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  • Title: Henry S. Rowen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1976
    Date (bulk): 1970-1975
    Collection Number: 2010C6
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, reports, studies, and printed matter relating to peaceful uses of nuclear energy and particularly to nuclear excavation.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Rowen, Henry S.


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    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Henry S. Rowen papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://library.stanford.edu/webca t. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Henry S. Rowen was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of public policy and management emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and a senior fellow emeritus at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
    Rowen was born in Boston on October 11, 1925 and completed a bachelors degree in industrial management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Afterwards he completed a masters degree in economics at Oxford University in 1955. Rowen was assistant director of the US Bureau of the Budget from 1965 to 1966 and then president of the RAND Corporation from 1967 to 1972. He was also chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983. It was during the decades between 1960 and 1980 that Rowen was particularly involved with the United States' investigations into peaceful nuclear explosions.
    Rowen was assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the US Department of Defense from 1989 to 1991, and from 2001 to 2004 he served on the Secretary of Defense Policy Advisory Board. In 2004–5, he served on the Presidential Commission on the Intelligence of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Rowen was an expert on international security, economic development, and high-tech industries in the United States and Asia. Rowen passed away in California on November 12, 2015.

    Scope and Contents note

    Correspondence, writings, notes, reports created by Henry S. Rowen, with additional reports, studies, and printed matter relating to peaceful uses of nuclear energy and particularly to nuclear excavation. Most of the materials were created between 1970 and 1975, some of which were created directly for the International Atomic Energy Agency conference of 1975.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nuclear energy.
    Nuclear excavation.