The papers, which include correspondence, minutes, reports, and memoranda, pertain largely to administration, finance, and
planning at Stanford University. Specific subjects include the PACE campaign, the Campaign for Stanford, the libraries, the
Medical School, student housing and fraternities, the Near West campus as proposed in the 1980s, the Centennial Campaign,
admissions, football, and affirmative action.
Kenneth M. Cuthbertson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1940 and returned after his wartime service in the Navy to
earn his MBA in 1947. After seven years in the business world, he returned to Stanford in 1954 as assistant to university
president J. E. Wallace Sterling. Cuthbertson was named one of the university's first three vice presidents in 1960. With
Sterling and Provost Fred Terman, Cuthbertson helped to define Stanford's goals of attracting top faculty, developing programs
to meet their needs and finding endowment support. He organized the two largest fund-raising campaigns in the history of American
higher education, the PACE (Plan of Action for a Challenging Era) campaign of 1961-64 and the $300 million Campaign for Stanford,
which set another new national benchmark in 1972-77. Following his retirement from Stanford in 1977, Cuthbertson served as
president of the James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco and Irvine, Calif. He died in 2000.
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