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Guide to the Michael M. May Papers
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The Michael M. May collection is divided into five series, although there is significant overlap between many. The primary topics include May's work for CISAC (Committee on International Security and Arms Control) - which includes research on nuclear proliferation, management of plutonium, and international relations - as well as logistical planning to do with May's travels, conferences, and papers. There are also many files dedicated to course syllabi and handouts, usually in political sciences or environmental engineering & sciences. There is one small box of reports and manuals that are restricted, having been created for the Department of Justice, Department of State, or the Department of Homeland Security; these files are restricted until January 1, 2086.
Michael May is Professor Emeritus (Research) in the Stanford University School of Engineering and a senior fellow with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is the former co-director of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, having served seven years in that capacity through January 2000.
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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 94305-6064. 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.
Restricted files closed until January 1, 2086. Otherwise the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.