases of RWB stories, 1987 Oct.-Dec.

Box 22, Folder 1

Press releases of RWB stories, 1988 Jan.-March

Box 22, Folder 2

Press releases of RWB stories, 1988 April-June

Box 22, Folder 3

Press releases of RWB stories, 1988 July-Oct.

Box 22, Folder 4

Press releases of RWB stories, 1988 Nov.-Dec.

Box 23, Folder 1

News Service Annual Report 1977-78

Box 23, Folder 2

News Service Annual Report 1979-80

Box 23, Folder 3

Stanford Publications readership surveys, 1976-88

Box 23, Folder 4

Publications Study 1970-73 (1 of 2)

Box 23, Folder 5

Publications Study 1970-73 (2 of 2)

Box 23, Folder 6

Stanford Observer at 20 by Chuck Anderson, consultant, January 1987

Box 23, Folder 7

Report on Printing, December 1975

Box 23, Folder 8

DNAX Research Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology Inc., information on, 1982

Box 23, Folder 9

Recombinant DNA: newspaper and magazine articles, 1976-77

Box 23, Folder 10

The Stanford Independent [article on conflict of interest between researcher and entrepreneur] Feb. 12, 1982

Box 23, Folder 11

Biotechnology: Commercialization: Stanford’s new academic challenge, Palo Alto Weekly article, May 28, 1981

Box 23, Folder 12

Biotech clips, general, 1981

Box 23, Folder 13

The Healing Arts, a Report on Genetics from Stanford University Medical Center, Vol. XI, Number 1-3, 1981

Box 23, Folder 14

Varian Associates: An Early History, circa 1998

Box 23, Folder 15

Silicon Valley: Paradise or Paradox? The Impact of High Technology Industry on Santa Clara County. Pacific Studies Center, October 1977

Box 23, Folder 16

The Promised Land; A Grass Roots Report on Mid-Peninsula Land Use. Published by the Grass Roots Writing Collective in cooperation with the Stanford Chaparral, 196-?