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Shockley (William) and Eugenics Collection
SC0595  
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Description
This collection pertains to Shockley's embrace of and advocacy for eugenics, including his work on heredity, I.Q., and race. It includes papers and articles by Shockley, including several presented to the National Academy of Sciences; two issues of the PHI DELTA KAPPAN containing a debate between Shockley and N. L. Gage (Stanford professor of education) on heredity, environment, race, and I.Q., 1972; and clippings on Shockley's views as well as reactions to them, particularly in the academic world. Some of the clippings concern the controversy at Stanford when Shockley's proposed graduate class on dysgenics (1972) was not approved.
Background
William Shockley was a Professor of engineering at Stanford (1958-1975; emeritus 1975-1989). He was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics, 1956. While working at Stanford, Shockley embraced and advocated for eugenics.
Extent
2 Linear Feet
Restrictions
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 94304-6064. 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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.