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Guide to the William A. Clebsch Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0308
    Creator: Clebsch, William A.
    Title: William A. Clebsch papers
    Dates: 1944-1983
    Physical Description: 21 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
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Cite As

    [identification of item], William A. Clebsch Papers (SC0308). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Scholar of religious history and chairman of the Dept. of Religious Studies, Stanford University, from 1973 to 1980. Clebsch came to Stanford in 1963 from a series of ministerial and theological seminary positions. He served as chairman of the new American Studies Program (1975-1980) and was a leader in the improvement of graduate and undergraduate programs in the humanities. Clebsch played a key role in faculty affairs throughout his 20-year career at Stanford. As deputy chairman (1968-1969) of the first faculty senate of the Academic Council and as chairman (1969-1970) of the second, he set the pattern for future operation of the Faculty Senate and he continued to serve in many capacities on elected and appointed positions in the Faculty Senate and on University Committees.

    Scope and Contents note

    Professional correspondence, manuscripts and research notes, teaching and lecture materials, and files regarding his university activities.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Department of Religious Studies. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Stanford University. Humanities Special Program.
    Stanford University. Program in American Studies.
    Religion--Study and teaching.
    Theology--Study and Teaching.