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Guide to the Richard W. and Elizabeth Lyman papers SC1587
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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Richard W. and Elizabeth Lyman personal papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1587
    Physical Description: 101.75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1940-2013
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While University Archives is the owner of the physical and/or digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Richard W. and Elizabeth Lyman papers (SC1587). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Box 12 is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation, otherwise materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Biographical / Historical

    Elizabeth (Jing) Lyman (wife of Richard Lyman, seventh president of Stanford University) was active in community affairs, the Women's Resource Center, and other foundations.
    Richard W. Lyman, who served as Stanford's seventh president from 1970 to 1980. During the 25 years he spent at Stanford he was a history professor, associate dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, provost, president, and founder and director of the center now known as the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

    Scope and Contents

    Primarily contains materials relating to Elizabeth (Jing) Lyman's activities in community affairs, personal correspondence, and activities of both Elizabeth and Richard Lyman.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 2020.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Stanford University -- Administration.
    Women -- California -- Societies and clubs
    Philanthropy -- History
    College presidents -- California -- Stanford.
    Lyman, Richard W.
    Lyman, Jing