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Guide to the the Richard W. Lyman, President of Stanford University, Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0215
    Creator: Lyman, Richard W.
    Title: Richard W. Lyman papers
    Dates: 1965-1981
    Physical Description: 365 linear feet
    Summary: This collection consists of records from Richard W. Lyman's term as President of Stanford University (1970-1980), along with the records of the Provost. Some of the records were generated by the previous administration of Kenneth Pitzer.
    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

    Files on student judicial cases and donor files are restricted. The collection is otherwise open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    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

    [Identification of item], Richard W. Lyman Papers (SC0215). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Richard W. Lyman was Stanford's seventh president, serving from September 1970 to the summer of 1980. He first came to Stanford in 1958 to teach in the history department; he served as vice president and provost from 1967 to 1970. Under Lyman's leadership, the university first embarked on rigorous cost control and budget-cutting programs, and then on the ambitious "Campaign for Stanford" to raise $300 million. The successful five-year drive raised $132 million for the university's endowment and additional funds for buildings, endowed chairs and student financial aid. Lyman's tenure also saw an increase in the numbers and influence of women and members of ethnic minorities as faculty and students. During the summer of 1980, Lyman left Stanford to become president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

    Description of the Collection

    The collection consists of records from Lyman's term as President of Stanford University, along with the records of the Provost. Some of the records were generated by the previous administration of Kenneth Pitzer.

    Access Terms

    Lyman, Richard W.
    Pitzer, Kenneth S., (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-1997
    Stanford University--Administration.
    Stanford University--Presidents.
    Universities and colleges--Administration