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Guide to the Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, Records
SC0154  
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0154
    Creator: Stanford University. Assistant to the President for Black Affairs.
    Title: Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, records
    Dates: 1968-1973
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    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

    Provenance

    Administrative transfer, Dean of Student Affairs Office, 1977.

    Information about Access

    Access to some materials restricted; for more information, contact the archivist.

    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

    Stanford University, Assistant to the President for Black Affairs, Records (SC0154). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    Office files by subject.

    Access Terms

    Simmons, James E.
    Stanford University. Assistant Provost for Minority Affairs.
    Stanford University. Assistant to the President for Black Affairs.
    Stanford University. Black Student Union.
    Stanford University. Dean of Student Affairs Office.
    Stanford University. President's Office.
    Affirmative action.
    Minorities--Blacks.
    Minorities--Native Americans.
    Student aid.
    Student employment.

    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

    • BAADASSS - Black Athlete's Academic Development Association by Stanford Student Service
    • BAP - Budget Adjustment Program
    • CAPER - Committee on Athletics and Physical Education
    • CRUD - Committee on New Undergraduate Living Ideas [?]
    • CUS - Committee on Undergraduate Studies
    • SES - Study of Education at Stanford
    • SGES - Study of Graduate Education at Stanford
    • YOP - Youth Opportunity Program