Guide to the James T. Watkins Papers SC0209

Daniel Hartwig
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
October 2010
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: James T. Watkins papers
creator: Watkins, James T. (James Thomas)
Identifier/Call Number: SC0209
Physical Description: 30 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1939-1979
Abstract: Contents include correspondence, class materials, and files relating to university and political science department activities as well as to Stanford sports.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Professor James T. Watkins, IV, 1979.

Information about Access

Materials in boxes 1-2 are restricted 75 years from date of creation. Otherwise, materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

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Cite As

James T. Watkins Papers (SC0209). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Watkins received his A.B. (1929), A.M. (1934) and PhD. (1941) from Stanford; Professor of Political Science at Stanford (1946-1973; emeritus, 1973-1982).

Description of the Collection

Contents include correspondence, class materials, and files relating to university and political science department activities as well as to Stanford sports.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University -- Student housing.
Watkins, James T. (James Thomas)
Watkins, James T. (James Thomas)
Stanford University. Department of Political Science


Papers 1939-1979

Separated Materials note

Materials from Boxes A (Miscellaneous material, 1921-1972), B (Football programs, 1961-1978), and C (Stanford Sports, circa 1961) were put in the 4-digit section.
box 1

Letters of recommendation for students and others, A-K 1951-1971

box 2

Letters of recommendation for students and others, L-Z 1951-1971

box 3

Activities Inaugurated 1946-1968

Scope and Contents note

Institute of World Affairs; Institute of International Relations; Speeches given; U.N. Secretary Summer Intern Program; World Affairs Council, Japanese Peace Settlement; Commonwealth Club, Japanese Peace Settlment; Northern California Political Science Association; American Studies Seminar.
box 4

Activities Inaugurated 1915?-1969

Scope and Contents note

PS 400 Incident; Goheen Committee; Watkins Department Chairmanship; Reiligion at Stanford; In Pont summer conference; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Committee (State); Political Science Building (20), plans; Stanford Today, Tomorrow; Liquor on Campus; Sobley Affair
box 5

Activities Inaugurated 1959-1965

Scope and Contents note

Danforth fellowship; Mark X (Mark X plus P); Stanford Alumni Conferences; Committee on Financial Awards (external); Chaparral incident; Black Reports on Stanford Grading; PACE; ASSU Constitutional Revision; Student Affairs Committee; Bunzel incident; Rothburn group; (PA) Mayor's Charter Review Committee.
box 6

Activities Inaugurated 1966-1973

Scope and Contents note

Watkins Political (?); Fulbright committee (State); ROTC; Political science department, 50th anniversary celebration; Oscar Nelson lighting recommendation; Lyman inaugural dinner; Political science department, Watkins retirement dinner; Conservative persuasion.
box 7

Personal folders, A-M Undated

box 8

Personal folders, N-Z Undated

box 9

Miscellaneous course materials 1946-1953

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous studies in constitutional development of the UN, eight volumes
box 10

Work with fraternities 1939-1978

Scope and Contents note

Phi Delta Theta; Fraternities; IFC; Rush; Sigma Nu; Miscellaneous houses.
box 11

Personal correspondence, A-F Undated

box 12

Personal correspondence, G-O Undated

box 13

Personal correspondence, P-Z Undated

box 14

Publications 1940

box 15

Course material 1968 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Political science 500, Teaching; Political science 232, International relations theory; Political science 124, Government of Japan; Political science 135-145, International relations; Political science 132, Principles/problems in US foreign policy; Political science 147/137, UN and antecedents; Class seating charts to 1968; Class interview sign up sheets and interview notes
box 16

Public notices Undated

Scope and Contents note

Comments and compliments received and given; albums
box 17

Miscellaneous Undated

Scope and Contents note

Watkins activities (to be added to activities boxes); grade books
box 18

Notes, minutes, reports Undated

box 19

Publications (mostly Stanford University), Pi Sigma Alpha correspondence files and minute book Undated

box 20

Stanford University football programs 1961-1978

box 21

Material (clippings, press releases, some publications, etc) on Stanford University sports 1961-1979

box 22

One folder on Honor Code: clippings articles, brochures; one statistical report "Summary of Honor Code Cases" 1954-1960