Guide to the John Wendel Dodds Papers

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


Call Number: SC0139
Creator: Dodds, John W. (John Wendell), 1902-
Title: John Wendel Dodds papers
Dates: 1942-1967
Physical Description: 3.75 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

Biographical/Historical note

Professor of English at Stanford (1937-1967; emeritus 1967- ), interim head of the Department of French and Italian (September 1972-April 1973), Dean of the School of Humanities and Director of Special Programs in the Humanities.

Scope and Contents note

The majority of these files date from Dr. Dodd's term as Dean of the School of Humanities and Director of Special Programs in the Humanities. Also included are miscellaneous files created during his service on various University committees, including one on Far Eastern Studies; files and film footage from two programs written and narrated by Dodds and filmed by KQED (public television station, San Francisco): AMERICAN MEMOIR and THE MEASURE OF MAN; and the published version of AMERICAN MEMOIR, 1961.

Access Terms

Dodds, John W. (John Wendell), 1902-
Rockefeller Foundation
Sokol, Anthony Eugene.
Stanford University. School of Humanities and Sciences.
Stanford University. Special Programs in Humanities.
American memoir.
East Asia.
Motion pictures.
The Measure of man.

Collection Contents



Box 1, Folder 1

Anthropology, Viking Fund Budget

Box 1, Folder 2

Anthropology Conference

Box 1, Folder 3

Anthropology Viking Fund Cultural Grant

Box 1, Folder 4

Area Courses

Box 1, Folder 5

Deans’ Meetings

Box 1, Folder 6

Donors Prospective

Box 1, Folder 7

Graphic Art

Box 1, Folder 8

Graphic Art

Box 1, Folder 9


Box 1, Folder 10

Humanities, School of Description

Box 1, Folder 11

Independent Study

Box 1, Folder 12

Intensive Foreign Language Courses

Box 2, Folder 1


Box 2, Folder 2

President corres. With

Box 2, Folder 3


Box 2, Folder 4

Rockefeller Grant

Box 2, Folder 5

Rockefeller Foundation

Box 2, Folder 6

Rockefeller Report, 1943/44, etc.

Box 2, Folder 7

State Dept., U.S.

Box 2, Folder 8

Suggestions by Individual Council Members

Box 2, Folder 9

Summer Quarter

Box 2, Folder 10

Teacher Training

Box 2, Folder 11

Academic Council—Executive Committee

Box 2, Folder 12

Audio-Visual Aids Committee

Box 2, Folder 13

Behavioral Sciences

Box 3, Folder 1

Curriculum Committee

Box 3, Folder 2

Ford Foundation

Box 3, Folder 3

Graves, Arnold

Box 3, Folder 4

Hispanic American Studies

Box 3, Folder 5

Hoover Library Project

Box 3, Folder 6

Humanities and Sciences, School of

Box 3, Folder 7

Humanities and Sciences, School of—Executive Committee

Box 3, Folder 8

Humanities Council

Box 3, Folder 9

Humanities Film Committee

Box 3, Folder 10

Humanities, Special Programs in—Annual Reports to the President 1954/55 – 1964/65

Box 4, Folder 1

“Know Your Stanford”

Box 4, Folder 2

Liberal Education II

Box 4, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 4

Pacific and Asiatic Studies Committee

Box 4, Folder 5

Social Science Research Council

Box 4, Folder 6

Social Thought and Institutions

Box 4, Folder 7

Summer Quarter, 1948-1966

Box 4, Folder 8


Box 4, Folder 9

Dodds, John W. American Memoir. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston, 1961.

Box 5, Folder 1

Directory of the Stanford University Faculty Classified according to (1) familiarity with geographical areas (2) fields of special competence. Prepared by the Committee on University Services, April 1943

Box 5, Folder 2

Stanford University faculty lists with foreign specialties, 1951

Box 5, Folder 3

Visiting faculty list, summer 1953

Box 5, Folder 4

Pamphlet: Stanford University Announces a Program of Pacific-Asiatic-Russian Studies, ca. 1946

Box 5, Folder 5

Sub-committee on Far Eastern Studies, minutes and memoranda, 1951-53

Box 5, Folder 6

Far Eastern Studies, assorted memos, ca. 1953-54

Box 5, Folder 7

Far Eastern Studies, correspondence with other materials, 1942-45

Box 5, Folder 8

Far Eastern Studies, correspondence with other materials, 1951

Box 5, Folder 9

Sokol, Anthony, Asiatic and Slavic Studies, correspondence and memos, 1949-54