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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Peter Stansky papers
    creator: Stansky, Peter, 1932-
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0190
    Physical Description: 34.75 Linear Feet (31 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1930s-2015
    Language of Material: English

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Peter Stansky, 1983-2016.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Peter Stansky Papers (SC0190). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Peter Stansky received his first BA in History from Yale, and a few years later received his second BA in History from King's College, Cambridge. He contemplated a career in law, but eventually earned his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. He taught at Harvard until 1968, when he left to join the Stanford faculty, where he has remained since. In 1974 Stansky became the holder of the endowed Frances and Charles Field Chair in History, and has been the chairman of the History Department for a least two terms. He is the Author of THE UNKNOWN ORWELL, ENGLAND SINCE 1867: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, AMBITIONS AND STRATEGIES, and others.

    Description of the Collection

    The first series of the Stansky papers consists of three different sections, each representing a distinct academic activity he was involved with: his committee involvement, his publishing activities, and his library correspondence. His committee work ranged from Academic Senate, the Drama Department, the English Department, the Land and Building Committee, and the Foreign Campus Sub-Committee which was centered in Cliveden, England. An addition made in 2003 consists of two scrapbooks on Stansky's career, 1960-69. Accession 2015-167 contains materials from Stansky's early education, family letters, and research about Marina Alandra Vaizey. Accession 2017-060 contains research files for Stansky's book “Edward Upward: Art and Life.”

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    England -- Intellectual life -- Study and teaching.
    Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Study and teaching.
    Stansky, Peter, 1932-
    Stanford University. Overseas Study Program
    Stansky, Peter, 1932-
    Stanford University. Department of History
    Stanford University. Libraries
    Stanford University. Senate of the Academic Council