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Guide to the Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, Records
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Description
The records of the office of James E. Simmons under its several titles includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, general material on black affairs at Stanford and some additional files on Native American students. Also includes Simmons' 1973 report to the President.
Background
In 1968, Stanford University created the new office of Assistant Provost for Minority Affairs, naming James E. Simmons to the post; in 1969, Mr. Simmon's title was changed to Assistant to the President for Black Affairs. The office developed and supported educational, economic, and social activities of black Stanford students, faculty and staff on campus and in East Palo Alto, and worked with the Black Student Union. Convinced of the necessity to integrate the needs and concerns of blacks at Stanford with other minority groups and seeing more staff and faculty resources for black students on campus, Simmons recommended the discontinuation of a separate Black Affairs Office in 1973 and the redeployment of its services to the Dean of Student Affairs, the Office of Financial Aids and the Graduate Division.
Extent
4.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
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.
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Access to some materials restricted; for more information, contact the archivist.