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Stanford University, Centennial Office, Records
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Records include correspondence, minutes, proposals, publications, publicity, photographs, research materials on centennial celebrations at other universities, videotapes, and other materials.
Stanford University began its centennial celebrations in 1985, the centennial of the Founding Grant, and continued through 1991, the centennial of the university's opening day. Highlights included the Cornerstone Weekend in 1987 with classes, panels, and addresses by George P. Shultz, Bernardo Sepulveda Amor of Mexico, and Joe Clark of Canada; a visit from Mikhail Gorbachev; and a weekend finale in 1991 featuring roundtables with Stanford faculty and national figures such as George Shultz, Ted Koppel, Bill Clinton, Milton Friedman, Peter Sellars, and Jack Valenti, and a stadium spectacular with performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby McFerrin, Hiroshima, Joan Baez, and others.
47 Linear Feet (80 boxes)
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.
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.