Collection consists largely of
professional papers from his academic life, including course materials, correspondence,
reports, research files, minutes, memos, and others. Subject matter includes Latin American
studies, environmental history, and his service as Vice-Provost at Stanford.
John D. Wirth was the Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies at Stanford University at
the time of his death in 2002. He earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard University in 1958
and his doctorate at Stanford in Latin American history in 1967. He joined the Stanford
faculty in 1965; his administrative positions included director of the Latin American
Studies center, 1975-1983 and 2000-2001, and Vice Provost for Academic Planning and
Development, 1988-1991. His scholarly interests included Brazilian studies, North American
history, and environmental relationships among Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
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