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Guide to the Richard A. Stepp Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0879
    Creator: Stepp, Richard A., 1917-1995.
    Title: Richard A. Stepp papers
    Dates: 1937-1995
    Physical Description: 6 Linear feet
    Summary: The papers of Richard A. Stepp pertain largely to the time he spent in Burma as an advisor on technical services for small industries, 1958-59. Included are correspondence, notebooks, reports, memos, Burmese government documents (in English), other publications, and photographs, 1954-59. Correspondents include Eugene Staley, Kennard Weddell, Edward S. Prentice, Joe E. Stepanek, and Paul J. Lovewell. A few materials in this part of the collection pertain to a small industry project he worked on in India prior to his work in Burma. The remaining personal papers, 1937-1995, include correspondence, biographical materials, family history materials, travel memorabilia, and photographs. There is a sizeable amount of correspondence with Charles Charles and his wife Anna, who were his house servants during his time in Burma, 1958-94; correspondence with and biographical materials on Charles Rozaire, Stepp?s friend and travel companion who also handled his estate matters; and several files pertaining to Stanford alumni matters and gifts to Stanford.
    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

    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

    Richard A. Stepp Papers (SC0879). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Richard A. Stepp earned his A.B. in social sciences at Stanford University in 1939 and his MBA in 1941. While a student he was business manager for the Stanford Daily, 1938-39, and a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He pursued a career in real estate in Whittier, California, taught Latin American economics at USC, and was on staff at the Stanford Research Institute, 1957-59, during which time he was resident advisor to Burma?s Minister of Industries. His other interests included travel and community theater. He died in 1995.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers of Richard A. Stepp pertain largely to the time he spent in Burma as an advisor on technical services for small industries, 1958-59. Included are correspondence, notebooks, reports, memos, Burmese government documents (in English), other publications, and photographs, 1954-59. Correspondents include Eugene Staley, Kennard Weddell, Edward S. Prentice, Joe E. Stepanek, and Paul J. Lovewell. A few materials in this part of the collection pertain to a small industry project he worked on in India prior to his work in Burma. The remaining personal papers, 1937-1995, include correspondence, biographical materials, family history materials, travel memorabilia, and photographs. There is a sizeable amount of correspondence with Charles Charles and his wife Anna, who were his house servants during his time in Burma, 1958-94; correspondence with and biographical materials on Charles Rozaire, Stepp?s friend and travel companion who also handled his estate matters; and several files pertaining to Stanford alumni matters and gifts to Stanford.

    Access Terms

    Lovewell, Paul J.
    Prentice, Edward S.
    Rozaire, Charles E. 1927-
    Staley, Eugene, 1906-1989
    Stanford University--Alumni.
    Stepanek, Joseph E.
    Stepp, Richard A., 1917-1995.
    Weddell, Kennard.
    Burma--Economic conditions.