Collection includes speeches and writings by, as well as articles about Gardner; correspondence, awards and honors, photographs,
audiovisual material, and files from many of Gardner's organizations including Common Cause, the White House Fellows, the
Haas Center for Public Service, and the John W. Gardner Center. Collection also contains biographical files and material from
memorial services held throughout the nation for Gardner. Notes and materials related to the PBS documentary John Gardner:
Uncommon American are also included.
John Gardner earned his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University
of California, Berkeley. Gardner served as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson
from 1965-1968. He founded the citizen's advocacy group Common Cause and was the chairman of the Commission on White House
Fellowships. Gardner served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1982. He was a founding member of the
national advisory board of the Haas Center for Public Service and remained active with the center. In 1989, Gardner was named
the first Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service. He was a consulting professor in the School of Education
at the time of his death in 2002.
152.25 Linear Feet
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