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Guide to the Paul S. Seaver Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0769
    Creator: Seaver, Paul S.
    Title: Paul S. Seaver papers
    Dates: 1963-2005
    Physical Description: 30 linear feet
    Summary: The papers primarily document Seaver's career at Stanford University and include correspondence, class materials, and departmental records. His correspondence files date from 1963-1987 and include one file on conscientious objection to military service. Course files, 1964-2005, include syllabi, exams, course readers, student papers, and course evaluations. There are also materials on traditional Western Civilization courses and on two alternate academic programs - CIV (Cultures, Ideas and Values) and VTSS (Values, Technology, Science and Society); included are syllabi, course proposals, committee records, correspondence, memoranda, student reviews, and clippings, 1966-97. Departmental and professional papers include committee records, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other materials, 1966-93; included are several folders on a peace studies program on campus.
    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

    Paul S. Seaver Papers (SC0769). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Paul S. Seaver joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of History in 1964; he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1981 and the Dinkelspiel Award for outstanding service to undergraduate education in 1987. His specialty was early modern English history. He was involved in the efforts to expand the course content of the Western Civilization requirement, serving as head of a task force to review the Western culture program (1986) and as Director of the Program in Cultures, Ideas and Values (1989-92). Seaver earned his Ph.D. at Harvard and started his career as an instructor at Reed College, 1962-64. Raised in the Quaker faith, Seaver refused induction into the Armed Services in 1950 and served 18 months in federal prison.

    Description of the Collection

    The papers primarily document Seaver's career at Stanford University and include correspondence, class materials, and departmental records. His correspondence files date from 1963-1987 and include one file on conscientious objection to military service. Course files, 1964-2005, include syllabi, exams, course readers, student papers, and course evaluations. There are also materials on traditional Western Civilization courses and on two alternate academic programs - CIV (Cultures, Ideas and Values) and VTSS (Values, Technology, Science and Society); included are syllabi, course proposals, committee records, correspondence, memoranda, student reviews, and clippings, 1966-97. Departmental and professional papers include committee records, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other materials, 1966-93; included are several folders on a peace studies program on campus.

    Access Terms

    Seaver, Paul S.
    Stanford University--Curricula.
    Stanford University. Dept. of History.
    Civilization, Western--Study and teaching.
    Conscientious objection.
    Great Britain--History--Study and teaching (Higher).
    Multicultural education--Study and teaching.