includes materials from Abernethy's Stanford committee service, as well as his years as
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Included are files on the controversy surrounding
the proposed Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at Stanford in the mid-1980s; the debate on
Western Civilization undergraduate requirements; and the movement for Stanford divestment
from South African companies in response to the policy of apartheid.
David B. Abernethy taught in the Stanford University Department of Political Science from
1965 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2002. He served one term as chair of the
Faculty Senate, as well as on numerous Faculty Senate and university committees.
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