Scope and Content
Title: Alexander L. Fetter papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0567
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material:
9.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1971-1991
Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-
Fetter, Alexander L.,, 1937-
Scope and Content
These papers concern his professional activities and his administrative duties at Stanford, 1971-1991. Included are correspondence,
memoranda, minutes, newsletters, and articles. In addition to the physics department, several committees are represented,
including the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids and the Graduate Study Committee.
Alexander Fetter, theoretical physicist, joined the Stanford faculty in 1965. He received his B.A. at Williams College, 1958,
was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where he won the Scott Prize in Physics in 1960, and received his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1963.
At Stanford, he has also served as associated dean of undergraduate studies, 1977-80, head of the Faculty Senate, 1982-83,
and Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-93. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1994. He
is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
[Identification of item], Alexander L. Fetter Papers, SC 567, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.
Gift of Alexander L. Fetter, 1999.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Campbell, Laurence J., (Laurence Joseph), 1937-
Chiao, Raymond Y.
Cole, Milton W.
Hallock, Robert Bruce.
Hess, George Burns.
McCormack, Percival D.,, 1929-
Stanford University. Dept. of Physics.
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Administration.;
Walecka, John Dirk,, 1932-
Physics--Study and teaching.