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Guide to the Robert M. Rosenzweig Papers
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0632
    Creator: Rosenzweig, Robert M.
    Title: Robert M. Rosenzweig papers
    Dates: 1962-1983
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Correspondence files reflecting Rosenzweig's work as Dean of the Graduate Division, Vice-Provost, and Vice-President for Public Affairs, with some articles and speeches.
    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 Robert M. Rosenzweig, 2002

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    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], Robert M. Rosenzweig Papers (SC0632). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Robert M. Rosenzweig was born in Detroit on August 27, 1931. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan in 1952 and his master's degree the following year. In 1956, he received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale.
    Rosenzweig joined the Stanford University staff in 1962 after serving as an instructor at Yale and Amherst, a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association, and special assistant to the United States Commissioner of Education. Rosenzweig started at Stanford as associate dean of the Graduate Division and a lecturer in political science. In 1967, he was promoted to associate provost by President Wallace Sterling. During this time (1967-68), Rosenzweig also served as the director for the Center for Research in International Studies.
    In May 1971, he was named vice-provost and advisor to President Richard W. Lyman. He held this position until December 1974, when he became the first vice-president for public affairs. His duties in this position included responsibility for Stanford's federal, state and community government relations, news and public services, public event programs, and other public affairs activities.
    During his time at Stanford, Rosenzweig was a consultant on international programs to the Ford Foundation and he represented Stanford within the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU). In 1978, he was elected vice-president of the AICCU and in 1980 he was elected president. He was also a member of the Committee on International Studies and the Committee of Fifteen, a joint student-faculty administration group, and he was a director of the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development.
    In 1983, Rosenzweig left Stanford to head the Association of American Universities in Washington, D.C.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists primarily of Rosenzweig's correspondence files, including chronological files of outgoing letters reflecting all of his Stanford positions, 1963-83, general correspondence files (both incoming and outgoing), 1962-1979, and copies of Paul Hanna's correspondence, 1967-68, pertaining to the Seminar on the role of Higher Education in National Development in Asia, held in Seoul, Korea in August 1968. Other papers include drafts, published text, and correspondence pertaining to articles and reviews by Rosenzweig, 1962-78; text of his speeches and statements, 1971-78; and drafts of statements he prepared for other University administrators.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Graduate Division.
    Stanford University. Office of the Provost.
    College administrators.
    Universities and colleges--Administration.
    Universities and colleges--Public relations