The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, press releases, photographs, maps, and other documents concerning various
events and controversies dealt with by the Public Affairs Office, 1960-1980. Subjects include the Stanford Linear Accelerator
Center, Stanford Industrial Park, Ladera Dam and flood control on the San Francisquito Creek, Stanford in Britain overseas
campus, dismissal of H. Bruce Franklin, ROTC on campus, the Winds of Freedom Foundation, and the inauguration of university
president Kenneth S. Pitzer. Includes audio tapes of a press conference on KZSU with Stanford President Richard W. Lyman,
May 30, 1972; and of a talk by John Kaplan to the Los Angeles Stanford Club on the Bakke case.
The University Relations Office acted as liaison between the University and the public. The office was renamed the Public
Affairs Office in December 1974 and was enlarged to include federal, state, and community government relations as well as
other University relations activities.
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.
The materials are open for research use.