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Guide to the Alexander L. Fetter Papers
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0567
    Creator: Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-
    Title: Alexander L. Fetter papers
    Dates: 1971-1991
    Physical Description: 9 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Gift of Alexander L. Fetter, 1999.

    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    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 Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Alexander L. Fetter Papers (SC0567), Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    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.

    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.

    Access 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. Department of Physics.
    Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-
    Physics--Study and teaching.