Guide to the Lyle M. Nelson Papers

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305-6064
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
October 2010

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Title: Lyle M. Nelson collection
Identifier/Call Number: SC0989
Contributing Institution: Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear foot
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1961-1977
Date (inclusive): 1961-1991
Summary: This matierials primarily pertain to Nelson's work as director of university relations and includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, articles, and other materials. Subjects include academic freedom and the H. Bruce Franklin case, issues pertaining to plans for the Ladera Dam, the indirect cost controversy of 1991, and the independence of the STANFORD DAILY and the 1977 legal case of Zurcher v. Stanford. Correspondence is largely congratulatory on Nelson's career at Stanford, but does include other issues. There are also materials on the White House Conference on Education in 1965 that Nelson helped to organize.

Information about Access

This materials are open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Lyle M. Nelson Papers (SC0989). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Nelson, emeritus professor of communication at the time of his death in 1997, came to Stanford in 1961 as director of university relations. In 1968 he became executive head of the department of communication and served as the department's chairman from 1972 to 1979. He was named the Thomas M. Storke Distinguished Professor of Communication in 1973. In the early 1970s, Nelson helped raise funds to back the STANFORD DAILY's protest of a Palo Alto police raid on its offices, a case the DAILY lost in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1984, Nelson won the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award, Stanford's highest honor for exceptional service to the university.

Description of the Collection

This materials primarily pertain to Nelson's work as director of university relations and includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, articles, and other materials. Subjects include academic freedom and the H. Bruce Franklin case, issues pertaining to plans for the Ladera Dam, the indirect cost controversy of 1991, and the independence of the STANFORD DAILY and the 1977 legal case of Zurcher v. Stanford. Correspondence is largely congratulatory on Nelson's career at Stanford, but does include other issues. There are also materials on the White House Conference on Education in 1965 that Nelson helped to organize.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Nelson, Lyle M.
Stanford University--Public relations..
Academic freedom
Ladera Dam (Calif.)

Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Academic Freedom statements 1962-65

Box 1, Folder 2

Chronology of SU events Feb. 1969-Feb. 1970

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, largely congratulatory with a few clippings, 1968-72

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, congratulatory and miscellaneous, 1971-73

Box 1, Folder 5

Educational reform, articles and clippings

Box 1, Folder 6

H. Bruce Franklin case--clippings, press releases, statements, 1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Indirect cost controversy clippings 1991

Box 1, Folder 8

Indirect cost controversy press releases, statements, articles, 1990-91

Box 1, Folder 9

Jokes and hoaxes [press release parodies]

Box 1, Folder 10

Ladera Dam materials (1 of 2) 1961-62

Box 1, Folder 11

Ladera Dam materials (2 of 2) 1961-62

Box 1, Folder 12

Photograph of Nelson with Bob Beyers and Bruce Bliven

Box 2, Folder 1

Pitzer (Kenneth), several press releases and a letter, 1968-69

Box 2, Folder 2

Pitzer --Lyman transition

Box 2, Folder 3

Stanford Daily independence, clippings and articles, 1969-70

Box 2, Folder 4

USOE Educational Relations Program--report and correspondence, 1963

Box 2, Folder 5

White House Conference on Education 1965-- publications

Box 2, Folder 6

White House Conference on Education 1965--correspondence 1964-65

Box 2, Folder 7

White House Conference on Education 1965--clippings, panel handouts, and a few letters

Box 2, Folder 8

Young, Howard, "At Stanford University Even the Bad News Is Fit to Print," USIS feature, September 1971

Box 2, Folder 9

Zurcher v. Stanford Daily, legal documents, 1977