Guide to the Jim Tranquada Collection on the Divestment Movement at Stanford University

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Call Number: SC1021
Creator: Tranquada, Jim.
Title: Jim Tranquada collection on the divestment movement at Stanford University
Dates: 1970-1978
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
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


Materials were the gift of Jim Tranquada, 2011.

Information about Access

Access: Materials are open to research use.

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of materials compiled by Tranquada while covering the Stanford divestment movement as a reporter for the Stanford Daily in 1977-1978. The material includes leaflets created by the Stanford Committee for Responsible Investment Policy (SCRIP); press releases issued by SCRIP, Stanford News Service, and ASSU; copies of Board of Trustees correspondence; reporters' notes' press coverage of the divestment movement at Stanford and elsewhere; and copies of organizing booklets published by campus progressives, including Fire and Sandstone (Stanford, circa 1970), Disorientation (Berkeley, circa 1977); and Organize (Stanford, circa 1978).

Access Terms

Stanford Committee for Responsible Investment Policy..
Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
Apartheid--South Africa.
Students--Political activity.

Collection Contents


Divestment material

Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings 1977 Spring/Summer

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings 1978 Jan.-Oct.

Box 1, Folder 3

National press coverage 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 4


Box 1, Folder 5

South Africa notes, sources, etc. 1977 Spring/Fall

Box 1, Folder 6

Stanford student publications: Fire and Sandstone and Organize circa 1970, 1978

Box 1, Folder 7

Berkeley student publication: Disorientatio circa 1977