Guide to the Robert M. Rosenzweig Papers

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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
Phone: (650) 725-1022

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

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1-44

Chron files, January 1963-May 1977

Box 2, Folder 1-32

Chron files, June 1977-May 1983

Box 3, Folder 1

Chron file, Paul Hanna, Stanford International Development Education Center [SIDEC], Sep-Dec 1967

Box 3, Folder 2

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, Nov 1967-Jan1968

Box 3, Folder 3

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, Jan-Feb 1968

Box 3, Folder 4

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, Mar-68

Box 3, Folder 5

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, Apr-Jun 1968

Box 3, Folder 6

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, July 1968

Box 3, Folder 7

Chron file, Paul Hanna, SIDEC, Aug-Sep 1968

Box 3, Folder 8

General correspondence, 1962

Box 3, Folder 9

General correspondence, 1963

Box 3, Folder 10

General correspondence, 1964

Box 3, Folder 11

General correspondence, 1965

Box 3, Folder 12

General correspondence, 1966-67

Box 3, Folder 13

Personal correspondence, 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 14

Personal correspondence (holiday cards), 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 15

Personal correspondence, 1970

Box 3, Folder 16

Personal correspondence, Feb-Apr 1971

Box 3, Folder 17

Personal correspondence, May - June 1971

Box 3, Folder 18

Personal correspondence, Jul-Dec 1971

Box 3, Folder 19

Personal correspondence, Jan-Jun 1972

Box 3, Folder 20

Personal correspondence, Aug-Sep 1972

Box 3, Folder 21

Personal correspondence, Oct-72

Box 3, Folder 22

Personal correspondence, Nov-Dec 1972

Box 3, Folder 23

Personal correspondence, 1973

Box 3, Folder 24

Personal correspondence, 1974

Box 3, Folder 25

Personal correspondence, 1975

Box 3, Folder 26

Personal correspondence, 1976

Box 3, Folder 27

Personal correspondence, 1977

Box 3, Folder 28

Personal correspondence, 1978-79

Box 3, Folder 29

Trip to Milan, 1977

Box 3, Folder 30

Trip to China (Stanford Alumni Assoc.), 1978

Box 3, Folder 31

Reprints and publications (correspondence), 1963-79

Box 3, Folder 32

RMR, reviews (correspondence), 1963-68

Box 3, Folder 33

RMR, letter to Stanford Daily, 26-Oct-70

Box 3, Folder 34

RMR, Title IV article (correspondence), 1962-63

Box 3, Folder 35

RMR, The Reach of the Submerged, Stanford Today, text and correspondence, 1968-69

Box 3, Folder 36

RMR, Who Wants to Govern the University? Educational Record, text and correspondence, 1970

Box 3, Folder 37

RMR, Public Policy for Graduate Education, drafts, 1973

Box 3, Folder 38

RMR, After Bakke, AGB Reports, photocopy, 1978

Box 3, Folder 39

RMR, drafts of items for Pres. Lyman and others, 1973-74

Box 3, Folder 40

RMR, statements, debates and articles, 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 41

RMR, speeches and statements, 1975

Box 3, Folder 42

RMR, speeches and statements, 1976

Box 3, Folder 43

RMR, speeches and statements, 1977-78

Box 3, Folder 44

RMR, debate with Yale Braunstein re campus judicial procedure, 1-Mar-72

Box 3, Folder 45

RMR, speech honoring David Saxon, 1976

Box 3, Folder 46

Owen Spann talk show, background materials for, 1977

Box 3, Folder 47

Franklin case: Advisory Board Report, 1972

Box 3, Folder 48

William F. Miller, statements and correspondence, 1972-74