Scope and Content
Call Number: SC0600
Stanford University. Committee of Fifteen.
Title: Stanford University, Committee of Fifteen, records
1.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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The Committee of Fifteen, first constituted in the fall of 1965, is composed of six faculty, six students, and three staff
representatives. It was directed by President Wallace Sterling in November 1965 to draft recommendations concerning judicial
procedures and appellate review, although it also considered other issues pertaining to student affairs. After two years of
study, the Committee proposed the Legislative and Judicial Charter, which was approved by a student referendum, the Academic
Council, and the Board of Trustees in 1968. Subsequent to this action, the primary responsibility of the Committee became
that of overseeing amendments to the Charter of 1968.
Scope and Content
These records of the Committee of Fifteen date from 1965 to 1972 and consist of minutes, agenda, memoranda, correspondence,
reports, proposals, clippings, and other documents. Most of the records date from 1970 to 1972 and pertain to the process
of amending the Legislative and Judicial Charter of 1968. Of note is the transcript of an open meeting held on March 8, 1971
which was considering two specific amendments. Issues addressed in the earlier records include the closing of the Union Residence,
the liquor problem on campus, social regulations, the advising process, and student representation on other university committees.
The bulk of these records appear to have been maintained by Prof. Frederick W. Crawford, chair of the Committee from February
1971 to May 1972.
Crawford, Frederick W.
Stanford University -- General subdivision--Administration.;
Students--Legal status, laws, etc.--California--Stanford.