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Guide to the Robert Averill Walker Papers
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Description
Papers pertain largely to his administrative duties at Stanford University and include correspondence, minutes, agenda, memoranda, and reports; subjects include the overseas studies program, the political science department, international studies, curriculum reviews, and faculty/staff housing on campus. Also of note are the minutes with indexes from the Committee on University Policy, 1959-68, and the Advisory Committee on Land and Building Development, 1951-57. Collection also includes photograph albums and slides of the Stanford overseas campuses and/or programs in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Japan.
Background
Robert A. Walker was a professor of political science whose specialty was public administration and urban planning, Walker was also tapped by former President Wallace Sterling and Provost Frederick Terman to help draft land use plans for Stanford-owned open space surrounding the campus. As a member of the university's committee on land and buildings from 1952 to 1969, he helped write plans for Stanford Industrial Park and as chair of the committee on faculty-staff housing, he oversaw the development of three faculty housing subdivisions: Pine Hill I and II and Frenchman's Hill. He also prided himself as being among those who fought a winning battle for maintaining the campus architectural tradition of sloped red tile roofs at a time when architects proposed less expensive flat tops.
Extent
21.75 Linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.